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
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…
Ryan Ramkelawan @ryanramkelawanHave you ever accepted a query of an MS that wasn't in your wishlist or do you always preferred MS within your Wishlist only? #askLitAOC
Definitely. Agents use #MSWL for our specific requests and wishes (ie: I'm dying for a survivalist, plague-filled YA but... I want other stuff too), and always welcome surprises that are still within our interests. #askLitAOC
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksMy wife is watching her reality shows (right now Temptation Island is on), and I so want to read a literary novel with reality TV in it.
Like a novel that feels like the show UnReal, or reminds me of THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva. Oof that was a perfect book. #MSWL
Oh! @BeautyBritches is watching @Andy Cohen’s show and he has my favorite YA novel of all time on his bookshelf!
Goodness I want to read a YA that makes me feel the way HERO did. What an amazing novel. #MSWL
Sangu Mandanna @SanguMandanna@DelilahSDawson I’d love to see more brown people! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a South Asian person on screen or page in Star Wars, other than Riz Ahmed! So a brown girl would be so cool! More mental illness rep would be great too.
This is also eternally on my #MSWL for YA and adult sci-fi and fantasy, please. Brown kids in space.
Where's the YA author writing a rom-com in space? #MSWL
Give me the Nora Ephron quality swoons and smiles from @LaurenEMorrill's books mashed together with the flawless SFF world building from @SanguMandanna and @rhodabee.
It'll be weird. A marketing nightmare. Send it to me.
I'm on the lookout for more diverse and inclusive voices in YA across all genres.
My favorite books last year were by authors like @RantingOwl @justinaireland @theames and @AshWrites.
And I'm DESPERATE to find a sci-fi genre blending masterpiece like @erin_bowman's Contagion.
Good morning! It's March 1st and I'm officially open to queries again at @PSLiterary!
Here's my #MSWL on my website, and I'm going to tweet a little bit about what I'm looking for... let's go. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3…