As for children’s, I’m always open to YA in almost all genres, especially fantasy, contemporary, and thriller. I just want strong concepts and smart MCs with engaging voices that pull me along for the ride and make me want to root for them the entire way. #MSWL
I’d love to see more horror in my inbox. It can be adult (or YA). Not slash and hack bloody horror, but the kind that builds psychological tension in a smart and surprising way. #MSWL
I’d really love to see more cozy and warm contemporary fantasy projects, full of whimsy and fun, in my query inbox. It can be adult, YA, or crossover.
I’m a bit burned out on the dark and heavy stuff right now. Basically, looking for a hug in book form. #mswl
Okay, so Plan B is the teen reproductive rights movie I needed.
Also, the fact that one of the MCs is crushing on a guy who shares a mutual love of Sailor Moon is everything. 😂
I’d like to #mswl a YA story like Plan B!
I don't know if any of you have been watching The King Eternal Monarch on Netflix, but I'd love to see a Korean inspired historical YA fantasy that blends the present with the past in this vein. It's so good! #mswl
I want a YA version of Never Let Me Go. Light speculative elements and haunting friendships/relationship. Kathy is a voice that still sticks with me to this very day. #mswl
- Graphic novels by author/illustrators.
- More children’s MG and YA nonfiction, everything ranging from memoir to platform nonfiction.
I’d love a YA/MG that explores living with OCD, specifically dermatillomania (what I suffer from) or trichotillomania. Often times when people think of OCD, they tend to think of people who clean obsessively or fixate on numbers. There’s also the kind that hurts physically #MSWL
I'd love a contemporary YA that explores diaspora teens and their complicated family bonds while growing up between cultures, a la Lulu Wang's The Farewell. Hits hard at the issues, while still being able to punch things up with humor and wit. #mswl
There’s a K-drama called Revenge Note (I know it’s kind of sounds like Death Note). It’s about a teen who has an app called Revenge Note that appears on her phone one day. You can enter the name of someone you want to take revenge on. I want this in a YA!!! #mswl
I know this is specific but I’d love a contemporary MG or YA where the MC has to wear a back brace bc they have scoliosis, kyphosis, or scoliokyphosis, and has to deal with all the complications it inflicts on socializing and fitting in. This was me growing up. #MSWL
Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinThis moment will never not be epic. Thanks to everyone who was rooting for me on tonight’s @Jeopardy! You all know I never would have lost to anything less than a record-breaker. 😆 pic.twitter.com/hD75JoWhsu
Now someone send me a YA contemporary with a character like Stephanie appearing on the high school Jeopardy tournament! 👍🏼 I love stories about smart girls! #mswl
I’d really love a YA or MG fantasy rooted in Korean culture right now! I’ve been looking to sign once since I’ve started agenting, so yeah, let’s catch this great white whale! #mswl
I’m going to put it out there again. I’d really love to see younger YA contemporary that focuses on young teens starting high school for the first time with all of the mixed up feelings that come along with them!
And as always, send me great MG of all genres! #mswl