Danielle Bukowski @dani_bukie(This is why so much advice to writers is read, read, read: you can only see what's new if you already know what's old) #MSWL #querytip #amquerying
As a reminder, for fiction & NF I like: #ownvoices; campus novels; narratives featuring chronic illness, disability, nonbinary, queer characters; gentrification from POC perspectives; complications caused by class differences; books that make me think & laugh #MSWL #amquerying
I'm on the lookout for great millennial romance and women's fiction--if you have stories about young graduates figuring out life, with diverse characters, or involving technology, send it to me!! #mswl
YA FicShenwei (they/them) | 張軒瑋 @theshennersObviously interracial relationships don't end racism but tbh I would really love more MG/YA with interracial friendships & romances that don't involve white ppl
More of my friends growing up were POC than not even though (or possibly because?) I lived in very white areas
I’m dying for a #Latinx “Friends” & In The Heights crossover novel featuring a group of friends living in #TheBarrio. You know, just POC being POC in the 21st century. Even better if it’s #RomCom btwn 2 of the friends. #MSWL
Helping Kids Rise @HelpingKidsRiseThank you Denene Millner for this thought-provoking piece about diversity in children's books. .
The typical children’s picture books featuring black characters focus on the degradation and endurance of our people. You can fill nearly half the … ift.tt/2p1si0j pic.twitter.com/jWcKmZCjOD
These are the picture books I’m looking for. Everyday stories with diverse main characters. I would have repped her book. #MSWL #mirrors&windows
Black Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time via @NYTimes nyti.ms/2Dj8xWj
I agree with everything in this piece on Jane the Virgin, particularly talking about the visuals. Honestly, if you have a book that will make me laugh, gasp, and cry like Jane the Virgin, with complete with diverse rep, send it my way. #MSWL newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
Amanda Jain @wensday95If I don't see your pitch but you think we'd be a good match, feel free to query. I rep adult romance, mystery, women's fiction, upmarket and literary fiction, as well as nonfiction. I no longer rep children's books (YA and below).
For #MSWLMadness at BookEnds we've all updated our submissions bios in the hopes that you can get to know us better -- if you're not sure. Query anyway! bookendsliterary.com/submissions/ #MSWL #querytip
Kosoko Jackson add A PLACE FOR WOLVES on Goodreads @KosokoJacksonA friendly reminder before we start 2018 Twitter Pitch Season.
Not every book with a black MC can be "Black Panther meets XYZ."
Friendly reminder to publishing:
Not every diverse BOOK in the next 3 yrs can be "Black Panther meets XYZ."
Use this as your chance to EXPAND. pic.twitter.com/G5yig0m2bs
BLACK PANTHER. My heart is full; my brain is on fire.
I want stories like it in my inbox. I want to help them reach readers. But, as one wise writer notes, “#MSWL = #BlackPanther!” is reductionist—however truly felt.
So, a list of specific things I LOVED & want more of in #SFF: