Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈
still on YA and also something I've asked for in the past and still have not seen it:
**a mermaid book that feels like a new concept and bonus points if it's queer, would also like some kind of new and inventive world-building with this, just WOW me please
still on YA and this is something I've been asking for repeatedly and still haven't gotten it...
**Sherlock Holmes, some kind of fresh take, any genre - but I would love a "young Sherlock" historical told from Irene Adler's POV and they fall in love while solving crimes
still on YA - contemporary YA--again, I'll look at ANYTHING here, but more specifically...
**rom-com - even better if it's gay
**something serious at its heart but with a witty, accessible voice like *cough*SickKidsinLovebyHannahMoskowitz*cough*
Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharptaking a quick break from editing to post a few #mswl wishes!
I can't tweet everything I want here, so please don't take this as a complete list
remember I am an EDITOR not an agent--please research the publisher I work for before sending, make sure we're a fit
here we go...
YA - I will consider ANYTHING that's YA, but more specifically...
**fantasy--ALL types, yes even paranormal
**also something spooky, I want chills when I read
**and sci-fi - I particularly like sci-fi with a thriller element and it has to have a lot of action/adventure
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