Mary Altman @marykaltmanIn honor of #rwa18, here are some of the top things on my #MSWL: 1) Die Hard as a romance novel; 2) The Martian as a romance novel; 3) Jurassic Park as a romance novel (non-shifter--gimme scientists in danger!); 4) lumberjacks, and yes I am serious;
I'd love to see India #HF. Caste systems. Occupation. Everyday life MG and YA dealt with (and maybe STILL deal with!). Also, #HF Australia, too, (though I'm looking for something lighter there rather than, say, the movie Australia). I'd love aboriginal #ownvoices #HF. #MSWL
🐉So it is Told🐉 @soitistoldcast⛩️Lady Hangaku was a female samurai who was said to be, "fearless as a man and beautiful as a flower." She has become a Japanese legend as she commanded the defense of a fort where her 3,000 soldiers fought against 10,000.
#FolkloreThursday #Japan pic.twitter.com/zvwIZpQqhS
I was telling my roommate that I hope to get an influx of #ownvoices & #LGBTQ+ queries in my inbox after coming out on twitter the other day.
She looked at me with a shit-eating grin and said: "I think you mean QUEERies"
I told her to go stand in the Pun Shame Corner.
BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslitBeth celebrated Boston #pride a couple weeks ago with this badass sign. AND here is your reminder that many agents on #TeamBookEnds are actively seeking #LGBTQ & #ownvoices representation across the genres! #query #mswl instagram.com/p/BkXxBHwh7FD/ pic.twitter.com/Kg96pc9MVT
Happy #pride and lots of love to all the members of the queer community! I'm actively looking for LGBT+ protagonists in every genre I represent. All identities ENTHUSIASTICALLY welcome, though I've got a special place in my bisexual heart for bi rep. #mswl
Beth celebrated Boston #pride a couple weeks ago with this badass sign. AND here is your reminder that many agents on #TeamBookEnds are actively seeking #LGBTQ & #ownvoices representation across the genres! #query #mswl instagram.com/p/BkXxBHwh7FD/
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSo as you are waiting for the likes I suggest you also send out some queries. Make use of the time you are already online and hit agents directly. #querytip
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix-And a shoutout to siblings, family members, & support people of non-NT people. I know how much you care, how deeply you love, how powerfully you advocate and support.
And #MSWL: #ownvoices middle grade stories about non-neurotypical life in middle school, because I can only imagine what navigating those halls is like for my oldest child, and wish his peers had more empathy than judgment when witnessing his distress.
In search of an #OwnVoices author to write a #MiddleGrade #Fantasy about the Heikegani and The Tale of the Heike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heikegani #MSWL #ManuscriptWishList #MGLit #KidLit #SFF #SCBWI #WeNeedDiverseBooks