i wrote this in an introduction to my ~taste~ that i put together for our ed director & realised i never said it in public so:
i would really really really really love to work on a picture book biography or MG NF graphic novel about grace lee boggs #mswl
#MSWL in all the contemporary YA (or MG) I read, I like to see boys being feminists and practicing healthy relationships and consent. ALWAYS queer-positive. I'd also love to see a #nonfiction proposal talking directly to boys about feminism and consent.
Just got through my first batch of manuscripts. Ready for more. #mswl includes history, business, how-to, and self-actualization. Historical fiction also being considered. For Query guidelines go to amysadvice.com
JESSE(they/them) @BowtiesBooksWhat are some things you’d like to see more of in books? It can be ANYTHING. some of mine:
- non-binary folks
- bi men
- Black joy
- journey w an animal guide
- less romance
- intergenerational/generational storytelling
- Villain protagonist
- Black thrillers
- elder mc
I'd love to see:
✨ NF pop culture/geeky books from non-white authors
✨ BIPOC & POC fans being passionate & creative
✨ Positive, playful LGBTQA+ rom-coms
✨ Soft, beautiful, powerful friendships
✨ More empowering, playful, joyful stories with BIPOC & POC MCs
As a new agent, I'm excited to see the following in my inbox.
Adult & YA Fiction: women's fiction, romance/rom-com, SF, paranormal, horror, thriller, and family drama.
Nonfiction: self-help, memoirs, cookbooks, lifestyle, and how-to.
#MSWL #WritingCommunity #writers
“I am on the hunt for non-fiction in MG. Show me glimpses of history that haven’t been taught to younger students before, collections of pieces, anthologies.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl