& bc examples are always helpful, here are some of my all-time fav contemporary YAs:
⚽️FURIA by yamile saied méndez
💕THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by maurene goo
😈SHADOWSHAPWER by djo
🐼AMERICAN PANDA by gloria chao
📚THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by lilliam rivera
i love contemporary YA full of heart that plays with speculative elements in a way that hinges on the emotional connections between people.
i want stories that tackle weighty sociopolitical issues from an emotional, character-first POV, & with a thru-line of hope & joy #mswl
im ALWAYS looking for ✨contemporary✨ stories that center BIPOC & lead w joy!!!!
for RRP i'd love stories w an emphasis on intersectionality, deeply tied to culture & identity--bonus points for stories that play with magic/supernatural/mythology in fresh, exciting ways #mswl
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)
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)
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
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 desperate for commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. think anything from casey mcquiston's RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE to jennifer lynn barnes' THE FIXER #mswl
i am forever looking for YA written by korean/korean american authors that feature korean/korean american characters - especially contemporary stories that take place in korea 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 #mswl