Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinWould love a killer middle grade mystery.* Spooky/supernatural, cozy, and Westing Game puzzle-style varieties all encouraged. #mswl
*no actual murder required
Me too! Me too! *well-washed grabby hands* #mswl
In 2020, I want to acquire more books! (It is also my job.) So, agent friends, here's a #mswl thread that I'll add to all year long.
TL;DR: Send me PB, MG & YA projects that have a distinct POV and something to say. Bonus points for queerness & a net emotional outcome of joy.
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneillHeartfelt &/or humorous middle grade that is rich & textured in its characterizations, stylistic choices, language, & telling. Give me subplots & side characters & settings that all work to make a story feel sophisticated & fully-realized & ALIVE. #MSWL #MG
Yes, please! My inbox is waiting! #MSWL
-I've said it before but: Emily Dickinson was queer and I wanna read about it (YA)
- Another oldie: impeccably researched historical fiction (YA or MG) about the misogynist persecution of midwives, esp re: accusations of witchcraft
- Queer friendships
- TO ALL THE BOYS but may it gay
- picture books about cats and/or bears
- graphic novels in the vein of LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME or KISS NUMBER 8
- voicey middle grade where the protagonist is really into something niche. like really, weirdly into it
Camryn Garrett @dancingofpensGive me coming of age movies where black girls get to be horrible and funny like in LADY BIRD or where they get to be weird and funny like in BOOKSMART or where they get to be cute and fall in love like in TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE
I don’t make movies, but I do make books & I’m very much looking for this in MG & YA #mswl
Danielle Burby @DanielleBurbyThings I'm looking for right now: Creepy atmospheric forests, queer love stories, YA and MG fantasy, sister stories, boarding schools, complicated family and friendship dynamics, seaside novels, literary writing with commercial plot, interesting magic, feminism #MSWL
And when you find it... #MSWL
Good morning, agent friends! As you may have guessed from my #dvpit RTs, I want to see more queer novels in my inbox (MG or YA). I would especially love to work on a book that centers queer friendships #mswl
B.N. Harrison @bnharrison"My math teacher is low-key terrified of all of us," the tween in my house told us tonight at dinner.
And then she explained why. (thread)
10/10 would read a middle grade novel about Max's bizarre/brilliant, adult-befuddling social experiment #MSWL
Invisibilia @NPRinvisibiliaImagine if you could physically feel what other people felt. It could be connecting and isolating, all at once. n.pr/2vtIxoO pic.twitter.com/uOkPDqw5gN
speculative MG or YA that uses this idea to tell a hyper specific story & explore bigger universal truths. give me all the layers. #mswl