Contemporary

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Sep 12

John Cusick @johnmcusick

So before it gets too late, let's do some #MSWL tweets!

Firstly, of course, I'd love some more #ownvoices, and specifically contemporary (rom-coms, perhaps?), like TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and DUMPLIN' (can never get enough). #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

Also still wanting my bayou witches like Misty in AHS. Looking for realistic and well researched Voodoo/Hoodoo. Witches/Conjurers/Weilders in general, really #MSWL This can be historical, fantasy, urban fantasy, contemporary, just GIMME

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

YA fantasy that feels grounded in a contemporary setting and focuses on the lives of teens in highly relatable ways but with magical or speculative components. But not ones that feel urban fantasy. It's a narrow window, I know. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

dongwon @dongwon

I love the idea of #MSWL day but I'm rarely looking for a very specific concept or type of book. I just want the book to be yours and yours alone. To be so specific you can see the whole world in its details. That said, here are a few things that are very top of mind for me:

Contemporary horror/thriller focused on the experiences of POCs. We live harrowing lives and ones that see the world from a different angle. Film/tv has done a great job of catching up to representing those experiences. I want more of it in books. #MSWL

🎃 Ch-hell-sey Emmel-haints 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · Sep 12

#MSWL cont
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ cults
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ twins/siblings
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
2/2

Emmanuelle Morgue-en @EmMorgen · Sep 12

And my usual SF/fantasy for any age, diverse voices, YA & MG. Contemp graphic novel/memoir. #MSWL

Thao Le🌙👻🕯🦇 @ThaoLe8 · Sep 12

It's #MSWL day! A lot of my previous mswls still stand, but I'm particularly interested in seeing more contemporary fantasy. I want to see magic in everyday life!

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Sep 12

MIDDLE GRADE. Gimme allll the middle grade! Contemporary middle grade, magical realism, fairy tales, fantasy. Anything that can described as for fans of Dianna Wynn Jones or Miyazaki will have me salivating #MSWL

Masha Gunic @masha_gunic · Sep 12

I'm usually a sucker for dark contemporary #YA dealing with mental health issues #mswl

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Sep 12

I really want a contemporary women’s fiction that takes it out of middle class white working woman territory! #mswl

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · Sep 12

Dying for more magical realism women's fiction, or #ownvoice women's fiction contemporaries #mswl

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · Sep 12

Hot on my list for #mswl are #ownvoice contemporaries featuring diverse characters.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

Also actively seeking Muslim stories, both contemporary and SFF. In particular, science fiction, as I'd love to see stories of POC we don't normally get to see having adventures in the future. Also goes for SF starring indigenous characters. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

And as far as diversity goes, I am particularly seeking new authors of color and indigenous authors. #MSWL

We are still actively seeking contemporary Native American narratives for MG & YA, novel and graphic novel. I'd also love more books about black girls/by black women.

Kortney Price @kortney_price · Sep 12

I'd love to see a gritty or dark YA thriller/suspense/mystery/contemporary story. #mswl

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 12

You all know I love fantasy. Looking for things that feel a bit out of the box now. Contemporary fantasy, maybe? YA urban fantasy? An update on Harry Potter? I don’t know; surprise me. #mswl