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Dial Books for Young Readers

ellen @ellencormier · 6d

Halloween, imaginary friends, & sleepovers: Photos of a spooky party. https://t.co/QHkBzDJmwZ https://t.co/ZJey1uQOeT

I know I'm always like "don't send me horror!" but i'm kind of obsessed with this photo set & would read the hell o… https://t.co/1LqGwI1h4w

ellen @ellencormier · 2w

Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World’s Fair. https://t.co/9VsG1jp9UV

#MSWL https://t.co/wFtHQM9JlU

ellen @ellencormier · 3w

Unapologetically enthusiastic main characters. Give me protagonists with zero chill when it comes to what they love. #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 20

.@lithub let me write about one of my persistent obsessions: the tropes of depicting female friendships https://t.co/lwWF3amfpr

A literary YA that deconstructs, subverts, and/or otherwise thoughtfully engages with the trope(s) of The Beauty an… https://t.co/eybVbSSwU8

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 13

Give me a mysterious middle-grade that unfolds like a puzzle box. Think Westing Game meets Nail Gaiman. Westing Gaiman? #MSWL

I am all kinds of here for Westing Gaiman #MSWL https://t.co/eh8pf8xxH7

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 12

I would drop most things to read a poignant-yet-humorous MG about beekeeping #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 12

Evergreen: underrepresented #ownvoices across all genres, MG or YA. Identity informs story but doesn't need to BE the story. #MSWL

Yes! #MSWL https://t.co/csCqh7eIrD

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 12

Literary historical fiction (YA or MG) about the misogynist persecution of midwives, esp re: accusations of witchcraft. #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 7

#MSWL : A smart, funny historical romp that I could pitch as "for fans of THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE & MY LADY JANE"

ellen @ellencormier · Sep 4

Hey agents: I'm looking for a heartfelt & hopeful (but not pollyanna-ish) foster-to-adopt contemporary mg. Bonus points for humor. #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Aug 2

Imagine if you could physically feel what other people felt. It could be connecting and isolating, all at once.… https://t.co/kpqWEtrFtR

speculative MG or YA that uses this idea to tell a hyper specific story & explore bigger universal truths. give me… https://t.co/CO7TyEmwQX

ellen @ellencormier · Jul 7

Seriously craving some historical MG & YA. Bonus points if it's a less commonly depicted time/place! (i.e. outside WWII Europe) #mswl

same same same #mswl https://t.co/aq5mKBt5yH

ellen @ellencormier · Jun 2

who wants to write me a YA novel about friendship forged through fandom. caveat: it has to be called "Stan By Me." #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · May 5

Happy Nellie Bly's Birthday! Send me all your "nosy kids make great investigative journalists" manuscripts #mswl

YES! #mswl https://t.co/PgLSruFOak

ellen @ellencormier · May 4

advertisers keep trying to sell me things when all I really want is a spooky Victorian boarding school and a mystery to solve.

#mswl tbh https://t.co/IVUt0kRHZ3

ellen @ellencormier · Mar 24

why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near just like me you angered three forest hags

#mswl https://t.co/AZcjp4Dm4U

ellen @ellencormier · Mar 23

Raw & nuanced high-fantasy that instead of romanticizing it, honestly grapples with the loss & grief of war & rebellion #MSWL

Yes! This! #mswl https://t.co/NAXwX2rH3e

ellen @ellencormier · Mar 22

I'd be really into a YA in which a Rory type realizes that Dean is boring garbage & not just b/c there's a Jess waiting in the wings. #mswl

And not because he's a monster. He's just terrible in the way that so many high school boys / first boyfriends are terrible. #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Mar 22

"Not Dean's life. Dean sucks." https://t.co/OqEvz0Q6gU

I'd be really into a YA in which a Rory type realizes that Dean is boring garbage & not just b/c there's a Jess waiting in the wings. #mswl