OwnVoices

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 30 Oct 2018

A lyrical #OwnVoices PB about a house blessing (or cleansing) ceremony/ritual. There are so many beautiful traditions out there from different cultural/religious backgrounds. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 26 Oct 2018

REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Oct 2018

Middle grade manuscripts? Can you hear me calling? Looking for MG: fantasy, sci-fi, cont., mystery & more. Bring all the childhood feels with you! MG authors, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email & send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 22 Oct 2018

Attention MG & YA authors: I'm eager to find a contemporary MS to add to my list. I'm especially looking for an issues book that doesn't feel like it is or something unique. Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 18 Oct 2018

My #MSWL is here: carlywatters.com/2018/04/09/201… I'm looking for a whole lot of #ownvoices fiction and platform driven non-fiction. Submission instructions linked to on the page too.

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 15 Oct 2018

I'm still looking to add cozy mysteries to my list. I'd love something with a new spin. Send query and 1st five pages to: querylynnette(at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 15 Oct 2018

I'm dying for more MG fiction in my box!!! Especially contemporary, but any MG would be wonderful! I'd love something unique that gives me all the feels!!! Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency(dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

James McGowan @jamerrson · 3 Oct 2018

Across everything, Diversity is a huge priority for me and @bookendslit. I’d love to see any type of #Ownvoices across all of these genres. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

BUT, if you've got something in the same vein as say... Children of Blood and Bone! Or like... Six of Crows! I'M IN. I want to see that! #ownvoices #POC #mswl

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

Just so you all know though, in general I usually steer clear of Holocaust stories and/or other stories set during WW2. Shanghai Ghetto would be an exception for me. #ownvoices #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

Also, I know this is very specific, but I'm dying for a YA set in the Jewish ghetto in WW2 Shanghai. I've literally been thinking about this for years...If it's a love story, even better! #ownvoices #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein

I updated my #mswl page to give a sense of what I've been reading for my own pleasure... go take a look! manuscriptwishlist.com

Some things I'd love to see come in to my inbox: How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #ownvoices @POC #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 27 Sep 2018

Top of my #MSWL right now:
1. Author/illustrator PBs
2. #OwnVoices PB/MG/YA
3. YA Rom Com
4. Spooky PB (but not specific to Halloween)
5. Humor PB/MG/YA
6. Magical realism MG/YA

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 26 Sep 2018

#MSWL As far as retellings go, I'd love to see more historicals, fantasies, urban fantasies, or paranormal based on Aztec myths and legends. Preferably #ownvoices please.

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · 25 Sep 2018

I'd love to find a multi-generational story that completely pulls you. Something that really highlights the complexity of family relationships—all the love and crazy. #a #wf #ownvoices #MSWL

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · 24 Sep 2018

Specific #ownvoices #MSWL I’d love to see: a YA historical retelling of SOME LIKE IT HOT about a teen trans girl discovering her identity when she joins an all-girls musical group to escape vengeful mobsters

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · 13 Sep 2018

(#Ownvoices takes, to be clear, but hopefully you knew that!!) #MSWL