Is it too much to ask for a modern, female-centric, MG version of THE SANDLOT? The varied friendships and subtle family drama and learning your fears aren't so scary and growing up/growing apart? So much to love! #MSWL
Still looking for book proposals from published romance authors for a cute G-rated gay Hallmark romance.
*not a coming-out story
*supportive families, friends
*clear conflict: rivals to romance, second chance?
*being gay is not the conflict
Started watching Fukuyadou Honpo: Kyoto Love Story and this jdrama set in a traditional Japanese sweets shop is everything I love about traditional meets modern dating/romance culture and with excellent family drama to boot!!! #MSWL
Graphic & hybrid novels & series are welcome too! Some examples there from my past titles would be DORK DIARIES and THE OKAY WITCH. Quintessential MG stories about finding your way through the labyrinth of family, school, & friendship twists and turns.
I really want some relatable women’s fiction about millennials finding their way in the world, taking the wrong paths and learning as they go. I want to see relationships tested —familial, friendships, romantic etc.
“I really love literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
I want single parent stories, whether mom or dad or grandparent, that could cover themes of grief, abandonment, acceptance, or community, but ones where the character arc starts and ends at home. AND, if it's BIPOC, I want them thriving, y'all! #MG #YA #MSWL
#WritingCommunity, I always hear from editors who want sprawling, epic, family sagas. I TOO want one of those, especially one that’s from a marginalized author subverting the genre a bit and giving me all the feels. If you have this, PLEASE query me! #AmQuerying #MSWL
Hi all! I've been on the @pagestreetkids team for a while, most recently on the marketing/PR side, but I'm excited to announce I'm now a children's editor full time! Check out my brand new #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…
In terms of FICTION: I am a sucker for novels about dysfunctional families. Extra bonus points if they’re wealthy (think HBO’s Succession) because, let’s face it, reading about rich people in trouble is fun. Super extra bonus points if there’s an immigrant angle in there.
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In As Far As You’ll Take Me, a gay teen moves to London to become a pro musician. Along the way he grapples w/anxiety, finds his own family, and falls in love…with the wrong boy.
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Hey agent friends! I've been really craving some more middle grade submissions in my inbox. I love stories that focus on friendship, family, and culture--regardless of genre--with an eye towards projects by authors from the margins. Please send me your MGs 🙏🏼 #mswl
Countdown #MSWL Day 3:
Latinx kidlit authors, please query me! I would love to see magical realism, stories around family dynamics, fantasies steeped in mythology.
Give me everything 😍
In the YA realm, I’m really only looking for queer stories, whatever genre right now. Gimme your witches, sisters, weird families, romances, & intersectional feminists kicking ass mkay thanks.