What I do love to see in the YA Contemporary field are thrillers, hauntings that can toe the line of horror without going overboard, rom-coms, friendship break ups, and grandparent relationships. I especially love to see all this with BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ characters. #mswl
𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚊𝚑 𝚏. 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 @hwhittenwritessomeone write an f/f contemporary horror where someone falls in love with bloody mary
Skelly-ton is CLOSED to Queries 🎃💀 @LitAgentKellySo, I AM CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED QUERIES through January 1st, but I'm REALLY looking for some LGBTQIA+ and POC #ownvoices stories I can help to champion and get heard. I also am desperately looking for MG (fantasy, sci-fi, cont., hist.) and Adult (fantasy, cont. rom., hist.) #MSWL
Though I'm NOT asking to receive more queries, I would love to know if you sent me one and it's sitting in my box somewhere waiting for me to see it. If you haven't sent anything yet, pitch me via @SavvyAuthors next week from the 23rd-25th! If I like it, it's a request! <3 #MSWL
#MSWL MG Diverse and LGBTQIA+ voices. Middle grade is really some of the toughest years of my life, and anything that can help them realize it's okay to be different, is helpful. Love ghost stories and stories of crushes and friendship at this age.
#MSWL Also fully watching The Crown and Reign right now and looking for court intrigue, especially in courts we haven't seen much from! Mary Queen of Scots? The Spain monarchy? Maybe French Sun King type of court intrigue? Especially with LGBTQIA+ characters and maybe magic?
Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13#MSWL #LGBT How about hist fic where nobleman's WIFE finds a mistress and must conceal their love? 😍
I second this #MSWL. I'd totally also be down for a historical where a woman is married and knows her husband is in love with another man, but they're best friends, so she helps him hide it from the public, or vice versa. Read one like this once and am still in love with it.
Chelsea Billings LeGault @cbillings90@YAFantasyFan Hi Kelly, would you consider repping a MG contemporary if it spoke to you? Thanks so much!
Yes, I would! :) Specifically if it's heart warming MG and has LGBTQIA+ characters. #MSWL
#MSWL I'd like to state for the record that I am still looking for, and will always be looking for, diverse perspectives, authors, characters, cultures, and environments in manuscripts and books. This includes POC, LGBTQIA+, genderfluid, neurodiverse, and all the other categories
Anyone have a YA Crossover like the movie Sydney White? I'm kind of digging it right now. Body positive, nerdy, diverse, LGBTQIA+? Please? Maybe like Sydney White meets Pitch Perfect? #MSWL
Kelly @YAFantasyFan#MSWL Bridget Jones meets TINDER. All of the horrible dates, creepers, awkward situations you can find! Let me see online datings worst attributes with the humor of Bridget and a woman of the real world's problems (i.e. Weight, over working, no money, etc.)
#MSWL LGBTQIA+ and any and all skin colors and cultures that are blended into the manuscript and a natural part of life + story. Where we don't focus on differences, but understand we're all innately different and love each other FOR this. Because this is how we should be living.