Please send me all of your gorgeous, lyrical (but not rhyming) picture books that are seasonal or focused on beautiful surroundings. Extra points if you send me a picture book that features the northern lights ⭐️ #mswl #pb
Give me books for #generationartemis! All the space books EXCEPT space opera (sorry!)! Think Andy Weir, Mary Doria Russell, and Fonda Lee. Also more fiction picture books with space themes! Non-fiction is good too, but I want something fresh.
Anjanette Barr @bookbarristaSo thrilled that the official announcement went out today that I have been promoted to Associate Agent at Dunham Literary. Eternal thanks to @JennieDunhamLit for taking a chance on me and being an excellent mentor! Now who wants a #MSWL ? 🧵
First, you can find out more about me and what I'm looking for anytime on our website: dunhamlit.com/anjanette-barr…
The Standard Digital @StandardKenyaKBC’s reporter piece to camera with the Jumbo turns hilarious
Video by KBC pic.twitter.com/mZMjnEFbes
I really love elephants.
If you are an illustrator with an elephant picture book, hit me up. I’d love an elephant book of an elephant living its life in wild. Not living it up in the big city Babar-style. (Also less colonialism) #mswl
"Pitch me your picture books: illustrated stories with literary sensibilities, nonfiction topics (not biographies), cultural traditions/folklore/history."
Cat Winters / C.E. Winters @catwintersThis proposed national bill is sickening. To deem LGBTQ people as inappropriate for children, many of whom are young LGBTQ people themselves, is to call for the erasure of an entire population of people. We're already seeing this devastating quest for erasure with the book bans. twitter.com/Esqueer_/statu…
Have a pile of submissions to get to but a #mswl that's been on my heart ever since my trans/NB partner told me they've never seen themself reflected in lit: more books (PB, MG, YA, GN) featuring genderqueer main characters pls. There's power in lit, and the fascists know it.
When I was growing up there seemed to be a micro-genre of Kafka-esque picture books about kids waking up with mysterious, fantastical physical conditions. They were so fun! I'd love to see projects like these. #MSWL
#PBpitch is coming up so here are some of the types of stories I’m on the lookout for:
-by underrepresented authors
-with Abuelas and lots of love
-heartfelt family messages
-outdoors. more outdoors, always
-gutsy, silly, obnoxious kids taking center stage
-unique aspects of culture (am always open to food, but am mostly looking for non-food entry points to story right now)
-author-illustrators whose styles feel ✨cozy✨
-NF about BIPOC history!
I will be closing to fiction queries from November 1st through January 9th for holidays and catching up. (I will still be open for cookbooks.) If you want to get your fiction (or NF PB) in before then, here's an #MSWL thread of what I'm looking for right this moment.
New specific whim for my #MSWL! I'd love to see more PB bios of contemporary musicians. Give me rock bands, give me rappers, give me pop stars currently killing it. (Lizzo, anyone?? 👀) I LOVE music across many genres, try me with anyone who has a fascinating, kid-OK story!🎸🎵🎶
My #MSWL for PB: true rhyme w/ perfect meter; 99% of the time prefer text-only
Tip 1: You know where you expect the beats, so have others read it out loud. Listen for where they place the emphasis.
Tip 2: Don’t force the rhyme. 🤦🏼♀️
Kortney Price @kortney_priceSo, after a bit of a hiatus, I have a couple of updates.
First update: my query box is back open and I'm so incredibly excited to read what y'all have to share with me! #amquerying (1/2)
Second update: Along with #PB, #MG, and #YA books, I'm also now open to adult #romance titles. My taste in two words? Humor and Heart! For more you can check out my #MSWL here:manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kort… (2/2)