If you write memoir or essay collections, show me your rawest, most honest self on the page, like Jo Ann Beard, or Alexandra Fuller. I also am looking for memoir that tells two compelling stories, such as H is for Hawk. #MSWL
#mswl also memoir/narrative nonfic that braids together research with personal experience. Kind of like 'The Crane Wife' essay, but a book, meets LAB GIRL. Extra points if it's about marine life because we all kind of wanted to be marine biologists when we were younger didnt we?
On my #MSWL:
- a heart wrenching memoir with immersive qualities and an inspiring end.
- insightful freewriting collections that put a whole new perspective on mental wellbeing.
- accessible essay collections inviting fresh viewpoints on wellbeing from #ownvoices
Viva Editions publishes mind/body/spirit, self-help, health/wellness, memoir, and other great nonfiction. My #MSWL for Viva includes all of these, especially more pop science, #ownvoices, humor, modern spirituality, etc! #amwriting
Did you know Park Row publishes narrative nonfiction? I personally love female empowerment stories, emotional memoir, Mary Roach-style journalism, & interesting untold stories/people from history. Send me the next EDUCATED! #mswl
But I don't want just narrative NF that feels like it thrives on difficulty or struggle--give me inspiring modern memoir too, where the focus is not on capital-T Trauma, but on hope and joy and everyday struggles #MSWL
Beyond this, I have yet to ever go on submission with a good thriller or memoir, and so throwing out a desire these, in an especial way, but throw me any YA and adult fiction and non-fiction you've got, with some exceptions. Open to #queries like heck! #MSWL