Seeking queries for smart, funny, ORIGINAL rom-coms like ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE as YA or adult #fiction. My #literaryagent guidelines are here: jdlit.com/marie-lamba #querytip #MSWL #romance #amwriting #publishing
Julia McCarthy @thejumblesOh, hey! After discovering the majesty of Hersheypark’s teen employees last week, I’d love to find me a goofy, funny, earnest YA about a group of kids spending the summer working together at an amusement park. #MSWL
I second this. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #MSWL
Oh, hey! After discovering the majesty of Hersheypark’s teen employees last week, I’d love to find me a goofy, funny, earnest YA about a group of kids spending the summer working together at an amusement park. #MSWL
Alex Borbolla @Alex_BorbollaAm I months behind on submissions? Yes. Will that prevent me from asking for more? NOPE!
Anyone have a young, funny YA to send my way? Think Meg Cabot with a little heft. #mswl
I’d love to see this type of book!! Send it to me so I can send it to Alex 🙈 #mswl
YA: Historical, fantasy, contemporary friendships
MG: Spooky, magical, mysterious
PB: Author/Illustrators of funny, bright, and spooky fun
I’m caught up on submissions 🎉 If we’ve been talking and you haven’t heard, please chase me.
If you’re writing/illustrating & looking to query, HELLO. I want contemp F/F romance (YA/teen), funny MG series, FRIENDSHIPS across all ages & Eighth Grade as a book.
#MG adventure with a touch of something special like #fantasy or #SciFi or #Magic
#YA #Contemporary #romcom make me lol! Give me your best couples, funny love triangles, miscommunications, memorable first dates, and unforgettable meet cutes!
I'm also looking for #YA! At this point, I'm leaning more towards Contemporary YA (think funny like The Field Guide to the American Teenager, or books dealing with important topics like On the Come Up or Heroine). #MSWL
I'm also searching for a MG series: something big & fun! It could be set in our world or a secondary world fantasy. I'd love it to be fun & perhaps funny. Ideally it has a high concept, but most important to me is that it has that page-turning quality & irresistible voice. #mswl
Shaun 🏳️🌈 Preorder Brave Face @ShaunieDarkoQueer books can be light and funny and still be important. Queer books don't have to focus on queer pain to matter.
These are the books I love across MG (especially!) and also YA. #MSWL
Looking at sales reports this morning and yo. The appetite for funny illustrated middle grade is HIGH and not stopping. Capt Underpants: 1997; Dork Diaries: 2001; Wimpy Kid: 2007. We're just about due for another breakout series. If you're writing it send it to me. #MSWL
For picture books, I gravitate toward quirky, funny, offbeat, and clever stories that center on a memorable character(s) or weave in deeper themes about friendship, mental health, etc. I'd love to find author-illustrators who can capture that sensibility in both text & art. #MSWL
Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramoLast tweet has reminded me of the Note Notebooks I maintained with friends in elementary school that were a sort of shared diary interwoven with ridiculousness (bizarre stories, Weird Qwizzes, general goofiness). The group chat of my youth.
On that note, #MSWL for a sincere but funny middle grade novel about kids facing real world stakes who are also just unapologetically little weirdoes.