Retelling

Agent V @VeroniKaboom · Mar 12

All joking aside, I never actually wanted to make out with a person's voice until I heard Brendon Urie sing for the first time. Would love an #ownvoices retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac with three cute boys and a high school musical. #MSWL #LGBT

Joanna Szabo @Joanna_Shwaba · Mar 6

I want a mythology retelling with a contemporary PNW twist more than I want most things in life. Or a convincing contemporary YA fantasy (magic or monsters!) that really pushes into its setting. #MSWL

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Feb 25

#MSWL for YA:
~ a FAUST retelling
~ a plot that brings to mind Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
~ Grumpy antiheroes who can't seem to be evil (despite how they try) / humor is a plus!

#amquerying
Query instructions: jdlit.com/colleen-oefele…

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Feb 15

I would love a modern YA Samson and Delilah, any genre. I'd also love an M/M historical, modern, or fantasy retelling of David and Jonathan #MSWL

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · Feb 6

Super important #mswl: Contemporary thriller/suspense retelling of Countess Elizabeth Báthory

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 1

I love retelling (except for Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and King Arthur) so give me fresh new spins. Bonus points if they are not the same ones we always see. #MSWL (psst: you can also use them as a spring board like how ACOTAR was a Beauty and the Beast one)

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 19

All this talk of Austen vs Bronte makes me want some retellings! FYI: I am a PERSUASION fan and I am partial to Anne Bronte, but I could any of the Brontes. #MSWL #YA

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Jan 10

Fantasy retelling of a biblical story - maybe Esther, Jonah, Hagar, or Hosea and his unfaithful wife. Set it somewhere new and magical. Add depth and imagination, but not heresy or gratuitous sex/violence. Lead reader through mud to beauty. #MSWL #Christian #YA #Fantasy