Cora Harrington @lingerie_addictIn this era of revenge porn and rape threats and dick pics, the story of Artemis turning Acteon into a stag because he dared to see her naked feels more relevant than ever. Imagine being able to punish someone so immediately and so profoundly for violating your boundaries.
#MSWL I'd love to see a YA retelling of this. Think the immediacy and poignancy of Joy McCullough by way of the slippery surrealism of AS King.
Bridget Smith @bredalotI'm also really into YA stories that take a romance structure/trope and use it to construct a fantastic friendship story (a la FOOLISH HEARTS, an enemies-to-BFFs contemp). #mswl
Send to me, please! #MSWL
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
- suuuuuuuuuper gay, well-researched historical fiction à la Gentleman Jack
- messy, unlikable, vulnerable girls who can't stop fucking up (think Fleabag)
- stories that center friendship > romance
- novels by/about trans girls & trans femmes
the library haunter 🦉🎃 @SketchesbyBozemore stories about complicated women, more stories about emotional boys, more stories where the protagonist is sensitive and shy and kind, more stories about people who fall into deep friendship without falling in love.
ellen @ellencormierIs anyone writing a YA novel about a queer teen's mind being blown upon reading these letters and then petitioning their high school to change the curriculum's portrayal of Emily Dickenson? Because I super want to publish that #mswl twitter.com/annabroges/sta…
Would also love to see a hilarious and impeccably researched (a la THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE of MY LADY JANE) fictionalized account of teen Emily's Dickinson's secret girlfriend(s) land in my inbox #mswl
anna borges @annabrogesi can't believe the american education system led me to believe that emily dickinson was some spinster shut in when she was actually busy writing super gay love letters to her brother's wife
Is anyone writing a YA novel about a queer teen's mind being blown upon reading these letters and then petitioning their high school to change the curriculum's portrayal of Emily Dickenson? Because I super want to publish that #mswl
Vulture @vulture"When I started reading the correspondence to Susan, I was like, This stuff is pretty sexy" vult.re/2XiwqHW
Honestly, #mswl. Gimme that gay YA historical fiction. Bonus points for epistolary novels.
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
Autostraddle @autostraddleNatasha Lyonne’s #RussianDoll is the darkest, funniest, most comforting show of 2019 so far. bit.ly/2RMqNi7 pic.twitter.com/w7z05HLpC3
YES! THIS! Also, I really want to work on some speculative fiction that's as sharp, funny, and layered as #RussianDoll. Something that uses the speculative element to say something, not just as a cool hook #mswl
Manatillia @ManatilliaYou guys ever think about how the way ducklings follow their mother around might be an indication of how dinos cared for their young? Like, imagine a bunch of little T-Rex following their mother around? Good stuff imo