finally, for disney hyperion MG plz send me your contemporary 📚 full of heart, family, & friendship
i want memorable, under-repped characters starring in highly commercial stories that feel like a DCOM (iykyk) in book form & make me laugh & cry on the same page (6/6)
for disney hyperion, i'm looking for YA by underrepresented creators ft. underrepresented characters, specifically commercial, contemporary 📚 that lead with joy
i love diverse romcoms & romdrams & anything soap-y, highly aspirational, & with high emotional stakes (5/6)
for RRP MG, i want snarky, funny, action-adventure 📚 featuring young BIPOC & deeply rooted in ✨mythology & magic ✨
here too i'd love to see even more intersectional protagonists & stories that subvert the typical RRP formula, like the upcoming SERWA BOATENG! (4/6)
this means love stories ♥️, horror 👻, contemporary, scifi 🤖, speculative, & more!!
RRP is known for mythology & magic, & while those remain the pillars this imprint is built on, id love to see stories that explore culture & identity in new & unexpected ways (3/6)
#RickRiordanPresents does YA now! i'd love to see📚 that center BIPOC w/ an emphasis on intersectionality, & stories that feel deeply tied to culture & identity.
i want to explore genres outside of fantasy+cont. fantasy! i truly think this imprint can do it all ♥️ (2/6)
ICYMI i'm now a senior editor at #RickRiordanPresents & disney hyperion...so its time for my 2021 #mswl! its a long one, but it covers what im looking for across RRP & disney hyperion, in both YA & MG
agents, i cant wait to see the stories you have for me ♥️📚 (1/6)
i was an ecology major, but somehow i still reference the episode of the wild thornberrys where eliza ruins the galapagos ecosystem by giving a bird a needle more than anything i learned in college.
anyways, i acquire MG now & i would ❤️ a BIPOC eliza thornberry-esque mc! #mswl
finally, i'm still looking for my ✨YA indiana jones✨ re-telling, with the mc taking cultural artifacts back from museums and returning them to their countries of origin. plz plz plz send this to me. #mswl
i want stories with big hooks that are stuffed with YA tropes 🥰 and center BIPOC. i'm a big fan of stories about "lasts" (the last day of school, the last summer before college, the last dance, the last chance) #mswl
contemporary fantasy!! i want it!! ESPECIALLY (really only) if it draws from diverse folklore and/or reimagines evergreen fantasy elements (witches, vampires, chosen ones, etc) with BIPOC at the center of the story 👸🏽🧙🏽♀️🧜🏿♀️
i'm desperate for diverse, commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. basically, if it feels like a shonda rhimes show in book form, with teenagers, I MUST HAVE IT #mswl
DIVERSE LOVE STORIES, ROM COMS, & ROM DRAMS! 💖💖i need to see more teens of color falling in love and embarrassing themselves with a grand gesture. i want more proms and first dates and fake dating and childhood-best-friends-to-enemies-to-lovers stories 💖💖#mswl
Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader1 year ago today i joined @InkyardPress. it wasn't the year i (or any of us) expected to have, but i'm forever grateful for this team & this job & these books that i ❤️so much.
so here is my 2021 YA #mswl. agents & authors, i can't wait to make more book magic with you! 📚✨
first and forever(more), i am looking for YA by marginalized creators, featuring marginalized characters - especially contemporary fiction that leads with ✨joy✨ #mswl
i'm looking for a YA that gives me the same feeling i get when tom holland lifts up his arms and is drenched in water at the exact moment rihanna sings "gonna let the rain fall" (1:29 for reference). in other words, total joy.
Netflix Malaysia @NetflixMYNot every love story is a romance. The Half of It, from writer and director Alice Wu, arrives May 1. pic.twitter.com/S1oAjeZZAN
Sarah Barley @SDBarleyMood: sitting on a Central Park bench in the rain listening to the Dixie Chicks
✨exactly✨ what my dream down-and-out YA heroine would do before her grand climactic moment #mswl
Alix E. Harrow @AlixEHarrowi want to read a book that feels like watching A Knight's Tale. by which i mean:
-no thinking only fun
-kissing, but especially pining
-again really just very fun
Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereaderagent friends! watching bong joon ho make history last night 🇰🇷🥳💕 has restored my faith in the power of creativity
so here is my 2020 YA #mswl. let's make stories together & continue to strive towards a better world that offers mirrors, windows, and doors to all young people
after a full week of being in bed with a fever, cough, body aches, and chest pains i'm finally coming out in the other side and ready to do something other than watch the office...
agents, check out my #mswl and ✨PLEASE✨send me those YA submissions. i am R E A D Y to read.