Ayana Gray @AyanaGrayHonestly:
1) This is a MOOD.
2) I really want a YA fantasy with girls of color training to be badasses inspired by this.
TLDR: I WILL ALWAYS STAN GIRLS WITH WEAPONS. #BlackGirlMagic #amwriting pic.twitter.com/4kPrupWTwa
Anna Davidson @magic_robinsApparently no one wants any more vampires and werewolves but like I want more. I want queer vamps/wolves, POC ones, queer POC ones, trans/non-binary ones.
You're not sick of vamps/wolves, you're sick of seeing the same ones over and over again. There's a diff. 🤷🏻♀️
Carole V. Bell @BellCV“Romantic comedies take our primal hunger to connect with one another and give it a story. And at their best, they do much more: They make you believe in the power of communion.”—
Wesley Morris’s excellent rumination on a criminally undervalued genre. nyti.ms/2W2sQl3
Now that we as a nation have accepted that romcoms are amazing, I'm putting out a call: Agents, please send me all the fantastic YA novel or graphic novel romcoms you have! Especially keen for projects from LGBTQIA/POC creators 💫💫💫 #MSWL #YA #GN
chatting panels w/the brilliant @CarolinePerny and it occurs to me I crave a WOC take on the basic Hulk trope that plays with how complicated it is to be angry as a WOC, especially a BWOC. that gives permission for fury & recognizes that yeah, you're always fucking angry. #MSWL
Book twitter! I'm looking at my list for 2020 and I'd LOVEEEE a fluffy, happy, fun, winter-y (holiday?!?) romantic comedy by an author of color, featuring main characters of color! If you are writing this now... please send it to me at @avonbooks!!! #mswl #romancelandia
"Fluffy YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities)." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/
Léonicka @leonickaThis exhibit was breathtaking and I wanna see more stories about this. #mswl #yeehawagenda twitter.com/NewYorker/stat…
Black cowboy romance. Black rural historical fiction. Black YA at the rodeo. Black horse girl middle grade. Just send me all of it. #mswl
Cora Harrington @lingerie_addictLate night thoughts. Pride & Prejudice, but with the following cast:
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane Bennett
- Lupita Nyong’o as Eliza Bennett
- Tessa Thompson as Mary Bennett
- Yara Shahidi as Lydia Bennett pic.twitter.com/KJTclrr4Tf
YASSS GIVE ME THIS.
Also, #MSWL retelling with an all black/POC cast.
Melissa Danaczko @mad2034Just saw the phenomenal (and hilarious!) @crucet read from Make Your Home Among Strangers and am reminded that we need more novels about first-in-family navigating college, especially from poc voices #MSWL
Putting this out into the universe again. I would love to see more novels about POC navigating a college campus #mswl