Contemporary

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 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

Nicole Bea (Bezanson) @Nicbeawrites · Feb 25

Happy Monday! Another week, another #mswl! If you have something that fits / a project you think I’d love, pls send it along via QueryTracker. I look forward to seeing your submissions! #writingcommunity #amquerying #AmWriting

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

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Feb 20

What 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

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 19

On the children's fiction side, I would love to see more contemporary YA fiction (the funnier the better), as well as graphic novels. No PBs for the time being. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 16

“Cute queer contemporary romances, like EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU or SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA.” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Feb 14

Pitch to me directly at: savvyauthors.com/pitch-book-lyn…
Adult: thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, cont. romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Feb 12

For #contemporary #YA, smart, humorous, introspective first person is more likely to draw me in, but I can fall in love with a sweet, dreamy voice, too. My tolerance for sap and cliche is pretty low, so be very careful with those. #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Feb 8

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, cont. romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL #PitchWars

Amy Brewer @42amer · Feb 6

#MSWL I’m on the hunt for contemporary YA. Anyone in the #WritingCommmunity have any ready to query? If so, please query me with it.