If I missed your #PitMad pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com
#MSWL. Would to see stories from diverse and #ownvoices authors in #PitMad or whenever you are ready to start querying. As always, I enjoy working with both established and debut writers who have unique and compelling stories to tell.
Things I'm always looking for:
- #ownvoices stories
- strong writing
- compelling, realistic characters / dialogue
Things I'm not currently looking for:
- young adult
- scifi / fantasy
✨ quirky/haunting MG set in new england (born-and-raised masshole here)
✨ vibrant MG adventures exploring black + brown joy
✨ LGBTQ+ historical fiction, especially in non-western contexts
✨ #ownvoices stories by indigenous people (2/7)
i am still closed and catching up on lots of reading, but.... if you have a YA or MG with monsters rooted in underrepresented mythologies/cultures/folklore/history (#ownvoices only please)... well, i'd like to see that. can be fantasy or contemporary! #mswl
ray stoeve (they/them) @raystoeveDo you like data on trans ownvoices YA fiction?? Well, have I got the blog post for you!! I broke down some of the info from my ownvoices masterlist to see how the indies and the Big 5 are doing.
(Spoiler alert: it's dismal, but it's improving) raystoeve.com/2020/01/17/who…
Shout out and huge thank you to Ray for their amazing research here!
We need more trans stories!
When I reopen to queries, I'd love to see your trans stories in any age range and genre, please!
#MSWL #amwriting #amquerying
Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli#MSWL but in books. PLEASE.
#SFF #fantasy #scifi #POC #black #characters YA AND Adult. twitter.com/sa1ntcake/stat…
Absolutely love creators writing stories that reflect the diversity of the world we live in, but I’d be remiss to say that I wasn’t highly interested in seeing stories like these written by diverse creators themselves. #MSWL
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