claribel a. ortega pre-order my book, GHOST SQUAD! @Claribel_OrtegaI too would like to see a big witch boom in YA and I have a new witchy book that is the best thing I’ve ever written just sayin 🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/RElw898pna
Yes. Yes. Yes. I'm all for witches. In YA, but particularly MG #mswl
Thao Le @ThaoLe8Since I'm reopening to submissions today, I thought I'd share what's currently on my #MSWL, though many of the things I've tweeted about in the past are still relevant. I'm most hungry for:
ANY AND ALL Middle Grade, be it fantasy or contemporary, but it has to have lots of heart. Some recent MG I've enjoyed are Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, and all the Rick Riordan Presents books have been stellar #MSWL
Wenqing Yan @Yuumei_ArtOld fanart of #SpiritedAway :D Been so busy I haven't had much time to draw new things yet but soooon!
What's you favorite #Miyazaki movie? Mine has always been Princess Mononoke, the intricate story about protecting our environment is truly timeless. pic.twitter.com/xYrDsw3MEW
#MSWL a Princess Mononoke style fantasy about environmentalism and nature. MG, YA, or even Adult.
Tohad @sylvainsarrailhBackgrounds from Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyūbin, 1989 Studio Ghibli) : pic.twitter.com/Be1sjEoyJE
My current #MSWL is a contemporary fantasy in the vein of Kiki's Delivery Service (MG or YA).
Yes, we need dark stories in MG/YA because kids need to have their problems/struggles acknowledged. But please remember to infuse hope. I want less focus on the trauma/suffering and more on successes and healing. Marginalized kids need to know they deserve happy endings #MSWL
I'm preparing to reopen to queries next week and wanted to share my current #mswl:
Contemporary Fantasy in the vein of the films About Time and Your Name
Diverse MG like Aru Shah and the End of Time and Amina’s Voice
Foodie Magic like Chocolat and Garden Spells
Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17#MSWL fantasy w/ a translator protag. There's so much power in language-- how they translate for a ruler effects a whole kingdom, eg. I want to see the nuances & consequences of deciding how & what to translate, word play between languages, times when translation falls short
YES. Also on an adjacent note... I was an ESL student, I'd love to get a contemporary middle grade or YA featuring a MC learning a second language that is not the MC's native language. #MSWL
Gearing up to reopen to submissions (possibly in the next couple of weeks). I want to see more Middle Grade and Contemporary YA! Especially stories from POC and non-binary voices. Please no issue books. I want fully developed plots, strong hooks, and nuanced characters. #mswl
BNnoblesville @BNnoblesvilleLove getting new #kidsbooks in stock 💕 Some are so beautiful they NEED to be shared...Littler Women: a modern retelling by Laura Schaefer pic.twitter.com/Js3dGPaRcS
Thao Le @ThaoLe8Bonus: check out my updated MSWL page! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/thao… #mswl
I'm dying for more contemporary YA and middle grade to add to my list (particularly from marginalized voices) #mswl
Thao Le @ThaoLe8As a fan of board games and escape rooms I'd love a puzzle-y or geeky mg/ya about them #mswl
I'm also down for geeky conventions as a setting, role playing, cosplay, and gamer girls in my mg/ya! #mswl