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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
Sam Gentry @Sam_Gentry24Wednesday morning #MSWL! I’d love to see a YA version of @netflix’s “You”...creepy stalker love interest and the exploration of the people we become on social media. And a little murder couldn’t hurt. 😬
Ditto 👀 #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
Eliza Swift @elizaswiftOur whole office has been talking about the Fyre festivals docs and I have a new #mswl: a YA horror/thriller set at a musical festival gone wrong. Give me this book!!!
OMG YES. #mswl
Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvideI want someone to pub a YA story where the main character wants to orchestrate the biggest, most spectacular coming out of all time, like a surprise sweet 16. Shenanigans happen, but it all comes together in the end and the MC gets a big smooch from their crush at the end. twitter.com/outseide/statu…
SEND ME THIS. #MSWL
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 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
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:
--family B plots
Let's do this!
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerthat 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
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
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