Dr. Uwe Stender
I live for LOTS of exercise, dogs, music, books, bingeworthy TV, Fussball, conversations with smart people, the surf, and a good Gin and Tonic.
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.
These are dark times. So for distraction & entertainment I need suspense to lose myself in, or stories that make me laugh and feel. So give me loads of suspense for mysteries, and rom coms with a twist for Women's Fiction, YA and MG. #MSWL
I'd love to see more contemporary YA and MG that makes me laugh, including, but not exclusively, rom-coms. Additionally, I would love retellings where the story is told with the former antagonist becoming the protagonist. #MSWL
I'm 27 pages in, & let me tell you: I've only known @laurenspieller as a FANTASTIC agent. Now, I get to know her as a writer, & she's got me hook, line, & sinker. My new #MSWL: Query me the kind of YA novel that Lauren would write. Go buy #YourDestinationIsOnTheLeft & learn how.
A #MSWL from me: I would really LOVE to receive some really smart, funny Contemporary YA submissions. Books that make you laugh AND think. Along the lines of, i.e.: "I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE," or "WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI," or "THE LAKE EFFECT."