By Interns

Tara Ghoulbert ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”ฎ @Literary_Tara · Sep 24

Tara ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”ฎ @Literary_Tara

#MSWL day!!! I use the tag all the time, and my website also has a pretty specific wish list, but here is another thread of what I have been craving RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/66QRJBndba

ROMANCE! Specifically true enemies to lovers. Like literally want to kill each other before they have to work together for some reason and maybe kiss? But still, hate each other and now hate themselves for wanting to kiss more. So yeah, Jude and Cardan but adult. ;-) #mswl

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

I thought of another: A culinary history/food memoir. Think: The Cooking Gene (a look at people and culture) or Salt (how a food shaped history). Any topic goes. #MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

Also putting it out there that I'm 3000% weak for slow burn relationships (romantic and non-romantic) as well as best friends to lovers.

#MSWL

(Yes, I know I'm using a gif from a soul-murdering movie. fight me).

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I want strong villains/antagonists where we can track their turn.

Think Catra from She-Ra, Xifeng from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Walter White from Breaking Bad.

#MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

Lastly (I think), ghost stories, for MG/YA/adult. Did anyone out there also grow up with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Jeffrey books? Give me ghost stories for people who grew up loving the Jeffrey books. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

This is a huge ask, but something I think about often: 100 Years of Solitude, but about a family from a marginalized community in the South. A multi-generational saga with magic realism. (Who knows; someone might be writing this!) #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

Of course, I'm dying for any MG that gives me The Halloween Tree vibes right now. (Even though there's something in my inbox right now that might scratch that itch... ๐Ÿ˜ˆ but send it to me anyway.) #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

A realistic MG ensemble storyโ€”a contemporary The View from Saturday. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

A MG light fantasy with the depth of character and heart of Steven Universe. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

I want to see YA or adult horror/spec fic that's deeply rooted in character (We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Baby Teeth). A lyrical spec fic like The Dreamers. I am forever dying for something you could comp to Never Let Me Go. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

An engaging adult nonfiction project about a historical figure(s) whose story hasn't been told. (Same goes for a picture book bio.) My dream would be an adult bio with a science component, like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. #MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

Always a sucker for misfit groups in MG or YA. Think ride or die friends, friends who are together because they're all they have, people pushed into situations where they realize, hey, we actually need each other.

#MSWL

If you comp Stranger Things, I may die.

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I want/need/love steampunk, cyberpunk, and virtual reality. Do you have AIs? Technology going wrong? Futuristic cities? A game that gets a little too lifelike?

Think Warcross by Marie Lu, Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor or Final Fantasy 7.

#MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I'd love a witch book! Witches in contemporary settings. Witches in their own world. Maybe a witch who doesn't want their powers anymore. A whole clan of witches ready to burn down the world.

#MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I'd love a survivalist horroresque novel or survivalist dystopian YA. Think Wilder Girls by Rory Power! Give me off the grid islands, plagues, a trip gone gone wrong, the end that begins as a whisper.

#MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I really NEED a YA alchemy book. Think in the vein of Fullmetal Alchemist. Give me a conflicted MC or a world where the laws of alchemy are being challenged or where magic comes at devastating price.

#MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

I'd really love some speculative contemporary YA or MG. Creepy woods. Elemental powers. Out of body experiences. Alternative worlds.

#MSWL

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

Happy #MSWL day! I'll be posting some highly desired manuscripts in this thread.

The first? Give me Fire Emblem with angst and queerness and high court stakes.