I'd love to see more body diversity in my subs. When you don't describe a character, the reader (and the cover designer, etc.) is often going to default to the most privileged body types, the ones we typically see celebrated in media. We don't really need more of that. #MSWL
Oliver Clegg @deathbybadgerVAMPIRE: you see, this town is under my spell
MAN: actually I'm not
MAN: I'm not enchanted
VAMPIRE: but you did all those chores
MAN: you seemed stressed
VAMPIRE: you dusted my coffin
MAN: I wanted to
VAMPIRE: we had dinner
MAN: it was beautiful
Give me this YA romcom between a vampire and a nice bro #MSWL
Heather Job @heather_job@dinovisms (mystical chimes) the princess pat
(fire crackling) lived in a tree
(birds chirping) she sailed across
(dining hall chatter) the seven seas
(flag ceremony) she sailed across
(arts & crafts) the channel two
(archery TWANG) and she took with her
(darkness descends) A RINGABAMBOO
HEATHER. Oh my god YES. This is everything I want. #mswl
Molly Cusick @molly_cusickSeeing so much YA where the protag is Not Into Instagram, celeb gossip, etc. in a way that suggests she's too good/smart for it. It's a valid character choice, but it's also valid for young women to be into that stuff!
The idea that teen girls are vapid/shallow/dumb for being into pop culture is harmful (not to mention as old as time -- the Beatles, anyone?). I'd love a YA novel where the protag is happily into it all. #MSWL
So many great pitches on #PitMad today! If you are a literary agent who snagged some good proposals, keep me and @AndrewJDeYoung at @BeamingBooksMN in mind. Here's a list of some of the topics/themes I'm currently interested in: naomikrueger.com/2019/09/05/msw… #MSWL #kidlit #PB #MG
Eliza Swift @elizaswiftRecently finished watching Love Alarm on Netlix and boooo hissss that ending but also #MSWL, I want a YA in that vein!
“That vein” = exploring the way technology impacts our lives in an interesting new way. If your YA novel could be described as “like Black Mirror but fluffy,” I want to see it.
Dana Murphy @manadurphysome #mswl hopes after losing a book I loved dearly (but ended up at a wonderful home!): give me your big hearted rom coms, give me your novels that feel like the best fan fiction, give me your F/F love stories!!!!, give me your happy endings with just enough angst in the middle.
Basically this entire thread, but for me. 😂 #MSWL (agented only)
National Geographic @InsideNatGeoExplorer Tara Roberts is determined to find, document and identify slave trade shipwrecks that conceal family histories deep underwater. Learn more about her mission: onnatgeo.org/inL pic.twitter.com/SkpZUDIpNU
This is amazing. #MSWL
May Peterson @maidensbladeRelated to m/f bi romances, m/f romance in which one or more of the leads is trans (even if neither is bi) is also a queer/LGBT romance, and also notably underrepresented in fiction
Huge #mswl, especially if it’s a romcom