finding 'ohana is sO delightful, and if anyone has a middle grade exactly like it (fish out of water! treasure hunt! reconnecting to your heritage! making friends! grandparent relationships! annoying siblings stuck on an adventure!) i would love love love to see it #mswl
“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.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Katherine Locke @BibliogatoI just really want a rollicking good time space adventure YA where there are four girls in a rogue spaceship doing rogueish things and they're all queer and one is posh, one is baby, one is sporty, and one is scary.
I’ve wanted “girls road trip in space” for yeaaaaaaaars. Pleaaaaaaaaase! #mswl
ASH Literary @ashliterary📣 We will be reopening to queries on 1st Feb with a change: All queries must be through QueryManager (link to come). Queries sent elsewhere will not be considered. 📣
An updated MSWL to follow!
8) Yes, I do graphic novels! In addition to cozy fantasy, looking for MG fantasy/adventure more broadly and for moody, literary-feeling YA coming-of-age stories (the queerer the better).
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(YA/MG genre continued) Like with contemporary, I am especially interested in queer, disabled, and BIPOC protagonists, especially when the books are not issue driven. But above all give me a good, page turning adventure. #mswl
For MG readers, I’m keen to find a funny, female focused story with series potential (think Louise Rennison or Karen McCombie) and an adventure story for that age group too. I love anything creepy and spooky, so please send anything like that along to me too.
I promised updated #mswl this week, but got a bit distracted by the news. My MSWL page hasn’t changed much, so it’s a good reference. For #mg, I’m on the lookout for commercial action/adventure, a story I can escape into. Also love unique settings (think Holes.)
I call my taste "timeless meets timely" meaning I like books that lean into a genre or trope but spin it for a modern reader. Fairytales? Princesses? Magical creatures? Sci-fi adventures? Great! Update it. #MSWL
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothI'm reopening to queries on Monday, January 11th. In advance of that: some #MSWL for the new year! Don't know how NEW any of this is, but...hey, fresh content for the timeline. pic.twitter.com/5BAqU4ZiFo
Forever and always: commercial, plot-driven fiction for MG and YA. I have more room for MG. I am flexible on genre, but don't love gore or problem novels. I'm more interested in kids going on adventures than Only Suffering With Issues. (obvs kids do have issues in life) #MSWL
I hope to continue to see excellent YA mysteries and thrillers, Romance and Big Friendship stories (or any intersection of the two that permeates high school!), MG adventure and sleuths, and historical fiction that tackles big issues in very personal and direct ways #mswl
Here's my current #MSWL:
In MG fiction: horror, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, and humor.
In children’s fiction: picture books (non-rhyming preferred).
Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!
3/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying
Hello! Just a #MSWL reminder as we look ahead to next year: I'm hungry for MG and YA across all categories, and particularly excited to find MG series/SFF/adventure and YA paranormal, contemporary, and thrillers/mysteries...and anything fun & soapy or spine-tingling & spooky!
Write Here… @WriteHereUK'I’d love to find a high-concept love story, a funny adventure for Middle-Grade readers, contemporary YA, or something new and exciting in horror.' @watsonlittle #LiteraryAgent @MeganACarroll tells us what she's looking for: tinyurl.com/y2br2nsr
#MSWL #litagent #litagents pic.twitter.com/GnQKPybIVo
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.