Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Oct 15

We've read stories about a medium helping spirits cross over. What if we're in the spirit's POV as he tries to find a medium & convince her to help? I'd love to see something like this in MG or YA. Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Sep 19

#authors, it feels like fall (in the mornings) and I’m craving a great ghost story! Think James Herbert rather than Alice Sebold. If you have one, query me! #mswl

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossner · Sep 13

Ask @ryandouglassw, @KatyaDeBecerra, @LizParkerWrites and @2furiosa - I like my YA dark. Horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, spirits. Scare me and you’ll win my heart. #MSWL MG, YA, and Adult.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#MSWL Still looking for a creepy MG ghost story. One of my favorite books as a kid was THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS*, by John Bellairs. Would love to find a modern day haunted house MG.

(*The illustration of the headlights still keeps me up at night. Eep!)

Britt Siess @BrittSiess · Sep 12

- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 12

Random topics & things I’m into (idk it might help???): animal rights / boy bands / comics / crows / design / the environment / friendship / ghosts / LGBTQ+ characters / mental health / pop music / teen dramas / Zelda / the 90s. #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

Ok! Supernatural creatures #MSWL:

- super gross/scary mermaids or sirens; no Disney here
- ghosts, demons (but please no angels vs. demons)
- obscure legends (think the Grimm or Supernatural tv shows)
- Swamp monsters
- Harpies/Furies
- Asian inspired like Jorogumo or Nukekubi

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

I REALLY want a YA or Adult ghost hunting novel. Still hunting for that. #MSWL

Kelly *Screaming Moonlight* @LitAgentKelly · Sep 12

#MSWL MG Diverse and LGBTQIA+ voices. Middle grade is really some of the toughest years of my life, and anything that can help them realize it's okay to be different, is helpful. Love ghost stories and stories of crushes and friendship at this age.

Alex Sanchez @zandasanchez · Sep 10

My #MSWL page is LIVE thanks to the wonderful @jsinsheim, and I already can't wait to update it! 😅 If you're curious about what I'm currently looking for, check it out 💁🏻‍♀️

Jenny Bent @jennybent · Aug 28

#MSWL: Cribbed from a list I read on a recent #SCBWI panel, I often like books with these elements:
difficult family dynamics
people who feel like outsiders in any way
the forest

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Aug 28

If pumpkin spice lattes are back, autumn must be right around the corner, which means I'm jumping on the spooky reads bandwagon. Send me your upmarket, creepy stories: witches, ghosts, other things that go bump in the night. How about a gothic romance, you say? Yes! #mswl

Catherine Cho @Catkcho · Aug 24

It feels like the start of a new school year. I’m on the lookout for a love story, a time travel novel, something with ghosts. #mswl #amquerying