By Literary Assistants

Kemi Faderin @KemiFaderin · Apr 10

Just discovered @sixthemusical exists!! Come to NY!!!🙏🏾 Also, #MSWL: writer friends please send similar content to my inbox.

James McGowan @jamerrson · Apr 4

I also would love a good missing kid story. (I know I sound crazy, but that’s publishing for ya.) Anyway, think The Child Finder #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Apr 4

I love “near” historical fiction (for lack of a better term). Books set in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Mar 19

My turn for #MSWL Madness over on the @bookendslit blog today. Here’s a cheat sheet, but you can find the rest here:…

James McGowan @jamerrson · Mar 18

.@BookEndsJessica and I have been super interested in this "sharenting" craze. We think it would make for so many good books. #MSWL…

James McGowan @jamerrson · Feb 27

There have been a ton of picture books in my inbox lately and I am loving it. #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Feb 7

Since I'm caught up on queries and subs to Jan 11th, I will take this time to say that for 2019, I'm on a major hunt for some diverse YA (in any genre). It's my #1 goal this year to find some books like those by Samira Ahmed & Jason Reynolds, or Neal Shusterman & Marie Lu #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Jan 23

Send me a YA as badass and edgy as @DeadlyClassSYFY. Preferably something lower on the fantasy scale, but who am I to tell you how to write the books? #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Jan 15

I’m on the hunt for a great contemporary #YA. I’m open to anything that feels fresh— and would love something like Samira Ahmed or Ben Phillips’s The Field Guide to the North American Teenager. #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · 19 Dec 2018

#MSWL-- A main character obsessed with True Crime + a mystery. Preferably in YA?

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

It has taken me all week to nail down my top 10 reads of 2018, but I’ve finally done it. Send me your thoughts/Send me your top books!

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

Send me your #ownvoices and diverse books! I want to read your stories. I want to be a part of bringing them to shelves.

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

In Mystery, Tana French is my favorite. I’d love mysteries with writing elevated to her level, but really I’m looking for ANYTHING in mystery. From procedurals to regular old mysteries, psychological thrillers. Suspense like Susan Furlong!(Excluding spy books, please). #MSWL