Megan ~ Closed To Queries
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 👌
Monthly reminder that I'd really love some darker small town dynamic stories especially if they have found family, queer characters, a spooky forest and a light magical element.
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)
My list is pretty speculative so I'd love more contemporary! Anything that explores platonic and romantic relationships, family, growing up, difficult decisions, etc.
If you have a friendship breakup book, especially following the aftermath (in MG or YA), then I'd love to see it. Or even friends who realize they're not right for each other anymore.
Friendship breakups are painful!
I would love an academia book, especially if it explores the shortcomings, privilege, and elitism of higher education.
I'd like this even more so with an ensemble cast or a tight knit group of scholars.
I'd really love to see a polyamorous relationship. There are too little of these and often misrepresented. If you have this in an adult literary work, that better be the first query I get. 😂
❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries @Megan_ManzanoI will open back up to queries tomorrow! 🥳 In preparation, I'd like to do a #MSWL thread about what I'd love to see in my inbox.
As always, I'm on the lookout for queer representation. I'd particularly love to see:
1. More identity discovery/first crushes in MG
2. Sapphic YA rom-coms
3. More queer works by BIPOC authors
4. Queer stories w/ happy endings
5. Supportive queer found families