In the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -
I'm interested in a wide range of fiction & would love to add more nonfiction to my list. I prefer NF to be accessible & conversational (in the vein of Mary Roach for kids), & often like nonfiction lessons packaged in a fun fictional story (like my client @Stef_Wade's books!).
Just putting this out there: I don’t necessarily know what it would look like, but I would lose. my. mind. over boy band NF. Maybe something about their managers a la the Lou Pearlman thread of the BSB documentary? #mswl
today's Stained Page News reminded me how much I love unexpected crossovers (like coding and cooking!), so #MSWL for nonfiction crossovers b/w subjects (esp, food and the environment!)
I just did a MASSIVE update to my #MSWL page to hopefully clear up some questions about what I'm looking for. Authors, if your book seems like a good fit, let's chat!
NONFICTION: I am interested in SO MANY THINGS and I am begging, BEGGING, for the next Mary Roach to enter my inbox. Story-fying the truth or the weird is most important to me. Nonfiction needs voice as much as any novel. #MSWL
I am interested in books (both fiction and nonfiction) about rural places, small towns, insular communities, imagined or reshaped versions of these as well. My client, @swbrooman has a story collection, THE PUMP, that encapsulates what I would love to see. #MSWL
As far as nonfiction, I am looking for narrative nonfiction, science, and pop culture books. I am not looking for straight personal memoir, only memoirs that really explode with research, second and third angles, or tell a story beyond the self. #MSWL
And while I'm sure I'll add to this list, if you've got anything geeky, fun, and full of twists on the fiction side, or prescriptive on the nonfiction side, I definitely want to see it! :) #MSWL
NF: Craft/Hobby & Lifestyle. Projects that can teach readers how to affordably alter their lifestyle for the better. I'm particularly interested in homesteading, foraging, and other sustainability projects. #MSWL
NF: Fresh and modern takes on relationship/dating projects. The key for me here is to approach the work with a lens that does not treat the cis-het relationship as the default/baseline/or norm. #MSWL
Stephanie Winter @readbystephanieIt's been a while since I've shared a longer #MSWL thread, so as we move into a🎃new season🍂these are some of the topics and projects I'd love to find for my list.
NF: Renter-friendly design or design projects for improving your day-to-day well-being and mental health on a budget.
Dara Hyde @dzhydeSo what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/
I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/