a more complete 2022 #mswl is coming, but in the meantime here are some v specific things i am looking for in ✨YA✨this year:
-stories ft BIPOC on the aro/ace spectrum
-ballet stories from a non-cishet non-female POV
-anything inspired by THE MUMMY (and ft BIPOC)
Terry J. Benton-Walker @tjbentonwalkerBlack gay boys should get to do magic. We should get to be the hero (or the villain). We should get epic stories about US. Black gay kids should get to see themselves in media of all types and all the love and validation and inspiration that comes along with it. We deserve.
🌟YA thrillers, psychological horror, supernatural, & speculative fiction that radically represents & explores queer, female, and BIPOC rage & revenge
▫️ Think: Iron Widow, Sadie, Nimona, or, for a film example, Jennifer’s Body #MSWL
in fiction and nonfiction, I particularly want to see more BIPOC, disabled, LGBT+ authors (though please don't feel pressured to disclose anything you're not comfortable with)
more indigenous/non-Western culture, mythology, and tropes
New year, new #MSWL!
I represent BIPOC, Queer, and marginalized creators writing commercial genre fiction across MG, YA, Adult, and Graphic Novel. My particular weaknesses are genre-blending SFF, horror, and anything with murder or making out (ideally both)
Special Call Outs!
✨Friendship stories where the complete cast is BIPOC
✨Latinx fútbol-centric stories
✨After-high-school stories not set in 4-year, majority-white universities, including trade schools, community colleges, non-European international universities, and HBCUs...
Contemporary💫 Give me your stories that focus on being 1st/2nd gen stories, multigeneration BIPOC family, returning to the homeland, and/or international settings with local protags
Historical Fiction💫 Desperately looking for projects that have a global and non-Western perspective on history
Romance💫 QBIPOC or BIPOC rom-coms/romances, and I would love to some interracial romances where both characters are BIPOC
SFF💫 I would love to see futures that star BIPOC casts and fantasy worlds inspired by non-Western folklores and myths
Horror💫 I'm looking for elevated horror that unpacks societal, community, and/or personal traumas, as well as any monster reimaginings from a BIPOC POV
🌏 Historical fiction from before the year 1900, especially from BIPOC perspectives; and also, specifically, queer historical fiction set in under-examined moments of the 20th century #MSWL
Elizabeth Lee @EleeReadsYOUNG ADULT:
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars
Since it's a new year, here's my #MSWL again! I can't wait to find some gems in 2022, and am especially looking for the below YA books. ⬇️
📚 Stories about stories, language, and how and why myths are made and passed down, especially from BIPOC and diaspora perspectives
🌟 Hopepunk! I want to be in tears about humanity's potential to work together and light a spark in the face of darkness #MSWL
This great @annehelen interview with activist Ragen Chastain (@danceswithfat) reminds me of a #MSWL: I'd love to do a picture book about fatness and body positivity with a BIPOC team. If you have a MS, hit me up! annehelen.substack.com/p/i-had-been-h…
Hi, agent friends :) It's about that time: New Year, New #MSWL 📚✒️
I edit picture books, middle grade novels, and YA novels/nf, as well as select graphic novels across genres.
I prioritize intersectional stories that center BIPOC characters & their unique, varied experiences.
Miscellaneous things I’d love in my inbox? 📥
• horror pied piper reimagining!
• queer Dorian Gray
• queer MG 💚
• sex-positive, body positive YA rom-coms
• BIPOC witches, seers, and mediums
• BIPOC in and writing crime fiction & speculative fic
• isolated thrillers
New year, time to share a new #MSWL thread of things I’d love to see this year.
I am actively looking for: Adult, YA & MG.
And I am eager to support commercial and high stakes stories featuring BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodiversity representation.
i would love to see:
✨ BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, undocumented, historically excluded voices
✨ adult fiction set in latin america (esp brazil) across genre, own voices
✨ MG fantasy feat. non-western folklore and high personal stakes
OK, #MSWL time. In Adult, I want SUSPENSE, especially centering women, queer characters, and BIPOC. I prefer smaller scale, with high personal stakes.
I'm not the right fit for detectives/police/military or ppl running around the world trying to stop [insert catastrophic thing]