By Editorial Assistants

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Oct 4

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.

Elise @eliselemassena · Oct 2

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

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Sep 30

Agents, send me stories with nonlinear narratives, please! I love the way foreshadowing can be done with non-chronological timelines, and how knowing the ending can make me all the more drawn into the story. #MSWL

sydnee monday @sydneemonday · Sep 24

Everything Georgia @GAFollowers

Shoutout 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

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

IN GENERAL:
- 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) 😉❤️

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

YOUNG ADULT:
- 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

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

MIDDLE GRADE:
- #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)

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

PICTURE BOOKS: thoughtful, uplifting pbs that make me want to cry and also read to every child I know.

Shelly Romero @_smromero · Sep 24

#MSWL!
✨ 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

Ruqayyah Daud @rsdaud · Sep 24

black girl romcom that is basically clueless x legally blonde except dionne is the star 🤷🏽‍♀️ #mswl

Gianna Lakenauth @GLakenauth · Sep 24

#MSWL: A modern day A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (one of my favorite books!) with a POC protagonist

Rebecca Raskin @RJ_Raskin · Sep 24

I would love liberal political and business books, intersectional feminist topics, books about the ocean, weird science things, books about making the world a better place. #MSWL

Ruqayyah Daud @rsdaud · Sep 24

Would love to see middle-grade fantasy, particularly inspired by MENA mythology #MSWL

Jenn Snyder @jasnyder92 · Sep 24

I’d also love historical fiction featuring badass real women—Zina Portnova, anyone? #mswl

Jenn Snyder @jasnyder92 · Sep 24

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

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Aug 19

Can't stop watching #FourWeddingsAndAFuneral miniseries and now I really want a YA version: diverse, tight-knit friend group, romance abound, lots of drama with just as much heart #MSWL