Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzoI was diagnosed in 1994, and The Babysitters’ Club was the only reason I knew what diabetes was too. I still want a YA with type I diabetes rep. #mswl twitter.com/mariskreizman/…
Seconded! Diabetes truly is an invisible disease. Though I’d love MG or YA with Type 1 or Type 2... #MSWL
Read the late great Barbara Neely’s BLANCHE ON THE LAM yesterday. So sad we only have 4 of these. I’m going to have to dole them out to myself as treats...
I’d love a contemporary #ownvoices mystery that tells it like it is, just as Ms. Neely did. #MSWL
Shira Schindel @Shiras24@leslie_zampetti These ideas are awesome (I'd SO love to read them!), and also, I've yet to see a mainstream YA romance with two MO characters, or Conservative characters, or really almost anything mainstream without a bar/bat mitzvah, inter-faith relationship, or the Holocaust.
I know! Maybe you’re writing something? 😉
I’d love to see contemporary Jewish YA without the b’nei mitzvot or Holocaust or even anti-Semitism. I am up for inter-faith relationships tho - if done in a fresh way. 😊 #MSWL
Maura Jortner @maura_jortnerShe's Jewish. He's in a cult.
He's not allowed to talk to girls except to evangelize. But he needs her help to save his little brother. He'll start by talking to her. He'll end doing things far more forbidden.
#YA #KissPitch Inspired by my religion and hometown, Waco, TX #own
I’m back open to queries as of today!
As usual, please send your query & first five pages in the body of the email to query[at]dunhamlit[dot]com.
Submission guidelines & #MSWL are at dunhamlit.com
Thinking about doing a #MSWL update soon...
Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti#MSWL I’d love to see some Latinx/Jewish contemporary YA... Or a retelling of Romeo & Juliet with the protagonists both devout but different religions... Or a great MG mystery that more Mo LeBeau and less Nancy Drew & ClueCrew.
Oops! #MSWL Day is tomorrow!
Well, at least I’m on brand. I’m always the early bird! 😊🐥📚
#MSWL I’d love to see some Latinx/Jewish contemporary YA... Or a retelling of Romeo & Juliet with the protagonists both devout but different religions... Or a great MG mystery that more Mo LeBeau and less Nancy Drew & ClueCrew.
Angie Manfredi @misskubelikcan't wait to write my YA novel where everyone is 14 and in 9th grade instead of where everyone is almost 18 and getting ready for college.
Great! If you’re not already repped, send it to me. Please? #MSWL
Rachael Stein @rachaeljsteinEating chicken and rice from a Chinese food truck for lunch and thinking about how this combo transcends so many cultures. Has there ever been a picture book about the many kinds of perfection that is chicken and rice? #MSWL
Emily S. Keyes 🧜🏼♀️ @esc_keyI like alternate history but why do so many stories involve rewriting history so bad people win? Nazis, confederates, etc. If we can rewrite history, why not give the Native Americans dragons or something to fight off Columbus?
Yes! Yes! Yes! #MSWL
Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearnTHIS IS WHERE I GREW UP. THEY BUILT THIS LAKE OVER A FREAKING TOWN AND SOME CEMETERIES. YET EVERY SUMMER MY PARENTS THOUGHT I WAS STRANGE FOR NOT WANTING TO SWIM IN IT.
Also I guess I know what my next WIP should be... pic.twitter.com/Aq7HhHRQmN
#MSWL! 😉📚❤️ Southern gothic MG or YA anyone?
Derek Milman @DerekMilmanMy 6 year old niece just got in a lot of trouble for some sort of Breaking Bad—Kindergarten—Black Market—lunch money scheme and I need to find out the details so I can write the world’s edgiest chapter book.
#MSWL right here. 😆
Terrie Wolf @AKA_TerrieCapers! Over the top, I didn’t see that coming, who got away with what? Capers. Think Oceans 11 and Oceans 8, Fun With Dick and Jane, or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, to name a few. #MSWL
I second Terri’s #MSWL - but for MG and/or YA, pretty please!
Carol Nissenson @nissenson@leslie_zampetti The Dunham site says "Closed to submissions." Is there a way to indicate in the subject line that I'm querying because of your mswl tweet?
We are actually open as of January 7th. But please do put #MSWL in your subject line for me. 😊