Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham @GrahamophonesReal talk - I would be into something in my inbox for kids or teens that, if not actively advocating for prison abolition, seriously treats it as an option and a pathway. Fiction or nonfiction. MG or YA. #mswl
Earlier this year this was just me hedging my bets, but seriously - send me your abolitionist works, I want to see if we can do a teamwork. I'm behind on submissions bc of my health, but trust, I'll read it. 💛#mswl
Alan Kistler @SizzlerKistler@Grahamophones @ahmarasmithart same. I am totally ok with a book or movie that was the emotional equivalent of Great British Bake-Off. No actual enemies, general support, drama is still able to happen. :-)
Real talk - I would be into something in my inbox for kids or teens that, if not actively advocating for prison abolition, seriously treats it as an option and a pathway. Fiction or nonfiction. MG or YA. #mswl
Susan, A Graham @GrahamophonesOrphan black is so good - like from a craft perspective, I want more media like it. Scenario, stakes, escalation, new scenario - always character. Honestly, masterclass in formula.
Oh uh #mswl I guess, would be smart lol
Fangirl Jeanne polluted the shades of Plemberlee. @fangirlJeanneI just want a Romance novel or movie about a fat woc pop signer having a wild, joyful romance with a queer Brit pop singer. Is that really a lot to ask?
Yeah! #mswl would read, send my way
Carolina Ortiz @pushthepanoramaA reminder to all that I am ALWAYS looking for own voices genderqueer, trans, and non-binary submissions in children’s and across genres #mswl
#mswl I would love something like the brothers bloom but with sisters - jokes, supportive relationships embedded in bad habits & baggage, ultimately love & kindness, heists or heists adjacent adventure? And Rachel weisz’s face. Would be good.
Re: ED I very specifically want a character who is already diagnosed and is not actively dying and is coping while they do Other Thing (preferably solving a mystery but ymmv). DO NOT send me your ED life or death books, I cannot. #mswl
My #mswl hasn't changed - still wanting books about clowns & queerness related to trickster figures, still wanting all types of found families, still wanting MG horror & spoop, I would LOVE more picture book illustrators, & a comedic YA protag coping w ED (incidental, not plot).
Ben Grange @BLGrange@Grahamophones Honestly I am here for a story involving post apocalyptica, glass armies, and chaos.
I've just realized the protagonists I'm most drawn to and the protagonists I've been asking for, especially in the MG space are just Amy March. Bratty, determined babies who don't want to read and are wildly jealous & resentful and full of joy. Send me your MG Amy Marches #mswl
Susan, A Graham @GrahamophonesSometimes I think as the age category gets older, the angst becomes a linchpin of sorts. The what do they want becomes what are they mad about? What are they running from? & then it's harder to find works with joy in that voice. I COULD BE READING THE WRONG BOOKS, please rec? 💛
Anyway, #mswl I guess.... joyful protags, or a joyful narrative voice. I love snark and sadness and anger, but I want this, too.
kaity ✨ @percahliaim haunted by the fact that twilight would be infinitely more interesting if you remove the romance from the plot and just make it about a lonely teenage girl on the cusp of becoming an adult just straight up becoming a member of a family of vampires because they all like her
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaPublishers, please consider buying more queer Harry Potter-ish books because wow do I get a lot of requests for them on the LGBTQReads Tumblr.
Also, you really need Sapphic YA vampires. Pretty sure @whimsicallyours will write them for you if you ask nicely.
🌼Elle🐱Gato🌼(they/them) @ellle_emI just want fantasy and scifi written for adults, about adults, that isn't a grimdark tangle of hopelessness and violence. I just want the aesthetics of the best YA fantasies transformed into stories for adults.
I know we're not supposed to say cozy anymore, but I want a cozy about grandmas playing dnd and solving murders in a small town.
They teach their grandkids rpgs & they eat a lot of cheetos or something. #mswl