Family

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL can be so hard because on the one hand, I'm like, "Well, send me everything good." And on the other, I know that there are things I DON'T like (dragons, faeries, video games, time travel). And things I am especially called to--queer voices, theater anything, family stories

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 24 Sep 2019

On the adult side, I would loooooove some epic family stories across generations. Think PACHINKO or AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART or THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD. #MSWL

Amber Oliver @Amber_Oliver007 · 24 Sep 2019

Would also love an ownvoices sweeping literary family saga that focuses on generational inheritance in any sense (trauma, land, etc.) #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 24 Sep 2019

More #MG about family businesses, a la FRONT DESK. #MSWL

Erica Bauman (Closed to Queries) @Erica_Bauman · 24 Sep 2019

Some things I will forever have a soft spot for:
-cinnamon roll protagonists who try SO HARD 😭
-quiet moments of heartbreak that sneak up on you
-found families
-fake dating
-strange, eerie magic
-beautiful, haunting writing
#MSWL

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 24 Sep 2019

Replying to @jldallow

More ADULT: Child psychopaths, along the lines of BABY TEETH, THE BAD SEED or THE GOOD SON.
What happens when a good family is stuck with a child who has no empathy whatsoever? #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 23 Sep 2019

"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

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · 21 Sep 2019

On a whim I decided to watch this movie on Netflix called Ramen Shop and it's an amazing story about culture, family, love, and (of course) food.

Now I'd like a YA or MG story that explores the bonds of family and culture (especially a blended one) through food! #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 18 Sep 2019

Always on my #mswl - stories about figuring out how family informs identity -- the good and the bad. This is something I love about THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA by @JuliaDrake__ (out 10/1!): it so artfully explores the tension between family & individual identity.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 29 Aug 2019

-Please send me anything that’ll make me laugh. I’d love to see a protagonist as dry and witty as Eleanor Oliphant or Flavia de Luce, or a dysfunctional family saga like Arrested Development.

-The Neverending Story by Michael Ende is my all-time favorite book.

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig · 21 Aug 2019

Thinking about The Family Stone (MASSIVELY underrated) and how much I would love to edit a romance with that kind of complex, emotional family dynamic. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Aug 2019

I really love the Descendants so I would love to see a MG about a kid that deals with growing out of the family shadow. #MSWL

Saritza🇵🇷💖💜💙 (Closed to queries) @epubagent · 7 Aug 2019

Watched #Descendants3 and favorite character is Facilier’s daughter. Would love to see a book about a family like the Faciliers who are practicing tarot readers with connections to “the other side.” #MSWL

Jessica Reino @JNRlitauthor · 7 Aug 2019

I would love stories dealing with the highs and lows of relationships of all kinds- sibling, friendships, parental, work-related, romantic, #mswl

Martha Mihalick @MarthaMihalick · 2 Aug 2019

You know who I would like to meet in my inbox? The modern-day equivalent of the Quimby family. Where do they live? What do they look like? What conflicts are they facing? That's for you mg writers out there to imagine! #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 2 Aug 2019

I just got pitched a novel with a hidden trunk in the attic and family secrets galore! Somebody knows my #MSWL 😄😉
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