YA

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

Alyza Boo | 无命尸 👻 @muguiyings · Apr 19

have i ever told yall about miller?
her aesthetic is 1/2 of the lightly angsty mutual pining lesbian coming-of-age YA romance i want to read
( #mswl )

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Apr 19

In all seriousness, if you are working on a YA that has a fresh take on vampires, I am legitimately into that. #MSWL

Quressa Grave Robber-Son (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · Apr 19

I am tapping into 12-year-old Quressa & slowly opening my heart to MG. In the meantime, still looking for a Contemporary YA (like WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI or TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE abt two POC teens falling in love. Give me a intercultural/interracial love story! #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 19

In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL

Carrie Pestritto @literarycarrie · Apr 17

A YA that deals with colorism in some way #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Apr 17

Really pining for a YA graphic novel a la Everything Sucks, to fill the longtime Honor Girl-shaped hole in my heart. Ensemble cast but leaning Kate's POV—or surprise me! #mswl

Vote November 6th @MandyHubbard · Apr 16

#MSWL A YA featuring a teen entrepreneur who runs a business like this one-- a man who allows you to "rent" him to fill a role (IE, fake friend/dad/wedding date/etc). theatlantic.com/family/archive…

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

I’m still looking for my fresh take on vampires in YA, whether grounded in this world or else reimagined and renamed in a fantasy one. I’d love to see more unexpected urban fantasy in general too, with characters I’d follow anywhere. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

beth phelan @beth_phelan

Gonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:

I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 16

I'm not saying I have a brand, but @TheAdamSass' debut is the second book I'm pitching around that I'm comping to Last Seen Leaving by @MikalebRoehrig. The first was @tomryanauthor's (out next year!).

So. Hi yes, send me your inclusive YA thrillers. #MSWL

Bryony Woods @BryonyWoods · Apr 16

I’m excited to be reopening to submissions today – so send me your magical middle-grade, your groundbreaking YA, your rich, imaginative fiction for adults or non-fiction that shows me the world from a new and eye-opening perspective. Writers from all backgrounds welcome! #MSWL