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)
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
evermore lyrics bot @evermorebotnow he sits on his throne in his palace of bones, praying to his greed, he's got my past frozen behind glass, but i've got me
I know this is a throwaway #MSWL but I want something grim and moody as this.
Jingle Lane-gle @lanewriteswordsSo what if we took that Sarah Dessen/Jenny Han fluffy cheerful aesthetic and made the characters Black and just had a whole genre that was joyful Black kids? Black teen beach reads. Something for the summer, something to dance to.
Yes please! I'd love to see these stories in my inbox.
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.