While #ownvoices and #diversebooks have caught on in YA, I'm still struggling to see it in adult and, frankly, that's what I want more of. #MSWL My target genres right now are: literary & upmarket fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, & women's fiction.
#MSWL call for more historical romance, especially diverse stories from #ownvoices authors! I adore Regencies and Scotsmen, but I'd also love to see some new time periods, new settings, and new voices. Bonus points if your characters make me laugh.
Hannah Allaman @hallaman13Watched the US gymnastics championships tonight (SIMONE 😍), and it reminded me how much I want a MG or YA (hs or college) sports book. Gymnastics. Swimming. Volleyball. Track. Cheerleading. Etc. As long as it's voicey and character driven, send it my way! #MSWL
My kids are Chinese American. My son, in particular, doesn’t often see himself reflected in the books he reads. I’d love to see more #ownvoices MG books featuring male Asian American characters. #MSWL #askUpstart
I'm now open to submissions! Looking for YA & adult sci-fi, fantasy, and historical fiction, especially #ownvoices/queer/feminist stories and graphic novels for all ages and across genres.
Send your query letter + first 5 pages to: tkawar at icmpartners dot com. #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaAlso, I do NOT take on new clients for novellas. #MSWL #querytip
If you are writing women's fiction, domestic suspense, own voices fiction, suspense, thrillers, mysteries, upmarket or literary fiction you can query me here: QueryMe.Online/Jessica_Faust -- just know your word count. #MSWL #querytip
And as always--in every category--I'm looking for more diverse voices! I love seeing submission from marginalized writers--and you don't have to writing #ownvoices. I want to help make this industry more inclusive, so please feel welcome. #MSWL
I still want #ownvoices set outside the US of all types, but I'm (at least for now) especially interested in fish out of water #ownvoices which allows the reader to see it through the eyes of an outsider who has been let inside. #MSWL
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;