Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksDon't forget, even when everything feels like it's on fire, the world still needs your playful rom-com novels about kissing. <3 #MSWL
Yes! What he said! Cuz I heard: The world is on fire but we still need your (and we mean all of you!) playful rom-com novels about (all race/gender/sexual orientation/ability) teenagers kissing! #mswl (and I know that's what you meant @ericsmithrocks)
Brit Elisabet Hvide Busse @bhvideI want someone to pub a YA story where the main character wants to orchestrate the biggest, most spectacular coming out of all time, like a surprise sweet 16. Shenanigans happen, but it all comes together in the end and the MC gets a big smooch from their crush at the end. twitter.com/outseide/statu…
I WANT THIS! It would be nice if the MC was a girl, too, don'tcha think? Lovely YA lesbian RomCom w/shenanigans & a spectacular coming out at the end... #MSWL 😍🌈
FYI I've currently responded to all properly submitted queries received before January 14th, as well as random others received since then. I'm only open to submissions for a little over 2 more weeks, before closing until summer. #querytip #amquerying #amsubmitting #MSWL
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinSo go do it, people! If you can't post on Twitter, post on FB. Make sure to tag me! Let's be self expressed. Let's take risks. I want to see you read.
I'd REALLY like submissions by #POC writing #ownvoices stories. Realistic contemporary #middlegrade & #YoungAdult manuscripts. I want love stories & coming of age stories & stories about kids & their dogs. I want stories about the awkwardness of puberty & 1st kisses. #MSWL
Does everyone know what portal fantasy is? It's when part of your plot includes finding a door/amulet/something else that leads your characters to A WHOLE NEW WORLD/PLACE. I don't really care for those kind of stories so probably better not to query me w/them. #MSWL
I’d Like a MG Lassie or Sounder or Black Besuty (if B.B. was a dog)... that is, send me a realistic dog/human friendship story that will make me cry and want to hug my dogs more. (No talking dogs or animal cruelty though.) #MSWL
I also like stories including characters that are other religions than Christian (nothing against Christianity!) but not necessarily stories ABOUT religion. People are A LOT of different religions. It's a big world. Let's see it reflected in books #mswl
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinAs I've stated before, I'm particularly interested in stories by & featuring #POC and #ownvoices & achieving some balance of my client list. But white people, that does NOT mean "no white people need submit." Don't let's be silly now.
So here are some things I'd love to see coming into my inbox...
How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #MSWL