Contemporary

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 2d

Hello writers and agents! I'm on the hunt for some contemporary middle grade to acquire for @JollyFishPress! Details in this thread... #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · 3d

Always always on the hunt for diverse, creative contemporary YA that can capture the humor, heart, and playfulness of anime. 💖

Bonus if the story involves friends sharing their passions (geeky or not) or has some delicious food. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 4d

“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy—just to name a few!” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 4d

#MSWL I am working through queries received January 20th. I would love to see more of a few things in my inbox!
• YA contemporary. Bring me an up-to-date Girl: Interrupted! Combustible, all-consuming friendships, high stakes situations, departure-from-everyday-life stories.

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 12

I turned 30 (!!!) last weekend, an occasion I'm seizing to share my #MSWL this year:
- sweeping YA romance
- ✨queer magic✨
- savvy, commercial MG fantasy
- joyful queer & POC stories
- & POC authors with something to say
- emotional contemporary MG
- cozy af graphic novels

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 12

Getting some traction for an old #mswl tweet so thought I should update with what I am actively looking for RIGHT NOW: Crime and psychological thrillers with a very, very, very clear hook, and wonderful MG - warm, funny, contemporary, magical - anything with a great voice!

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · Feb 10

Happy Valentine's week💘! I've been eating up contemp romance and want to bring that energy to my #mswl -- agents, hit me up with your high-concept and layered meet-cutes, esp by diverse creators. I want your YA Red White & Royal Blue, Friend Zone, Proposal, Twice in a Blue Moon!

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Feb 10

For #YA send me all your charming rom-coms, your heartfelt exploration of sibling dynamics, thrillers that will keep me up at night turning the pages, and all the southern gothic you can handle. Oh & anything with hints of magic. I LOVE contemporary fantasy & light fantasy #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Feb 10

For #MG I would love a sweeping fun adventure, contemporary that deals with the growing pains of middle school in a sweet way, or something that is atmospheric w/ just a hint of magic (to name a few!) #MSWL

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader · Feb 10

i also need more contemporary fantasy that draws from diverse folklore! anything in the vein of daniel josé older's SHADOWSHAPER or kat cho's WICKED FOX #mswl

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader · Feb 10

i'm desperate for commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. think anything from casey mcquiston's RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE to jennifer lynn barnes' THE FIXER #mswl

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader · Feb 10

in general, would love more contemporary YA that takes place outside the U.S. #mswl

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader · Feb 10

i am forever looking for YA written by korean/korean american authors that feature korean/korean american characters - especially contemporary stories that take place in korea 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 #mswl

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader · Feb 10

first and always, i am looking for YA by underrepresented creators, featuring underrepresented characters - especially commercial, contemporary fiction that leads with joy #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 10

“I’d love to read some vibrant, Broadway/West End musical fiction. Give me glamour and behind-the-scenes action. Interesting, dramatic, but contemporary and upmarket.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Sarah Phair @SarahPhair · Feb 5

I absolutely loved Such a Fun Age. Some of the best contemporary writing I have seen about race and class. The biggest #MSWL.