OwnVoices

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Feb 13

I've got a #mswl! I'd LOVE to see a #middlegrade or #youngadult novel w/POC Jewish characters, preferably by an #ownvoices author. Although I'm not currently open to submissions I am open for that. Use my submission guidelines emeraldcityliterary.com/lindaepstein/ & ignore the auto response.

T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss · Feb 13

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I like to call this list the T. S. Ferguson Is Good at His Job list: bookriot.com/2019/02/13/div… @TeeEss @InkyardPress

LOL! I try. But yes, go read my books (PULP and ALL OUT) and the others on this list! Also, would love to find more POC and intersectional #OwnVoices historical fiction. #mswl

Kerstin Wolf @Kerstin_Wolf · Feb 11

I’d love to see more queries for #OwnVoices manuscripts in my Query Manager inbox! Please send me your #OwnVoices romance, fantasy, and sci-fi novels! #mswl

Stephanie Delman @imaginarysmd · Feb 4

Today's #MSWL:
I'd love a literary mystery. Some twisty suspense that feels *new* and avoids the girl-gone-missing trope (or turns it on its head).
More #ownvoices, please!
HORROR/a fresh ghost story.
Yr big ensemble cast that will make me cry. Make me cry, dammit! 🤗

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Feb 1

VERY hungry for some new middle grade projects right now - send me your #MG mysteries, heartfelt contemporary, #ownvoices projects #amquerying writers! #MSWL Oh, and some dark stuff too. #horror #darkfantasy

Lilly G @WonderLilly · Jan 31

If you wrote the children's book you wish had existed when you were a kid, about your culture, about your language, about your country, please reach out to me. I'm not formally open to queries right now, but I'm on a mission. #MSWL #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #kidslit

Margaret Bail @MKDB · Jan 30

I totally forgot that today's #SFFpit! If I "like" your pitch, please send query letter, synopsis, first 10 pages to margaret(at)fuseliterary(dot)com, with #SFFpit in subject line! #mswl #mystery #scifi #fantasy #thriller #ownvoices

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 30

If I missed your #SFFpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & contemporary. MG: SFF, mystery, contemporary, & horror. querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · Jan 23

Ultimately, I will always be on the lookout for writing that examines the unique burdens and pleasures of the modern female experience, as well as #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives. #mswl

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 23

And also, please, to all writers of marginalized backgrounds, writing ownvoices or not, you are important. Your writing is important. If I rep what you write, I’d love to see it. #MSWL

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

4/4 #MSWL Young adult: contemporary romance & dating; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; captivating voice in narrative; well-structured mystery; survival; suspense; self-esteem; mental health; body positivity; well-rounded supporting cast; subversive outcast; happy endings.

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

2/4 #MSWL Picture books: fiction-only; character-driven humor; quirky & well-developed characters; strong narrative; motivated page turn; heartwarming (but not suffocating); community; identity; friendship; self-esteem; LGBTQ; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

1/4 #MSWL Board books: early learning concepts (dates & time, body, senses, cooking/food, money); series proposals; economic and gripping language; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.