Jacqui Lipton @Jacqui_Lipton#mswl Now I'm settled at @TheTobiasAgency, I'm open to queries: esp. seeking mystery, suspense, thrillers; nonfiction highlighting unique and diverse perspectives; romance (MG thru adult); querymanager.com/query/jacquili… Also tagging
@Sarah_Nicolas--what are you looking for?
I'm looking for all fiction in mg and ya, plus adult SFF (from the lightest touch to high) and romance. Especially looking for queer and disabled representation. Full details in link in bio. Tagging @KellyDHouse to go next in this @TheTobiasAgency #mswl day!
“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/
“YA non-fiction: Memoir, essay collections, you name it. Queer There & Everywhere is probably my favorite YA non-fic title in recent memory, and a great example of what I’d like to see.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Sabina Nordqvist @sabinapostsI'm just a girl, standing in front of publishing, asking them to publish stories about disabled characters... by authors who have those disabilities. 🙏
Yes!! I’m opening to queries on July 1, and I’d love to receive manuscripts with disabled characters! Also #BIPOC & #LGBTQ+. Would especially love indigenous characters/stories. Check out my #MSWL while you wait! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cath…
#mswl BIPOC mythology! I don't know half as much as I should and I want stories that show me your glorious culture, your timeless stories, and your characters in all their facets. Bonus if it's gay (although strikes me all mythology should be gay!!)
Okay, #BigBoys on #Channel4 was everything I wanted it to be and more. Any YA in this vein / themes exploring friendship, queerness, masculinity, mental health / books that look at the British uni experience in an open & honest way - please send them straight into my inbox #MSWL
#MSWL boost & update.
I'm currently in the mood for:
-more Fantasy Romance, please!
-Crime fiction featuring marginalized POVs and/or by marginalized creators for all ages!
-Anything comped to The Picture of Dorian Gray and/or The Count of Monte Cristo
🚀jordan is drafting and revising✨ @zahavaziporaI literally only write bi mcs and yet I’m still nervous that my books won’t be considered queer enough bc they often feature opp-sex relationships and that’s f’d up!!!! BISEXUAL PEOPLE IN RELATIONSHIPS ARE IN QUEER RELATIONSHIPS REGARDLESS OF THEIR PARTNER’S IDENTITY AND GENDER
THIS. My #MSWL includes all kinds of Bi and queer relationships, but as a straight agent I worry if I call for opposite-sex romance in bi rep I may sound like “make it gay… just not TOO gay.” I want bi teens in all their glory!
More in fiction: joyous LGBTQ+ characters. Contemporary, literary takes on the Western that critique genre tropes. Speculative/magical realism elements that are grounded in the “real” world (think Nothing To See Here, The Pisces)
I’d love to see subversive, sexual, queer women gone rogue (Melissa-Broder-type characters who are shamelessly off-putting, and have not only rejected gender roles, but all social expectations entirely)—Think: Sedating Elaine, The Pisces, Otessa Moshfegh