Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 5d

A YA about young activists--like Ocean's 11 but instead of a heist, it's an elaborate, heist-like takedown of a young alt-right group

#MSWL , please and thank you!!!

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

86 year old International jewel thief Doris Payne a no-show in court, judge calls for bench warrant. #11alive

#MSWL , but not a heist thriller. 🙃

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 3w

I say "Ira Levin-esque horror" in #MSWL sometimes & something like Get Out is exactly what I mean. (hint hint...)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 9

TY @MadmoiselleClel @hicindyuh ❤️Dozens of literary agents have released an open call for Muslim authors

Very proud to be on this list! Thank you, @MadmoiselleClel & @hicindyuh . #MSWL #ownvoices

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Seeing a lot of "nevertheless, she persisted" in #MSWL & I think you all know this is basically my brand, so yes, obviously me too. :)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Surprised by how little submissions I get from agents w/ Latinx authors/main characters. You've got a guy on the inside, let me help 😁 #mswl

MG/YA writers: Send these to me so I can send to Chris! #ownvoices preferred #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

I think I just want the literary equivalent of a Rilo Kiley song: emotional, honest, & raw, but remembers how to be fun & optimistic. #MSWL

I'm happy I'm finding more of these lately & will just say keep 'em coming! YA or Adult - show emotional range!…

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

What I *do* want to see right now: Characters who are smart, unapologetic, make hard choices. Fighters. Diversity w/in those stories. #MSWL

Always, always, always. Especially female characters. #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Would love a contemporary novel w/ strong supporting characters. Diverse, unique, crucial to the story. No sidekicks or tokens. #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

OK! It's a new #MSWL day. Most of my wishlist is the same, so I'll be RTing old tweets throughout the day.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 7

I may not care about "the big game," but I am all for more girl athletes! A genderflipped twist on "popular jocks" cliche, perhaps? #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Jan 6

I just want to write books about black kids falling in love and being smart and brave and badass. All over the place.

And we want to read them! #MSWL (preferably #ownvoices , please!)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Dec 15

8 Things a Generation of Boss Ladies Learned From The Baby-Sitters Club via @POPSUGARSmart

I am here for any and every feminist think piece about The Baby-Sitters Club. (My kingdom for a similar-yet-modern…

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Nov 28

This Brooklyn attorney is helping women who are victims of revenge porn and other online assaults:…

"She’s a feminist lawyer who has turned her own experience... into a fighting stance: Gloria Allred crossed with Je…

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Nov 18

What I *do* want to see right now: Characters who are smart, unapologetic, make hard choices. Fighters. Diversity w/in those stories. #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Oct 24

#mswl a YA "workplace" or "setting" novel! Think YA superstore or mallrats / clerks or office space!

Ahhh I've been wishing for this too, particularly in food service, but really any workplace sitcom-esque setting wi…

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Oct 6

Like, how in 2016 do you write a coming out narrative without thinking about all of the ways in which that construct has changed.

*ahem* Read this thread. And also #MSWL re: reinvented, modern LGBT stories.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Oct 1

My anti-#MSWL - Romanticizing suicide/depression; boys trying to save girls from themselves; tired tropes involving Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Sep 27

Note: I'm looking for published MG recommendations in that last tweet, but "MG My So-Called Life" is very much on my #MSWL !