Meg Skellington 💀
sam sims @samsims25Too many Christmas rom-coms, not nearly enough Halloween rom-coms
When I reopen to queries, I would LOVE a Halloween rom-com. Or really anything set with Halloween as the background.
ًsai @ignitemyIovesacademic rivals to lovers never had a bad track. the sarcastic banter and flirtation? BANGER. saying “i hate them” but always praising the other's accomplishments? SLAPS. the academic references? SEXY. and don’t even get me STARTED on the iconic library scenes.
#MSWL right now. This is my absolute favorite!!
amy is (unfortunately) doing nano @clowningamyi think we need more vengeful mcs. who are angry. who are not made of soft edges and bright colours but darkness and steel. we need girls fighting and being angry for what has wronged them. we need girls to not be soft or pretty but as unbreakable as the fires that molded them.
Literally this is all I want, all the time.
C.G. Drews @PaperFuryam just a reader, sitting here asking for more books about disaster friend groups where they're all a bit feral and all a bit in love, someone's having a breakdown, and there is a supernatural horror in the background that they're absolutely going to mess with
This is forever on my #MSWL. The more feral, the better.
Riley Ruddock @rileyruddock1@shamanicky I really wish Appalachian gothic was a thing. We have Southern gothic which is cool but it doesn't really capture the vibe of the Appalachian region.
Huge #MSWL 👀
sil ♡ @thebookvoyagersfriends to lovers is good and all but estranged best friends to lovers just hits differently 🙌🏻✨ the tension, the unresolved feelings, the sadness of not being there for them for years, the getting to know one another all over again CHEF KISS 💋
This is always on my #MSWL.
Break my heart open!!!
Reminder that I'm always on the lookout for dark academia books in YA & Adult especially by BIPOC authors!
Anything including a speculative element, solving a mystery, challenging the elitism of higher education, and a close knit group of friends are 👌
Lane @lanewriteswordsI am begging for more books set in college and graduate school. And not just academia or dark academia. I want twenty-somethings keekeeing on the quad trying to coordinate costumes for a Halloweekend bar hop.
Monthly reminder that I'd love more of the following stories:
- Southern Gothic
- Small town/isolated settings with a darkness to them and how characters deal with it. Think Sawkill Girls or Burn Our Bodies Down
- Queer found families with various dynamics.
eija sumner @eijasJust saw notes from winter scbwi that there isn’t a place in publishing for quiet stories and that makes me sad. I love quiet stories.
I know quiet stories are still being published, and maybe they don’t do huge numbers, but quiet stories are good and valid stories.
I think I yell about this fairly often on here, but know I am ALWAYS looking for quieter and more intimate stories.
These have a special place in my heart.
layla noor | writing a novel 📝 @laylaxnoorwhen are we going to make the bad boy trope but for girls? where are my girls who ride motorcycles and pick fights and don't pay attention in class whom the protagonist eventually finds themselves falling for and creating an iconic wlw romance??? hm???
HUGE #MSWL, PLEASE AND THANKS!
Some #MSWL things I've been craving in my inbox:
🌈 Queer MG, especially first crushes
💙 Found family dynamics
🌳 Small towns/isolated settings especially with a speculative element
💀 Southern Gothic
♣️ Stories that involve tarot/playing with fate
Overall themes I'd like:
- Grey morality
- Small town settings with intricate interpersonal relationships
- Soft boys, especially those who can admit feelings
- Slow burn romance
- Enemies to lovers
- Childhood best friends
- Fae (think Holly Black)