Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚
Lydia Sharp ☕❄💙 @lydia_sharpone of my lesbian friends just told me about how she was at a Cher concert last night and called it a Cherventure bc a fight broke out but it was ok bc a gay dude stopped it and she's like "I was being watched over by my fairy god gay"
what I'm saying is I have the best friends
and now I want someone to write a YA about a lesbian at a Cher concert who meets her fairy god gay, please and thank you much
Entangled Publishing @entangledpubIt's HERE! Find out what our editors are wishing for this October. #amwriting bit.ly/2pA9rtb pic.twitter.com/YzDn2SFB3o
My #mswl is so short this month that you might miss it, so I'll repeat it here:
"I really want to see more YA submissions with nonbinary lead characters. Any genre or type."
That's it. *grabby hands* Now give it to me.
still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharpI have a short break now between the close of a meeting and the start of a new edit so here is a quick thread of my current #MSWL 😊
Happy MSWL Day!
I am an editor for a small romance publisher. We accept submissions from authors and agents. Here is what I want to see more of:
my main interest is YA - all genres - I'm open to nearly *anything* in YA
I'd like to see more:
*diverse lead characters and a range of diversity rep
*more queer characters in sci-fi and fantasy especially
*stories that explore uncommon places and themes
Authors and agents! I just updated my MSWL editor page
this is what I'm looking for *in general* and how to submit
I will tweet more specific wishes for #MSWL Day on 9/12
See you then! 😊
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharphas anyone written a YA novel with teen Irene Adler as the protagonist, in which we get a romance origin story of sorts between her and young Sherlock Holmes, also a really high concept mystery/thriller hook?
IF SO PLEASE SEND TO ME #MSWL
that last #mswl tweet brought to you by two things:
1. I've been begging for a Sherlock YA for ages and still haven't gotten one
2. I just watched Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows for the umpteenth time and am STILL MAD they killed her off
here is my current #mswl:
YA romance - all genres
single title romance - all genres (see yesterday's tweets for what "single title" means)
category/series romance - contemp or historical
womens fiction with romance
NA romance - contemp or sci-fi
LGBTQ romance in any of the above
a basic #mswl tweet for new followers & a refresher for the rest of you
*mainly* I am seeking...
YA fantasy, any sub-genre
YA sci-fi, any sub-genre
YA contemp, anything from fluffy rom-com to dark thrillers
all must have a strong romantic element & a high concept hook
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL I also want YA contemp romance where the romance IS the story; the plot works to serve the romance rather than vice versa. Uses tropes
#MSWL YA contemp romance - some tropes I love - fake relationship, rivalry, mistaken identity, ugly duckling, brother's/sister's best friend
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL for YA in general any genre: characters with secrets; ill-fated lovers; heroes who don't feel they're heroic; villains we love to hate
#MSWL I also want YA contemp romance where the romance IS the story; the plot works to serve the romance rather than vice versa. Uses tropes
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL contemp YA- wit & humor is always a plus, but I don't want comedy. I want drama, tough decisions, challenged beliefs. Laughter + tears
#MSWL for YA in general any genre: characters with secrets; ill-fated lovers; heroes who don't feel they're heroic; villains we love to hate
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL contemp YA with high stakes and high drama and a strong romantic element; witty characters; sharp conflicts; unique settings
#MSWL contemp YA- wit & humor is always a plus, but I don't want comedy. I want drama, tough decisions, challenged beliefs. Laughter + tears
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL I say this every #mswl day and I'm saying it again
YA FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS IN ANY GENRE
plus romance, always
#MSWL contemp YA with high stakes and high drama and a strong romantic element; witty characters; sharp conflicts; unique settings
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL - to clarify, I'm NOT interested in strictly historical YA (at this time). It has to have some kind of fantastical element.
#MSWL I want the next YA Sherlock Holmes but it has to feel like a new twist in some way. Unique. ANY genre; doesn't have to be historical.
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL for YA historical fantasy, any era that's pre-20th century, any setting, and again, ROMANCE. Preferably lots of scandalous kissing! 💋
#MSWL - to clarify, I'm NOT interested in strictly historical YA (at this time). It has to have some kind of fantastical element.