Funny

Léonicka @leonicka · 2d

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

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · Apr 12

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

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 5

I don’t know how to make this sound not sarcastic (🤷🏼‍♀️) but I’d love to see some funny Christian picture books in my inbox. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

HUMOR, HUMOR, HUMOR. Smart and funny – I always want this, but especially in a MG novel. #MSWL

Amber Caraveo 🐯 @AmberCaraveo · Apr 3

This year’s #BCBF2019 is inspiring! I’d love to find more great voice-led fiction, MG or YA, that is funny & warm & brilliant! Contemporary, maybe with a touch of magic. If you’re writing something that fits the bill, please send it my way. Oh, & graphic novels too please! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 24

I’ve been watching WRECKED lately, and I sure would love to read a survivalist novel that’s funny. Does that exist? Query me. #MSWL

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Mar 19

#MSWL the next Melina Marchetta; smart, funny fiction featuring diverse main characters & casts (YA or adult); YA graphic novels (sweet romances or coming of age stories) & YA graphic memoir; adult fantasy; epistolary novels (YA or adult).

Danielle Chiotti @daniellechiotti · Mar 8

Thinking about my #mswl how I'd like to see more funny young women characters in YA.

Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenE · Mar 4

Seeing some great #MSWL tweets today from agents I admire. In that spirit, I'd love to share some of mine!

- MG or YA fiction with a character who might become AOC-- that spirit, that drive, that persistence would make for a great story!
- always looking for funny

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Mar 4

Writers, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!

-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS

-LatinX characters! Please!

-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

John Cusick @johnmcusick

Hellooo #amwriting friends, I am looking to sign new authors, so here's a #MSWL thread. (And for new followers, please note I'm only seeking books for the kidlit market at present).

As a colleague pointed out to me, you can find truth in tragedy, but you can also find truth in joy. I'd love to see YA and MG that find truth in joy. Give me your funny books, effervescent love stories, your joyous and triumphant journeys, adventures, relationships. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 27

#MSWL: Currently, I am specifically looking for YA rom-coms, funny MG, adult suspense, and high concept Women's Fiction.

Aneeka Kalia @neeks_kalia12 · Feb 12

[1/2] I watched @sexeducation on @netflix and I’m in love with how tender, funny, and nuanced this show is. I want to see a YA novel with a premise like this. #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Feb 7

Autostraddle @autostraddle

Natasha Lyonne’s #RussianDoll is the darkest, funniest, most comforting show of 2019 so far. bit.ly/2RMqNi7 pic.twitter.com/w7z05HLpC3

YES! THIS! Also, I really want to work on some speculative fiction that's as sharp, funny, and layered as #RussianDoll. Something that uses the speculative element to say something, not just as a cool hook #mswl

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · Jan 29

I’m in the mood for a thoughtful and emotional yet still funny YA to hit my inbox. #MSWL