I am actively digging through my inbox looking for: #MSWL
▪️PB/MG NF about science or history topics
▪️Adult mystery/suspense in the vein of Oyinkan Braithwaite, Steph Cha, Alex North, Tana French
▪️Upmarket family stories
▪️Horror: Psychological! Ghosts!
Jess Hernandez (on semi-hiatus) @FinkHernandezCan a Japanese American #ownvoices author write a picture book about the bonsai grown in an internment camp? Would read the heck out of that book. Also, whoever took them, give the damn trees back, you monsters. twitter.com/wendysparrow/s…
I'd read the heck out of that, too. #MSWL
A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:
✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Quirky gift books
Clint Smith @ClintSmithIIII talk about this all the time but having young ppl express despair about violence/poverty in their communities, w/o helping them understand where these conditions emerge from, means they might think it has to do w/the *ppl* in those communities rather than what was done to them.
We've updated our #mswl and added one theme that we're particularly looking for: disasters, being scared, anxiety, and coping. If you have submitted before but haven't heard back from us, you're also welcome to submit new manuscripts that fit our list. #kidlit #kidlitart
I got my hair cut today and there was a tiny, precious 4-year-old boy getting his hair cut at the station next to me. Stylist said he keeps a stuffed animal around for the boys because the clippers scare them.🥺
Long story short, I NEED to rep a "first hair cut" PB.💈#MSWL
Jocelyn Rish @JocelynRishIt's happening! It's happening!
I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!!!
BATTLE OF THE BUTTS is going to be a real book!!! 🎉🥳🍾😭😭😭
If you're interested in all the details, check out my blog post: jocelynrish.com/content/finally pic.twitter.com/uN86nAE3oy
#MSWL: I’m usually not open to picture books I don’t solicit, but I’d love to see something celebrating holidays we don’t have many picture books about. Ones that aren’t currently served in publishing written by #own authors. So if you’ve got it, send it my way.
Karen Greenberg @kgreenbergreadsBeen on the hunt for author-illustrators to bring to Knopf who have fresh stories to tell and diverse styles. New perspectives, art that makes my heart sing, irresistible characters. This is the top of my vision board for 2020. Universe - and agents - let’s make it happen! #mswl
Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooksI'm next in line on the @bookendslit #MSWL train chuggin' along 🚂 I'd love to find a novel in the vein of NATALIE TAN'S BOOK OF LUCK AND FORTUNE where food, community, and culture intertwine. Also, I'm a fan of AYESHA AT LAST, so a fresh retelling like this might catch my eye! twitter.com/SoCalledYALife…
My turn on the @bookendslit #MSWL train! When I reopen to queries I want all the kidlit: graphic novels and all your LGBT narratives from PB through YA! Swoon worthy rom coms and heartbreaking stories all welcome.
Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPixJumping on this @bookendslit #MSWL pile of awesomeness! I'm still desperate for my contemp YA updated Girl: Interrupted (NOT SFF for this). Mental health, mental health, mental health.
Also seeking MG SFF.
I'd love to see some new adult space opera with #ownvoices elements! twitter.com/AgentJessicaA/…
I'm all caught up on queries and working my way through all January submissions. Eager to find my next new project!
PB fiction & non-fiction
MG non-fiction & humorous fiction
Adult Mystery, Thriller, Literary & Upmarket #MSWL #QueryUpdate
I really have more room for PBs, MGs and perhaps some graphic novels on my list. I'm generally hungry for more illustrated work. Author/illustrators only for the PBs. I like a whimsical, quirky book. Not too over-the-top. Has to have an emotional core. #MSWL
Good morning! I added a few more genres to my #MSWL through the StringerLit query form. Would love some humor/satire/offbeat/quirky (we need that in the world!) and I added thrillers, upmarket. Send me your funny PB and more MG/YA. stringerlit.com
A book I need as a parent but doesn't exist to my satisfaction so I'm going to add it to my #mswl with the hopes of one day representing it! Please send me a non-lame, super clever, commercial picture or board book for toddlers transitioning from a crib to a bed.
Viv 🌲LBM MK201 @viv_tannerHello #PortfolioDay! I'm passionate about illustrating characters in atmospheric settings 🔸 I'd especially love to work on book covers & interiors, (board)games and children's books.
#mswl looking for illustrators with a similar style for GN and PB.