#MSWL the next Melina Marchetta; smart, funny fiction featuring diverse main characters & casts (YA or adult); YA graphic novels (sweet romances or coming of age stories) & YA graphic memoir; adult fantasy; epistolary novels (YA or adult).
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerWriters, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS
John Cusick @johnmcusickFirstly, of course, I'd love some more #ownvoices, and specifically contemporary (rom-coms, perhaps?), like TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and DUMPLIN' (can never get enough). #MSWL
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerThis is the most obvious #MSWL ever, but...
I want books like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, in YA and Adult. This means:
--family B plots
Let's do this!
Yes, please. #MSWL
Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween#MSWL an incredibly lush, romantic YA fantasy; novels with "evil boyfriends" (think Damon Salvatore); romantic comedies; millennial focused non-fiction, ripped from the headlines historicals
#MSWL would like to amend to "evil loves who are sometimes redemptive" :D
#MSWL an incredibly lush, romantic YA fantasy; novels with "evil boyfriends" (think Damon Salvatore); romantic comedies; millennial focused non-fiction, ripped from the headlines historicals
Kiki Nguyen @kiananguI’ll be coming through queries this week and I REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED a contemporary please. No rich kids, no white suburbia. Forget the standard girl-meets-boy.
I want the mother/daughter dynamic of EMERGENCY CONTACT. A black/POC Kara Thomas. A raunchier-voiced rom-com #mswl
As a reader, I read widely and want to reflect that in my list. Diverse voices and characters are also very much welcome on my list. And, as always, I want the book of your heart (please send via your wonderful agent or future wonderful agent) #MSWL
#MSWL, adult edition: epistolary; multi-generational family saga; magical realism; contemporary fantasy; speculative; southern Gothic; millennial fiction; romantic comedy
#MSWL, YA edition: The Hating Game, but YA; romantic comedy; epistolary; poppy feeling Fantasy; super dark fantasy; contemporary fantasy (think The Raven Boys); historical mystery; magical realism