Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaqueI first read them in Dell Yearling paperback editions when I was 8 or 9, and I can’t wait to read them to Dash — especially THE SATURDAYS, set in NYC.
And a contemporary MG novel like this, featuring a boisterous & loving POC family, is an eternal #MSWL for me.
Also give me some contemporary fantasy rooted in myth, lore and legends 1- #MSWL. I also specifically would love a Korean author to send me a YA contemporary fantasy w/the story of Jacheongbi as foundation! 2- #MSWL.
#MSWL Looking for very commercial, highly aspirational YA with own-voices, diverse characters, especially contemporary YA, or contemporary fantasy YA. Please put in referral line of Query manager link: "#MSWL: some combo of the above language."
I'm ALWAYS looking for high concept, trope-filled #YA rom-coms. (Who else saw THE THING ABOUT HARRY??)
And I would give my heart for a #YA contemporary with all the feels of SEX EDUCATION--authentic voice, offbeat aesthetic, HUMOR, and a killer ensemble. #mswl
Also hungry for contemporary with LGBT, mental health, and disability rep. Not necessarily issue book plots for GN, but characters in their lives (I'd LOVE Fantasy with disability rep!) #amagenting #querytip
Hey, writing peeps! My inbox would love more queries for #OwnVoices YA contemporary, all MG fiction, and all kinds of adult thrillers. Please paste query and 1st 5 pages in email and sent to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #diversity #MSWL #WritingCommunity
With everything going on, I’m hungry for comfort reads in the form of heartfelt middle grade contemporaries. I’d love to see a realistic story laced with hope reminiscent of MY JASPER JUNE, OTHER WORDS FOR HOME, & HURRICANE SEASON, esp from marginalized creators! #MSWL
Read the late great Barbara Neely’s BLANCHE ON THE LAM yesterday. So sad we only have 4 of these. I’m going to have to dole them out to myself as treats...
I’d love a contemporary #ownvoices mystery that tells it like it is, just as Ms. Neely did. #MSWL
From @susanW1F: I adore novels with a sense of mischief, powerful prose/voice, dark in unexpected ways, but never bleak. I love a contemporary, complex family story, or something with a speculative edge - ghosts, folklore, magic, ‘otherness’. Find me here: bit.ly/3dvyqWg
gayesanders @gayesanders@stephlystein Is there anything you’ve really yearned for lately in your inbox? #okscbwichat