beth phelan, here sometimes @beth_phelanI wanna troll @petejknapp by slapping my own mswl tag on his wishlist tweets 🤔😜
in seriousness, would love
-larger-than-life narrative voice
-MG fantasy series
-YA after high school about teens not going to college
-something that feels like a bottle episode
anxiety has been making it hard to focus very well, but i will say that in addition to the rest of my #MSWL i am also highly motivated to read more LOL MG fantasy adventure. have a few fantastic mss in my queue and would add some more… :)
Dana Chidiac @chidiaqianYA about moving on from high school! Anything about college admissions, the summer after senior year, freshman year of college (or of life) #mswl
I’d also love books with teens who elect not to go to college at all #mswl
Happy 2020! I’m back open to queries!! Send me...
LOL fantasy, contemporary tackling big topics, queer madcap ensemble adventures!
Weird crimes/myths, underdog fantasy, dark paranormal, experimental shit!
#querytip #mswl #subtip #amquerying
beth phelan (hiatus &closed to unsolicited subs) @beth_phelanwhen i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip
i will add that top of my #MSWL is: laughing. i don't mean chuckling. i mean i want to LOL. more so with voice than silliness but i'd love to see more of it in general in my submissions. :)
when i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip
Catching up on subs and i notice i have excellent YA here, but not much MG! #mswl WHEN I REOPEN: I really want to work on more MG! Commercial or literary—give me your big series hooks, magic, light and fun contemporary, hopeful stories touching on tough topics, queer characters!!
Shenwei (they/them) 張軒瑋 @theshennersthe discussion about the lack of upper MG & lower YA has me thinking about how little I see experiences like my middle school days in fiction...
when I was13-14 most ppl were not sexually active but ppl were absolutely making sex jokes and I feel like MG mostly sanitizes that
I would really like to see if we can fill this gap so if anyone has anything with protagonists 13 or 14, especially contemporary realistic, send it to me with “#gap #mswl” as the subject line... especially looking at you marginalized writers!
if anyone has a MG or YA with a PROTAGONIST who has ADHD, i'd love to see it. in particular, a type that isn't the more commonly associated hyperactive but features the inattentiveness, procrastination, disorganized thoughts, etc. would be open to realistic or fantasy #MSWL
authors! it's okay if your book doesn't match a #mswl exactly! you don't need to revise the book to fit, or write the book to meet it, or mention the mswl at all. you can just query and let it stand on its own! just because we tweet a mswl, doesn't mean that that is ALL we want.