OwnVoices

samantha s. fabien🌻 @samanthashnh · Jul 31

Dear #amwriting #amquerying community,

I'm really looking for Black witches/psychics in contemporary fantasy (adult, YA, or MG), plus size MCs, YA and adult thrillers/suspense, and please keep sending these #ownvoices LGBTQIA+ and disability rep books. #MSWL

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Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91

If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:

For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.

Ronald Gerber @RGerberAgent · Jul 27

The middle grade in my query inbox has dropped off a lot the past few months. Please send me your middle grade, folks! Especially contemporary and #ownvoices! #MSWL #amquerying

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 20

β€œSomething exploring ability/disability – #OWNVOICES non-fiction or fiction but my taste skews more commercial, not literary.” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Mara Delgado-Sanchez is reading subs πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· @little_mswriter · Jul 17

I’m always looking for #ownvoices stories, but Idk why I hadn’t openly expressed this on my wishlist (????????), but Black writers! Send me your joyful and fantasy stories! YA or adult! I want them! #MSWL

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jul 17

#MSWL Alert: I'd love to see a #MG or #YA with a #climate or #environmental theme, speculative/near-future or contemporary. Bonus if it's #ownvoices from a writer of color or about an under-served community!

Shayna @shaynakeyles · Jul 16

This month's #MSWL: modern diaspora communities, ideally #ownvoices, #nf. How does the community stay together? Are there relationships with other diaspora communities--positive or negative? I'm not looking for a memoir, but I do love personal narrative in a nonfiction book.

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Jul 16

as i said, i am very much behind on queries/reading, but as i think this might be a long shot and it's super on my mind right now, i'm gonna put it out into the universe:

#mswl for #ownvoices BIPOC BPD YA πŸ’š

T.S. Ferguson, an extrovert sequestered @TeeEss · Jul 10

Just went down a musical journey that went from Hamilton > Chris Jackson could get it > Moana and now I have a ?.

Are there any #ownvoices MG fantasy/adventure novels out there inspired by any indigenous cultures of Oceania? If so, gimme recs! If not, agents, this is #mswl!

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jul 10

#MSWL Alert: I would love to get my hands on an atmospheric, #ownvoices, #Southerngothic. Give me mystery, dark magic, the bayou, Cajun/Creole culture.

Carly Watters @carlywatters · Jul 1

I'd love something exploring ability/disability. Definitely #OWNVOICES. Non-fiction or fiction but my taste skews more commercial, not literary #mswl

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jul 1

#MSWL alert: I am VERY HUNGRY for middle grade projects right now! Fun MG mysteries, adventures, spooky paranormal, inventive fresh grounded fantasy, especially from folks from traditionally marginalized groups. #MG #paranormal #ownvoices #fantasy #mystery #adventure

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jun 30

I’m still begging for own voices Native stories, especially involving Native mythology and/or cultural beliefs and stories. #MSWL

Bryn Donovan @BrynDonovan · Jun 19

I think I've said this before, but I'd love to get a proposal for a sweet, G-rated Asian-American romance (#ownvoices) for Hallmark. Christmas or not-Christmas! #MSWL #publishing #WritingCommunity

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jun 6

All right, I’m putting my stake in the ground. I want your #own #poc YA protest meet-cutes. I want them all. #MSWL