Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 8h

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

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

TY @MadmoiselleClel @hicindyuh ❤️Dozens of literary agents have released an open call for Muslim authors https://t.co/i2vufYGVaV

Very proud to be on this list! Thank you, @MadmoiselleClel & @hicindyuh . #MSWL #ownvoices https://t.co/PXttJNawyG

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

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 · 2w

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 https://t.co/ikeerbtEci

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

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!… https://t.co/7gP0OhNSv5

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

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 https://t.co/TsqGK5FwlY

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

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

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 2w

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 · 2w

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!) https://t.co/BhHvWng6t3

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Dec 15

8 Things a Generation of Boss Ladies Learned From The Baby-Sitters Club https://t.co/BuSowWNOVY via @POPSUGARSmart

I am here for any and every feminist think piece about The Baby-Sitters Club. (My kingdom for a similar-yet-modern… https://t.co/Crmk9w9cCE

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Nov 28

This Brooklyn attorney is helping women who are victims of revenge porn and other online assaults:… https://t.co/d3PivHPW8k

"She’s a feminist lawyer who has turned her own experience... into a fighting stance: Gloria Allred crossed with Je… https://t.co/YXBJgCwJTp

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… https://t.co/VzkskUWqbf

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. https://t.co/VZJp8bDTmZ

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 !

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Sep 13

Today is #MSWL & most of my wishlist is the same as always, so I'll be RTing some old requests I'm still very much wanting & not seeing!

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Aug 24

Good news: after a weekend away I have found my new calling in the lesbian hillbilly militia. https://t.co/XMCf0j0qjg

@syntactics #MSWL !!

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Jul 20

#MSWL give me STRANGER THINGS in novel form. Now. Yesterday. Always.

Same! Preferably in a contemporary setting finding the same clever ways to use tech/era to enhance the story. #MSWL https://t.co/gehchKHJVp