I’d also love to find some hooky YA contemporary! In addition to my dream of finding a Jewish rom-com, I’ve also loved reads like Fangirl, Geekerella, and Simon Vs. with fully realized characters and fun hooks (themes of nerd/pop/fandom culture always interests me, too!). #MSWL
I'd also love to find mind-bendy, genre twisting stories that feel in the vein of my recent Netflix obsessions Black Mirror, Russian Doll, The OA, and Dark. That obviously includes a huge range, but they're all contemporary-rooted stories with speculative elements woven in. #MSWL
Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinThis moment will never not be epic. Thanks to everyone who was rooting for me on tonight’s @Jeopardy! You all know I never would have lost to anything less than a record-breaker. 😆 pic.twitter.com/hD75JoWhsu
Now someone send me a YA contemporary with a character like Stephanie appearing on the high school Jeopardy tournament! 👍🏼 I love stories about smart girls! #mswl
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#YA contemporary #graphicnovels akin to Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savannah Ganucheau
#YA psych thriller version of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
#YA #Horror version of Final Girls by Riley Sager
#YA #contemporary version of Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Time for more #MSWL! In terms of categories, I am really hungry for MG. Stand-alone or series, classic-feeling or not, contemporary or historical, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure - I’d like to see more MG!
This year’s #BCBF2019 is inspiring! I’d love to find more great voice-led fiction, MG or YA, that is funny & warm & brilliant! Contemporary, maybe with a touch of magic. If you’re writing something that fits the bill, please send it my way. Oh, & graphic novels too please! #MSWL
Sarah is revising @slochDo you think there's room for a resurgence in contemporary fantasy? It seems like all I'm seeing right now is second world/high fantasy #asklitAOC
#mswl yes please! I'd love to see more contemporary fantasy in YA and adult!
In YA, I’d love to see more high concept coming of age stories: self-contained conflicts where teens learn about themselves against the odds: Magical realism; contemporary fairies; realistic YA mysteries or thrillers with a sense of place #mswl
I’d love to learn more about the Latinx experience and hope to see more literary or commercial fiction submissions of heartfelt contemporary novels for adults featuring Latinx characters, Latinx family stories or thrillers, adventures, fantasy, and magical realism #mswl