Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

Also, I see almost no Latinx submissions. Can apply to literally any category I mention today. So let's get on that. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

Basically, don’t give me European fairy tale princesses. I want the fantasy of being a princess livened up and pushed ahead. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

Or take a page from Queen: She's a Killer Queen...Dynamite with a laser beam. That kind of princess. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

E.g.: I secretly loved JOHN CARTER OF MARS, but give me the book about Princess Dejah. She’s awesome. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

A mini #MSWL princess thread: I really do love princess stories, but be INVENTIVE. But go forward, not backward. Maybe some SF princesses?

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

@ElanaRoth I think there's a huge need for Bible retellings that are not driven by a particular religious POV!! Bib… https://t.co/3W7Uf1hRC3

@CassaCassaCassa That would be nice. Or just use a story as a launch point for a cool sci-fi twist. The less literal the better. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

I hesitate to say this, but I’d be up for ambitious and imaginative retellings of some cool, deep-dive Bible source material. (1/2) #MSWL

(2/2) Like the daughters of Zelophchad. Or the Shelter/Sanctuary Cities of Deut. 18. NOT angel stories. Not THE RED TENT. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

I hesitate to say this, but I’d be up for ambitious and imaginative retellings of some cool, deep-dive Bible source material. (1/2) #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

Contemporary YA romances that feel MODERN. Hungry for any cute, swoony romances with great chemistry. Straight and LGBTQ. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

I always always love contemporaries (YA/MG) with splashes of extra (sci-fi, fantasy, etc). Just good, commercial hooks. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

My overarching #MSWL : Timeless + timely. Writers who deeply understand literary tradition and and know where to adapt it for modern readers.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 12

General #MSWL notes for me. PB, MG and YA only. I try to keep these perennial and less grocery list. No rush to query *today*.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Aug 22

Louder for the kids in the back: These are the books I read on vacation. These are the kind of books I want more of… https://t.co/zWmmFtSQJ1

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Aug 4

Really hungry for some funny, heartfelt, non-issue-heavy MG, with great family relationships. My list has nothing but room for MG. #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 28

Okee dokee. Just made some updates to my #MSWL page. https://t.co/VeBv5C2LXG

As always, I try not to do “grocery list” style wishes. Broader scope in terms of story and style. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 28

I’m always up for epic romances and princesses, but I need some new spins on the theme. #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 20

Can I anti #mswl ? I decidedly do NOT want anymore books that open around the death of the MC’s mom, dad, brother, sister, or best friend.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Mar 16

do not try to stop them https://t.co/uKbsjjBdiP

A few days late—and this should go without saying—but…please dear lord: #MSWL https://t.co/Lss408Yzqb

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Feb 8

My #MSWL in a nutshell: The world sucks right now. Get me out of it.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Feb 8

I’m a fan of both faith and science. Kidlit novels that do more with that would be welcome. Hold the sanctimony though. #MSWL