POC

DongWon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2018

dongwon @dongwon

I love the idea of #MSWL day but I'm rarely looking for a very specific concept or type of book. I just want the book to be yours and yours alone. To be so specific you can see the whole world in its details. That said, here are a few things that are very top of mind for me:

Contemporary horror/thriller focused on the experiences of POCs. We live harrowing lives and ones that see the world from a different angle. Film/tv has done a great job of catching up to representing those experiences. I want more of it in books. #MSWL

Carlisle Webber @carliebeth · 12 Sep 2018

24/7/365 I welcome #ownvoices. I welcome all and would especially love stories by&about people of color, with disabilities (esp invisible), who have mental illness, who are LGBTQ, or who are economically disadvantaged #MSWL #wndb

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 12 Sep 2018

Also actively seeking Muslim stories, both contemporary and SFF. In particular, science fiction, as I'd love to see stories of POC we don't normally get to see having adventures in the future. Also goes for SF starring indigenous characters. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 12 Sep 2018

Just realized it's #MSWL day. I've tweeted occasional MSWLs whenever they've come up, so feel free to search my history, but here's the gist of what I'm looking for:

All books must star IPOC
I only publish MG and YA fiction & graphic novels (see exceptions below)

Quressa Robinson (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · 12 Sep 2018

Stories about generational wealth in POC families. And stories about moving into a higher socioeconomic status than the rest of ones family. #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 12 Sep 2018

Give me badass females and POC in your historical! Big plus if it's LGBTQ+ #MSWL just don't give me Shakespeare, Henry VIII, or Greek gods - a little worn out on WWII, as well, unless it has a totally new POV

Michelle Richter📚 @Michrichter1 · 12 Sep 2018

I would love to see more crime fiction from writers of color and LGBT writers in the world and in my inbox. If the main characters are also POC/LGBT, even better. #MSWL

Jessica Mileo @JessicaMileo · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL When I open up my queries again, I want the fluffiest most uwu romance / contemporary (adult or children's) fiction with PoC and/or queer protagonists (Not secondary characters fitting the bill and no one is allowed to die!)

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · 12 Sep 2018

Speaking of nonfiction for young people, query me with:
--Deeply reported narrative of historical events
--Bios of underappreciated historical women or POC
--Self help from columnist of mainstream publication or popular blog
#MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL day! Just a blanket note that I'd love to see #ownvoices subs and POC authors for every wishlist item I post today--not just the ones I specify--and in my inbox in general.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 12 Sep 2018

And I'm always looking for: own voices stories in pb, mg, and ya – would love to see more neurodiverse, LGBT+ and/or stories from people (particularly women) of color. Intersectional stories always welcome! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 4 Sep 2018

Rewatching Black Panther reminds me of how much I love Shuri! I’d really love to see a YA manuscript with a brilliant POC girl protagonist that’s badass at science and has a ton of sass! #mswl

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