Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnAs the holidays approach, some news:
I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!
#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity
While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:
- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme
Brandon Stanton @humansofny“The scene was different back then. All the adult clubs were mob controlled..." pic.twitter.com/gLVqB7bYMz
This is possibly my favorite interview of all time. Hope there's still more to come! Also, would represent in a second #mswl
Bitter Southerner @BitterSouthTaliaferro County GA is the darkest place east of the Mississippi, and residents there share one concern above all others: the ability to see the stars in their fullest glory. If you love the night sky... meet these most passionate keepers of the dark.🌙✨ bittersoutherner.com/the-dark-end-o… pic.twitter.com/LqpWD1NfXs
Can I have a horror novel about a young girl who carries around a doll (like a modern day American girl doll type doll - not old school creepy). And wherever she goes, bad things happen—but is it the girl or the doll? #MSWL SCARE ME. MAKE ME QUESTION THINGS.
Meredith Ireland @MeredithIrelandWriters Hotline: how can we help you today?
Me: I have a book deal!!!
Me: ... no seriously
WH: omg, did you announce it on Twitter
Me: not yet
WH: do it!!! pic.twitter.com/LOLsoNZ2Wy
Also, because I know a lot of people think of me for sad, serious YA (and yes, please do keep sending me that!), I also do fun and funny and fluffy, and I would love to see so much more of it, querying writers, please. #MSWL
In honor of Holly Black's Queen of Nothing release today, I'd love more fantasy with complicated court politics like this series. Other examples, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski, and Crown Duel/Court Duel by Sherwood Smith. #MSWL
Jennifer '🐍' Grimaldi @JA_Grimaldi*romance* I love love 😭. I'm looking for own voices, fluff, every trope in the book (slow burns! enemies-to-lovers! trapped somewhere overnight & it's COLD & they have to HUDDLE omgomg) #MSWL
For those of you who've asked: yes ABSOLUTELY this includes romcoms as well (although I love romcoms with a bit of a bite to them--bury me in banter, please!) #MSWL
Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL
K. Tempest Bradford is Giving Thanks @tinytempestBased on the conversation about the Babylonian recipe tablets and how a woman figured they were recipes and the men didn't believe her, tell me more stories about women researchers/scholars whose perspective as women changed the way we look at some ancient thing.