Jess Hernandez (on semi-hiatus) @FinkHernandezCan a Japanese American #ownvoices author write a picture book about the bonsai grown in an internment camp? Would read the heck out of that book. Also, whoever took them, give the damn trees back, you monsters. twitter.com/wendysparrow/s…
I'd read the heck out of that, too. #MSWL
Guess whaaaat? I'm taking pitches for the @SavvyAuthors Sweetheart Pitchfest!
- Adult Spring/Summer Romances and Holiday Romances (G-Rated, 75,000+ words).
- Romantic Suspense (any heat level, 50,000+ words).
I've received a wave of queries from incredibly talented LGBT authors lately, so it seems like a good time to send the reminder: I'm always looking for diverse voices of ALL varieties and cultures, in YA/Adult/MG. I want to know your unique story. #mswl #ownvoices
kelly andrew @KayAyDrewI was just told by someone in my life that no one cares about reading d/Deaf or HoH own voices stories, and that I'm "barking up the wrong tree."
Maybe he was right, but I've never in my life been more motivated to prove anyone wrong.
Agents! I’m dying for some #ownvoices queer horror. I would love to see authors using horror as a unique lens to explore gender and sexuality. And I want it to be triumphant af.
Please give me all the LGBTQ+ protagonists. #MSWL #horror
Thicc Lizzy @chuckspearToday I was reminded that there was a Black silk weaver in Tudor England with one of the greatest names in history and I had to share it with y'all again. pic.twitter.com/m6cTiXHRak
Stefanie Lieberman @hellegillyHey #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.
Renewing this #MSWL ask for 2020: Please please send me a big page-turning love story! I want a ONE DAY IN DECEMBER, GHOSTED, or THE UNHONEYMOONERS. Extra points for belly laughs...
-More underrepresented creators, esp creators of color and disabled creators, telling #ownvoices and stories from the margins that need to be shared. #MSWL
-More stories that show the range of experiences of black and brown people, especially in MG and YA.
#MSWL -- we want to hear #diversevoices! We’re always seeking #queerlit and #memoirs by women and POC, and currently we’re on the lookout for #VirginiaHistory. Head over to our #submissions page for more info! #ownvoices
‣ Keywords: #ownvoices #livinginthehyphen, the human condition, multiple perspectives, Spanglish . . .
‣ Comps: Station Eleven; The Power; Brooklyn Brujas trilogy; Shadowshaper; Queenie @CandiceC_W; Such a Fun Age; With the Fire on High; More Happy Than Not . . .
Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA@bookendslit Sigh. No threats, just threads. #EditButtonNeeded
Jumping on this @bookendslit #MSWL pile of awesomeness! I'm still desperate for my contemp YA updated Girl: Interrupted (NOT SFF for this). Mental health, mental health, mental health.
Also seeking MG SFF.
I'd love to see some new adult space opera with #ownvoices elements!
Amanda Jain @wensday95@bookendslit #mswl thread coming at you. I'd love to see more #ownvoices mystery and historical romance, upmarket / book club fiction, character-driven SF/F and horror, and nonfiction of all types! twitter.com/BookEndsJessic…
And my turn to jump on the @bookendslit #MSWL threat. I, too, would love to see more romance (historical and contemp), women’s fiction, and romcoms. #ownvoices a plus but open to all. I also want cookbooks and true crime!