YA: I'd love more light, funny YA featuring diverse characters, including rom-coms. (Note though that a rom-com would need deeper threads, more to the plot than romance.) We'd also love more on the edges of YA--younger characters just entering HS, or older ones starting college.
Last night I procrastinated so much on Actual Things (cleaning? life? etc) that I made myself a website 👀 taragonzalez.com
#MSWL I’d love more queer and other diverse YA and MG fantasy in my inbox, please! Something with a great hook, voicey writing, and/or easily accessible world building. I want characters who make me HAVE to read on. (Agented submissions only.)
Agents, some stories I loved that if you have diverse authors writing in a similar vein I would definitely like to see. #mswl
1. The Morganville Vampire series, Rachel Caine
2. Maids of Honor series, Jennifer McGowan
3. The Wicked + The Divine series
4. The Diviners, Libba Bray
If I missed your #LatinxPitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators
“Diverse adult fiction set in the fashion industry with popping visual imagery and lots of smart character-driven drama. Flagships, offices, shops, etc. welcome!” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
ADULT ROMANCE (1/2)
🌹 Low-stakes, realistic contemporary romances
🌈 LGBTQ+ rep! Bi and lesbian women! Trans characters!
🏛️ Historical romances set in unusual settings
🌸 Diverse, funny, and voice-y rom-coms!!!
Specifically, I'd love some regional crime or some small-town mysteries. I'd also love to see some diversity in my detectives (and as much as I love police procedural, I'd also be keen to read some non-police detective characters!) #mswl
Film CODA hit all the marks for a sublime story: representation, socio-economic diversity, the many faces of love, first kiss, and, of course, music. Then there's that perfect title and unspeakable layers of language here. Literally. #storyswoon #mswl #kidlit #amquerying
Diverse, IR romances and romcoms:
I want both MCs to be POC and the relationship to be multi-cultural &/or multi-ethnic pls! IR can exclude WASP ppl.
For this think Someone Great, Lovebirds, Photograph, Talia Hilbert, Jasmine Guillory, Honey Girl
All-Age Category #MSWL wants
☑️ Religions & spiritual beliefs that are underrepresented in publishing
Basically: The world we live in is diverse. Books written for kids in the 21st century should reflect that.
hi #amquerying & #WritingCommunity folx,
i’d love to see more:
• contemporary stories for MG-Adult
• rom-coms, especially in YA (queer & diverse). I want a BIPOC f/f story so badly!
• twisty YA thrillers and horror (& adult, always!)
Agent pals! I am hungry for new, exciting acquisitions. I'm actively looking for... #MSWL
✨ horror, horror, HORROR. MG & YA. Campy, psychological, gothic, you name it. Yes I just watched the #FearStreet trilogy and loved it!
✨ Twisty YA thrillers with diverse casts
I've found some great proposal so far. Keep 'em coming! Make sure to read this post about specific projects I am looking for! Babbles from Scott Eagan: #MSWL Diverse Stories and Diverse Voices scotteagan.blogspot.com/2021/07/mswl-d…
“Send me your diverse MG adventures where the kids go wild in a fashion industry setting, think a big and beautiful bridal shop a la Say Yes to the Dress or a designer's home office or flagship.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
#MSWL For YA, I’d love to see kind of edgy contemporary and thrillers that represent some of that diversity mentioned above. One specific thing I’d ~love is a story about a teenage activist who stands for something they believe in, perhaps despite being underestimated.