War

Robbie Guillory @RobbieGuillory · Aug 8

3.WW1 or WW2 stories that aren’t acts of derring-do. What about the people left behind, or those in the factories?
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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, yes!, I'm still open to WWII stories. But I really want to see a fresh perspective, so go out there and find the story that hasn't been told yet. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

Or Sandra Bolzenius's GLORY IN THEIR SPIRIT, which tells the stories of four African American women who fought against the Army's segregation policies. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

And I'm open to nonfiction about WWII as well, especially books about the now forgotten women who played such a huge part in the War. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

I think there are still a ton of stories we can tell with regard to the War's Pacific front. Sara Ackerman's books set in Hawaii during the War are great examples. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

Rosella Postorino's AT THE WOLF'S TABLE, which tells the story of the women who were forced to act as Hitler's food tasters. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, what do I mean by a fresh perspective? Here are some examples. #mswl

Julie Orringer's THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO, based on the true story of Varian Fry's attempt to save Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust:

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

BUT, my #amquerying friends, you must show me a perspective on the War that's fresh and new and like nothing I've seen before to get me interested. If I feel like I can go to my local bookstore and easily pick up 10 books with a premise similar to yours, I'm going to pass. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, let's talk about books set during WWII. Are there still a ton of them hitting the bookshelves every month? Yes. Am I a bit burned out on them? Also, yes. Am I completely closed to WWII queries? Of course not! #mswl

michellebrower @michellebrower · Mar 13

I have a #MSWL, one that I've wanted for a long time. I would love, LOVE, to work with a female veteran who is writing the Great American War Novel, where women and their lives are centered instead of on the periphery. Also, if this exists, tell me so I can read it.

T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss · 10 Dec 2018

maaayyy. @brendonsexual

a gay love story of the 1st world war’s year.

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This story just CONSUMED me! I couldn't stop reading! I needed to know about Emil and Xaver! I'm sobbing! I would love to publish a story like this some day, but probably fictional inspired by real people! Code Name Verity with gay men and WWI! I'm a wreck right now! #MSWL!

Kate Nash @katenashagent · 10 Dec 2018

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Q5. For Kate: Following on from the previous question: what would you like to see more of in romance, or possibly less of? #ukromchat @katenashagent @linalanglee pic.twitter.com/bjQY5tWKDS

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I'm looking for 1. Sweeping epics in war, like Gone With The Wind. 2) Romance reflecting today's UK diverse communities, such as inner cities or very rural. 3) a real Victorian rags-to-riches tear-jerker. 4) In romcom, new settings like @KarenAldous_ Alps #MSWL #UKRomChat

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 2 Nov 2018

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

Anyway coming from today’s discussion of old favorites: please send me more fun young-woman epic fantasy with beautiful dresses, high stakes, and some enemies-to-lovers, thank you. #mswl twitter.com/hannahnpbowman…

Do they end up CARING FOR EACH OTHER’S INJURIES in a TENT during a WAR until TRUST DEVELOPS and SEXUAL TENSION?? Is he shocked to see her in a DRESS not just MUDDY BREECHES after the battle is won? It is my kind of happy epic fantasy. (And I’m in the mood for that!) #mswl

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 29 Aug 2018

Help me through this sinus infection by sending me #mswl I’m desperate to read:

Female code breakers/spies a la BBC’s Bletchley Circle, THE ALICE NETWORK, or VELVET UNDERCOVER. Remarkable women in history who served great purpose in war. Mostly adult, but will take YA!

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · 9 Aug 2018

Give me classic heroes journeys with two bros or lady bros or non-binary bros just trying to muddle their way through the war. #mswl

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 19 Feb 2018

Economically realistic motives for colonialism & war. Vibranium is spot-on as an analogue for resources that drove (historical & current) conquest: oil, gold, tea, slaves, spices...

#SFF is full of war stories; give ‘em better reasons than righteousness & border conflicts.
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