Long overdue #mswl update! 🚨 I edit novels and novellas, and I’m currently seeking diverse, inclusive, and commercial nightmare fuel for my list! 🔥 Agents, send me the following types of stories that'll keep me up at night:
In honor of #MSWLDay, reposting what’s at the top of my #MSWL … Illustrators/Author-Illustrators:
•Well-thought-out portfolios w/ illustrations representing our diverse world
•An easily-recognizable, signature look
•Images that emit any kind of emotion
See my feed for more!
4. books about the dynamics of friendship groups—I’d love something YA or MG with the feel of NOW & THEN, but more diverse (Celia Pérez’ STRANGE BIRDS does this really well, eg)
and a sentence that sticks with you. In all genres, James is looking for works that feature diverse, marginalized, and/or underrepresented voices. (3/5) #MSWL
I'm super proud + excited for books out from my authors this year, and to keep growing with daring + diverse new voices! Check out my
#MSWL profile: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Jess…
Ahhhh! Just realized it’s #MSWL day! I really love messy characters, twists and turns I never saw coming, diverse characters written by BIPOC & Latinx creators that are both impactful & joyful, and horror in all age categories🤩 manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-…
As for me, I'm always looking for genre-blending literary fiction, accessible sci-fi and fantasy, diverse and inclusive kid-lit, and moving non-fiction.
Some recent examples from my list? Here are some by @AlisonStine @mikechenwriter @mk_england and @JamesTateHill.
It's #MSWL Day, so I'll post a few items on my wish list. I'm still eager to find indigenous authors with authentic stories from PB to adult. I'd like more contemporary MG & YA by diverse voices, including LGBTQ+, but not issue books. #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amagenting
In high fantasy, my taste is super broad, but right now I'm esp looking for court intrigue, sprawling worlds, stories centering family dynamics, and of course stories w/ diverse voices. Send me South Asian inspired fantasy & novels starring wlw please!
New year, new #MSWL! What I'm looking for in 2023:
Overall, I'm excited about character-driven, diverse stories featuring ensemble casts and strong points of view.🧵
Across all genres, I’m looking for:
-representation of physical disabilities or chronic illness
-racial or cultural diversity
-unique or non-traditional family units (including found families)
-imperfect characters trying their best
In any YA genre:
-racial or cultural diversity
-male lead characters who subvert toxic masculinity
-found families and diverse ensemble casts
-strong friendships / platonic love stories
-protagonists as changemakers and activists
•Well-thought-out portfolios w/ interconnected illustrations that accurately represent our diverse world
•Artists w/ an easily recognizable signature look
•Images that emit emotion and make me laugh or cry
"I love diverse and inclusive young adult novels that reflect the world, and what the world could be."
-Disability, in both fiction and nonfiction
-Diverse cultures, holidays, traditions, identities (THE PROUDEST BLUE by Ibtihaj Muhammad)
For both—again, open to any format/premise here!
PB – I’m not really looking much for NF bios these days, as the market is so saturated, unless it somehow ties into present times (I am only looking for bios on women and/or underrepresented and diverse subjects). Author-illustrators always!
Picture books – I have a full picture book list, so I'll be looking very selectively. I like humor, character-driven stories, inclusive stories, diverse representation, fiction with a fun educational aspect (i.e. A PLACE FOR PLUTO).
Of course, per previous MSWLs, I’m always interested in elevating underrepresented/diverse voices. In terms of writing, I always am drawn to literary, but am open to more commercial as long as it has strong characters—it’s all about the characters for me!
3/3 I am open to all voices and am seeking a diverse list of authors to represent with a particular interest in seeing work from Indigenous creators. #MSWL
Stefanie Rossitto #MSWL: I would like to see a re-telling of HOLIDAY INN with modern-day, diverse characters!