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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Ruta Sepetys @RutaSepetysThe forgotten ‘Wolf Children’ of World War II. This history is also featured in the new award-winning novel, 𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙒𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 by Lithuanian author Alvydas Šlepikas.🇱🇹on.natgeo.com/2YerM2I
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:
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
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.
maaayyy. @brendonsexuala gay love story of the 1st world war’s year.
[thread by @guillemclua im just a translator]. pic.twitter.com/I3CkgKd1EO
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.