And as an outspoken advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in media, I am particularly keen to invest in the work of writers and illustrators who have historically been marginalized in American media.
Hi writer friends! I'm officially reopening to queries!
I'm especially excited about ✨children's books✨: author/illustrators, nature/STEM/nonfiction, graphic novels, and refreshing, original MG and YA.
#mswl #amquerying (1/3)
The Standard Digital @StandardKenyaKBC’s reporter piece to camera with the Jumbo turns hilarious
Video by KBC pic.twitter.com/mZMjnEFbes
I really love elephants.
If you are an illustrator with an elephant picture book, hit me up. I’d love an elephant book of an elephant living its life in wild. Not living it up in the big city Babar-style. (Also less colonialism) #mswl
-outdoors. more outdoors, always
-gutsy, silly, obnoxious kids taking center stage
-unique aspects of culture (am always open to food, but am mostly looking for non-food entry points to story right now)
-author-illustrators whose styles feel ✨cozy✨
-NF about BIPOC history!
Lisa Amstutz @LJAmstutz#amquerying writers, I am now open to queries! Please see my submission guidelines at stormliteraryagency.com/submissionguid… for a QM link. @StormLiterary
funny picture books by queer, BIPOC, marginalized authors that have nothing to do with identity. Give me the next CREEPY UNDERWEAR or DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS or PENGUIN PROBLEMS or LLAMA DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE
illustrators and author-illustrators
For younger readers, I want clever, funny and an immediate hook. I’m particularly interested in author/illustrators and graphic novel creators for this area, but I’d love to see them in other spaces too!
I’d LOVE to see MG and YA contemporary graphic novel scripts (magical realism is good too). Author only, author/illustrator, or team—I’ll look at all. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #diversity #inclusive Query me via Query Manager.
* Skillful portfolio w/ interconnected illustrations that accurately represent the world we live in
* Stand-out characters & scenes that compel a reader to turn the page
* Artists w/ an easily-recognizable signature look
* Images that make me laugh 😂 or cry 😢
🎉 Thrilled to tweet that I am once again open to queries.
I represent passionate authors & illustrators who wholeheartedly believe in the power of storytelling for young readers (including YA!).
My #MSWL for 2022 includes (simplified ... because ... Twitter 😅):
“I’d love to see more YA or MG illustrated nonfiction or graphic novels about women’s rights, reproductive health, and adjacent topics (pop culture included).” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Hello, #amquerying #kidlit writers, I am now open to queries! I've updated my #mswl, so take a look, and if you think we'd be a good fit, I'd love to read your work! #PB #MG #YA #GN #NF #Illustrators
It's a long weekend in 🇨🇦 and my submissions inbox is currently at zero. I'm on the lookout for new picture book authors and author/illustrators for @starryforestbks, so take a peek at my #MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/anna… #amwriting #pb #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amreading
Put on your #MSWL reading glasses 👓
Another from @jmcgowanbks:
"I'd love to find more author-illustrators who are working on laugh out loud picture books. Or something that inspires little readers like Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer."