Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooksI'm next in line on the @bookendslit #MSWL train chuggin' along 🚂 I'd love to find a novel in the vein of NATALIE TAN'S BOOK OF LUCK AND FORTUNE where food, community, and culture intertwine. Also, I'm a fan of AYESHA AT LAST, so a fresh retelling like this might catch my eye! twitter.com/SoCalledYALife…
My turn on the @bookendslit #MSWL train! When I reopen to queries I want all the kidlit: graphic novels and all your LGBT narratives from PB through YA! Swoon worthy rom coms and heartbreaking stories all welcome.
#MSWL - #YA: Either set in the 1950s or the 1970s/1980s: a historical YA that deals with being queer in a time period where it wasn't safe to be out of the closet. Deal with the tough subjects and please break me before I get to the end.
#MSWL - #YA: I'd love a great mystery or something set in one location a la CLUE or MURDER BY DEATH (contemporary or unique period, please! Not SFF). A whodunit where everyone is the suspect and bonus points for smart humor!
#MSWL - #YA: I've become so much pickier in terms of genre fiction because I want to see something new. Give me a new twist on court intrigue or "chosen" ones. More contemporary fantasies/magical realism. Retellings of new/different stories.
#MSWL - #YA: I can never have too many queer rom-coms on my list. Ever. I want more than just boy-meets-boy or girl-meets-girl, however. The ones I am drawn to are when there's so much heart and subplots with more than just the core romance.
It's only been forever and a day but I finally updated my #MSWL profile! Now including select genres of narrative non-fiction — and basically send me all your queer fiction or creepy, lyrical middle grade books! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/moe-…
Shaun 🏳️🌈 Preorder Brave Face @ShaunieDarkoQueer books can be light and funny and still be important. Queer books don't have to focus on queer pain to matter.
These are the books I love across MG (especially!) and also YA. #MSWL
Katie Henry @KT_NREI see your con artist YA heroine and raise you this legendary teenage girl who infiltrated Queen Charlotte's court, escaped execution for theft, escaped indentured servitude, successfully posed as a German princess despite NOT SPEAKING GERMAN, and somehow lived happily ever after pic.twitter.com/5BrhYrhDNw
Excuse me while I #MSWL the hell out of this..
I know I'm SO behind the times falling in love with this show -- but after getting to do a production of #NextToNormal last week, I'd kill for a YA version of the book dealing with mental health issues. #MSWL
It's true! I'm open to queries so hit me with your best shot: querymanager.com/query/mferrara
Not only that—but I'm now open to picture books! My list is definitely children's focused in PB, MG, and YA -- but I'm selectively looking at Adult SFF and romance! #MSWL
Moe Ferrara @inthesestonesSpent the morning walking around Oxford Street - AKA the Gay Golden Mile that started in the 70s and 80s. #SydneyAdventure @ Taylor Square, Sydney instagram.com/p/BmfEPLlj_-c/…
Which the reminder to send me all the LGBT+ books for MG and YA once I reopen for queries in September! #MSWL
Moe Ferrara @inthesestonesMoe Ferrara’s #MSWL Madness bookendsliterary.com/2018/03/13/moe… pic.twitter.com/uO1cMfys7w