I get a lot of great queries from marginalized voices (thank you, keep them coming!!), and one gap I've noticed is characters with disabilities. Define that however you choose, but I want to see more of this kind of representation in kidlit, and on my list specifically. #MSWL
I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #MSWL
John Cusick @johnmcusickHellooo #amwriting friends, I am looking to sign new authors, so here's a #MSWL thread. (And for new followers, please note I'm only seeking books for the kidlit market at present).
As a colleague pointed out to me, you can find truth in tragedy, but you can also find truth in joy. I'd love to see YA and MG that find truth in joy. Give me your funny books, effervescent love stories, your joyous and triumphant journeys, adventures, relationships. #MSWL
Secondly, YA: I love genre stuff, fantasy, sci-fi, even the right historical. I'd love to see some really high-concept stand alone, too. And in all things, diverse voices, diverse stories, under-represented points of view, ALWAYS. #MSWL
John Cusick @johnmcusickHi gang, I'm pretty much caught up on queries, so time for a #MSWL thread:
Firstly, middle-grade! Adventure, suspense, quirkiness, heart. @marinacohen, @Qsosnaspear, @anndeeellis, @cmheidicker, @josephinewrites, and @jerameykraatz are some of my MG people, and I'd love to work with more brilliant humans like them. #MSWL
Alex Sammon @alex_sammonWhat happens when Walmart, Amazon, and all the world's retail giants move into one tiny town? I went to Elwood, IL, to report on the precarious, tax-abated hell that is living in warehouseland, where all our stuff is stored.
#MSWL: any MG or YA set in "warehouseland."
John Cusick @johnmcusickSo before it gets too late, let's do some #MSWL tweets!
janine o'malley @janine_omalleyOn my #MSWL, contemporary middle grade books about boys and friendship. Boys care and worry about and love their friends, but there aren’t enough books that tackle those emotions and experiences.