"My taste in nonfiction is eclectic: no title is too serious or too accessible. And I'm open to all categories *except* for sports, music, and true crime."
I'm slowly catching up on my requested reading and planning to reopen to submission Feb 1st!
I'll put together a little twitter #mswl for what I'm on the hunt for. I know the timing's right because I'm really excited to see new queries!
Quick note: I’m pulling back on PBs quite a bit. Last year they easily took over my query inbox (nearly ⅔ of my submissions were PBs!), and I’m hoping to balance out my list this year. I’m still open to PBs but will mostly be looking for author/illustrator projects.
Things I DON’T love/DO NOT want to see: plots that center around communication issues, white saviorism, really intense world building, super scary horror, rhyming for the sake of rhyming, blatant abusive relationships
Things I DO love/DO want to see: fun settings that push the story along (museums, resorts, amusement parks, public transit, etc.), wholesome cinnamon rolls, anti-capitalist themes, non-western mythology, school trips, smashing the patriarchy, found family, cozy fantasies
Things I DO love/DO want to see: unconventional magic systems, astronomy, page-turning thrillers, queer love, passionate characters w/ uncommon hobbies, enemies-to-lovers, friendship breakups, teen sleuths, stories not set in the US, body positivity, zombies
The main things I’m on the lookout for are:
📗 High concept fiction w/ a quirky cast of characters (MG & YA/all genres)
📘Bold & magical graphic novels (MG & YA/all genres)
📙Fresh & fascinating narrative nonfiction (MG & YA)
Hi friends! I'm open to queries & can't wait to see the amazing projects that land in my inbox this year. 🥰
Here's a quick #MSWL update, but for the most part,
I'm looking for the same stuff listed on the ALA website & MSWL:
Taj McCoy (she/her) is on deadline @tajmccoywritesY’all, I went on a date recently. Nice guy, single dad, not looking to have more kids. We had a great time, but later he told me that there wouldn’t be another date because his profile said clearly that he’s against drug use.
Reader, he was talking about birth control pills.
I am perpetually living the set-up beat of a romcom. It’s like Groundhog Day but with all the meet cutes you wish you’d never experienced…
I’m a good sport though, so if anyone has a proposal for a non-fiction humor book on dating where this is your issue, #MSWL.
"If you have how-tos for beauty and self-care, I'm interested. Think sustainable and eco-friendly, capsule wardrobes, and decluttering, etc. Adult and YA welcome."
Keir Alekseii @KeirAlekseiiMy body is falling apart (UGH) once again and since I'm bedridden I've decided to read for leisure.
Finally reading Rin Chupeco's Silver Under Nightfall and booooiiiiiii
I already know this is a keep-me-up-reading-all-night book
This book hits SO MANY of my #mswl favorites 😭😭😭
If your MS comps to this book I wanna seeeeee 😍😍😍
#mswl Something I've been thinking about a lot is practical things that I would have loved to learn in school but didn't. Like how to pick up a box properly, change a tire, fix a sink, build your core, deal with emotions, etc. Dm if you have an #nf like this - any age level!
Lindsay Flanagan 🦄 @LindsFlanagan(Clears throat) Whoops was so excited to share the news I was taking pitches, I messed up my own title. Let's try this again:
News! I'm the literary agent assistant for @Jacqui_Lipton @TobiasLiteraryAgency's adult department and am in training to be an agent! 1/4
If you’re interested in pitching me, check out @Jacqui_Lipton @annmrose @LaneHeymont @Sarah_Nicolas and Stefanie Rossitto #MSWL. Personally, I am excited to hear about adult fantasy, mystery, romance, women’s fiction, upmarket, and maybe even a thriller. 3/4
2/3 My #MSWL for pitches is: adult work only in fantasy (all categories), mystery, thriller, romance, women’s fiction, upmarket, and maybe even a thriller. My dream acquisition would have been The Night Circus. I like work that has hints of magic and a bit of darkness.