Irène DB @UrbanFoxxxxAbandoned houses in Mirlo Beach, a once thriving oceanfront town on North Carolina's Outer Banks now slowly being reclaimed by the sea (some of these buildings have since been moved or have collapsed)
[photos: Greg Fitzgerald/ Island Free Press/ Don McCullough] pic.twitter.com/RaMMIis0Pc
#MSWL MG, YA, or graphic novels with this mood / setting / ambience / evocative sense of the fantastical waiting-to-happen as a jumping-off point.
Los Angeles Times @latimesTV has a new kind of heroine: The Latina genius. Here's why it matters latimes.com/entertainment-…
1000% seeking MG (& YA & GN) w/ similarly strong, memorable Latinx leads (genius is not a specifically-required trait, but they *do* need to have agency, fresh/compelling story arcs, & be buoyed by masterful writing from creators who share the main character’s identity). #MSWL
Heartfelt &/or humorous middle grade that is rich & textured in its characterizations, stylistic choices, language, & telling. Give me subplots & side characters & settings that all work to make a story feel sophisticated & fully-realized & ALIVE. #MSWL #MG
Root Literary @RootLiteraryAhhh! There are currently three #RootLiterary titles sitting pretty on the @nytimesbooks’s best seller list: REFUGEE, THE FIRE KEEPER, and TUNNEL OF BONES! We could not be more excited and proud! Congrats, @veschwab, @jencerv, and @AlanGratz!! 😊🙌🎉💃 #ProudAgency pic.twitter.com/Pz7uj5llor
Proud to bursting for our hat trick of THREE clients who are NYT MG bestsellers this week: congrats to @jencerv & @veschwab & @AlanGratz & especially to powerhouse agent @hroot! P.S. Authors, send us your middle grade manuscripts; we know what to do with them, yo! #MSWL
The New York Times @nytimes“Everyone freaked out. Nothing like this had ever happened in my work before." A mysterious painting was discovered behind a wall at a new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. nyti.ms/2FQoecw
I LOVE hidden in plain sight discoveries like this. #MSWL a story with a jumping-off point like this, s’il vous plait, but turn it into middle grade & perhaps add some ✨magic✨!
Random House Editors @randomeditorialOn Dorothy Porter, who recognized the importance of how we categorize books and knowledge and challenged the racial bias in the Dewey Decimal System
Katherine Harrison @KidlitKatDear writers: The world needs more amazing #middlegrade voices—maybe YOUR amazing mddle grade voice. Won't you kindly get on that? Sincerely, an editor of middle grade #amediting #amwriting #mswl
I am also Extremely Here For This! #mswl
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneillStepped inside @BankStreetBooks mere moments before the downpour began & well, there are worse fates than waiting out a thunderstorm in a bookstore. ⛈📚⛈
Update: read some books. ☔️📚
Related P.S. Standing #MSWL request for all your kids/MG/YA graphic novels! Illustrators, authors, and/or author-illustrators are all welcome. (I’m probably not the right agent for adult graphic novels/comics, tho.)