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Lauren Spieller 📖 @laurenspiellerOKAY TWITTER. What's the new YA genre trend going to be? Let's decide now so we can all start drafting our dystopian-vampire-werewolf-super hero-space novellas and get 2020 off to a banging start.
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Any kind. Any where. MG? YES. YA? YES. Just give me it. #MSWL
Caitlyn Averett @craverettI’d love to see some really fun, quirky, voicey commercial MG in my inbox as of January. (I mean, feel free to send it in December, but I’m working through my current submissions rn.) #MSWL
I’d also like some more MG fantasy! #MSWL
✨ @kzabrekkeri'm all for the Longing but i want more stories that explore already established relationships that have tension and fraction stemming from good people trying their best, growing and changing and learning, and just as often, failing and screwing up or making the wrong choices PLS
This! Give me people in healthy relationships going on adventures, facing everyday life together, &/or navigating self-work with each other’s support. That shit’s my jam 🥰 #MSWL
Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllorI want more queer romances with problematic morally-grey characters, I want queer Zukos and queer Jude/Cardans and queer Salvatore brothers. I love cinnamon roll queers but I hate the feeling that queer characters NEED to be morally upstanding to exist in YA
#MSWL MG with evil geniuses à la Artemis Fowl. Like, it’s great when kids save the world, but I’d love to see them trying to take over the world, too.
But in a way that makes me root for the main character. I want to *want* them to succeed, no matter their goal.
Penny Dreadful @literarypennyWhen are we getting a Big Hero 6 sequel? Also, I’d really love a MG in this vein! Group of misfit kids with skills, banning together to stop the world from being destroyed — all with an adorable robot friend in tow! #mswl
Me too, please! #MSWL
𝐬𝐡𝐫𝐢 🔱 श्रिया #EOSreadathon @sunandchaithe best villains to read aren’t the terrifying ones or the ones with tragic backstories, but the ones you kinda agree with? like...you know...you’re tryna end the world but you kinda have a point. the hero’s a bit blinded by societal constructs but you’re a lil woke huh.
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