This has been a heavy week for the passing of influential people, and certainly retrospectives on either Barbara Walters' or Vivienne Westwood's work are at the top of my 2023 #MSWL. Their accomplishments should be honoured, critiqued, and memorialized.
For the new year, in addition to my forever #MSWL on the ArtHouse page, in 2023, I’m looking for some specifics!!:
- picture book nonfiction
- narrative nonfiction/memoirs (think MAID)
- middle grade National Treasure with non-founding father artifacts
- adult Black romance
Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham @GrahamophonesStill looking for creators writing abolitionist works - been thinking a lot about what I'd like to represent in the adult and children's nonfiction space, and talking about inadequacies of our court and prison systems is very important to me as a human #mswl
I know MOST about this from a US perspective, but open to any nationality or court/prison system. Really just want to talk about, think about, and learn about abolition. #mswl
Still looking for creators writing abolitionist works - been thinking a lot about what I'd like to represent in the adult and children's nonfiction space, and talking about inadequacies of our court and prison systems is very important to me as a human #mswl
I love histories about real, bad@$$, quirky, or hilarious women who defied societal expectations. Come at me with a (well-researched) story about Julie d'Aubigny, Wu Zetian, Cheng I Sao, or Anne Bonny and Mary Read's unusual friendship, anything in that vein.
Now back open to submissions in a limited capacity.
Sabrina loves to learn and is looking for fresh perspectives; come at me, authors from historically marginalized backgrounds (anything from non-fiction to crazy fantasy).
Rebecca Matte @RebeccaLMatte4) Keep up to date with current trends/comps. I've seen a few queries described as "unique" with a premise that is reminiscent of a 2022 release. Obvs 2 people can have the same idea, but keeping up to date will give better comps and help you distinguish yours.
5) Finally, do keep in mind my #mswl for queries. I really only accept romance & SFF, and so general contemporary fiction is not for me, even if it features the type of characters/relationships that I like.
Thank you all for your amazing queries, and I hope this helps some.
Open for queries! Traditional publishing as well as foreign rights.
#sbrmedia #literaryagent #openforqueries
Turns out I'm not super into fae or sirens? Not a thing I knew before diving into QM, but I keep finding that it's not something I super connect w/. Kind of an anti #mswl I guess.
(That doesn't mean *dont* query me, it just means it's a harder sell that has nothing to do w/ you)
Would love an MG or YA book whose theme/lesson is "sometimes your family sucks and you don't have to put them first actually." #mswl
I get a lot of "family is the most important thing" books which is sweet and all but... does not match my experience or that of many of my friends