I love the quirkiness and humor and vibes of TAZ (The Adventure Zone) so much. So if someone wants to send me a YA about a bunch of friends doing their actual play/gaming podcast and just living their best lives I would be forever in your debt. #mswl
Ashley Herring Blake🌈 @ashleyhblakeIs there anything better than David Rose’s face while Patrick serenades him with “Simply the Best?” No, no there is not. pic.twitter.com/ft4c1263iF
#MSWL but make it contemporary YA 💖
Detective Pikajew, Esq. @clapifyoulikemeHi I would like to know why I don't already have at least five seasons of this hit romcom series???? them.us/story/usa-cana… pic.twitter.com/b8vXpK1vVh
Rival female hockey team captains fall in love, but WAIT what about the upcoming championship where their teams must play each other!?
Someone please write this YA with tons of humor and love and joy and send it to me as soon as possible!!! Ok, thanks!
I want (more than anything) for those stories to be centered around black teens and teens of color who are passionate & creative & happy to let their geek flag fly. Stories with inclusive casts that are supportive, want to have fun & make a difference with their creations. #MSWL
📚 Finally, I want entertaining, inspirational stories about fandom and geek communities. I'm looking for less fanfic & cosplay stories (unless they are super unique & have a killer voice) & more stories about video games, web comics, anime/manga, podcasts, film, and more. #MSWL
EVERYTHING! I love a good tournament arc, epic showdown & accidental/acedemic athlete (as long as they put in the work to get even better). Examples: Rock climbing, running, roller derby, rowing, chess, esports, board games, cooking, LARPing, ice skating . . . Surprise me! #MSWL
📚 More diverse, inclusive sport & competition stories! Send me entertaining stories that make palms sweat & hearts race & inspire us to get out & try something new. Underdog teams, determined solo athlete, and everything in between are fair game. So what counts? #MSWL
📚 More diverse, inclusive teens falling in love! Looking for romance, romantic comedy & situational rom-coms that can make me laugh and then hit me in all the feels. Favorites: fake dating, rivals-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, stuck together & second chance #MSWL
I really want an upbeat, playful femme/non-binary friend squad just figuring out life & supporting the heck out of each other. Generally also looking for stories with conflicts that test the group dymanics but make them stronger as they work TOGETHER to overcome obstacles #MSWL
📚 Contemporary, commercial YA with an upbeat voice, emotional stakes & a heart of gold! Send all the situational comedies, quirky coming of age & tried-and-true friendship/squad stories. #MSWL
Brit Brooks-Perilli ✨ is closed to queries ✨ @Britny_PerilliNow that we've rolled into 2021, I think it's time to focus on what I want to bring more of to @RP_Kids and publishing in general this year. I'm so grateful to have worked on some amazing books in 2020 & I'm excited to meet even more agents & authors this year. ✨📚
A #MSWL 🧵
📚 First and foremost, I'm looking for more YA and children's non-fiction by BIPOC, LGBTQ, & other marginalized creators and stories that are bursting with joy and passion -- especially when it comes to fandom/pop culture/geek stories and communities! #MSWL
Sarah Hollowell 🐋 @sarahhollowellI love when you ask someone about a thing they know a lot about and they start with "okay, so" because you KNOW you're about to get a novel's worth of nerd shit and it's going to be so delightful
Basically my #MSWL ✨
Ashley Poston ✨ @ashpostonit's easy to write angst. making someone feel happy?
that's the real magic trick.
As much as I personally love all the angsty books and the genre books and the books that open the conversation for difficult topics and issues, what I really want right are books that are full of hope and love and offer that spark of joy to a reader when they need it.
Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_PerilliFriends I have watched almost the entire 1st season of Haikyu!! and I cannot believe I've slept on it for this long. So good!! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/B1Ob58kuct
Also I #MSWL the heck out of these friendships & rivalries! I want more strong bonds, relationships that evolve & friends that make mistakes & learn together.
More characters who'll never stop fighting for their dreams because they know their friends are there to support them.
Ananya Devarajan @ananyad12★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
grumpy boy falls for a sunshine girl who changes him into someone better
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hyperambitious, ruthless girl falls for a cinnamon roll soft boy who accepts her as she is
JESSE(they/them) @BowtiesBooksWhat are some things you’d like to see more of in books? It can be ANYTHING. some of mine:
- non-binary folks
- bi men
- Black joy
- journey w an animal guide
- less romance
- intergenerational/generational storytelling
- Villain protagonist
- Black thrillers
- elder mc
I'd love to see:
✨ NF pop culture/geeky books from non-white authors
✨ BIPOC & POC fans being passionate & creative
✨ Positive, playful LGBTQA+ rom-coms
✨ Soft, beautiful, powerful friendships
✨ More empowering, playful, joyful stories with BIPOC & POC MCs
Illustrated/graphic novel style non-fiction is something that I really want to see more of in my inbox!
Cookbooks and food are great, but I would love to see author/illustrator teams work on other topics as well like film, books, nature, science, pop culture, etc. #MSWL
It has been such a long week and all I want right now is some really soft, humorous contemporary YA with diverse characters that has the same beats as as narrative or visual novel games.
Bonus points if it's set in a coffee shop or a bookstore or a board game cafe. #MSWL