#MSWL: I love seeing so many YA submissions, but I’m especially hungry to see more middle grade—whether that’s comedy, horror, adventure, fantasy, historical, or just a sweet, quiet, lovely contemporary (I love a challenge).
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Related: 100% of what you need to know about me can be summed up by the fact that's when I was in 4th grade or so, all the kids in my class made a mutual decision to not come to my birthday party and no one told me. pic.twitter.com/lM6Pl6JzJH
#MSWL A spurned 10-year-old takes to the streets Kill Bill-style to enact some serious ass-kicking revenge. 😂
[kie.ran] @danblackroydFriend breakups (I mean good, longterm, very close and intimate friendships) are, in my experience, much more emotionally devastating than romantic breakups. And yet, unlike romantic relationships, we have almost no socialization (even in media images) on how to navigate them.
Catherine Isaac @CatherineIsaac_My 7 year old was tapping away on my Mac tonight and told me he was writing a book. I think you’ll agree it’s one hell of an opening. pic.twitter.com/2oboJEI3uh
Kat Cho 🦊🇰🇷📚 @KatChoI NEED a YA novel with competitive teens that also have a fierce, tough, complex adult character like Monica from CHEER to support and push them! #cheeronnetflix pic.twitter.com/1EkcidfK6P
#MSWL I adore YA and MG with well-rendered adult characters no matter how peripheral they are to the story.
#MSWL can be so hard because on the one hand, I'm like, "Well, send me everything good." And on the other, I know that there are things I DON'T like (dragons, faeries, video games, time travel). And things I am especially called to--queer voices, theater anything, family stories
I also reallllllly want to see nonfiction. Again, MG to adult. I love memoir. I'm also into intriguing takes on history and science, anything to do with the arts or pop culture. #MSWL
WHAT. ELSE. I want more MG and more adult. I'm hungriest in these areas because it's what I see less often than YA. In the MG space, I want stories I haven't heard before and voices I haven't seen before. Which is BROAD but basically means: I want all of it. #MSWL
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimGood morning Twitter! It's #MSWL Day! 🎉☕️📚
Today, agents and editors will be tweeting what they wish they had in their inboxes. And we, of course, have surprises for you all day long!
First up! We have a podcast guide to #MSWL for your commute here: soundcloud.com/user-965795498…
Oh, hey #mswl! Let's see: on the YA side, I'm looking for romcoms, ghost stories, clever thrillers, fresh fantasy, and pretty much anything that can fall under the broad and general category of "literary."
It's thrilling to see that legends, icons, and heroes Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will finally be receiving tribute statues in NYC. I've said it before, but I still #MSWL a vigorous, thoughtful book about their friendship and their power.