maaayyy. @brendonsexuala 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!
@UKRomChat @ukromchatQ5. 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
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
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI know this is very specific, but I'd like a MG or YA set in the Jewish ghetto in WW2 Shanghai. I've been thinking about this for years... #MSWL
I will take a submission for👇🏼at any time, whether I’m open to queries or not. Put Shanghai Ghetto in the subject line. #MSWL
Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowmanAnyway 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
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!
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.
After the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch, I want this: Sort of a Revolutionary War set on Mars, but with non-conservative pilgrims—like super-smart SpaceX pilgrims w/ ideals & awesome tech vs underhanded greedy governments rushing to claim Mars like “they” already own it. #MSWL #SF
I would really really love to find a racially-diverse SciFi, fantasy or novel with magical realism set in the south during or around the Civil War. That would be my dream manuscript right about now. #MSWL
Susan Hawk @susanhawkLove, love, love immersive, fast-paced historical fiction for YA and MG. Esp want non-European/American settings. #MSW
YA or MG historical fiction about the Cold War in the 50s and 60s, esp in non-European/American settings. #MSWL
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanAlso, there are multiple narratives in any conflict. Whose story are you telling—and why? Is it the most interesting version of this war? Give me postwar occupation, colonialism-in-the-name-of-peace, refugees/displacement, war crimes trials, &c. #MSWL #SFF twitter.com/mary_c_moore/s…
War disproportionately/differently impacts different populations w/in the same society. Veterans vs civilians, but also: different socioecon groups, industries (wartime vs peacetime economies), urban vs rural, ethnic minorities—esp ones w/ historic ties to "the enemy." #MSWL #SFF
Natascha Morris on Vacation @SoCalledYALifeThis might be conterverial but I would be interested in a middle grade or YA from a German perspective during the rise of Hitler. 1/2 #mswl
Controversial but I want a WWII novel that does this so we can tie modern politics back to history. #MSWL
Natascha Morris on Vacation @SoCalledYALifeI want a YA or MG graphic novel with supernatural elements. Maybe mermaids... #MSWL
I want historical ficion, PB, MG, & YA. I ❤ Salem witch trials, WWII and WWI, American revolution, but surprise me with hidden figures #MSWL