Contemporary

Susan Graham @Grahamophones · Jun 16

#mswl I just had a MIGHTY need to read a YA contemporary about an aspec human who's a dancer- ballet, ballroom, salsa, hiphop? Anything. Pls

Specifically lately thinking about "passion" rhetoric in performance arts & protag rooting themselves outside sex/romance & killing it #mswl

Susan Graham @Grahamophones · Jun 16

#mswl I just had a MIGHTY need to read a YA contemporary about an aspec human who's a dancer- ballet, ballroom, salsa, hiphop? Anything. Pls

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 16

"Contemporary #YA that involves a modern-day version of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies." @msmariavicente #MSWL https://t.co/Z3S8f2ZAXu

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jun 15

Witchcraft and dueling are now legal in Canada https://t.co/X0zjajnUjw https://t.co/ns6El2JyDb

This needs to be a YA book. Contemporary though, not fantasy. (Ok, so maybe light fantasy.) #MSWL https://t.co/ABgyC7Fod2

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · Jun 13

1) I want a dark (& lyrical) contemporary #YA that explores ideas of love (& love gone wrong) from a different perspective...

So, to sum it all up--send me a ms that will make me cry and feel all the things #mswl #OwnVoices #Diverse #amwriting

Beth Phelan @beth_phelan · Jun 12

Open to queries! High on my #MSWL : millennial upmarket fic, literary mystery, dark/scary YA F & voicey contemp. Marginalized voices, always.

Nicole Payne @tnicolepayne · Jun 8

#mswl #pitmad In case I miss seeing it, I'd love a adult contemp with a beautiful romance, not so beautiful story & ugly crying potential.

Angela James @angelajames · Jun 7

A few things I'm hoping for in #carinapitch #MSWL : contemp Alaska-set romance, #ownvoices , contemp Italy-set romance, any GREAT grovel.

greyhausagency @greyhausagency · Jun 6

#MSWL Looking for contemporary romance that is not cliche'. Really love stories that readers can relate to.

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Jun 4

Summer is the best time of year to visit ghost towns! https://t.co/PT9X7UrPFt #travel #ghosttowns

Ah, I would love a great ghost town horror/suspense. Historical or contemporary, YA or adult, I don't care. Anythin… https://t.co/xqZ61igPVA

Catherine Hedrick @CathieHedrick · Jun 3

TPA opens for queries tomorrow for ONE MONTH ONLY! Check out our submissions page! #amquerying #amwriting #ya https://t.co/REj8YVOIxG

Don't miss out! #mswl #ya contemporary, issue-driven. #na . Bonus points for making me laugh through tears. https://t.co/cTKSQW5mFy

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 1

An own voice YA contemporary where mental illness is a part of the MC's identity and isn't what drives the conflict of the plot. #MSWL

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · May 24

I'd love to see a thoughtful contemporary YA about a teenager who is engaged/married (I met husband at 19). #MSWL

Mary Cain @MaryCityOwl · May 16

More short, fun contemporary romance in third person (adult or NA) #MSWL .

Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearn · May 16

Magical realism in the vain of Anna-Marie McLemore. Or something contemporary with a touch of magic and ton of atmosphere. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearn · May 16

A contemporary YA mystery or romance set at a Renaissance Fair or in a SCA guild. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearn · May 16

Contemp stories of teens accomplishing amazing things, like competing in the Olympics, Youtube sensations, social justice advocates. #MSWL

Sports stories! Especially female-driven or intersectional sports stories. Think Fox's PITCH for YA. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearn · May 16

But some things I'm specifically on the lookout for...

Contemp stories of teens accomplishing amazing things, like competing in the Olympics, Youtube sensations, social justice advocates. #MSWL