Happy Tuesday! Here's your BookEnds #MSWL for today: "For picture books, she's particularly interested in manuscripts that are laugh out loud funny or deliciously dark." @TracyMarchini
A quick #MSWL for picture books:
I always, always love the intersection of family and food - keep me in mind for these!
But I have some specific desires right now in PBs, related to my own disability experience in myself and my family.
If I missed your #DvPit #PB pitch, paste query AND text in the body of the email OR paste the query in the email and attach the MS. #ownvoices #MSWL #diversity querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com.
Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwellIn the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -
animal/farm type stories. I have a few PB deals that have yet to be announced, but hopefully when they are it should give a better idea of my tastes here!
In the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -
*In #PB I've got a pretty full list and so am focusing more on novels at this point but if you have a holiday story (specifically holidays that aren't traditionally featured heavily), I'd love to see it! #MSWL
-The ocean (I love dolphins & beluga whales!)
-Climate change, recycling, etc.
-The outdoors (e.g. camping/hiking)
-Sharing experiences of kids from nonwhite/non-Western cultures and backgrounds
-Tackling serious topics like grief for young readers
PB: I'm looking for PB much more sparingly than before, as my list is very full in this area. I'm not looking for rhyming PB.
Chapter books/early readers: Not looking for new authors here, I already have amazing clients writing these!
Yep, open to queries!
On my #MSWL: adult SFF, MG (particularly fantasy), YA (also particularly fantasy, but I love contemporary too), and PB. I'm looking for exciting new projects and dynamic voices. Surprise the heck outta me.
Last night I procrastinated so much on Actual Things (cleaning? life? etc) that I made myself a website 👀 taragonzalez.com
I just did a MASSIVE update to my #MSWL page to hopefully clear up some questions about what I'm looking for. Authors, if your book seems like a good fit, let's chat!
Joyce Carol Oates @JoyceCarolOates"they" will not become a part of general usage, not for political reasons but because there would be no pronoun to distinguish between a singular subject ("they") & a plural subject ("they"). language seeks to communicate w/ clarity, not to obfuscate; that is its purpose. twitter.com/JoyceCarolOate…
Hi! I’m looking for more picture books, novels, and graphic novels that feature non-binary characters, people who use they/them pronouns, etc.! Shouldn’t be a problem, since kids easily get the fact that language is mutable ❤️ #MSWL
Dara Hyde @dzhydeSo what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/
I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/
- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds
The categories I’m looking for, in order of priority, are:
- YA and MG graphic novels from author-illustrators (one person)
- Nonfiction for kids and teens
- Chapter books and picture books from author-illustrators (one person)
I’m in the mood for a cozy picture book with a fresh take on the Fall season. Sweaters, apple picking, cider donuts, crisp bonfire nights, corn mazes, colorful leaves—I want all the seasonal vibes! (Agented submissions only please) #MSWL #PB #picturebooks
If I missed your #LatinxPitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators