Adult nonfiction: Deeply researched narrative nonfiction, intersectional perspectives, pop science, cookbooks/culinary history/food books, nature/environment, deep dives into weird topics, & pop culture, specifically video games, music, & TV/film
Adult fiction favorites & comps I’d love to see: CATHERINE HOUSE, LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, LONG DIVISION, THE SCENT KEEPER, THE GIRL BEFORE, MEXICAN GOTHIC, WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, THE ELEMENTALS, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, BABY TEETH, EVERY BONE A PRAYER
Adult fiction: Literary and upmarket projects, speculative fiction, horror, mystery, psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms
YA fiction: Horror, mystery, thriller, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms (heavy on the com)
Middle grade fiction: Horror, mystery, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, big-hearted contemporary, & adventure stories.
Annie Pho (she/her) @catladylibI recently learned that Scrub Daddies are a choice product for crime scene cleaners. I also recently learned there are crime scene cleaning influencers. This current era of social media is fascinating because everything is content™️.
Not that I work on graphic novels or crime fiction much, BUT.... someone clearly needs to write a novel about a crime scene cleaner who cracks cases and rises to influencer fame! #mswl
Eli Erlick @EliErlick1921: four trans activists stand outside Hirschfeld's Institute for Sexual Science, 12 years before Nazis stormed the facility and burned its books. The photo is among the most captivating I've colorized/restored from the pre-war era. More from @gwenners: ebar.com/story.php?ch=n… pic.twitter.com/qHKVVPbxw2
There’s a book here. #MSWL
"I love page-turning thrillers, and want to work with people who want to build their careers around writing them. I'm really looking for a hook here. I would love to see a fresh take on the genre from a POV we haven't seen featured."
philip lewis @Phil_Lewis_A YouTube star who went viral as a toddler talks about the resentment she feels toward her parents, who told her she had to keep making videos so they could maintain their lifestyle
Influencer parents and the kids who had their childhood made into content teenvogue.com/story/influenc… pic.twitter.com/eb25nUT2EZ
#MSWL I had to return Leila La Brujita Perfecta to the library and now have a vacant hole for PB stories that bring on all the whimsy of Flavia Z. Drago's work.
If you're a BIPOC author/illustrator with a dummy or working on a dummy that can fill this, I want to hear from you!