On the #kidlit side, I am particularly interested in Non-Fiction at the moment. I would love to find innovative pb's teaching approachable science (a recent fave is Cats are Liquid) and stories that focus on marginalized communities from #ownvoices authors. #mswl
Here's my current #MSWL:
In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi.
Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!
2/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying
Ann Clare LeZotte @annclezotteI think 2020 had more disabled Own Voices than any previous year. The creators are predominantly white— kids need to see themselves at the intersections. Here are some I read & liked. I didn’t do a lot of YA. Fill in the gaps & share your favs. (Skip my bk; it has enough love.) pic.twitter.com/YatGeNSX5X
I’m looking for YA fantasy that is ownvoices/by marginalized voices! MENA authors, Black authors, queer authors, send me some! I love commercial fiction that’s character driven, with voice that drips off the page, high concept and tightly plotted. I’m an avid fantasy reader #MSWL
As it’s 2021, here’s a new thread of my #MSWL! Of note:
- own voices and stories by marginalized voices are always welcome
- I do not accept pitches or subs on Twitter
- agented subs only
I’m looking to actively build my list, so please consider me! I do YA and Adult
Ross Showalter @rosshowalterAlso, for the love of fuck, someone show Hostovsky my Electric Literature essay:
Becca Podato Latkes with Applesauce @RebeccaPodosHey writers! As my QM page says, I’m closed to queries for the rest of the year, and aiming to respond to all queries within the next few weeks with a goal of opening up on January 4 (time and toddlers willing). So, what am I looking for in 2021? Here's a handy #MSWL thread:
Jewish YA fantasy, from contemporary with “incidentally” Jewish characters to second-world fantasy with Judaism built into its bones. IN FACT, any ownvoices fantasy featuring or built around a minority religion (just, you know, be honest with yourself about what that means) #MSWL
2/ My primary focus is #OwnVoices stories by Black and/or BIPOC authors, disabled and chronically ill authors, and LGBTQ2S+ authors. I love the #SpineSquad with all my heart, but it is still a majority white group and my goal is for that to change in the future.
Just learned there’s an apartment complex in Seoul specifically for Korean-Americans adoptees to return & connect with their culture/identity and I NEED THIS as an #ownvoices YA novel. Would consider based on sample chapters & work with you to develop it. #MSWL
Hey, hopeful writers looking to become published authors, I would love to see more #OwnVoices versions of #Fiction, #Nonfiction, #ChildrensBooks and #GraphicNovels! Writing hand Send onward, via tridentmediagroup.com/submissions, thanks! Folded hands #WritingCommunity #MSWL #NaNoWriMo
I'd love a super romantic, totally swept off their feet, passionate YA love story, featuring Black characters (written by a Black person, please). Straight or queer, I don't care. Just heavy on the romance. Realistic contemporary preferred but that part's not a dealbreaker. #mswl
Browsing and hearting at #PBPitch today! So much loveliness! Specifically looking at #POC, #own, #BVM, and #illustrator. (But as always, my inbox is open, so check my pinned #MSWL for tastes and please query if you think we'd be a good match!)💚📚
I won’t be participating in #DVpit today, but I am actively looking to acquire #ownvoices stories written from diverse perspectives! See #MSWL link in bio for more abt my tastes and PLEASE query me! Good luck all!
When I open to queries on 11/1 I really really really would love to find a #middlegrade or #yalit ms that is both Jewish & features Black, Asian or Latinx main characters. #ownvoices for both & bonus points if it hits both funny & poignant notes. Gimme uplifting & joyous! #mswl