🎼 While we're on Broadway: a retelling that feels as fresh and topical but perfectly, wholly, inevitably classic as Hadestown. Also very much looking for retellings/riffs on folklore and legend that decolonize and reclaim magic from white patriarchy (think LEGENDBORN) #MSWL
I turned 30 (!!!) last weekend, an occasion I'm seizing to share my #MSWL this year:
- sweeping YA romance
- ✨queer magic✨
- savvy, commercial MG fantasy
- joyful queer & POC stories
- & POC authors with something to say
- emotional contemporary MG
- cozy af graphic novels
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#mswl - a sweeping middle grade series with heart and humor! Related, but more specifically: a middle grade series with puzzle-y elements. And, always, middle grade with magic, especially cozy magic!
“Cozy magic” is my new eternal wish list item. EXTREME bonus points if I get a magical school with it. #mswl
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerI love fairytales, the darker and more dangerous the better.
I love stories about girls with troubled pasts.
Stories about magic, and its cost.
Take me on a journey that makes me never want to come home.
Magic that has a price, and situations that make it worth the risk. So much yes. #mswl
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimOkay, so about 70 percent of the editors at this speed meeting event want magical realism. ME TOO. Where is it?? #MSWL
One of the 70 percent! *raises hand* #MSWL
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerYA with the kind of lush worldbuilding found in THE RAVEN BOYS or SCORPIO RACES. Contemporary Fantasy or Magical Realism! #MSWL
Seconding both of these! #MSWL