OwnVoices

Molly Cusick @molly_cusick · Jul 16

Agents! I am caught up on subs through 6/19 and am hungry for more. A few things on my #MSWL today: a twisty YA thriller I can read at the beach, an #ownvoices MG novel with queer representation, a picture book in the vein of ESCARGOT with a protagonist that should be a plushie.

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jul 15

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews

Happy Monday, everyone! Today is brought to you by the letter "M" so I figured, why not do some #MSWL! (See, what I did there? Yeah, no one ever said I was cool.)

So, if you have a MS that matches something I'm looking for, please query me! I'd love to see it in my inbox.

When it comes to literary, I actively search for #ownvoices works, but especially those from the POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities. I'm not really looking for Americana stories right now. Nothing wrong with being the next John Steinbeck, it just wouldn't be for me. #mswl

Savannah is headed to BEA, y’all @slbrooks91 · Jul 1

ULTIMATE #MSWL please someone give me an #ownvoices #Hmong #YA novel about immigration and the #SecretWar. We need this story, especially for teens. No more hidden history.

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Jun 26

There is not enough representation of people with chronic illness (whether visible or not) in literature.
I would LOVE to see an #ownvoices YA featuring a protagonist with a chronic illness. The story needs to be told. #MSWL bit.ly/31Jy0pg

Stefanie Lieberman @hellegilly · Jun 20

Hey #MSWL: Am seeking a great love story with dimension, humor, and a strong commercial hook. Think ONE DAY or THE LIGHT WE LOST, but not necessarily a weepy. I am esp eager to read #ownvoices stories or underrepresented narratives in this space.

Yali Books @YaliBooks · Jun 8

#MSWL: These are true heroes and we need to hear their stories. #ownvoices

To earn extra money, aged just 10, Kami dropped out of school and began trekking with his elders up peaks exceeding 3,000m. #sherpa #nepal bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 @CortneyRadocaj · Jun 5

#MSWL contemp w/ #ownvoices rep for mental illness.

I don’t want a pretty glittering version of it bc lets be real mental illness sucks a big back of dicks.

Give me the thoughts none of us voice that make us feel like the world is going to swallow us whole.

&then give me hope.

Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbard · May 17

I would LOVE more #ownvoices Filipino YA or MG (set in the US or the Philippines) in my slush. My SIL is from the Philippines, my niece/nephew are being raised bilingual, I would love to find a gem to champion! #mswl

Sarah سارة Davies @SarahGreenhouse · Apr 29

Authors! I've been closed to queries for 3 months due to ill health in my family. I am re-opening today, but being somewhat specific on what I'm seeking. Please read this thread or my #MSWL manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara… (The tulip is just for fun.) ....

Rebecca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Apr 25

I've tumbled into a research hole about the Jewish-American Mafia, and...folks, this is so specific...but if anybody's sitting on an ownvoices YA set during the turn-of-the-20th-century and following a teen swept up by the Purple Gang, I'm your girl #MSWL

Kristine Swartz @KristineESwartz · Apr 18

For romance, my current #MSWL is Romantic Suspense; Amish or Inspirational; Feminist AF contemporary romance; and #OwnVoices love stories. <3

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · Apr 17

I'm starting to catch up on my submissions. I've answered all queries and have read all submissions sent before January 15th. To celebrate, I'm reposting my pretty #MSWL pic.