Agents, a #MSWL for a nonfiction graphic novel: biography or just general nonfiction covering the indigenous and POC climate and environmental activists risking their lives (and sometimes losing them) around the world as they work against corporate interests.
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanRewatching the 90s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and what hits me every time is that I forget that the plot revolves so much around the accusation of Hero not being a virgin. The parts I remember are the running around conspiring to make Benedic and Beatrice fall in love w/ each other.
I've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
And as far as diversity goes, I am particularly seeking new authors of color and indigenous authors. #MSWL
We are still actively seeking contemporary Native American narratives for MG & YA, novel and graphic novel. I'd also love more books about black girls/by black women.
Exception: I am starting to seek MG & YA nonfiction graphic novels with specific appeal to the school and library market #MSWL
I love SFF with strong curricular connections that would appeal to teachers/librarians incorporating them into curriculum/pairing with classics
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)
Tu Books @tubooksSeriously, writers: if you can write this, this is a serious #MSWL. Must be either MG or YA, could be graphic novel or novel. Or even nonfiction, if you want to tackle the real-world facts of this. #submissions #amwriting #YAlit #MGlit twitter.com/AmazonChique/s…
Totally serious. Preferably POC writers from related cultures. #MSWL
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanI have a hard time telling a good fit for me from a pitch anyway, so check out sub guidelines #DVpit leeandlow.com/writers-illust…
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanParticularly looking for #ownvoices Pacific Islander/Pasifika stories for #NewVisionsAward & beyond in MG/YA both novel/graphic novel #MSWL
Now, specifically what that looks like as far as stories go, institutional appeal is a broad brush. That might mean many things. #MSWL
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanAlways a good thing to go to our website & look at what we've published and show in your cover letter how your book fills in gaps #MSWL
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanWhat I'm actively looking RN for #NewVisionsAward & more: diverse MG/YA novel/graphic novel w/ strong school/institutional appeal>
Particularly Native American, Muslim, Latinx w/ heritage from South America/Central America (set there or in US) #MSWL