Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenDear YA Publishing: there is a podcast called Teenager Therapy made BY teens about BEING teens. If we want our books to appeal to teens, then what is better than checking out a show allll about how they feel, from their own minds?
(#MSWL a YA about a group of friends making something cool like this)
Tor Books @torbooks"There are new literary voices we want to bring to our reading communities and followers… [and] we just plain love horror.”
Get ready for Nightfire, a horror imprint from Tom Doherty Associates, with new books coming in 2021:
YES!! So excited to see this - maybe now someone will finally send me that Satanic Panic novel I've been asking for!! #MSWL alllll the horror
I am especially interested in finding more SF! I love both literary SF that could be marketed to both non-genre and genre reading audiences, and more commercial SF with knowledgeable worldbuilding that asks big, human questions (ala the Expanse series) #MSWL
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenI can't believe I'm saying this, but I am almost completely caught up on queries. This means I'm HUNGRY. So even though it's not an official #MSWL day, in this thread I'm going to link to old wishlist items I still want and add some new ones!
Overall I'm craving unique takes on magic and worldbuilding, protagonists who struggle to acquire their ultimately hard-won skillsets, gorgeous prose, and narratives that ask topical questions or reframe old ones - especially from under-repped voices. #MSWL
Lauren Spieller is closed to queries @laurenspiellerhi this is a YA. #superstore
Teen quits Walmart job over the store’s intercom: ‘Attention all shoppers ... nobody should work here — ever’ chicagotribune.com/business/ct-bi…
This just reaffirms my desire for a YA Superstorw-esque contemporary 😍 #MSWL
Nivia Evans @NiviaEvansI'm hungry for a fantasy that incorporate American folklore: Appalachian, Mississippi Delta, Gullah, etc. Our stories are rich and vibrant and we don't see enough of them in the speculative space. #mswl
Lauren Spieller @ NCTE @laurenspiellerI want a book about a character like Ambrose Spellman--kind, gifted, tortured, and definitely queer af. #mswl pic.twitter.com/osCH2n4ICu
He is the only good thing about that show and there is nowhere near enough of him #MSWL
Tiffany Shelton 🕯️⛤🌙 @TiffanyDiahannI'm going to keep shouting this out into the ether until I get it: GIVE ME CONTEMPORARY WITCHES! #MSWL #YA #Adult
I’m still begging for this!! #MSWL (please no satan-worship)