Meg-O-Lantern 🎃 ~ Open To Queries
I feel like I haven't stated this outright so if you have a polyamorous relationship in YA or YA with crossover potential, I'd LOVE to see it.
The more queer it is, the better.
Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbetsI have finished The Queen's Gambit and I am bereft I cannot watch it again for the first time.
This was easily one of my favorite shows of the year and if you have any project like this in the YA or YA crossover space, I am HERE for it.
Rachel Bass @bachelrassAggressively not thinking about This Week right now, but you know what I would love? Explicitly queer Shakespeare retellings. Sapphic Macbeth. Midsummer but queer and poly. Is this...is this my brand?? #mswl
Omg yes please!
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Stories with quieter/more personal stakes are my jam. I'm a sucker for getting lost in a character as they try to figure things out with themselves or those around them.
Also if you have a friendship breakup story please send that my way!!!!
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I love an ensemble cast. Whether they're solving a mystery, fighting off an enemy, or navigating their lives, these dynamics are huge for me.
I especially love seeing how every member of a group interacts/is affected by the other.
gobo 🏐 HAIKYUU S4 2ND COUR LOCKDOWN @makoharubfshe was a punk AND he did ballet pic.twitter.com/XDOBSXMtye
If you have this please send it to my inbox on Monday and inject it into my veins!!
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Latinx kidlit authors, please query me! I would love to see magical realism, stories around family dynamics, fantasies steeped in mythology.
Give me everything 😍
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Queer rep for days especially by authors of color.
I'd love a rom-com, a story that follows queer teens having to stick together, and stories where queer characters get a happy ending.
Megan Manzano ~ Reopening to Queries 10/05 @Megan_ManzanoSince I'll be reopening to queries on 10/05, here is my official manuscript wishlist that has been updated!
However I did promise a thread of what I'm looking for so here we go!
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My list does skew towards YA so I'd love MG everything!
Particuarly stories that begin to explore identity and sexuality. Especially with first crushes.
Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllorSomeone let me write a YA Jurassic Park tie-in about bored teen tour guides twitter.com/JurassicPark2g…
Okay, this is a huge #MSWL.
But also teens doing ridiculous stuff/developing crushes during their summer jobs or in an amusement park.
Sign me up.
Mia Mingus @miamingusWish we embraced falling in friendship love and the magic of friendship love in general. It really is such a magnificent, kindred soul-shifting experience that can manifest in so many wonderfully different ways. It truly deserves its own genre of art, movies/TV, writing, music.
This is a huge #MSWL for me!
If you have a book focused on friendship, whether it's the ride-or-die kind, the I'll fight to the ends of the earth for you kind, or the we grew up together and this is how we navigate change kind, send them to me when I reopen!
When I reopen to queries, I hope to see kidlit stories by indigenous authors in my inbox.
Emery Lee Semi-Hiatus @EmeryLeeWhoIt's been brought to my attention in a sort of roundabout way that people aren't interested in queer books, esp QPoC books, that don't center trauma.
Can y'all do me a favor & RT this if you'd love to read some books about queer people with little to no trauma in them?
I absolutely want to see these stories when I reopen to queries.
Especially if they're romcoms or character driven quieter books.
[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.
If you have a story about friendship breakups for MG or YA, please send them my way when I reopen to queries.
We need to talk about this more.
fran @galacticidiotsSick of redemption arcs. I want a corruption arc where the hero gets thoroughly seduced by the villain and they ride off into the fiery sunset, two halves of the same perfect, rotten whole
I need this more than anything #MSWL