Dr. Uwe Stender
For my current #MSWL click on the picture to see all the details. You can also always find my most recent manuscript wishlist on the Triada US website.
I will still have the occasional ASK AGENT session from here. I'll update my #MSWL here. You can also always find my most recent manuscript wishlist on the Triada US website. Below find my current preferences. Click on the picture to see all the details. Happy 2020, everyone.😎
Deliver me LGBT+ YA stories that leave the reader joyful. Plots that are fun, invigorating, and clever. I'd love to read an LGBT love or friendship story that's incredibly well written and makes me feel HAPPY afterward. #MSWL
College YA is another area that has been brought up in my informal polling, @ReadWriteandMe also mentioned it. I wish that publishers were more open to it, but if you send me a great one, we may make it happen saleswise. My next #MSWL: College YA.
Looking for authentic k-pop inspired fiction. To my shame that would not have occurred to me at all, but it makes complete sense. K-pop is HUGELY popular ALL over the world, so logically teens want to read authentic k-pop inspired fiction. Send it to me. #MSWL.
Belle Ellrich | 16 | Sandwolf 🐺🌿 @bookingbelle@UweStenderPhD Another thing: Kpop and manga. They're becoming more and more popular, and I know *I'd* love to see more YA based on topics/genres similar to those. I have a lot of friends who'd read those too (McKenna, I'm looking at you since you love BTS so much).
Adiba Jaigirdar @adiba_j@UweStenderPhD My 15-year-old sister (and all her friends) is obsessed with k-pop, k-dramas and mangas. I feel like if she ever found the YA book equivalent of any of these things, she would devour them whole.
That is now my #MSWL.
Sarah J. Sover @SarahJSover@UweStenderPhD Thank you for these! Will an agent who signs an author for a novel sometimes be willing to handle the sub-rights of a previous novel that was published with a small pub?
Arie Veira @arieXeira@UweStenderPhD How much does a (lack of) publishing history matter? Novelists who don't write short fiction or poetry are hard pressed to do the slow-small-steady build towards publishing. Does a strong MS trump a zero pub history?
Yes, 100% for me.
J.Lee Dodson is Writing His First Novel @JLeeDodson@UweStenderPhD I'm currently working on my first MG fantasy novel. I would like to begin work on a new book, however, I'm torn between a new MG novel or a YA horror novel. Questions are: Should I invest in a new MG( back pocket MS) or try another genre? Do you see horror making a comeback?
My advice might not be helpful to you, but I will tell you what I tell my clients: "write what you are compelled to write, don't write for trends."
HL Hinkle🍳 @TheComingOfGose@UweStenderPhD Hi! What's your typical request rate (per 1000 queries received, say)? Are you super selective up front or do you roll the dice a lot?
I am very selective, but...good question! I don't keep stats, but my gut feeling....Hmmm, I may request somewhere between 15 to 50 manuscripts per thousand queries.
21timetraveler @21timetraveler@UweStenderPhD Why might an agent request a partial instead of a full?
I don't know. You're asking the wrong person. If *I* am interested in something, I request the full. Maybe it comes from the time when there was no email to avoid printing and receiving all the paper?!? It's email, if I like it, I read on, if I don't, I pass, why not the full?!?
Jamir @jjexists@UweStenderPhD Hello! My full YA contemporary manuscripts tend to be kind of slim. (Around 40-50k). Is this an ok word count to send an agent for possible representation?
I guess it all depends on how great the writing, the plot, the story is. However, it DOES seem a bit short to me. Try, and see what happens.