Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaI love that point where an author has made things very obvious to the reader about what will be a big revelation but the MC very believably hasn’t figured it out yet and you are just PAWING through pages until you get to where it all clicks.
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#amquerying writers: want agent feedback? I’m doing a quick submission feedback giveaway for YA & MG fiction today and tomorrow only, providing short feedback on submissions. Please see and follow guidelines in the link below! #mswl #amwriting
Also on my #mswl always is YA contemporary, including mysteries, thrillers, and contemporary with a touch of magic or a speculative element. I particularly love grounded stories with magic such as THE RAVEN BOYS.
Still high on my #MSWL is (you guessed it!) middle grade. I'd especially love a really sweeping, high-stakes & action-packed fantasy/contemporary fantasy, and/or something with cozy-magic. And I'm always on the hunt for MG contemporary!
Cimone Watson @bachbunny@petejknapp What does that mean? Books that take place in autumn? Or books that have autmn-esque themes?
Tiffany Liao @Tiff_LiaoHuzzah #MSWL day! I'm still yearning for this speculative, twisty YA, something ambitious in scope and structure that doesn't forsake emotions or characters. twitter.com/Tiff_Liao/stat…
#MSWL -- please send the below to me, too!
#mswl - I would love a fresh take on YA paranormal: vampires or werewolves like we've never seen them before, or a sprawling ghost story. Something that feels both grounded and also epic in terms of it scope and stakes.
Also on my #MSWL - middle grade where illustrations play a big role, such as THE DOLDRUMS by Nicholas Gannon & THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick, and funny stuff like THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR or DORK DIARIES.
#MSWL - I'd also love a puzzle-y middle grade series a la ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, or THE BLACKTHORN KEY (one of my favs for its perfect balance of humor and tension).
#MSWL - In MG, I will say I'd love, love to find a big middle grade series, something with heart & adventure. I'd love a sweeping MG fantasy-adventure, a new take on magical schools, or something high concept, high stakes, and FUN.