#MSWL a near-future America faces some cataclysm where we are the ones fleeing south to the safety of Mexico (no zombies pls, more real world). Except there’s a wall keeping us out. #POC #ownvoices author pls. Mexican protag dealing w/ US immigrants. Dual POV maybe?
I'm a huge fan of mysteries & crime thrillers. In response to recent news in the mystery community, I'm opening my closed sub policy thru 12/20 to queries from #POC #writers of MG & YA mysteries & thrillers. Query erin_submissions at emliterary.com. #mswl
Lauren Spieller wants you to VOTE @laurenspiellerI want a book about a character like Ambrose Spellman--kind, gifted, tortured, and definitely queer af. #mswl pic.twitter.com/osCH2n4ICu
He's also a person of color--I shouldn't leave that out, b/c it's important to understanding his character.
Not that the show seems to understand that. #mswl
I would LOVE more cute, sweet romance submissions with black, Asian, or Latino main characters! 65K or more, winter, Valentine’s Day, or spring esp. ❄️❤️🌸Agents, I’d love to get these as proposals, too! #MSWL #Hallmark #OwnVoices #amwriting #publishing
Babs B @Babs7169I would love stories with adventurous heroines (like Amelia Peabody, Veronica Speedwell, Lady Trent) but with WOC and more sexy times! Doesn’t need to be historical or m/f. #RomBkLove twitter.com/anacoqui/statu…
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanI've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
I would EXTREMELY love this. #MSWL
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanRewatching the 90s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and what hits me every time is that I forget that the plot revolves so much around the accusation of Hero not being a virgin. The parts I remember are the running around conspiring to make Benedic and Beatrice fall in love w/ each other.
I've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
Had a great chat today while recording the podcast, about the lack of POC in YA novels centered around astrology.
I really love those books (ie: Summer of Supernovas), and would love to see that.
I'm closed for queries, but if you're writing a story like this, pitch me. #MSWL
REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks
My updated #MSWL is up! Find it here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-… Would love more upmarket/literary fiction from women of color and, since we're approaching Halloween, things with a bit of spook to them.
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI updated my #mswl page to give a sense of what I've been reading for my own pleasure... go take a look! manuscriptwishlist.com
Some things I'd love to see come in to my inbox: How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #ownvoices @POC #MSWL