I’m absolutely loving all the fab YA I’ve been seeing in my inbox lately, but where is all the middle grade?! I’m super hungry for prose MG. Also, pleeeeease send me an airy watercolory graphic novel for any age! #mswl @editorMSWL
First day of work @KnopfBFYR in 2020 calls for a #mswl!
- Middle grade! Give me camp & give me swimming & give me queerness, please!
- Not-for-everyone level weird/spec YA
- Can't-put-down voices
- Graphic novels! All ages, all genres, all above mswls apply to this format, too!
I have seen and experienced the sheer perfection of Knives Out, and you bet I’m now craving an Agatha Christie-esque cozy YA mystery in a creaky ol’ house complete with a b-i-g dose of social commentary #mswl
Sabrina Is Not A Teenage Witch @sabklecknerCat didn’t expect to:
-qualify for the Olympics her senior year of HS
-fall for the new girl on her swim team
-be supporting two siblings financially
She must decide:
-date the famous boy who can get her a $5M sponsorship deal?
-follow her heart?
#DVpit #YA #Con #lgbt
Just chiming in to add queer swim team love is at the top of my #mswl dreams!
Please send me the YA (or MG? Not sure!) on the #opioidcrisis. Possibly from the perspective of a student journalist personally impacted by it who to their core needs to DO SOMETHING about it?? I have a lot of feelings on why the kidlit world needs this; send it to me. #mswl
Heather Job @heather_job@dinovisms (mystical chimes) the princess pat
(fire crackling) lived in a tree
(birds chirping) she sailed across
(dining hall chatter) the seven seas
(flag ceremony) she sailed across
(arts & crafts) the channel two
(archery TWANG) and she took with her
(darkness descends) A RINGABAMBOO
- Graphic novels, all ages and genres (but especially middle grade) (!!!)
- Picture book texts with social emotional learning & maybe a nontraditional family structure—and sweep me off my feet with debut author-artists!
- The voicey-est YA
It’s almost the end of August (😱)... so here are a few things I’d love to see in my inbox this fall:
- MIDDLE GRADE! (Specifically: queer and/or gender-expansive narratives; girls in sports; and still forever searching for my dream CAMP book & animal fantasy.) #mswl
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaI’m obviously not the person and please god do not @ me about it, but I really hope there’s a queer MG anthology in the works. I will help you with your entire lineup if it’s not already happening and you decide to take this on.
This is my literal dream. #mswl
Lots of feelings learning about Megan Rapinoe's brother & their relationship, as there are some (scary) similarities & mirrors to my brother & my relationship w/ him. How's there not a YA novel that looks at sibling addiction? Have I just missed it? #mswl espn.com/soccer/fifa-wo…
Hello, yes, I really need someone to write a queer picture book text or queer girl graphic novel script so I can also hire this incredible, dreamy queer graphic artist I discovered at a market on vacation in Norway. That is all. #mswl
Thinking today about my deep, undying love for #TheBoneSeason series by @say_shannon that I will into the void endlessly and how all I really want in life is a clairvoyance YA—but make it hella queer. #mswl
Who remembers the Amelia’s Notebook series? This morning I randomly woke up thinking about how completely obsessed I was with these books as a kid, and now it is my editor dream to find something with which we can resurrect this format. #mswl