By Publishers

Coffeetown Press @CoffeetownPress · 3d

On today's #MSWL , we want to see literary fiction featuring strong voices. Submit your manuscript to us! https://t.co/B3h5Q7D8b9

Zara Kramer @zarakramer · 4d

Here's what I'm looking for in today's #SFFpit : Adult #FA , #CF , #EF , #MYF , #UF , and #MR . Pitch away! @pandamoonpub #amwritingfantasy

@Joie881 @pandamoonpub Here's the #MSWL from @pandamoonpub 's very own uber talented editor Josephine for #SFFpit . I… https://t.co/7P71TSwPby

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

So when I say I want institutional appeal in my #MSWL , you can write an epic fantasy with institutional appeal. It just needs to be complex.

And what that complexity looks like is broad and deep. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

<it's also complex text--poetry, prose & primary sources from time period (newspapers between chapters) & readers must decide who's right

So when I say I want institutional appeal in my #MSWL , you can write an epic fantasy with institutional appeal. It just needs to be complex.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

<but INSTITUTIONALLY the book is a retelling of THE ODYSSEY, covers many family-centric themes, & delves into Mexican folklore.

Teachers can directly pair SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS with THE ODYSSEY in a classroom setting. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

Obviously the point is to tell a STORY first. But when we sell into schools they also wonder how books support learning. #MSWL

When looking at MG/YA fiction, that means what about the story sparks discussion? #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

For example theme include incarceration, LGBT families, bullying, persistence/grit, health and nutrition, math application in real world.

Obviously the point is to tell a STORY first. But when we sell into schools they also wonder how books support learning. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

Now, specifically what that looks like as far as stories go, institutional appeal is a broad brush. That might mean many things. #MSWL

Our literacy team is often looking for how our books meet certain educational themes. Examples in next tweets: #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

Particularly 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 @stacylwhitman · 2w

Always 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

Particularly looking for #ownvoices Pacific Islander/Pasifika stories for #NewVisionsAward & beyond in MG/YA both novel/graphic novel #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 2w

What 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

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · May 26

If you wanted a crime thriller on the rez, Erdrich's The Round House would be devastating. I'd watch that x10000.

@RoanhorseBex Related, I've had a mystery-solving Indigenous MG or YA on my #MSWL for a while, because yes.

Pantera Press @PanteraPress · May 25

"A story about the relationship between a human and a dog. Marley & Me meets Hachi. I'll have my Kleenex at the ready." #MSWL from Lucy

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · May 24

I....might write woke Black farmer romance at some point https://t.co/SB4q2IM4bz I think you can understand why

@Karnythia <and now that's a big reason one of my #MSWL items is diverse rural settings for young readers.

Tu Books @tubooks · Apr 24

one in every four cowboys was believed to be a Black man released from slavery, despite the stories told in popular… https://t.co/gMUsqF3rMg

FYI: this is a YA #MSWL . Historical fiction covering little-known history like this is vital for bringing this know… https://t.co/Zfa2s91xWy

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Apr 21

San Francisco blackout plot bunnies? Send me a romance in which two local strangers are trapped together and humorously cope. #MSWL

Oftomes Publishing @oftomes · Apr 6

Our #MSWL is for Contemporary #YA stories. Heavy or light contemporaries... #OwnVoice #Diverse please!

avonbooks @avonbooks · Apr 4

ICYMI: Our editors talked favorite tropes & #MSWL during last week's #AskAvonBks ! Here's the conversation storified: https://t.co/qOGa06Vvx2