I am passionate about representing under or misrepresented voices and stories that contribute to a larger cultural conversation whether explicitly (e.g., a nonfiction title on social justice) or subtly (a comedy of manners about a mixed-raced Latinx family)…
I can’t get enough of: family sagas, female friendships, edgy psychological suspense, closed-setting novels, anti-heroines, smart romances, comedy of manners, found family, genre-blend romcoms, and change-one-thing-in-our-world speculative fiction.
Would love an MG or YA book whose theme/lesson is "sometimes your family sucks and you don't have to put them first actually." #mswl
I get a lot of "family is the most important thing" books which is sweet and all but... does not match my experience or that of many of my friends
Similarly, I would love to see a Gilded Age Historical Fiction submission exploring witchcraft and female family/friendship relationships—think Practical Magic meets The Social Graces
If you have a sweeping, extravagant historical family saga similar to Downton Abbey or Belgravia, but spanning the generations, send it my way! The drama, the romance, the heartbreak, the opulence—that’s what I’d love to see!
Bradley ❄️ @bradleyberdeciathis is how you make a character entrance pic.twitter.com/dlCL48Oq8M
YAAS. Jobu Tupaki may be one of the best characters to ever grace the film screen. My wild #MSWL: a smart YA that has the feel of Everything Everywhere All at Once from the POV of Jobu w/the dysfunctional but heartfelt family dynamics, existential angst, absurd humor, & queer rep
But, I love some angst and themes of identity, grief, family/multigenerational dynamics, displacement, self-love, etc.
NOOOOO BLACK TRAUMA, unless it has a powerful message on Joy being a tool for RESILIENCE!
Margot Atwell @MargotAtwellHey Writers! @FeministPress just opened for direct (aka unagented) submissions, so if you've got an amazing queer or trans story, an activist handbook, a gorgeous intersectional memoir, or another manuscript that expands the feminist conversation, send it our way! twitter.com/FeministPress/…
I especially want to read speculative fiction by queer, trans, disabled, & neurodivergent writers, stories of found family, & leftist / feminist critiques of money & economic systems written in accessible language. @FeministPress
If you have a fantasy book with the family melodrama of House of the Dragon but that takes place in a queernormative world, I am on my knees asking for you to send it to me when my query inbox opens in January #MSWL
Women's/Commercial Fic #mswl: finding out the life she thought she knew or wanted or built is not all it seems (either bc mystery! or bc she grew up / stopped lying to herself / faces a crossroads). Foodie, feminist, family (found family counts!) all faves
Queries open 12/1!
#PBpitch is coming up so here are some of the types of stories I’m on the lookout for:
-by underrepresented authors
-with Abuelas and lots of love
-heartfelt family messages
For YA and MG: I have a preference for speculative fiction here, although I’m also open to select contemporary works. Misc interests: the fae, talking animals, marching band, quests, genre-blending, found family, mythological retellings, and dragons.
MG and YA:
-mysteries, family dramas, tearjerkers w happy endings (especially autumn- and holiday-centric this time of year!)
-more BIPOC in the great outdoors
-really strong voices with messy feelings