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Bethany Simonsen is querying again
Writes SFF. Musician, mom, crocheter, Mormon. Pubbed in Believe Me Not: An Unreliable Anthology. Assistant Editor @ Kate Foster Editing. All opinions mine.
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Kelly πŸ“š 6h
In the spirit of community, I’m leaving this tweet here. For ANYONE LOOKING FOR BETAS AND CPS, please tweet under this with your genre, age range, and any descriptors you have for your MS. Place a simple β€œπŸ™ŒπŸ» DM ME” under other replies you think would fit you!
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 2h
Replying to @LitAgentKelly @DMandzz
Hurray! My kids are dying for more upper MG/ young YA lit. And so are most of their friends. 😁
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 2h
That's good to know! I've had a few near misses that I still hope to find a home for someday, so this is encouraging.
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Kelly πŸ“š 10h
Hey Twitter, I’ve noticed some real weird energy and a lot of hostility on here lately, so I’ve decided I’m going to post something on here to try to help get that bad energy out. Let’s all do each other a favor and take a time out to follow some simple mental health steps:
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 8h
Replying to @amandarhill32
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 8h
Replying to @erinscafe
Yeah, local MS my kids go to reads that in 6th grade. Not looking forward to my soft-hearted, sensitive, animal-loving daughter reading that one th is year. 😭
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 8h
Replying to @LitAgentKelly @DMandzz
Follow up question, if that's okay. How do you see sales for upper MG going lately? I know I've seen a lot of kids who want it, and authors who want to write it, but are publishers starting to invest in it?
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 8h
Replying to @LitAgentKelly
I know agents talk about MSs they like but don't love enough to rep. Do agents sign writers for a project they DO love, and then reconsider those other MSs?
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 12h
Replying to @brownbookworm
Ugh, that's so disgusting. How can anyone object to those books?? I'm so sorry for the hate being thrown your way.
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 12h
Replying to @nkjemisin
I blocked that dude already, but I'm pretty sure he was also the one sneering at "genre fiction" writers. Because the only good writers are white, male, rich guys writing "artsy" stories. /s
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 12h
Replying to @DMandzz @brendadrake
I wasn't offended. I figured that was how you meant it, but I know those words are sensitive for a lot of people. Especially in the current political climate. That's an interesting point about the term mental illness, too. Thanks for talking about it with me.
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 12h
Replying to @Fizzygrrl
Oh no, Summer. I hope it passes soon. :(
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 21h
Replying to @kelly_j_baker
Oh my God. That is so horrible.
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 21h
Replying to @UweStenderPhD
Yeah, she seems to be popular because she's popular, if that makes sense? I'm finding I really enjoy Lauren Daigle's music lately. And always Sara Bareilles. (If you're looking for other singers to try listening to.) I hope whatever is upsetting you resolves soon!
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 22h
Replying to @NielsKeira
I think it's the name of the little owl mascot? AFAIK it doesn't actually stand for anything.
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 22h
Replying to @DMandzz @brendadrake
It's frustrating to watch bad behavior get blamed on disease, because it lets the person off the hook for their behavior. Plus it adds to the stigma that mentally ill people already face. I hope that makes sense. Genuinely not trying to be mean, just trying to educate. πŸ’œ
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 22h
Replying to @DMandzz @brendadrake
I grew up in a generation where we used "crazy" all the time to mean ridiculous or unbelievable. But I'm unlearning that behavior. Especially since I deal with MI myself. +
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again 22h
Replying to @DMandzz @brendadrake
Can I offer a gentle critique here? There's a big difference between someone who is a jerk, or racist, or homophobic, etc, and someone who is "crazy" or "nuts." Racism is a choice. Mental health issues aren't a choice. +
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Shannon/S.A. Chakraborty @ Worldcon Aug 22
Ooo, so courtesy of being trapped on airport runaway and told not to use my laptop, have I got a book recommendation for you! SHE WAS AND SHE WAS NOT by Melissa Bashardoust, an absolutely lovely queer fairytale inspired by ancient Persian mythology and the Shahnameh.
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Bethany Simonsen is querying again Aug 23
Replying to @wordmixrr
He...what?! Um, yay for the cute new nightlight though, I guess?
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