⚢Émilie🏳️⚧️ @QueerGirlEmilie@draper_claire what
I’m an agent who would love a manuscript that has a kid who’s trans because they’d be more powerful than god and transitions to assume full power. #mswl in the writing community stands for manuscript wishlist, which editors and agents use to signal books they’re interested in
⚢Émilie🏳️⚧️ @QueerGirlEmilie"i was born a boy but i'm in fact a girl"
- cliché, boring, implies genitals = gender
"before my birth God foresaw my power and, afraid, made me a boy"
- instantly asserts you're Stronger Than God,
- confirms transitionning gives you unnatural powers
- mythology vibes
I updated my #MSWL page. I’m looking for MG, YA, kids/teen GN, and author-illustrators. Great writing a must, high concept a plus, and diversity in all ways is welcome. I love your queer, weird, funny, beautiful, nerdy SHENANIGANS. More info: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…
Naomi Davis is thinking about planets @NaomisLitPixIn contemporary YA, I want stories where teens have departed "their usual world" for some reason. Humanitarian trips, visits to ancestral places. Immigration/refugee stories rooted in truth. An updated GIRL: INTERRUPTED style departure from their usual would be amazing. #mswl
Still looking for these too! Really want that updated GIRL: INTERRUPTED for YA readers. Bonus points for LGBTQ+ rep. #MSWL
Agents! I am caught up on subs through 6/19 and am hungry for more. A few things on my #MSWL today: a twisty YA thriller I can read at the beach, an #ownvoices MG novel with queer representation, a picture book in the vein of ESCARGOT with a protagonist that should be a plushie.
Kat Kerr @thekatsmewsHappy Monday, everyone! Today is brought to you by the letter "M" so I figured, why not do some #MSWL! (See, what I did there? Yeah, no one ever said I was cool.)
So, if you have a MS that matches something I'm looking for, please query me! I'd love to see it in my inbox.
When it comes to literary, I actively search for #ownvoices works, but especially those from the POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities. I'm not really looking for Americana stories right now. Nothing wrong with being the next John Steinbeck, it just wouldn't be for me. #mswl
I am opening to select Non-Fiction queries. Still putting together a #MSWL, but I am particularly interested in LGBTQ+ perspectives in parenting, or funny parenting titles, or funny cookbooks. I will share more later!
gay wrath month @captainstephI spent my vacation reading every Holmes/Watson fic on The Seventeenth Step and am now craving a genuinely queer Sherlock Holmes YA retelling, historical or contemporary #mswl
#MSWL please send me your queer teen detectives
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaI’m obviously not the person and please god do not @ me about it, but I really hope there’s a queer MG anthology in the works. I will help you with your entire lineup if it’s not already happening and you decide to take this on.
This is my literal dream. #mswl
Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻♀️) @laurenspiellerI want someone to send me a hockey player story for MG or YA. Bonus points if it’s queer. (And yes, this was inspired by Check, Please!)
Hockey. Queerness. #mswl