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Kelsy @kelsythompson · 5d

Kelsy @kelsythompson

Hey #WritingCommunity, if I missed your #iswgpit and you think your project might be a good fit, or if you're simply in the #amquerying trenches: here are some things on my #MSWL (a thread)

- unique character-driven #YA contemporary with a voice that grabs you and won't let go
- #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives (I'm still looking for that #ya refugee/immigration story!)
- feminist, #LGBTQ , and sex-positive narratives
- shorter (~50k) contemporary #mg

Kaitlin Olson @KaitlinJOlson · 5d

I should probably do a proper #mswl soon, but I’ve seen a large uptick in pitches/MSs for genre romance in my inbox, which is NOT a good fit for my list. Rom-coms, upmarket women’s fiction—yes, please! But I’m not the right person for contemporary romance.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 5d

Tasha Suri @tashadrinkstea

wh-what is happening are these bookshops flirting or

somebody write me a lush magical romance between a couple of sentient bookshops

bonus points for
scrappy indies
cute bookshop pets
sappy love letters
nerdy literary easter eggs
#thread #mswl

Diana M. Pho 📚 @writersyndrome · 5d

New year, new updates! I revised my #MSWL Profile with what I'm looking for in 2020. Boost away!

(Agented manuscripts only)…

Bryn Donovan @BrynDonovan · 6d

Bryn Donovan @BrynDonovan

For @HallmarkPublish, I'd LOVE to get proposals for G-rated "June Weddings" romances, summer romances, or romances with beach settings from BiPOC authors. #IWSGPit #publishing #romance

Meant to add #MSWL tag. We are always open to proposals from agents, and for any specific #MSWL requests, if you're a published author, agented or not, feel free to DM me for my email. Thanks!

Erika @multiversemagic · 6d

#MSWL Popping in to say that I want an MG or graphic novel as unapologetically weird and black as #kipoandtheageofthewonderbeasts Kthxbai

Molly Cusick @molly_cusick · Jan 14

Submissions update: I'm caught up through 12/8! And eager to find some great new projects in 2020, particularly some pacey, hook-y YA, and humorous and/or fantastical MG. (I can only consider agented submissions!) #MSWL

Erin Siu @erinssiu · Jan 14

New year, new me💁🏻‍♀️my #MSWL is finally live! Check it out if you'd like to know what I'm looking for. 📚…

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

At the time of this tweet I have exactly zero picture books about bears or cats. It is a big problem. Let's fix that. #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

MG or YA speculative fiction that's as sharp, funny, and layered as #RussianDoll. Something that uses the speculative element to say something, not just as a cool hook #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

Impeccably researched and incredibly queer historical fiction (MG or YA) in the vein of Gentleman Jack, Wild Nights With Emily, and Greta Gerwig's Little Women (let me live!) #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

Classic-feeling, oh-so-charming MG family stories (à la The Penderwicks) but about found or otherwise non-traditional families #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

YA where the relationship at the center of the novel is intense, complicated and platonic. Think Amy & Molly in #Booksmart #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

Unapologetically enthusiastic main characters. Give me protagonists who cannot play it cool when it comes to what they love #mswl

A primer:…

ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

In 2020, I want to acquire more books! (It is also my job.) So, agent friends, here's a #mswl thread that I'll add to all year long.

TL;DR: Send me PB, MG & YA projects that have a distinct POV and something to say. Bonus points for queerness & a net emotional outcome of joy.