Alyssa Jennette Is Closed To Queries!
I was discussing what a 2019 comedy of manners would look like with @maddestofburts this morning. Firstly, #MSWL, and secondly, how do you think that would look? (Let's not default to rom-com tropes, which aren't the same thing--think about society and what's "appropriate.")
Destiny Rae Smith ✍🏻🏳️🌈📚 @DestinyRaeSmithIt makes me so sad when I type in “plus-sized” or “fat” into #MSWL, I get hardly any results.
WHERE MY AGENTS LOOKING FOR BIG GIRL REP AT???
#WritingCommunity #amquerying #askagent pic.twitter.com/qgCSuz1K1I
Yes, hello! #mswl
I finished Stranger Things 3 and the most important takeaway—the thing that brought me the most joy—was the children loving, trusting, and working with each other. A close second? The adults listening to and trusting the children. #MSWL
Karen Chaplin @CapChapReads#mswl MG I’d love to see a manuscript about the drama, the friendships, etc., that happen in an after-school aftercare program that’s part of a middle school but not really. A Breakfast-Club-esque kind of group.
Something I would really, really like is a project (illustrated, perhaps?) that revolves around big-picture understanding regarding the ways our economy is set up to prize profit and growth over quality, inevitably resulting in either collapse or exploitation. #MSWL
SaraKateW @SaraKateWI cannot stop thinking about this. A woman receiving supernatural powers on her 45th birthday would be a legitimately terrifying prospect. twitter.com/bitchwitha_w/s…
#MSWL With all of the pettiness, glory days, humor, tears, and growth it entails.
kelsey mckinney @mckinneykelseyInject the first novel to come about about a Instagram influencer who creates a mammoth social fallout because she lied about being a vegan directly into my veins.
#MSWL Novels that are Extremely Online.
Sarah Halzack @sarahhalzackThis is fascinating: A former vintage clothing buyer uses her knowledge of things like fasteners, fabrications, and bra construction techniques to solve crimes.
Wow I need it #MSWL
(I have so many costumer friends who would adore this!)
rachel syme @rachsymethe teeeeeeens are at it agaiiiiiiin theatlantic.com/technology/arc… pic.twitter.com/eKRyLCWTzA
#MSWL These are the kinds of details that build a convincing, contemporary YA world. Teens are intertwined with digital communication, and they're secretive, which means they're going to figure this shit out on their own. So much to mine! Write it true.
Hannah Wood @notsowiseowlI'm disgusted yet obsessed by this clusterf*ck of college cheating. I really want someone to write a book called TOO RICH TO FAIL, about the lengths parents will go to immunize their children from failure; the psychological consequences for those kids; and the social cost.
Oh god, yes. Yes. Yes please. #MSWL
hannah capin @tldaaollfanyone who thinks YA is "unrealistically dramatic" needs to sit down following today's college admissions bribery adventure
blair waldorf has NOTHING on aunt becky
NGL I'd LOVE a YA about a student finding out their parents did this to get them into an elite school and now the student has to reckon publicly and personally with their privilege, whiteness, and wealth + how these contributed to their own ignorance of their parents' plot. #MSWL
A picture book or a literary novel about "Boston marriages." (Notably, Katharine Lee Bates--who wrote America the Beautiful--and Katharine Coman, or Amelia Van Buren and Eva Watson-Schutze.) #MSWL
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of reading/discovering EXTRA YARN by @macbarnett, illustrated by @burstofbeaden. I would love to see a another picture book like that--generous, warm, and service-driven. #MSWL
I'm very much a fan of characters who make the wrong decisions and fuck up and are flawed. I would ALSO like to see stories about people who do all the "right" things, but stuff falls apart anyway because it's impossible to control the world! That's real too. #MSWL