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!
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
HEATHER. Oh my god YES. This is everything I want. #mswl
- 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
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
Marisa DiNovis @dinovismsMiddle grade animal (or animal-adjacent...) (light) fantasy, because I still desperately need something to fill the Wild Robot-shaped hole in my heart. 🤖💖 #mswl
Re-upping because I am truly desperate to see middle grade animal stories in my inbox! #mswl
Genre-bending, standalone YA spec fic that puts me in the mind of Jane, Unlimited—a book I read over a year ago and still think about on a weekly basis. Bonus points for a sweeping yet claustrophobic setting like Tu Reviens! #mswl