Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

GN: absurd, funny MG; fantasy/spec like This Was Our Pact; YA like The Prince and the Dressmaker, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up..., Genderqueer, Go with the Flow, The Magic Fish, beautiful coming-of-age like This One Summer that lingers w/you but make it all gay gay gay. 5/6

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

MG: character-driven fantasy/speculative/spooky; gorgeous verse novels; beautifully written coming-of-gender/gay stories w/ young people just beginning to come into their identity or discovering first love and crushes. Think Chiron in Moonlight when he's still a kid/preteen. 3/6

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

PB: I'd love to see nonfiction & fiction that undermine heteronormativity/gender binaries & celebrate queer kids beginning to find words for who they are, or who don't yet have the words for "trans," "nonbinary" (how you can be AMAB, feel like a girl, & still like girls) 2/6

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

With #queerpit approaching, I thought I'd write up a super specific super gay #MSWL . I acquire for picture books, MG, YA, graphic novels, & nonfiction for Atheneum, and I'm looking for queer esp intersectional (BIPOC, neurodivergent, disabled) and trans/NB/genderqueer voices. 1/6

Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
28 MSWL
Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Seeking generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)"
@carlywatters #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Claire Cheek
@clairemcheek
Editorial Assistant
retired english major | editorial assistant @stmartinspress
28 MSWL
Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
42 MSWL

BIPOC, queer, and minority groups are always the most welcome. My inbox is a safe place. Please share your beautiful stories with me.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me romantasy with strong fantasy and romance elements – it needs to have solid worldbuilding and plot as well as off-the-charts chemistry. I would love to see more queer (especially sapphic) romantasy!"
@roseferrao #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

Does your sci-fi/ fantasy have:
- intricate, well-developed worldbuilding
-unique takes on classic tropes
-LGBTQ and disability representation

Send them Gabrielle’s way!
Find out what else is on her list here: corvisieroagency.com/gabrielle-harbowy.html

#MSWL #amquerying #WritingCommmunity

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips
EditrixEmma
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

But I am still relatively new and not burned out by this industry yet... And we are really excited over at Romantic Suspense to find new authors, especially authors writing diverse perspectives, so if you have questions, hit me up! My full wishlist is pinned in my profile.

EditrixEmma
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

We updated our romantic suspense guidelines last year and are actively doing outreach to find authors who are writing LGBTQ+ stories. I know that category romance in general and Harlequin in particular have not always been quick to embrace stories from underrepresented voices.

EditrixEmma
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

Reupping my #MSWL request for queer romantic suspense stories. If you are a writer or you know a writer who loves writing m/m or f/f pairings in a romantic suspense setting, please get in touch. My DMs are open or you can reply here and I'll answer what I can.

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

An LGBTQ+ protagonist and a thrilling twist?

That’s going to be on Adams shelf before you hit send 🫡

Check out what else Adam is looking for here: corvisieroagency.com/adam-cyzner.html

#MSWL #WritingCommmunity #amquerying #LGBTQbooks

Sheyla Knigge
@sheylaknigge
Literary Agent
{she/her} @aalitagents literary agent, writer, reader, calendar coordinator, mother, wife of @palemoonboy .
15 MSWL
The Wild Rose Press
@WildRosePress
Publisher
Award-winning #publishing company with 16 years of experience and a vision to create a better, friendlier way to get #books published. 📚
5 MSWL

To name a few, we’d love to see more characters from the LGBTQ+, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Characters struggling with their mental health. Characters of different races and ethnicities.

✨ Questions on your query? Ask below!

We can’t wait to read your work! 📚

Feather Flores
@featherfully
Editor
editor & maker of good trouble at Atheneum (@SimonKids / @SimonTeen ) • @diversebooks alum • #LatinxinPub • still workin’ on it 🌱🌈✨ art by @cisforfrenchfry
38 MSWL

THEMES:
• Queer joy, in everything!
• Travel stories with protagonists of color!
• Warm, supportive communities! Found families! Ensemble casts!
• Belonging! Being in-between!
• Comfort! Agency! Radical empowement!
• Low-stakes! Slice-of-life!
• Science! Nature! Biology!