Liesa Abrams @BatgirlEditorAs promised, here’s a little more info about my #mswl for Labyrinth Road! (Thread)
First & foremost—epic, accessible, *character-driven* MG fantasy & adventure series! I’m excited to build series that could sit well alongside my previous projects like KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, STORY THIEVES, THE UNWANTEDS, FABLEHAVEN.
I love a sleep deprived/"I've never slept well" hero in a fantasy or adventure story as much as the next editor, but where are my protagonists who sleep a TON and still are tired? Go out like a light and struggle to get up? #mswl
When I open for queries on 11/1 send me your realistic #middlegrade sister stories & brother stories. Show me sibs who are best friends! I’d love a real sibling adventure, and even better if you’re a #BIPOC author. #mswl
Hi all! I've been on the @pagestreetkids team for a while, most recently on the marketing/PR side, but I'm excited to announce I'm now a children's editor full time! Check out my brand new #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…
Really feeling in the mood for some fantastic MG.
- Weird and wonderful worlds
- Joyous contemporary stories
- Epic adventures
- Strong friendships
Looking across novels, highly illustrated (particularly author-illustrator created) and graphic novels.
Peter Knapp @petejknappHeading into fall (my favorite season!), I am excited to find fantastic new books to fall in love with in my submissions pile. Here’s what I’m eager to see… a #mswl thread:
First and foremost: MIDDLE GRADE. I am extremely hungry for a big middle grade series with stellar world building, cool magic, and a strong emotional core. I love my middle grade with lots of heart that works hand-in-hand with the high stakes adventure. #mswl
“Send me your diverse middle-grade adventures where the kids go wild in a fashion industry setting, think a big and beautiful bridal shop a la Say Yes to the Dress or a designer's home office or flagship.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~ @erin_clyburnTrying to switch my brain off work mode, but I keep thinking about manuscripts I’d love to see when I reopen to queries later this month. So here’s a little #MSWL thread I’ll keep adding to:
A riveting YA or adult adventure novel featuring outdoor sports - a hiker, a climber, an ultramarathoner? A YA about teens hiking the Appalachian Trail or the PCT?!
✨ quirky/haunting MG set in new england (born-and-raised masshole here)
✨ vibrant MG adventures exploring black + brown joy
✨ LGBTQ+ historical fiction, especially in non-western contexts
✨ #ownvoices stories by indigenous people (2/7)
One of my dream #MSWL items is an adventure novel that reads like a film like FREE SOLO or THE BARKLEY MARATHONS feels. An edge-of-your-seat outdoors story with near-superhuman athleticism. I’ve spent all of quar hiking & watching ALONE so I’ve had too much time to dwell on this.
Whimsical & specific #MSWL time. Send me your diverse MG adventures where the kids go wild in a fashion industry setting, think a big and beautiful bridal shop a la Say Yes to the Dress or a designer's home office or flagship. (1/2)
For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kids—and I—can geek out about.