YA contemporary: Geek girls having adventures/life experiences #MSWL
*No taking off glasses and suddenly pretty, I love 'She's All That' as much as the last millennial, but let's throw that trope back into the 90s. GEEK GIRL PRIDE
-**we can fight climate change y’all**
-queer MC on an adventure, heist, terrible sports team etc (tho plot not necessarily about their queerness)
-joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center kids from marginalized backgrounds
-dogs, horses & sassycats (3/7)
-climate change exists! (a gentle introduction)
-PB bios featuring STEM/STEAM subjects
-queer princess adventure
-commercial character-driven pb (w/ series potential) featuring kid from historically marginalized background
So first and foremost, across all age ranges and genres, I’m always looking for stories from diverse voices and underrepresented creators. #weneeddiversebooks now more than ever, especially ones full of adventure, magic, and love. #mswl
Barry Goldblatt @barrygoldblattI would love to find a fantastic animal fantasy! Watership Down is an all time fav, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh as well, but I also love the Redwall books. Bring me your talking animal stories! #MSWL
Sort of adjacent to that, I also have been thinking a lot about The Rescuers, a series I devoured as a kid. They’re super dated now sadly, so I’d love to find a new version, where kids and talking animals interact and go on adventures, solve mysteries! #MSWL
For Middle Grade, I am desperate for:
- Horror that would even make adults squirm.
- Themes with puzzles and riddles.
- Group of kids going on adventures in their hometown.
- Graphic novels (in YA too)!
* Middle grade and YA fiction & graphic novels from perspectives that often feel left out of publishing, including LGBTQIA themes. Especially if they are:
* Funny! Heartfelt! Adventures! All of the above! Basically, I LOVE middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels!
Happy 2020! I’m back open to queries!! Send me...
LOL fantasy, contemporary tackling big topics, queer madcap ensemble adventures!
Weird crimes/myths, underdog fantasy, dark paranormal, experimental shit!
#querytip #mswl #subtip #amquerying
Been slowly making my way through the Rick Riordan presents lineup, and sweet peaches (see what I did there?), these books are so good. I’m very much so looking for an MG action/adventure global mythology standalone or series. VERY MUCH SO. #MSWL
Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Picture books too!!! #diversity #MSWL
#mswl I would love something like the brothers bloom but with sisters - jokes, supportive relationships embedded in bad habits & baggage, ultimately love & kindness, heists or heists adjacent adventure? And Rachel weisz’s face. Would be good.
when i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip
Ok, so I love movies and stories about a group of kids going out and having adventures, so I'm looking forward to the new Ghostbusters, but have you noticed all these stories are usually all boys? Maybe one girl?
Give me an all girl cast adventure MG. #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#amquerying writers, I'm going to dedicate time over the holidays to read submissions, so now is a great time to query!
I'm eager to find more middle grade, from contemporary standalones & illustrated MG to sweeping adventure & fantasy series. I'd love more YA contemp & grounded YA fantasy or "twist of magic" stories, too. And YA paranormal (I'm here for your vampires & werewolves) #mswl
I’m reading a manuscript that’s reminding me of Lost Planet, and goodness, do I miss that game.
I wish the sequels had kept up with all the wonder of the first one. Someone reboot it, thanks.
Also, more fantasy adventure novels with giant monsters and snow please. #MSWL
✨ @kzabrekkeri'm all for the Longing but i want more stories that explore already established relationships that have tension and fraction stemming from good people trying their best, growing and changing and learning, and just as often, failing and screwing up or making the wrong choices PLS
This! Give me people in healthy relationships going on adventures, facing everyday life together, &/or navigating self-work with each other’s support. That shit’s my jam 🥰 #MSWL