Beth Phelan (closed To Unsolicited Queries)
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!
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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!
I would also like to see some heart-achey MG contemporary that doesn’t shy away from big issues. Socially and politically engaged, with humor and joy and hope but also courage and realness and empathy. #MSWL
Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.
I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL
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Gemma Cooper @gemma_cooperTBA monthly wishlist for January, featuring @jennybent @susanhawk @mollykh @torilowes @beth_phelan jennybent.blogspot.com/2016/01/tba-mo…