Friendship

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 19

I always on the lookout for YA fantasy with dark and complicated family relationships/friendships inspired by non-European cultures! #MSWL

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 12

“Commercial “Millennial” novels: i.e. STARTUP, THE HATING GAME, THE ASSISTANTS, THE KNOCKOFF, THE REGULARS. Starting careers, moving to new cities, friendships etc.” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

janine o'malley @janine_omalley · Apr 10

On my #MSWL, contemporary middle grade books about boys and friendship. Boys care and worry about and love their friends, but there aren’t enough books that tackle those emotions and experiences.

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Tropes I love: celebrities, cowboys, fairy tale remakes, fake engagement, fish out of water, friends to loves, makeover, mistaken identity, road trip, opposites attract, return to hometown, reunion/second chance, royalty, etc! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Heartwarming, chaste black romance (esp w/series potential) by #ownvoices, please! Family and friends as important secondary cast. U.S. small town or big city is fine. Fun takes on favorite tropes. Would LOVE holiday themes too! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Apr 9

And if you're like "I'm not 100% sure this sci-fi/fantasy works for the genre because it's more about the sibling/BFF relationship as they navigate the speculative world..." QUERY ME PLZ #MSWL

Nicole Payne @tnicolepayne · Apr 7

#mswl I know I’m currently closed for submissions but I’ve been watching Alexa & Katie on Netflix and would love a story about two girls and the strength of their friendship while one battles an illness. Would definitely make an exception for this!

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL Love stories ala Gayle Forman or David Nicholls. All the feels, all the sobs, all the love. Love tropes like unrequited love, enemies/friends to lovers, or job passion romances, IF executed well.

Janine Le @LoveableLines · Apr 3

#MSWL Stories exploring how male/male and female/female friendships grow and change, for better or worse. Here's an interesting listen on male friendships. npr.org/2018/03/19/594…

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 30

"A modern-day Sweet Valley Twins series, ideally featuring friends instead of siblings." #MG @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Jessie Devine @Jessie_Devine · Mar 23

I would love to read a really heartwarming MG friendship story. #mswl

Saritza☕️Hernandez @epubagent · Mar 20

I would LOVE a m/m teen romance featuring a #Intercultural #Latinx couple where friends become more like Benny & Nina do in #InTheHeights #MSWL Better if it's #OwnVoices too! pin.it/xognnfo7vze34k