Adventure

Andrew DeYoung @AndrewJDeYoung · 1d

Top on my #MSWL are picture books about the grand adventure of creativity—the risk, the reward, the importance of allowing oneself to fail and experiment. Think ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER or THE DOT.

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 4d

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These elements can include character, theme, atmosphere, grit, style, voice, setting, world building.....any craft element that you want to highlight.

For example, "My story combines the humor of Shannon Hale's Austenland with the heart and action of Kenneth Oppel's Airborn in this MG role playing adventure gone wrong" (#MSWL, btw)

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 5d

I want urban fantasy in MG too please! Series potential and big friend groups, family-focused, heartfelt—would love to fight some surprise tears reading a fun, sweeping adventure. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 5d

For my MG, right now I really want magical adventure! Send me something fantastical and fun, with a great hook, and friendships that shine. Especially if there are any non-human magical characters incorporated in a fresh way. #MSWL

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · Mar 28

"An edge-of-your-seat noir about an agoraphobic coven's adventure to transcend their mother's death" #MSWL, please

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P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 18

“I’d love a super feminine adventure story. Think mystery, high stakes, and difficult situations mixed with bright colours, glitter, and gemstones.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Amy Brewer @42amer · Mar 9

I would love to see a Contemporary Romantic Adventure like Romancing the Stone in my inbox. #MSWL #query #open to submissions

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Feb 17

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I would really love to find an exciting, middle grade adventure/ fantasy set somewhere other than the US or Europe.

Great example: THE SERPENT'S SECRET by @Sayantani16

#MSWL

Terrie Wolf @AKA_Terrie · Feb 13

Just read about a veteran-owned adventure business. Extreme sports, extreme excursion, extreme experience for PTSD overcomers. Now, include that in a wonderful #Romance or #WF. I'd like that! #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 12

#MSWL I want a YA about a family forced due to unfortunate circumstances to sell everything, buy a camper van, and go on an adventure meant to mask their misfortune, though conflict ensues, but love and faith bloom too.

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Feb 12

#MSWL This! I'm sure a million people have asked for this, but put these ladies in space and give them an adventure that saves the galaxy. Every time this photo crosses my path, I pet it lovingly and say "one day."

Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenE · Feb 6

Hey y'all, I'd love an action-adventure novel for kids a la Jumanji. Bonus points if it's body positive. #MSWL

California Coldblood @CalifColdblood · Feb 1

#mswl I'd love to see a naturalistic YA action-adventure novel. Something in the vein of Louis Sachar's HOLES.

Kortney Price @kortney_price · Jan 31

I am absolutely dying to see some MG adventure or survival stories in my inbox! Shipwrecks, deserted islands, mountains, forests, deep sea diving, lost in the big city... whatever you've got I'm probably looking for it! #mswl