Lastly, as always, in all areas my focus is on uplifting marginalized communities, so stories about BIPOC folk, queer folk, disabled folk, folks with mental illness, etc are what I'm looking for. 9/10
To go along with this, in romance any of the following is greatly encouraged to find its way into my inbox
Friends to Lovers
Commercial contemporaries! Any fiction that features queer/BIPOC characters finding their way in life is for me! Think LUSTER, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE, NONI BLAKE, or the fabulous genre-hopping THE VERIFIERS.
Upper-YA & Adult Fantasy! Think historical reads like THE LAST MAGICIAN, A MARVELLOUS LIGHT, and BABEL and/or fun queer/BIPOC contemporaries like CARRY ON or LEGENDBORN. I'm not looking for epic/high fantasies, but send your grounded fantasies my way!
Historical romances! Anything that comps to Evie Dunmore, Cat Sebastian, or Mimi Matthews with a queer, feminist, and/or BIPOC focus is for me! Also send holiday historicals like A HOLIDAY BY GASLIGHT my way!
Strong female characters! (This doesn't need to mean physically strong!) Awesome non-binary characters! LGBTQA+ characters! Neuro-diverse characters! Masculine characters with rich, rounded traits and a diverse supporting cast!
…BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, disabled or chronically ill, and neurodivergent authors: I would love to hear from you. I’d love to get more submissions from fellow Latinx writers. Feminist stories will always have a special place in my 💜. To offend misogynists: my mission and pleasure.
⭐️Thrillers, psychological horror, supernatural, mystery, and speculative fiction that radically represents and explores queer, female, and BIPOC rage, revenge, and reclamation of power (think Elatsoe, Iron Widow, Sadie)
*Own-voices* rep of characters with marginalized and intersectional identities in stories of adventure, romance, friendship, joy, and personal growth. Especially but not exclusively: disability/neurodivergence; queer/LGBTQ+; all BIPIC but esp Black American, Indigenous & Latinx
Happy New Year! My inbox is open and I’m ready to read your queries. Would love to see more:
📚business and finance
📚LGBTQ and women’s issues
📚 art, food, music narrative #MSWL
-contemporary MG and YA issue books, where the issue is NOT the main focus
-MG and YA romances #LGBTQ+, as well as M/F
-jaw-dropping, twisty thrillers in both YA and adult fiction
-traditional mysteries with a fresh twist and a hint of romance but NOT romantic suspense
💜WRITERS💜 No need to wait until the new year--I'm open to queries and would love to see your work. YA/MG/PB fiction and NF. Make me laugh, make me swoon, make me cry. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled and other underrepresented creators please query! #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shar…
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