Tu Books, an imprint of @LEEandLOW , publishes diverse middle grade and YA books set at the point where imagination and real life collide.
A #NewVisionsAward #MSWL that would be perfect by the right indigenous writer: novel or graphic novel inspired by this teen water protector who was just named chief water commissioner by the Ashinabek Nation: cbc.ca/news/canada/su…
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanJust 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)
Crystal Frasier @ NorWesCon @AmazonChiqueGod I love history!
...also, this would be an amazing setting for an RPG campaign pic.twitter.com/p4unNgiKBt
Seriously, 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
Tu Books @tubooksRe: LRT: Our #MSWL hasn't changed much since we last tweeted on the HT, so go back through for more details, but couple things specifically:
We're actively looking for all sorts of MG/YA stories that star Muslim main characters--realism, SFF, graphic novels. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksYou can do it, new writers of color! We look forward to reading YOUR manuscript in the #NewVisionsAward soon. leeandlow.com/writers-illust…
AFRICAN HISTORY @africanarchivesone in every four cowboys was believed to be a Black man released from slavery, despite the stories told in popular books and movies. pic.twitter.com/AEYH4cQrEv
FYI: this is a YA #MSWL. Historical fiction covering little-known history like this is vital for bringing this knowledge to a new generation
Tu Books @tubooksFor example, we love what @arigonstarr & Theo Tso are doing w/ Super Indian & Captain Paiute respectively. Seeking full-length GNs. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksWe're also actively looking for graphic novels for young readers (MG/YA) starring Native & Muslim characters. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooks<that's also on our #MSWL--MG/YA starring Muslim characters from any culture, and/or Middle Eastern origin (not synonymous).
We're also actively looking for graphic novels for young readers (MG/YA) starring Native & Muslim characters. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooks.@CCBCwisc doesn't break down Muslim representation or Middle Eastern origin representation (some included in Asian?) but>
<that's also on our #MSWL--MG/YA starring Muslim characters from any culture, and/or Middle Eastern origin (not synonymous).
Tu Books @tubooksPercentage-wise:
7.8% about African Americans
2.6% by African Americans
The numbers for Native American/First Nations are dismal, as well. Our #MSWL includes MG & YA contemporary & SFF by/abt indigenous ppl.
Tu Books @tubooksFor example: SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS is a retelling of THE ODYSSEY. Strong school hook--w/ strong reader appeal too. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooks(I need to update illustrator guidelines w/ graphic novel illustration information, sorry!) #MSWL
In general, we love MG & YA SFF, mystery & historical fiction that grabs readers & hooks teachers & librarians handing them the books. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksFor writers, we'd like to see graphic novel scripts. Guidelines here: leeandlow.com/writers-illust… #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksYou might have seen our 2 recent graphic novel acquisitions announcements. Use those for guidance. publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/ch… #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksAgents looking for #shepersisted mss in MG: send those to us if they're diverse fiction! Authors, write it! #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksSpecifics of what we're looking for: MORE MG. Particularly complex diverse MG of all genres w/ literary/curricular connections. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksIf you're not #ownvoices writer, we emphasize making sure you do your research. More on sensitivity readers: lithub.com/on-the-use-of-… #MSWL
Specifics of what we're looking for: MORE MG. Particularly complex diverse MG of all genres w/ literary/curricular connections. #MSWL
Tu Books @tubooksIn particular, re: sensitivity reader conversation yesterday re: this article in which I (@stacylwhitman) am quoted: slate.com/articles/arts/…