Lauren Is Open To Queries!
Kelly Quindlen @kellyquindlenokay and now for some #PitchWars LGBTQ-specific posting... we got so much good queer shit!!! We asked *only* for queer-centric storylines and about 75 of the 82 entries we received came through. Everything from bi to trans to gay to asexual narratives.
Hannah Allaman @hallaman13“Hell is a teenage girl”—PLEASE, someone send me a queer, feminist, campy horror novel in the vein of Jennifer’s Body, which I just watched for the first time (because that original marketing campaign, yikes) and omg. #MSWL
Send it to me first!! #mswl
Katherine Harrison @KidlitKatCan someone please write a YA gothic horror novel with a simmering f/f romance about the green ribbon girl? I want it soooooo bad #MSWL twitter.com/kendrawcandraw…
YES. PLEASE. #mswl
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen#MSWL day: I'd love to see more F/F in my inbox. give me your adult WILDER GIRLS, your righthand women fiercely defending their gfs, the claustrophobic intimacy of friendship where you might just take a bite out of each other, your SF/F Elena Ferrante, your swordswomen in love.
Oh hell yes #mswl
ellen @ellencormierIs anyone writing a YA novel about a queer teen's mind being blown upon reading these letters and then petitioning their high school to change the curriculum's portrayal of Emily Dickenson? Because I super want to publish that #mswl twitter.com/annabroges/sta…
I NEED THIS. #mswl
Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻♀️) @laurenspiellerI want someone to send me a hockey player story for MG or YA. Bonus points if it’s queer. (And yes, this was inspired by Check, Please!)
Hockey. Queerness. #mswl
#MSWL Lightning Round:
--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship
--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance
--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing
--Adult SFF that makes me cry
Jennifer Wright @JenAshleyWrightI’m waiting for a reverse Hallmark Christmas Movie about a small town girl who realizes her community’s politics are terrible, moves to Manhattan, gets a high pressure office job, meets a businessman, and they host a non-denominational holiday party at their penthouse.
#mswl but make it gay af
Lauren is open to queries again! @laurenspiellerI have a ton of #mswl tweets, as well as a MSWL page & an official Triada wishlist, but here are a few random things I’d love to see...
Bisexuality in YA. Make it sexy, make it sweet, make it NBD. Just make it. #mswl
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerokay this is a mixed bag but:
Can I just make this a #MSWL? B/c a murderous forest full of forbidden dark magic with an LGBTQ+ main character sounds like a KILLER book
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerReally great read on the hero's journey in Trans YA. twitter.com/thegayYA/statu…
I'd really love to find a joyful, triumphant story featuring a trans character. No "coming out" needed! #MSWL