Contemporary

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 3d

And 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 The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 3d

Also really wanting a YA contemporary story that shows teens in juvenile detention or trying to navigate teen life while on probation. #MSWL

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Jul 15

I'm really not into working with YA about theater kids/theater productions, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE always consider me for contemporary books about dancers/dance. #mswl

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Jul 12

#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

hella steph @captainsteph · Jul 12

I spent my vacation reading every Holmes/Watson fic on The Seventeenth Step and am now craving a genuinely queer Sherlock Holmes YA retelling, historical or contemporary #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Jul 11

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 10

"A diverse, contemporary YA novel about strong guy friendships. Think Poe and Finn. <3" @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · Jul 5

Interesting article. Like to see this in historical fiction or contemporary fiction with strong female MC. #MSWL
The untold story of the Wild West's black cowboys cnn.com/style/article/… via @CNNStyle

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jul 2

#MSWL: YA fiction: verse novels, serious subject books that are full of humor/candor (think Gae Polisner), female friendship stories, contemporary witches

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jul 2

#MSWL: YA & Adult Fiction - magical realism, southern Gothic, Gothic, vampires, fantasy of all kinds (especially in need of a contemporary fantasy), retellings, rom coms

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Jul 1

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.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 29

"Contemporary YA about a lesbian or gay couple. Something fun and sweet—not an issues-heavy coming out story.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 28

“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/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 28

“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/

Weronika E. Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Jun 27

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

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Jun 26

#MSWL YA contemporary or near-future sci-fi about teens organizing a union in their workplace

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 26

"I would LOVE to read a YA contemporary novel about a teen birder. Anyone out there writing one? Query me." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl