I'm still building my MG list. Send me your MG projects!!! I'm also looking for YA contemporary, especially #OwnVoices and/or #diversity. And I really, really want more adult thrillers, horror, rom-coms, and contemporary romances. #MSWL 2/2 #writingcommunity #amquerying
I'm seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. #diversity #MSWL 1/2
What would I like to see? Lots of great MG for starters. Particularly heartfelt, hooky stories by #ownvoices writers & diverse settings. Even better with illustrative component. And high-concept fantasy that feels unique & fresh & characterful. #mswl
The Horn Book @HornBook"Black Kids Camp, Too...Don't They?: Embracing Wildness in PBs" by Michelle H. Martin: "My mother said, 'Michelle, what are you doing going into the woods? Black people have been trying to get OUT of the woods for generations'" #WeNeedDiverseOutdoorBooks ow.ly/lKhi50wbFHJ pic.twitter.com/HQI4GieFZN
Molly Cusick @molly_cusickI'd love to see more body diversity in my subs. When you don't describe a character, the reader (and the cover designer, etc.) is often going to default to the most privileged body types, the ones we typically see celebrated in media. We don't really need more of that. #MSWL
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I'd love to see more body diversity in my subs. When you don't describe a character, the reader (and the cover designer, etc.) is often going to default to the most privileged body types, the ones we typically see celebrated in media. We don't really need more of that. #MSWL
Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_NovakI’d love more YA contemporaries. Give me angst, heartache, love, issues, crisis, and VOICE!!! Show me your story will stand out, and make me feel like a teen is showing me their story, not an adult telling me about it. Give me all the feels! #mswl #amquerying #writingcommunity
Sharon Pelletier @sharongracepjs#PitMad legions: if I <3 you today, please send query w/tweet and the first 50 pages to spelletier at dystel dot com. Good luck out there! pic.twitter.com/uY8iKlujcj
and because I'm not sure how much time I'll have today to browse the feed, right now I'm especially hungry for: upmarket WF, book club fiction, and truly fresh suspense fiction.
Diverse voices extra welcome.
Not for me: SF/F, paranormal, kids/YA
Alyssa Zaczek [5K] @AlyssaDZaczekSince the wee hours, my mind has been wrapped around a question: What would a fantasy world inspired by the American Midwest look like? Divorced from "Wizard of Oz," what would a Fantasy Midwest be? What elements are so quintessentially Midwestern they MUST be included somehow?
#MSWL midwestern fantasy + diverse voices
#MSWL -- we want more #diversity. Brandylane strives to be a platform for #voicesofcolor & #minorities; we aim to combat oppression & the societal norm. #letequalitybloom & head to the #submissions page on our website! buff.ly/2X0NLc7