Kayla Lightner @LightnerKaylaOk, so...screw it. This is part #MSWL, part “the Manuscript that got away”. In 2018 someone sent a fantasy ms to one of our associates about a female protag. who was competing against her 4 older brothers to be named her dictator father’s successor (1/3)
It had everything I love: an unapologetically ruthless female protag; messy royal family drama; non-Eurocentric inspired mythology. But because I wasn’t an agent at the time, I couldn’t offer rep. I STILL THINK ABOUT IT TO THIS DAY(2/3)
Disney+ @disneyplusLiving in this house will help prepare her for the White House. Start streaming the Original Series, #DiaryOfAFuturePresident, Jan. 17 on #DisneyPlus! pic.twitter.com/nbmva7AOyo
Major #MSWL vibes with this show which I will be devouring!! Give me a MG or YA like this with friendship and family and Latinx girls becoming POTUS!
Regardless of genre, some themes and subjects I love: family history/family identity; regret; sibling relationships; break-ups/romance gone sideways; extracurricular activities (such as sports, plays, mock trial), stories about letting go of shame, etc. #mswl
My favorite themes & tropes: monsters (werewolves, sirens, witches, vampires), hauntings, cults, fairytales, toxic relationships turned fatal, family dynamics, class & power imbalances, revenge, meta horror, body horror, psychological terror... #mswl
-Literary fiction (adult): I haven't stopped thinking about HISTORY OF WOLVES since I read it, so, lit fic about complex family relationships, growing up/aging, mental health, darker topics. Also, since it's election year & my anxiety will be running high, hopeful topics.
YA fantasy! I’m all about witchy blood magic—darker is better (does anyone see a trend here yet). Queer! Enemies to lovers! Magic with consequences! Tangled friend/family relationships! Unique plot lines with lots of tension/conflict! AND DON’T FORGET THE KISSING I NEED KISSING
D.W. English @DarrinEnglish@jpbrammer @maureenjohnson Jo: The brains/mastermind
Meg: The insider
Beth: The safe cracker
Amy: The loose cannon
Marmee: The demolitions expert
Robert: The veteran called out of retirement
Laurie: The wheelman
Prof. Bhaer: The stranger no one knows or trusts
Aunt March: Claims she’s too old for this shit
I would be VERY OKAY with a lady-forward family heist novel thank you #MSWL
I am particularly looking for realistic contemporary and romcom #YA from #POC. I want love stories (straight & not); sister or brother stories; stories about finding oneself or finding a best friend. I want to really feel the setting, too. #MSWL
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end-of-2019 dash includes finally scrapping a #MSWL profile together, and now that it's done, I can comfortably vanish until 2020, right?? anyway check it out: