Something I've been doing this week is look for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer illustrators. So many of the books I represent are written by and tell the stories of those identities and it would be great to have the covers illustrated by queer artists. Hit me up! #MSWL
I am really hungry for some non-fiction middle grade and YA in my queries and for the right topic (pop culture, feminism, theater/music/dance), I’m open to adult non-fiction projects. For ex: I’m an avid fan of @EggcellentPod, @WestWingWeekly, @GilmoreGuysShow, and #Cheer. #mswl
If you have a YA project that has a break up scene that could be scored with @TheRocketSummer’s
“Goodbye Waves and Driveways”, send it to me. Man, I love that song. I like to travel back to 2005 now and then in my music. It was my jam then and now. #mswl youtu.be/JCOC8Wb8jiA
Elle Keck @ElleKeckI'm not normally a "foodie" reader but I would read the crap out of an enemies to lovers romance about rival restaurant owners, one who serves CaliMex (THE BEST) and one who serves TexMex. As long as CaliMex wins, obviously #MSWL twitter.com/ElleKeck/statu…
OMG. I LOVE this idea. I edited @elisalorello's PASTA WARS a few years back and adored working on a foodie book. As a Top Chef-fanatic and homesick Texan, I fully support this idea. But the TexMex chef wins. 😉 #MSWL
Molly Cusick @molly_cusick#MSWL: #ownvoices #MG or #YA protagonists with chronic illness, pain, and/or a disability in a story not focused on that, and where no one dies--it's just a part of life. This kind of rep is important to me & I rarely see it in subs or published books.
Mornings with a slight breeze always instantly take me back to early summer mornings on the marching field with the band. I’m still desperate for a marching band YA. This Texas band geek and former drum major misses the field. #MSWL
Jordan Hamessley @thejordacheYES to BILLY ELLIOT. That last shot of Billy's leap onto the stage made 12 year old me gasp after I'd already been sobbing since his goodbye to Michael. "Oy! Dancing boy!" I did the stage show a year ago and always cried watching that scene from the wings. twitter.com/sabaatahir/sta…
Just a reminder if you have a YA BILLY ELLIOT, it is still at the top of my #MSWL!
Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaqueFree YA romcom concept: Two teens come to NYC to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (but with their own private quests), meet, march, help each other navigate the city/solve the quests, fall in love, drink hot chocolate
Thor Stenhaug @ThorStenhaugMy 13-year-old brother has been cast in his school production of Mamma Mia. It’s him and 16 girls. He’s playing all three dads. I’m dead.
This is hilarious. Will he switch back and forth between characters Jekyll & Hyde-style? Switch hats?
Also, this is totally the kind of story I’d add to my #mswl. I’m super picky about theater stories these days, but I love this idea.
I've been saying it for years, but I desperately want a YA novel about a male ballet dancer. OR a memoir by a male ballet dancer about his experiences growing up in ballet. Give me the YA Billy Elliot I've been dreaming of! #MSWL youtube.com/watch?v=IhwPMb…
Preeti Chhibber @runwithskizzersIt's pride month! I'm gonna re-up my publishing ask for more upper middle-grade / younger YA books that feature kids (esp kids of color) who identify as being on the ltbtqia+ spectrum, THANKS.
This is eternally on my #MSWL. I really want diverse lgbtqia+ middle grade on my client list, especially stories for those queer girl-identifying tweens.