We need to do right by this planet. Would absolutely love a picture book about the Amazon that sheds light on how desperately we need to care for our natural resources and marginalized societies. #MSWL
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothOkee dokee—the time has come to reopen to queries. (Hooray!) Since round numbers are nice, let’s say I’ll reopen on August 1st! Here's some stuff that I'd especially be excited to see in my inbox. #mswl
Picture books from author/illustrators (correct): modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, and simple prose. Would love books that comp to MAX THE BRAVE, WE FOUND A HAT, and Emma Dodd. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl #pb #Illustrator
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaEarlier this year I put out into the Universe that I want to see more nonfiction at @bookendslit & the Universe responded. @AgentJessicaA & @wensday95 & I have taken on & sold some amazing & exciting new nonfiction projects. #MSWL
Just going to throw out in the universe that I am still looking for some amazing trade MG and YA non-fiction! (PB too, but I'm just not seeing as much NF for older readers in my sub box!) #mswl
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPixBut when agent screws up, authors sometimes have trust issues.I get it, totally. Please don't hesitate to query me & talk opwnly if you were recently impacted by 1 of these events where an agent didn't do their job according to industry standards.I would love to see your work. 2/
#MSWL Adult and YA fantasy, sci fi, romance. Picture books featuring diversity, food, or fun word play. Middle grade based on unique mythologies, and always, diversity across all spectrums including LGBTQ, authors/characters of color, and neurodiversity. Queryme.online/naomidavis
Love, Tara @TalkativeTaraIn a rare episode of Tara Has An Opinion About Picture Books, can I just say to publishing: please use them as an opportunity to teach kids pronoun flexibility! I WISH I had learned it earlier + would probably have less slip-ups today. There’s no reason to be so rigid.
#MSWL (Is that the hashtag?) Someone send me a pb that does interesting things with they/them/their?
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeI'd like to find a solid author-illustrator. Feel free to check out my pinterest to see my illustration tastes! I am super picky on this one. #MSWL
Lyrical books will always be some of my favorites, but then tend to be quieter books so I am looking for lyrcial books that have a hook. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeRight now, I want inclusive commercial picture books about kids having fun, that shows a non-traditional family type.
Two books I am loving that best illustrate this:
As a first gen, I totally want a PB that talks about the highs/lows of being in two cultures. #MSWL