I’m gearing up for 2020 and decided to add picture books to my wish list, but I’m also removing adult fantasy and adult sci-fi. I still want MG and YA in those (and other) genres. See my pinned tweet for deets. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amquerying
Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Picture books too!!! #diversity #MSWL
• 2020 #MSWL •
- Diverse Contemporary MG.
- Characters with disabilities in Picture Books and MG.
*** The disability should absolutely NOT define the character. The character *has a* disability, the character *is not a* disability. (4/6)
📚 For writers who are trying to plan for 2020 querying here is my wishlist 📚
Before you send a query to me (or any agent): Please make sure you have polished your manuscript. It should have been critiqued/beta read/something of that nature before sending it to me. (1/6)
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI hope people understand that when agents post #MSWL wishes that's not the only kind of projects they represent. You all do know that, right? For example, many of my clients don't write any of the things I'm asking for. That's why I want them!
I want my list to be balanced with PBs, CBs, MGs, YAs. Some serious, some not; some weird & quirky, some chock full of muggles; some lighthearted, some deep & thinky. And there are all the things I don't know I want until I get them. #MSWL
Seeking: Adult: thrillers, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Also picture books! #diversity #MSWL
The New York Times @nytimesThis year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, astronaut Snoopy might not be cleared for take off, the famously buoyant SpongeBob SquarePants could wind up deflated and Olaf from “Frozen” could find himself melting into a heaping puddle on the pavement nyti.ms/2XQ2BjE
So who is writing the picture book about the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons who go on strike....??? #MSWL
carlydraws @carlydraws@chavelaque What subject would you like to see more books about?
A PB on the Atlanta washerwoman’s strike, or Pullman porters, or the Chicano rights movement; MG novels starring boys of color doing sports; MG or YA NF on topics of POC history #mswl
Rebecca Traister @rtraisterThe 1881 Atlanta Washerwomen strike! Everyone should read @TeraWHunter's great book, To 'Joy My Freedom, which chronicles the story of the washerwomen: hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?is… twitter.com/ewarren/status…
Black authors! Write me a picture book about this, please! 👇👇👇 #mswl
Aneeka Kalia @neeks_kalia12Would love to see more inter-generational stories from non-western cultures for the PB space in my inbox! Grandparents and grandchildren, aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews, etc. taking part in family or broader cultural traditions! #mswl
100% this for my PB list pls!!! Seconding this #mswl
Would love to see more inter-generational stories from non-western cultures for the PB space in my inbox! Grandparents and grandchildren, aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews, etc. taking part in family or broader cultural traditions! #mswl
Kate Shea @zeldazap@JessieSima @busybethm I'd be happy to make you a pair! Just let me know your size.