Stefanie Lieberman @hellegillyHey #MSWL: Am seeking a great love story with dimension, humor, and a strong commercial hook. Think ONE DAY or THE LIGHT WE LOST, but not necessarily a weepy. I am esp eager to read #ownvoices stories or underrepresented narratives in this space.
I’m bumping this #MSWL ask up, too. Send me a temporary escape, please! One that makes forget how weird it is that my last load of laundry consisted, largely, of face masks in various sizes...
Dear #amwriting #amquerying community,
I'm really looking for Black witches/psychics in contemporary fantasy (adult, YA, or MG), plus size MCs, YA and adult thrillers/suspense, and please keep sending these #ownvoices LGBTQIA+ and disability rep books. #MSWL
Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
Savannah Brooks 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 @slbrooks91If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:
For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.
Laura Brown @AuthorLBrown#aslsignoftheday: different
Transcript: today's sign: different. Different.
#asl #signlanguage #learn pic.twitter.com/tzQRdNq6lQ
I’m always looking for #ownvoices stories, but Idk why I hadn’t openly expressed this on my wishlist (????????), but Black writers! Send me your joyful and fantasy stories! YA or adult! I want them! #MSWL
#MSWL Alert: I'd love to see a #MG or #YA with a #climate or #environmental theme, speculative/near-future or contemporary. Bonus if it's #ownvoices from a writer of color or about an under-served community!
as i said, i am very much behind on queries/reading, but as i think this might be a long shot and it's super on my mind right now, i'm gonna put it out into the universe:
#mswl for #ownvoices BIPOC BPD YA 💚
Just went down a musical journey that went from Hamilton > Chris Jackson could get it > Moana and now I have a ?.
Are there any #ownvoices MG fantasy/adventure novels out there inspired by any indigenous cultures of Oceania? If so, gimme recs! If not, agents, this is #mswl!
If you’re feeling hesitant about querying, go head and hesitate… and then query.
#ownvoices #adaptthefeed #amquerying #askagent #writetip #pubtip #querytip #YA #middlegrade #writingcommunity #writerslift #weneeddiversebooks #slushworks #amwriting
#MSWL alert: I am VERY HUNGRY for middle grade projects right now! Fun MG mysteries, adventures, spooky paranormal, inventive fresh grounded fantasy, especially from folks from traditionally marginalized groups. #MG #paranormal #ownvoices #fantasy #mystery #adventure
Mara Delgado-Sanchez 🇵🇷 @little_mswriterI love YA fantasy and I’m looking for diverse stories and #ownvoices here. Where are the Latinx witches and kingdoms? Take me to places based off of cultures like my own, and not like my own. I like contemp, court intrigue, plot twists and tropes (and spins on tropes too) #MSWL
Still looking for my Latinx fantasy! (And reading the gems in my inbox) #mswl
✊🏽✊🏽 NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE ✊🏽✊🏽 @swindlesoireeIt is more radical to publish Black joy than it is to publish Black trauma, pass it on.