Devin Ross @DevyrossHey #writingcommmunity I'm looking for some specific things in my queries so here are a few #mswl items I'd love to see!
In #YA I'm looking for a few things. 1) Diverse, inclusive contemporary by #ownvoices authors 2) Send me something that will absolutely break my heart 3) strong voices in any genre 4) I always love a MC with an attitude and witty comebacks. #MSWL
Pst. This Friday I open up to queries at @PSLiterary again.
I really want to find more genre-blending literary fiction, diverse + inclusive YA, quirky non-fiction, and lots more.
The full #MSWL is here! bit.ly/2GG1M7r
Léonicka @leonicka#TheDragonPrince is back! So excited to watch Season 2. Yes, I am an adult. No, I don't have kids. Mind your business.
Magic, warring kingdoms, beautifully diverse characters. This is everything I want in a middle grade fantasy! #MSWL
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimWhat would agents + editors LOVE to see in their inboxes? Find out now! NEW #MSWL profiles from @cwongggg @allisonremcheck @ShannonHassan @dani_bukie @HeatherCashman @alyzaliu+MORE on ManuscriptWishList.com. Want an email when new profiles go up? Here! eepurl.com/b83sCL
Pitch to me directly at: savvyauthors.com/pitch-book-lyn…
Adult: thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, cont. romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL
Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, cont. romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL #PitchWars
Since I'm caught up on queries and subs to Jan 11th, I will take this time to say that for 2019, I'm on a major hunt for some diverse YA (in any genre). It's my #1 goal this year to find some books like those by Samira Ahmed & Jason Reynolds, or Neal Shusterman & Marie Lu #MSWL
If I missed your #SFFpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & contemporary. MG: SFF, mystery, contemporary, & horror. querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices
4/4 #MSWL Young adult: contemporary romance & dating; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; captivating voice in narrative; well-structured mystery; survival; suspense; self-esteem; mental health; body positivity; well-rounded supporting cast; subversive outcast; happy endings.
3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals
2/4 #MSWL Picture books: fiction-only; character-driven humor; quirky & well-developed characters; strong narrative; motivated page turn; heartwarming (but not suffocating); community; identity; friendship; self-esteem; LGBTQ; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.
1/4 #MSWL Board books: early learning concepts (dates & time, body, senses, cooking/food, money); series proposals; economic and gripping language; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.