Laura Pohl @laurampohlyou: stories about princesses and queens in YA say that only privileged girls have stories worth telling
me, an intellectual: monarchies are autocratic systems that are built on privilege and segregation, where are my stories about communist revolutionaries
Agents-Only #MSWL: Adult fiction & nonfiction projects of any genre that take risks with narrative structure and voice. Anything that can comp to Han Kang or Banana Yoshimoto. Also, stories set in diaspora communities and/or non-Western contexts.
Sayantani DasGupta @Sayantani16Having your characters take off their shoes in the house, aka de-colonizing your writing: a thread 1/
such a simple thought leading to such a profound truth about the tendency to write subconsciously for the white gaze—we need to shake it off to write our own truths and that includes making space for ourselves by subverting narrative tropes that don't include us. #mswl
Netflix US @netflixwelp @chrissyteigen you asked for more rom-coms. please enjoy @SetItUpNetflix pic.twitter.com/d74NlyuNlR
This is the RomCom book I’ve been dying for and it’s already a movie! Look at that diverse cast! Check out the awkward meet-cute & pop culture references turned into verbs! #MSWL
Okay, so #mswl based on a friend's post about deBeers diamond cartel: Teens from African nations most affected by blood diamond trade, "wherein Our Heroes conspire to rob de Beers--not for the money, just to take down the cartel." Robin Hood meets Oceans Eleven for teens.
✨Beyoncé 💛☭✨ @UniversalyBlackYou know sometimes I just wanna see black people as fairies and mermaids. Sometimes I don’t wanna see a black movie or tv show about the black struggle. Sometimes I wanna see black people doing cool shit and living life as space pirates or whateva
I am still actively looking for new clients. Women’s fiction is on my #MSWL. I’d love to find some beach reads and romance that crosses over into the women’s fiction realm. I’m also hungry for more nonfiction—especially narrative and/or those with a culinary bent.