By Editorial Assistants
General #MSWL stuff: magic/spells gone wrong, ghosts, resurrections, possessions, the end of the world scenarios, characters who get themselves into weird/messed up situations that push them to their emotional limits, & friendship stories, especially friendships that ended badly.
Olympic Channel @olympicchannel@Simone_Biles @USAGym @gymnastics Never. Before. Seen.
The double-double beam dismount looks even better under the lights of #Stuttgart2019. pic.twitter.com/b85EGrFiX5
I want a Totally Spies-esque middle grade where a team of young female gymnasts secretly fight crime & jump in the chalk bin to go to their secret agent lair instead of a trash can at school #MSWL
Everything Georgia @GAFollowersShoutout to this woman who saved two deer at Stone Mountain Park this morning. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H8tI0M7z7q
late but #MSWL I love animals so much pls I would 🖤to read more lush, gentle, culturally specific stories about our friendships with these beautiful (and enraging and hilarious) beings
- Mother / daughter relationships
- Diverse stories by diverse creators
- And of course, stories that I don’t even know I want. I love to be wowed. (And proceed to ramble about how much I love something to @GraceKendallLit) 😉❤️
- A fresh, self-aware diverse romance ala #JaneTheVirgin for teens
-A LGBTQIA+ story that doesn’t feature a coming out story
-A freshman year of college story!!
-A gritty, heart-pounding thriller rooted in character with a slow-burning romance
- #OwnVoices magical realism, reimagined folk tales, and sweeping, character-driven adventures
- Literary, contemporary stories about tween female friendship and the ins and outs of tweendom (if that’s a word)
✨ Latinx MG & YA (contemporary; rom-coms)
✨ Vampires! Especially if by authors of color
✨ Atmospheric small-town settings with lots of (deadly) secrets
✨ Mixed format stories like THE KINGDOM, RULES FOR VANISHING, & ALL OF THIS IS TRUE
Really would love some queer horror--whether that's horror featuring queer characters, horror used to explore concepts of queerness, or both! Non-queer horror also welcome, especially that which hovers on the edge of suspense/horror genres #mswl
Morgan Al-Moor @MorganAlMoorWhen her sultan husband died, Sultana Shajar al-Durr of Egypt hid the news from his aides, signed the orders in his name, rallied the army, shattered the Seventh Crusade, imprisoned the mightiest monarch in the world—Louis IX—and ransomed him back to France.
Carolina Ortiz @pushthepanoramaIn general though, any POC authors take on vampires, werewolves, sirens, witches, and any manner of myth/supernatural is always #MSWL for me