POC

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 2 Sep 2018

I want THE ONE THING, THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK & START WITH WHY, but written by POC & women. #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 30 Aug 2018

For PBs: author/illustrators only. (I know that stings a little. Sorry?) I like modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, honest kid emotions, and simple prose. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

I'll be quite honest, I'm tired of the white, male, straight cop. It isn't that I won't read or consider, I'm just bored and I don't want to be bored. Give me the lesbian mother fighting for her child or the POC cop. Give me more women and give me something I haven't seen #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

Give me GONE GIRL (for lack of a better comp) with POC, give me OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES with POC, give me the LGBTQ version of BIG LITTLE LIES, give me NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA, give me CRAZY RICH ASIANS #MSWL

Kent D. Wolf @kentdwolf · 6 Aug 2018

Queer writers of color, this white cis gay man sez, LET'S DO THIS. #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 30 Jul 2018

please please please send me all these incredible, literally toe-curling ideas on #MuslimSquadWL b/c we need stories about *all* kind of muslims—about swashbuckling pirates or primadonnas or regular people w/ *quiet* stories, poc/queer/disabled/neuroatypical or otherwise! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 27 Jul 2018

I’m still looking for a feel good contemporary YA rom com with a big commercial hook featuring POC characters a la Jenny Han. It’s like the great white whale of my career. Someone send it to me now, please. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 26 Jul 2018

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Okee 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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 24 Jul 2018

"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/