I am especially searching for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC stories!
To find more details on what I’m looking for, check out my website (aidensiobhan.com/MSWL)! I’ll be opening on the 5th at my QueryManager link (QueryManager.com/asiobhan) and I can’t wait to read all your exciting new books!
I will be open to MG, YA, and Adult.
MG - all genres, adventurous and diverse stories w/ high personal stakes, coming of age
YA - all genres, esp. fantasy! Fast paced, lush world building, clever voicey protags, trope-filled!
Adult - LGBTQ+ Romance & Horror
Flowing into September, here's what I would LOVE to see in my inbox: HORROR!!!! It's spooky time folks, and horror is probably my favorite genre. Let's see if we can tick that genre way up, especially from POC & queer writers. Ghosts are my absolute favorite. #MSWL
My bookshelf is 50% character-driven sff/speculative/spooky, 50% realistic contemporary/historical (coming-of-age romance, mystery/thriller, action-adventure, and verse novels), mostly by BIPOC, queer, or traditionally underrepresented folks, & my taste very much reflects that.
#MSWL Agents, I've been seeing some fantastic YA sff subs. I'll never say no to sff that captures my heart, but I'm also on the lookout for gorgeously written verse/prose, layered coming-of-age (historical or contemp) esp if it weaves in queer romance and/or mystery/suspense.
#amwriting #amquerying I want:
👀Psych&domestic suspense set behind closed doors of exotic/aspirational/unusual places
🦻Crime&thrillers w/ own voices disabled characters as main protagonists
👯♀️Historical crime&adventure w/ a focus on women’s stories and/or queer narratives #mswl
"Send me romance with queer protagonists, especially aro/ace-spec (eg. DELILAH GREEN DOESN'T CARE by Ashley Herring Blake, LOVE & OTHER DISASTERS by Anita Kelly, and THE ROMANTIC AGENDA by Claire Kann)."
Or maybe what you have is not like anything we've ever seen before - super gay, weird, and innovative with all the seemingly disparate threads somehow coming together & there's just no way I could've known to want something like your bonkers creation. Well! I might want it then.
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
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
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
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
👋 I'm Ivan! Assistant Editor at Sourcebooks, Kids!
📚 Open to submissions: Picture books and graphic novels!
👉 #MSWL manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ivan-taurisano/
#kidlit #BookTwitter #writingcommunity #picturebooks #querying #litagents #kidsbooks welove #kidsbooks #graphicnovels
Kristie Choi @minjipattersonDuring my time off, I finished drawing a piece I've been working on for a few years now. I wanted to experience a bit of the process my graphic novelists go through (inking, coloring, etc). Conclusion: I like drawing, but I much prefer *editing* comics to making them! #MSWL below https://twitter.com/minjipatterson/status/1683962446590144515/photo/1
GN #MSWL : If any creators/agents have a project w/a similar vibe as this, I'd love to see it! I'm also on the lookout for coming-of-gender stories; queer romance; contemporary like Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up.., This One Summer, Go with the Flow; absurdly funny MG/early readers
"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!)"
Rose Ferrao @roseferraoI’d love to see more romance featuring queer (especially aro/ace-spec) and autistic characters, whether those are central to the plot or just character traits. Talia Hibbert and Chloe Liese are the blueprint.
Absolutely! It’s one of my #MSWL items: