Food

Fairbank Literary @FairbankLit · Sep 25

If you write about food and life, do it with the passion and beauty of Ruth Reichel, or Molly Wizenberg. #MSWL

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig · Sep 24

Show me a foodie character--kitchen/chef setting not necessary! Someone who shows love through the food they make for others, however that may work for your story. #MSWL

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 24

Other random elements I love: historical fiction, witches (historical and contemporary, but less on the humorous side), boarding schools, food, slow build romance, whimsy, retellings...#MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

I also work in non-fiction, handling cookbooks, memoir, pop-history, and more!

If you've got a platform and a story to tell or gorgeous food photography (or both!), I want to chat. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

I thought of another: A culinary history/food memoir. Think: The Cooking Gene (a look at people and culture) or Salt (how a food shaped history). Any topic goes. #MSWL

Dorian Maffei @DorianMaffei · Sep 24

Some words I'm drawn to in pitches:

Small town, haunting, road trip, island, flowers, graveyard, aerialist, lake, beach/beach house, summer, secret, eerie, key, orchard, food/recipes #MSWL

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 24

I really, really want a book featuring a baking contest. Like kids’ baking championship on Food Network, but for MG or YA! #mswl

Ariana Philips @ArianaPhilips · Sep 24

#MSWL Smart and sexy rom-coms (I want to laugh and fall in love!), epic family dramas, gritty and contemporary YA, true crime that reads like a suspense novel, anything food related (f and nf), pop science and history

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Sep 21

On a whim I decided to watch this movie on Netflix called Ramen Shop and it's an amazing story about culture, family, love, and (of course) food.

Now I'd like a YA or MG story that explores the bonds of family and culture (especially a blended one) through food! #mswl

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Sep 8

Is anyone else into the show Let's Eat because I'd really love a #ownvoices #DV, contemporary #YA book with the same kind of style about a MC who just lives for food. Also if it could include some mouth-watering descriptions I would appreciate it. Cool thanks! #mswl

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I work for Food & Wine magazine, I love food, & I love culinary history & cookbooks—the older & weirder, the better. I would love to see some culinary history subs in my query box.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Aug 29

Evergreen #mswl: Books about food and drink. Fiction. Nonfiction. All of 'em. Please.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini - *on hiatus* @TracyMarchini · Aug 28

Amanda Jain @wensday95

It's my favorite tweet of the month. Here's August's visual #mswl. Do you have a book like one of these you're ready to query? Send it! pic.twitter.com/6Celp4ZIPb

I spy OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA on @wensday95's #mswl for adults, and while I'm currently closed to queries, I want to throw out there for the future that I would LOVE to see something like that for the #mg/#ya audience when I reopen. Also something on food justice for teens.

Sarah Phair @SarahPhair · Aug 26

Sarah Phair @SarahPhair

Send me all of your upmarket, book club fiction. Basically any fiction that could land on this list, this is 100% my thing #mswl: nytimes.com/2019/07/10/boo…

In nonfcition I want: feminist projects, anything about food (especially interested in the future of food and agriculture), millennial driven topics, pop culture entry points w/ elevated discourse, also really want a book on housing... #mswl

weronika e. janczuk ✯ @WeronikaJanczuk · Jul 26

RE: the book on research about food allergies: I want to find books like this, so if you're an academic or an expert, EMAIL ME TOO. 😁 Working on 3-12 or so projects that would qualify, + would love more. Research research research, #ftw. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 9

“I’d love a nonfiction project that tackles food or cooking from a non-status quo perspective. Prose over cookbook preferred!” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Rachael Stein @rachaeljstein · Jul 1

Eating chicken and rice from a Chinese food truck for lunch and thinking about how this combo transcends so many cultures. Has there ever been a picture book about the many kinds of perfection that is chicken and rice? #MSWL