Humor

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Nov 1

As I said, open to all genres, but some I particularly love are fantasy and mystery. Humor is frequently a key element of the books I fall in love with. #MSWL

Emily Seife @e_seife · Oct 31

Longstanding #MSWL: I'd love to get The Arab of the Future but for MG. Dark humor + childhood in the middle east, no American POV necessary.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 14

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Oct 8

#MSWL I'd love to acquire mystery or romance featuring main characters who have a wicked sense of humor.

James McGowan @jamerrson · Oct 3

Lastly, as a PB writer... PBs! I have a stupid sense of humor so anything funny like Elise Parsley or Jason Carter Eaton. One of my favorites is RL Stine’s LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 27

Top of my #MSWL right now:
1. Author/illustrator PBs
2. #OwnVoices PB/MG/YA
3. YA Rom Com
4. Spooky PB (but not specific to Halloween)
5. Humor PB/MG/YA
6. Magical realism MG/YA

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 18

Has everyone seen the trailer for *Mary Poppins Returns*? If not, it's an absolute must: bit.ly/2D7ARjL. I'd absolutely love a #novel that captures something of the vibrant imagination, color, humor, and family life portrayed here! #MSWL

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 12

It's still time for some #MSWL! Submission guidelines on m'blog: bit.ly/2p3a5iO; looking for wide range of YA & adult fiction!

Want to see, esp., v. smart romance, with smart humor (a la @rainbowrowell), and any literary or women's fiction featuring a healthy marriage.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Sep 12

Dipping out of sabbatical for #mswl!

First, I’d love to see more nonfiction. Especially interested in ecology/conservation & American history through the lens of marginalized people.

I’m also on the lookout for big-hearted, voice-driven middle grade—with plenty of humor, obv.

Wendi Lulu BOO! @WendiLuluGu · Sep 12

It's #MSWL day! Send me your voice & character driven stories about the immigrant experience, nonfiction projects with a super cool hook, super duper deadpan or dark humor, international mythology, mental health. Books that make the world a lil nicer. #MG #YA #PB

Renee Hooker @reneehoo · Sep 12

My #mswl: quirky, humorous #kidlit with heart. Throw some girl power in the mix and you're golden!

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Sep 12

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on adult romance:
*sexy romantic comedy
*looking for a fresh take on tried-and-true tropes
*looking for laugh-out-loud humor
*looking for unique situations/conflicts and character relationships
*a fun story that also has emotional depth and resonance
#MSWL

Masha Gunic @masha_gunic · Sep 12

Though I do like dark, I also like the opposite side of the spectrum. Sassy self-deprecating characters with humor are huge on my #MSWL. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is gold.

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · Sep 12

I could spend ages thinking about #MSWL day so I will just be succinct: in fiction still looking mainly for smart SF/F with a fresh hook, especially by/about ppl from marginalized POVs. In nonfic: ppl w/established platforms in pop culture/media, humor, social politics, history.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

Still looking for an Atlantis retelling! Would love it to have the humor and visual awesomeness of the movie (a steampunk alchemy Atlantis would be SO COOL) #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

I've got this weird #MSWL for a humorous adult contemporary set in a therapy group for alien abduction frauds. No idea if it can be pulled off, but it's never left my head 😂

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Sep 12

#MSWL
In YA and MG:
✔️ That quirky kid who cares so much about science and their "work" that pressures from social standings/social media never touch them. Humor's a must!

Sub instructions: jdlit.com/colleen-oefele…

Charlotte Wenger @WilbursBF_Char · Sep 12

I want a #PB that makes me laugh out loud! A story with sharp, clever text and room for the art to add humor. I love an unexpected ending! #MSWL