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Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Mar 4

Writers, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!

-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS

-LatinX characters! Please!

-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Jan 29

#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

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Jan 21

I spent all weekend binging Sex Education on Netflix and now I want a YA just like it 🙏🏽 #mswl

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 12 Sep 2018

I would love to continue seeing Contemporary YA and Adult Fantasy. Little magic, big magic, show me whatcha got! #mswl

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 12 Sep 2018

A few uber specific #mswl requests:

-middle grade set in CA
-MG/YA featuring Jewish characters (whether they are religious is up to you)
-a book about NASA space camp
-characters with weird jobs or hobbies
-realistic, sex-positive YA
-international thriller with a female MC

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 29 Aug 2018

#MSWL I’d like to see a MG or YA featuring a family that reminds me of the Weasleys ❤️

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 28 Aug 2018

This is the most obvious #MSWL ever, but...

I want books like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, in YA and Adult. This means:

--high concept
--romantic
--funny
--diverse!
--contemporary
--family B plots
--HEA

Let's do this!

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 15 Aug 2018

Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspieller

that might not seem like a ton, but when you consider how many genres I represent across multiple age categories, it is a LOT

When I open to queries again in September, I hope to continue receiving YA Fantasy (because I love it) but I also hope I see more

☻ Middle Grade Fantasy
☻ YA Contemporary
☻ Adult SFF
☻ Adult Psych Thrillers

#mswl

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

I'm also still looking for the perfect YA Sci-Fi. Maybe it's a space opera, but it's set in the near future on earth. Maybe it's about weapons, maybe it's about cyber warfare. Whatever it is, I'm looking for a distinct VOICE. #mswl

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

I'm also looking for upmarket YA Fantasy. I'm a sucker for thoughtful and elegant prose, and deep (not wide) worldbuilding that feels effortless despite it's intricacies. Contemp fantasy, second world fantasy, whatever--it's all great, as long as it sweeps me away. #mswl