Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeAnd finally my evergreen #MSWL right now: mermaids. Evil mermaids. Magical realism mermaids. 13th Year Mermaids.
And Ren Faire contemporary.
And Spice Girls friendship break-up MG or YA.
Naomi Davis is thinking about planets @NaomisLitPixIn contemporary YA, I want stories where teens have departed "their usual world" for some reason. Humanitarian trips, visits to ancestral places. Immigration/refugee stories rooted in truth. An updated GIRL: INTERRUPTED style departure from their usual would be amazing. #mswl
Still looking for these too! Really want that updated GIRL: INTERRUPTED for YA readers. Bonus points for LGBTQ+ rep. #MSWL
~ ROMANCE - Contemporary Adult and YA
~ MG - Contemporary, fantasy, mystery/suspense/thriller. Humor a bonus!
~ YA - Romance (all sub-genres), contemporary, mystery/suspense/thriller
#amwriting #amquerying #writerslife #FridayThoughts
I really love moments when someone you respect makes an offhand comment that affirms your deepest wishes for the perceptions people have of you. It means little to them at that moment, but it fuels you for years to come. Build these into YA contemp stories for me plz! #MSWL
#MSWL: YA & Adult Fiction - magical realism, southern Gothic, Gothic, vampires, fantasy of all kinds (especially in need of a contemporary fantasy), retellings, rom coms
Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunnWhat about The Breakfast Club, but in a youth group missions trip/mandatory community service backdrop? Either multiple POV or from the perspective of the self-declared social outcast who realizes these are her people, after all? #MSWL #Christian #YA #Contemporary
I want this like wooooaaahhhh. Someone send me this #MSWL so I can send it to Lisa.
I had such an amazing time at #alaac19 and in New York! After wonderful conversations with my TBA colleagues and many editors, a few updates to my #MSWL: coming of age literary MG, young illustrated MG, and (still!) contemporary YA, especially diverse voices and/or a rom com.
“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/
“I’d loved 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/
Also: an update, for anyone who is curious: W. will re-open to #queries on 8/1, after three conferences here and catching up some archived manuscripts + queries. #MSWL, for then (save the date!), includes a great thriller, contemp. YA, and adult sci-fi. bit.ly/2p3a5iO