Adam Cesare @Adam_CesarePinning to say: please consider preordering my @harperteen YA debut CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD (bit.ly/2UKUBjT). Then the check thread below for my paperback, e-, and audiobooks. Thanks 4 ur support!
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I just learned about this book today & never have I clicked preorder so fast. If you're wondering "What is Erin's aesthetic, exactly?" basically just look at this cover of CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD & consider that vibe my forever #MSWL.
Katherine Harrison @KidlitKatThis post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl twitter.com/svershbow/stat…
Echoing this #MSWL (which you probably could've guessed from looking at my Twitter header). A YA retelling of "The Green Ribbon"? Please send it my way!
Alechia says get SAVING RUBY KING! @alechiawritesPlease tell me the most delicious, sweetest, foodtastic (I mean food on every page if possible) YA stories out there. I want to believe I wrote a really great one that you'll love and fingers crossed that'll get out in the world, but I would love to read some right now!!
I just saved a lot of these recs to my to-read list. & also, please send me your foodtastic books (MG, YA, & adult)! #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksPop punk and emo bands that could easily be the title of a Young Adult novel:
🏃♂️ The Get Up Kids
⏳ A Day to Remember
❄️ Further Seems Forever
🚀 The Rocket Summer
✨ Straylight Run
🍂 Hidden In Plain View
💫 Count the Stars
😭 Dashboard Confessional
👑 We the Kings
Or their songs. Good grief #MSWL: “The Moon Is Down,” “New Year’s Project,” “Just Until Sundown,” “Again I Go Unnoticed,” “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most”!!!!!
(Maybe they’re YA - or maybe they’re for us 30-something punk kids who wore Mary Janes & too much eyeliner.)
🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspiellerI’d love to see more non-white thriller and suspense writers in my inbox! #mswl
Second this. I consume domestic thrillers on audio like candy. I love them, but the subgenre is overwhelmingly white. I’d love to see queries from non-white authors of twisty domestic thrillers. #MSWL
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnToday I learned all about Lena Richard, a New Orleanian & the first Black woman to host her own cooking show (also a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, & cookbook author). My dad’s family has been in New Orleans since the 1800s, & I’d never heard of Lena. 1/2
I’d LOVE to rep a project about Lena Richard. Narrative nonfiction? A cultural history of Black New Orleans food that centers Lena? A bio of Lena through a lense like The Cooking Gene? If you’d like to take this on (are already taking this on?!), query me please. 2/2 #MSWL #BVM
Morning, y'all! An update to my #MSWL:
I'm no longer accepting queries for picture books or chapter books. I'm going to focus on MG, YA, & adult fic & nonfic. Check out my fresh new list & see if we might be a match.
Since I feel like my agent resources are scattered all over—my agency page, MSWL, here, etc.—I thought I'd create a website that I can easily update with things like conference appearances & bragging on client news.
Check it out!
V specific #MSWL: I'm obsessed with bizarre feats of strength & stories of athleticism (Free Solo, The Barkley Marathons); I would read a novel based on this @runnersworld story. The relationship drama!! Or narrative nonfic about anything like this.
Do any '90s kids remember @NealShusterman's MINDSTORMS books? They were a Scholastic Book Fair purchase. Twilight Zone for kids, basically; stories like a kid on a plane trying to outrun the sunrise as the sun goes nova ENTHRALLED 6th grade me. What I'm saying is #MSWL.
I am ~so impressed~ with #DVpit today. If I ❤️ your pitch, you can sub to me through the link in my pinned tweet. If I miss yours, you can still sub to me! I'm all over the horror today: hauntings, gothic, anything you can comp to Ari Aster or Jordan Peele. #MSWL
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnThe boyfriend & I have gone down a YouTube rabbit hole of Fountains of Wayne videos that segued into Mazzy Star & then REM vids & now we are weeping.
On that note, I am very much not a fan of romance or mushy books, but if someone could write an angsty, romantic YA that captures the swoony ‘90s energy of “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star, well... that person should send it to me. #MSWL
Soon, my clients will all either be writing or on sub, so I'm hungry to sign a new author. (Yes, I do have a few fulls to read; I'm getting to them!) I'd give my proverbial right arm for a big-hearted middle grade right now. Something a little magical, like HELLO, UNIVERSE. #MSWL
I started THE RADIUM GIRLS right before this whole business began, which has been weird, but wow, what a stunning, horrifying book. It will enrage, then enrage you more that workers are similarly fighting for humane rights 100 years later. (Also, #MSWL: nonfiction like this.)