Contemporary

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Mar 4

Writers, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!

-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS

-LatinX characters! Please!

-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

Good morning! It's March 1st and I'm officially open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

Here's my #MSWL on my website, and I'm going to tweet a little bit about what I'm looking for... let's go. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3…

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #MSWL

Abby Schulman @AbbySchul · Feb 28

Hey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Feb 28

Dear #WritingCommunity
πŸ˜ƒI'm building my listπŸ˜€
Send me your:
~ Fantasy w/romance (YA & Adult)
~ Contemp Romance (YA & Adult)
~ High-concept MG (series potential a bonus)
~ YA contemp fantasy / paranormal / urban fantasy
~ Any genre w/ loads of white space, no overwriting

#MSWL

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · Feb 28

Don't lose your chance to pitch your #Christian #YA or #RomanticSuspense manuscript to editors today! Anaiah editors are on the lookout with our pitch contest -> Closes Friday!
#MSWL #ChristianFiction #ChristianYA #ContemporaryYA #PitchContest #AmQuerying
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Penny Moore @literarypenny · Feb 27

I’m going to put it out there again. I’d really love to see younger YA contemporary that focuses on young teens starting high school for the first time with all of the mixed up feelings that come along with them!

And as always, send me great MG of all genres! #mswl

Devin Ross @Devyross · Feb 27

Devin Ross @Devyross

Hey #writingcommmunity I'm looking for some specific things in my queries so here are a few #mswl items I'd love to see!

In #YA I'm looking for a few things. 1) Diverse, inclusive contemporary by #ownvoices authors 2) Send me something that will absolutely break my heart 3) strong voices in any genre 4) I always love a MC with an attitude and witty comebacks. #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 26

Me reading a query that promises a YA thriller, blending humor and horror, from a POC, and comps brand new media, and shows engagement with the convo within contemporary teen lit. #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Feb 25

I seriously can’t get enough middle grade manuscripts. I’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, humor, mystery, and adventure. Paste query and 1st 5 pages in email and send to: querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (dot) (com) #mswl #writingcommmunity #amquerying

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 21

So... right NOW would be a good time to send me contemporary YA. I'm prowling the submissions inbox for a strong voice and interesting relationships. katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
(SFF - I see you, I love you, I respect you, but I am not looking for you at the mo) #mswl #amquerying