Grace Kendall @GraceKendallLitGuy: Do you still want the food?
Me: Actually yeah. The malai kofta was really good last time...
Guy: [gasps] You’ve warmed my buttered chicken heart!!
Me: Ummm 😅
#MSWL Two teens fall in love over the phone. One is addicted to [insert dish] & is so terrified the restaurant will close during the pandemic, they order it every night. The other works for their mother’s restaurant, taking orders & such. Soon their hearts are READY FOR PICK-UP!
If your project connects with any of these topics, I hope your agent will consider submitting it to me this year! And yes, I’m only open to agented submissions, or submissions from attendees of conferences that I’m visiting.)
-all ages and genres with an eye toward the topics above. Especially STEAM elements (I love *seeing* things explained) and coming-of-age stories.
-currently reading and loving Jen Wang, Vera Brosgol, Kat Fajardo, Alice Oseman, and many more
-***THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING WE MUST CHANGE OURSELVES***
-juicy love story across power/privilege axes (which interrogates that power)
-again, joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center teens from marginalized backgrounds
-plot-heavy, pace-y historical fiction
-**we can fight climate change y’all**
-queer MC on an adventure, heist, terrible sports team etc (tho plot not necessarily about their queerness)
-joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center kids from marginalized backgrounds
-dogs, horses & sassycats (3/7)
-climate change exists! (a gentle introduction)
-PB bios featuring STEM/STEAM subjects
-queer princess adventure
-commercial character-driven pb (w/ series potential) featuring kid from historically marginalized background
Bea Webster @bea_p_websterWee boy: LOOK AT THOSE PRINCESSES!
Boy’s mum: He thinks you both look like princesses
Wee boy: Did one of you get married?
Emma: We married each other!
Wee boy: 😲 Two princesses then?
Boy’s mum: Yes, two princesses can marry each other!
Wee boy: 😲🤯🤩
Happy 2 years my love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LbuFdBV1HT
#MSWL: A commercial picture book featuring two princesses in a partnership going on adventures and getting into trouble. (Preferably with character-driven series potential.) 😍
NERDY @nerdyasiansamerican history books have forgotten her, but susan ahn cuddy was the first female gunnery officer of any ethnicity in the u.s. navy. she joined the navy in 1942 and served until 1946, reaching the rank of lieutenant. she really deserves to be remembered. pic.twitter.com/C475lDaxB7
Ahem! #MSWL: Picture book biography of Susan Ahn Cuddy. (The Kendall Family is a Navy family.)
Grace Kendall @GraceKendallLitIt's the holiday season, so I'll put a #MSWL out into the world: I'd love to have a new #DearGenius out in the market BUT written by one of our great editors of color. A memoir, a how-to, a narrative guide to succeeding in this business from a POV beyond the white center. (1/2)
Every year I give my assistant and/or interns a copy of Dear Genius. Instead, it would be awesome to give them a classic, informed tome to help guide them through this business in ways that I never will be able to personally.
It's the holiday season, so I'll put a #MSWL out into the world: I'd love to have a new #DearGenius out in the market BUT written by one of our great editors of color. A memoir, a how-to, a narrative guide to succeeding in this business from a POV beyond the white center. (1/2)
For any of you who have a Teen-Girl-Becomes-Serial-Killer-Who-Targets-Misogynists-with-Overwhelming-Success manuscript sitting on your hard drive, have your agent submit it to me in the morning, please and thank you. #mswl
Preeti Chhibber @runwithskizzersThere's *so* much history we can take advantage of for YA. Victims of colonization going after the British Empire??? Like, subvert the colonial English genre! Imagine The Little Princess or The Jungle Book but instead of quaint British stories, they're tales of anger & revenge!!