A friend of mine told me how the folks at @GOGcom will travel far and wide to save source codes for old games, to make them available via their service and-
Someone send me a novel about a passionate gamer who travels the world to save a game that means something to them. #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary"I'm dying to find a great book about a cult or a survivalist or a plague... maybe all of them in one?" @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksThere's always something so fun about genre novels that explore the regular people who live alongside the supernatural. Their frustrations.
IE: Patrick Ness' brilliant The Rest Of Us Just Live Here.
Like, there's a familiar in What We Do In the Shadows who is like 80+ years old, and is still saying "any day now."
Imagine a father figure in a YA novel who is a familiar, and his wildly frustrated family. Does the teen become a slayer?
Anyhow, send this to me someone. #MSWL
I've been watching the TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows (it's brilliant), and I'm just obsessed with the world of the familiars, the humans serving the vampires.
I would DEVOUR a vampire novel from the perspective of familiar. Who is maybe tired of waiting? #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary"Literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksHonestly one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Pick up @pengshepherd’s book! twitter.com/pengshepherd/s…
I talk a lot about how my favorite kind of literary fiction blends genres, pulling the speculative or a bit of magic into it.
And this one is a perfect, stunning example of that.
More books like @pengshepherd’s in my query box, please. #MSWL
Still getting the occasional DM asking if I'm open to queries... and I am! :-D
Here's what I'm looking for:
Most genres of YA.
Genre blending literary fiction.
Accessible sci-fi and fantasy.
Memoir and essay collections.
Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI get upset about the idea of a book being “too quiet” because of seemingly small stakes.
That internal journey is such a part of being a teenager. That’s your audience.
Yes fight The Citadel in the Battle of the Wars, but also maybe get books about panicking over first kisses.
*passes away on that Quiet YA hill while writing a tweet about wanting to read a book about a teen stressing over marching band auditions* #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksThere are a few book-shaped hills I'm going to die on this year:
1. Fighting for "quiet" books with personal stakes.
2. Yelling about the sequels by @RantingOwl and @cindypon. Support these series!
3. Asking for more "fluffy" contemporary stories with marginalized characters.
I love my fluffy books, I want more books-that-feel-like-hugs that my son can grow up and see himself in. #MSWL
Molly Templeton @mollytempleton@ericsmithrocks hi, it's me, I'm the audience for this and and an entire series of YA books featuring other dawn of the internet delights (there's gotta be an IRC one, of course)
OMG. Please someone give me a book where teens swap super long ICQ numbers. #MSWL
Every time I type “bbs” instead of “babies” I’m reminded how badly I want an early 90’s YA novel with a teen running a bulletin board system (BBS) on their computer.
“Who is the audience for dawn of the Internet niche YA-“
Shush! Gimme. #MSWL
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaIf you happen to be looking for YAs set in college, here’s a post I did last year with a bunch that also links to another post with a bunch, for a total of 16: barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/10-n…