YA

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Nov 2

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman

Rewatching the 90s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and what hits me every time is that I forget that the plot revolves so much around the accusation of Hero not being a virgin. The parts I remember are the running around conspiring to make Benedic and Beatrice fall in love w/ each other.

I've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?

Devin Ross @Devyross · Nov 2

Reading through my queries this morning and I can't stop thinking I want more YA contemporary. Send me something light and fun that will make me laugh! #mswl

Claire Draper πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ @draper_claire · Nov 2

Would also love a YA or MG book about Alan Turing please #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Nov 1

I'm a fan of fantasy, but specifically would LOVE to see more contemporary fantasy right now. Looking for something that is just fun to read--the perfect escape. Also would be open to alternate historical fantasy. #YA #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Nov 1

#MSWL alt-reality dark ages YA #F w/kick-butt female protag knight wielding sword & magical powers, but prefers sword. Equally bad-a male seeming antag who end up fighting the same force, one darker than any one imagines. Dark tumultuous rough raw setting & full-tension romance.

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Nov 1

Howdy, writers! Here's your reminder of our upcoming #AskUpstart session, 11/7 at Noon EST. And, in preparation for that, a note about the kind of manuscripts I'm hungry to see. First, MG and YA is where my head is these days. #MSWL

Tiffany Shelton, WitchπŸ•―οΈβ›€πŸŒ™ @TiffanyDiahann · Nov 1

I'm going to keep shouting this out into the ether until I get it: GIVE ME CONTEMPORARY WITCHES! #MSWL #YA #Adult

Katelyn Uplinger @KatelynUplinger · Oct 30

I love historical fiction and there isn't nearly enough of it in #YA fiction. Would love to see more #YA #HistoricalFiction in my inbox whether it's general historical, fantasy, romance, mystery, or something else. #MSWL

Caroline George @CarolineGeorge_ · Oct 30

#WritingCommunity I desperately want a YA book similar to Black Panther and Children of Blood & Bone! Tweet me your best pitches.
Do it for the children. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜‚ #MSWL #query #PitchWars @ManuscriptWList

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Oct 30

These are dark times. So for distraction & entertainment I need suspense to lose myself in, or stories that make me laugh and feel. So give me loads of suspense for mysteries, and rom coms with a twist for Women's Fiction, YA and MG. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 29

60 Second Docs @60SecDocs

Humans weren't meant to fly, but @Crooked_Feather has other ideas. pic.twitter.com/Vh7CncMGq1

Send me the YA novel about a robotics-loving teen who makes wings on Etsy... and she accidentally makes a set that can fly.

Hijinks ensue. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 26

Had a great chat today while recording the podcast, about the lack of POC in YA novels centered around astrology.

I really love those books (ie: Summer of Supernovas), and would love to see that.

I'm closed for queries, but if you're writing a story like this, pitch me. #MSWL

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 26

REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks