Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkas · 15h

Thinking about how I really want an MG that could comp to THE IRON GIANT.

And I especially want a character like Dean. #mswl

Nora Long @NoraLong10 · 16h

Annoyingly specific #mswl: anyone have an interesting Persuasion retelling they want to throw my way? I've been working on an Austen puzzle and remembering how great and underrated that one is--exes reconnecting years later with hurt feelings and figuring out how to reconcile!

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 16h

I tend to love longer graphic novels for MG and YA #MSWL. Some recent faves have been LILY THE THIEF, GO WITH THE FLOW, PRINCE & THE DRESSMAKER, FEATHER, CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE, GHOSTED IN LA, WITCHY.

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspieller · 16h

I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · 18h


- gentle contemporary romances about queer young people falling in love for the first time
- historical fiction highlighting overlooked events or individuals from marginalized groups
- contemporary novels about POC immigrants/second generation Americans


Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · 20h


- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters


Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · 20h


- contemporary stories that take a tongue-in-cheek approach to deconstructing toxic gender norms
- ripped-from-the headlines contemporary novels with literary writing and whipsmart sociopolitical commentary


Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · 21h

This is on my #MSWL but I almost never get it...😭 I’ll look at PB NF too!

What I’ve Learned Writing Middle Grade Nonfiction…

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 21h

“In upmarket fiction, I’m looking for precise angles: Period pieces with women breaking into lively professions (think TV or comedy a la I Love Lucy) and Women in S.T.E.M.” @readbystephanie #MSWL

Melissa Richeson @MelissaRicheson · 1d

Oh my word. I love Mark Rober videos in general, but this one is over-the-top amazing. I know there’s a #pb or #mg in here somewhere and I need it #mswl #squirrelsareawesome #STEM

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · 1d

Also, send me a romance that feels like summer from page one, beach or lake setting, or big city summer feels like LA or NYC. YA or adult, esp from marginalized creators. All the complex feels like in BEACH READ & THE KISS QUOTIENT & REAL MEN KNIT. And as always:🏳️‍🌈 #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · 1d

Closing to queries on 6/1 (until 7/1!), so I’m sending out the #MSWL bat signal. I’m LONGING for a realistic MG that hits me w/ ALL THE FEELS reminiscent of Erin Entrada Kelly, Laurel Snyder, Kelly Yang, Kat Yeh, & Brandy Colbert. Fresh & voicey, esp from marginalized creators.