Karen Greenberg @kgreenbergreadsIn a big mood for contemporary, literary YA mss that I can get lost in over the long summer weekends. Agents, come through!!
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#MSWL -- I'm still on the hunt for middle grade, and would particularly love a fun middle grade series with action, adventure, and perhaps some magic or a dash (or heaping cupful) of the paranormal!
Continuing to put this out in the universe: my hope is to find a big MG series in the next few months: MG fantasy, adventure, paranormal, scifi, etc...something exciting & brimful of imagination and heart, with characters who are at once brave and vulnerable. #MSWL
⚢Émilie🏳️⚧️ @QueerGirlEmilie@draper_claire what
I’m an agent who would love a manuscript that has a kid who’s trans because they’d be more powerful than god and transitions to assume full power. #mswl in the writing community stands for manuscript wishlist, which editors and agents use to signal books they’re interested in
⚢Émilie🏳️⚧️ @QueerGirlEmilie"i was born a boy but i'm in fact a girl"
- cliché, boring, implies genitals = gender
"before my birth God foresaw my power and, afraid, made me a boy"
- instantly asserts you're Stronger Than God,
- confirms transitionning gives you unnatural powers
- mythology vibes
Alexandra Rowland ✨ @_alexrowlandHer fiance is introduced to us in a FOUR MINUTE LONG ethereally beautiful slow-motion dance sequence where he is wearing immaculate white and doing fan tricks and there's flower petals falling all around
Thank the lord for this thread bc I needed a new show to binge in the heatwave! And beefy badass warrior girl comes home to marry a delicate nobleman known for his beautiful fan dance is EXTREMELY MY JAM (#mswl)
NYT Styles @NYTStylesMembers of the Spice Girls generation are the only people in history to have both grown up with the internet and to retain childhood memories that predate it. nyti.ms/32yoia1
And why I want a book set during the Spice Girl revolution #MSWL
Jess Leake @JessLeakeJust saw @AllieLevick mentioned in this article of fantastic PB lit agents, and I can attest to how knowledgable, helpful, and quick to respond she is! writersdigest.com/publishing-ins…
Hey! I’m on a list! How cool.
Please send me your funny AND heartfelt author-illustrated PBs! I’m all about the ~layered~ narrative.
Big thanks to the incredible @JessLeake who totally made my morning with this!
I updated my #MSWL page. I’m looking for MG, YA, kids/teen GN, and author-illustrators. Great writing a must, high concept a plus, and diversity in all ways is welcome. I love your queer, weird, funny, beautiful, nerdy SHENANIGANS. More info: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…