Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenDear YA Publishing: there is a podcast called Teenager Therapy made BY teens about BEING teens. If we want our books to appeal to teens, then what is better than checking out a show allll about how they feel, from their own minds?
(#MSWL a YA about a group of friends making something cool like this)
Tor Books @torbooks"There are new literary voices we want to bring to our reading communities and followers… [and] we just plain love horror.”
Get ready for Nightfire, a horror imprint from Tom Doherty Associates, with new books coming in 2021:
YES!! So excited to see this - maybe now someone will finally send me that Satanic Panic novel I've been asking for!! #MSWL alllll the horror
I am especially interested in finding more SF! I love both literary SF that could be marketed to both non-genre and genre reading audiences, and more commercial SF with knowledgeable worldbuilding that asks big, human questions (ala the Expanse series) #MSWL
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenI can't believe I'm saying this, but I am almost completely caught up on queries. This means I'm HUNGRY. So even though it's not an official #MSWL day, in this thread I'm going to link to old wishlist items I still want and add some new ones!
Overall I'm craving unique takes on magic and worldbuilding, protagonists who struggle to acquire their ultimately hard-won skillsets, gorgeous prose, and narratives that ask topical questions or reframe old ones - especially from under-repped voices. #MSWL
Lauren Spieller is closed to queries @laurenspiellerhi this is a YA. #superstore
Teen quits Walmart job over the store’s intercom: ‘Attention all shoppers ... nobody should work here — ever’ chicagotribune.com/business/ct-bi…
This just reaffirms my desire for a YA Superstorw-esque contemporary 😍 #MSWL
Nivia Evans @NiviaEvansI'm hungry for a fantasy that incorporate American folklore: Appalachian, Mississippi Delta, Gullah, etc. Our stories are rich and vibrant and we don't see enough of them in the speculative space. #mswl
Lauren Spieller @ NCTE @laurenspiellerI want a book about a character like Ambrose Spellman--kind, gifted, tortured, and definitely queer af. #mswl pic.twitter.com/osCH2n4ICu
He is the only good thing about that show and there is nowhere near enough of him #MSWL
Tiffany Shelton 🕯️⛤🌙 @TiffanyDiahannI'm going to keep shouting this out into the ether until I get it: GIVE ME CONTEMPORARY WITCHES! #MSWL #YA #Adult
I’m still begging for this!! #MSWL (please no satan-worship)
Erin Eliza👻Booth Grimoire 💕🎃🏳️🌈💀 @kitsune_ramblesCan we start a YA trope called "ridiculously powerful girls and the sweet yet deadly boys who gladly walk through fire to kneel at their feet" because that's what we need in 2018 thank you for coming to my TEDTalk.