P.S. Yes to the #MSWL
Although I’m also very eager to find happy, funny stories with strong family relationships that, while not perfect, are loving and healthy for the most part.
And on the middle grade and YA side, I want funny, I want adventure, I want completely new, never-seen-before characters and settings, I want high-concept romances, lots of friendship and heart, just phenomenal stories and journeys all over🚀🌴
“Actively seeking fun / funny gift books, especially with a lifestyle twist to them. Open to a really wide range of topics on this one, so be creative!” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
We’re open to light and funny stuff but also more serious, poignant, and heartfelt themes (also good movie material). With romance I’m looking for a good conflict on both sides. #MSWL #HallmarkPublishing
- Adventure stories with strong friendship groups, think City Spies or The Last Day of Summer.
- Fantasy in the vein of Tristan Strong, or Aru Shah.
- Horror, horror, horror! Creepy, crawly, funny & subversive. Think The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (4/6) #mswl
Re: period & puberty discourse from #TurningRed, I'm actively looking for middle grade novels that addresses these topics! Give me all the earnest (slightly cringe but still funny) coming of age MGs that grapple with these 'taboo' issues or just include them! #amquerying #mswl
There's so much to love about #TurningRed but one of the many things it does well is explore puberty for girls in a really engaging way. I desperately want to see this in the MG space, give me books that deal with puberty for girls in all its awkward and funny ways #MSWL
-eerie & haunting atmospheric horror where the source of the fear reflects something deeper. No gratuitous violence/gore—I want to be creeped out, not grossed out.
-swoony, sharply funny romcoms w/ chemistry that sizzles
#mswl SF (broadly defined) & speculative literary. But weird. I want more weird. Absurdity. Humans with two heads and shit. Stuff that's funny & dark. Books that go too far.
I’m open to queries again & I’ll be sending out some #mswl requests here and there! The first is for more #ya; I’d love to see rom-coms, family dramas, friends sticking together. I love dramas but I’m also in the mood to laugh right now; pls bring on the funny! #amwriting
🌟Campy, fun, & funny stories for middle graders & teens that fully commit to the bit while maintaining a strong heart at their core
▫️Think: Lumberjanes, Cucumber Quest
🌟Early reader GNs w/ unforgettable characters, particularly human protagonists, & a strong sales hook #MSWL