Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jul 28

Just went tubing with my family for an end-of-summer blowout in Alpine Helen & now I want a romance (with a series in mind) of adventure outfitters employees finding ♥️: raft, canoe, kayak, whitewater, fishing, horses. Set in tourist town. Montana, Maine? I don’t know! #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

Middle grade! I have MG author on my list right now and he's lonely. Voicey but high-concept would be super. Clever. Magic. Adventure. Mystery. Just no grief/sicklit books for me. #mswl #mg

Danielle Burby @DanielleBurby · Jul 3

And, always, I am looking for imaginative MG adventure! #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 29

I want rebellions, small town adventures, jungle or desert escapades. I want slow burns and I'm okay with some stories that make me cry (in fact, please try to make me cry!). #MSWL

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

#MSWL I am eternally on the hunt for adventure / quest-y #MG with great characters!

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · May 23

I would love to see more MG submissions in my inbox. Realistic, historical, magical, scientific, adventurous--whatever you've got, I want to see it! #mswl

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · May 17

Any SF adventure books where the MC is a reporter/journalist? Not near future, but actually taking place in space on a colony or alien planet... I would love to see that #mswl

Alexandra Machinist @amachinist · May 16

Off The Shelf @OffTheShelf

Are you ready for an adventure? These 9 novels will take you on a journey into the unknown.

How could I forget to #MSWL about adventure novels? Or at least recently. MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN was my childhood jam and I about fainted with joy when I read Alex Garland’s THE BEACH in college. So send me your adventures! #amquerying #pubtip

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · May 1

#MSWL I am in need of more Middle Grade MG queries in my QueryManager! Send me ridiculous, send me adventure, send me fantasy, send me LGBTQ+ protags and family dynamics, BFFs and boisterous ensembles, stories with purpose, depth, and humor! #querytip #amquerying #amwriting

Andrew DeYoung @AndrewJDeYoung · Apr 20

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 · Apr 17

Kortney Price @kortney_price

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 · Apr 16

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 · Apr 16

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…

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