Looking for inclusive fiction of all kinds. Also still hungry for beach reads and romcom (YA especially, but adult too!) Seeking sports romance of all kinds, & I'm a huge hockey fan! But love football too and am also a sucker for the Olympics, and related books and shows. #MSWL
JESSE(they/them) @BowtiesBooksWhat are some things you’d like to see more of in books? It can be ANYTHING. some of mine:
- non-binary folks
- bi men
- Black joy
- journey w an animal guide
- less romance
- intergenerational/generational storytelling
- Villain protagonist
- Black thrillers
- elder mc
I'd love to see:
✨ NF pop culture/geeky books from non-white authors
✨ BIPOC & POC fans being passionate & creative
✨ Positive, playful LGBTQA+ rom-coms
✨ Soft, beautiful, powerful friendships
✨ More empowering, playful, joyful stories with BIPOC & POC MCs
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeI really do need a Anne and Gilbert level chemistry in a romcom #MSWL
I just finished REAL MEN KNIT by @KwanaWrites and loooved it. You *NEED* this rom com set in a knitting shop in your life. 🧶
This tweet shall henceforth be an #AdriaBookRecs, and a #MSWL request. 💜
P.S. s/o to @sa_mcveigh! I first heard about this book from one of her tweets.
As a new agent, I'm excited to see the following in my inbox.
Adult & YA Fiction: women's fiction, romance/rom-com, SF, paranormal, horror, thriller, and family drama.
Nonfiction: self-help, memoirs, cookbooks, lifestyle, and how-to.
#MSWL #WritingCommunity #writers
✊🏽✊🏽 NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE ✊🏽✊🏽 @swindlesoireeIt is more radical to publish Black joy than it is to publish Black trauma, pass it on.
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothMy consultation spots for Black #kidlit authors are now full. But I will add more every month (no end date planned) and post the links when available. Meanwhile, I'm always happy to chat on Twitter for general questions. elana.me/consultations
And not to conflate things, I have never stopped looking for Black voices to add to my list of authors. If you write fun, escapist stories for MG or YA, I'm here! Currently hungry for rom-coms and light fantasy, but open to an adventure. elana.me/wish-list #mswl
Trisha de Guzman @trishadegLike many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.
Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:
- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters
So #MSWL ahead of reopening on Monday 6/1: contemporary Romances and rom-coms! I have been thinking about the manuscripts I have read lately and loved or the books I have read lately and loved, and this was what they all had in common: they were all romantic books. So gimme!!
I'd love to see LGBTQ+ YA/NA romcoms in my query box. LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT or something like RWRB! I want to laugh, cry, and fall in love. Like anything with the same relationship as David and Patrick. 😍😍😍 #mswl
Throwing this out there, I would LOVE to find some diverse, inclusive rom-coms in my agent life.
Especially anything that's genre-blending, like The Plus One by Sarah Archer (robot engineer builds a wedding date).
Some of my current clients are writing them. Gimme more. #MSWL