Becca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Apr 30

#MSWL A story about a young, intrepid girl detective who *isn’t* killed off to spotlight her less competent male counterparts, whose story nobody asked for anyways 😒

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!

#querytip #mswl

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Replying to @marikesselring

I want a middle-grade female protagonist, who has some type of unusual or interesting hobby. A junior DJ? A dirt bike racer? A detective? A pet psychic?!? #MSWL

Ronald Gerber @RGerberAgent · Jan 16

Knives Out was one of my favs this past year, and I would love to see more books like that: murder mystery/detective stories or really any classic subgenre with a contemporary, socially conscious twist. #MSWL

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Intersectional female detective stories. #MSWL

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Detective stories with intriguing protagonists, a multi-layered community, and vivid settings like BLUEBIRD BLUEBIRD or SHETLAND. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · Jan 13

i'm probably late on this bandwagon, but if i could get a #MG with some detective whodunnit like #KnivesOut i'd love to work on one*!!! #MSWL

*phony southern accent not required

Liza Dawson Assoc. @LizaDawsonAssoc · 18 Nov 2019

Let's start off this Monday with a #MSWL! Liza is craving a novel set in India; whether it be a sweeping romance, a brutal crime saga, a funny detective story, or an armchair traveller's journey.

Amber Caraveo 🐯 @AmberCaraveo · 3 Oct 2019

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 I’d love to find an exciting MG mystery/detective story, especially if it’s funny too! I’m also always on the lookout for great YA with an unreliable narrator or an intense and overwhelming love story. #SCBWIchat #mswl

Sami Isman @SamiIsman · 24 Sep 2019

And I can't say this loud enough: I'm itching for a true murder mystery! I want to play detective along with the characters, I want to try to guess who did it & be wrong & right & wrong & right #MSWL

Ronald Gerber @RGerberAgent · 28 May 2019

Hey all #amquerying writers: I am now open to submissions! Check out my page for querying instructions and the genres I'm seeking. No pitches on Twitter, please.

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 18 May 2019

#MSWL someone write me a paranormal legal thriller, with a series in mind, with a hotshot young attorney who gets help from the ghost of former detective who can’t let his work go even in death (or something along those lines).

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 24 Feb 2019

Intriguing female sleuth with Sherlock tendencies in a modern world. More mystery than thriller. #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 15 Feb 2019

#MSWL Inspy/Christian thriller like Cara Putnam’s HIDDEN JUSTICE series except with a religious yet ultra strong, savvy & compassionate lead female detective. This MSWL inspired by Dateline Secrets Uncovered Good & Evil episode’s real-life Detectice Trapp. She’s the lead I want.

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 26 Nov 2018

Would love a detective series set in Northern California, quirky hippie-farmer small towns, marijuana fields, fire season, Pomo country, wineries, coastal redwoods. #MSWL