This weekend I inhaled NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson (TY @gracetowery for the rec!). It is SO MY BRAND. If you could comp your MS to it, please send it my way: a funny, dark, character-driven story with a weird twist (in this case, kids who spontaneously combust!). #mswl
I want a YA or Adult Rom-Com that is so cute, funny, and steamy. If yours includes an interracial relationship, I'll be your best friend! And when it comes to love stories, I am especially open to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC. #MSWL
More middle grade! I tend to love MG novels that have a classic feel to them that will be loved for generations to come or MG with series potential like Percy Jackson! Would love something with puzzles. Funny voices. Literary voices. #MSWL
One of my agent bucket list items is to represent picture books + middle grade with Jewish characters, themes, situations--fiction + nonf. Help me make my mother-in-law proud! Especially interested in Own Voices author-illustrators of PBs and funny contemporary mg here! #mswl
"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/
HUMOROUS VOICES! A lot of the contemporary I read and acquire has a witty/ funny narrator, and an author with a gift for humor (see: Cece in @SoniaHartl1's HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME). Please, please send me your funny books! #MSWL
5. MG with a Big Hook! I like funny books and magical books and sad books and creepy books. In other words, I'm open to any genre, as long as it has a fun, snappy premise that'll get a kid's attention!
Thought of another #MSWL: A rewatch of Palm Springs got me thinking about time loops & interconnected timelines. I’d love to see something that truly blows my mind in the way NEVERWORLD WAKE or MIDWINTERBLOOD did. Serious, funny, romantic, super dark, all of the above?
i want a book about one of those stage-show psychic mediums, but it's organized and mostly run by their ghost companions, and mostly funny as they rehash all the petty issues they're carrying instead of confronting their real baggage with the living #MSWL
...Stories of Black joy (any age), funny, escapist YA, forced proximity survival stories (stranded on an island? plane crash in the mountains? snowed in? Any age. I loved Baby Island AND Six Days, Seven Nights) 4/
Laughs. I need laughs. You need laughs. We all need laughs. Whether you’ve got quirky nonfiction criticism, dark humor, funny illustrated guides to getting by in life, or a novel that will have me laughing so hard I cry send it to me! #MSWL
My #3 #mswl I cannot stress enough--I need YA and adult RomComs. Super funny, super cute, super smart, and full of emotion like RWRB. I really need a David & Patrick (from Schitt's Creek) romance. #romancelandia where you at?
Updated my #MSWL page! This fall (HOW IS IT ALREADY FALL!!) I'm especially looking for (agented) sharply funny fiction, heartfelt contemporary YA, and diverse thrillers & suspense.
Alice Williams @alicelovesbooksI’m now OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS after a few months catching up on reading! If you have a children’s book project ready to query, please follow the submission guidelines on my website. See thread 👇 for #mswishlist #mswl.
I’m excited to see what you’ve been working on!
I’m especially keen to see funny or lyrical picture book texts/dummies, author-illustrated young fiction, magical middle grade, literary and/or funny and/or high concept YA, clever non-fiction angles… and diverse voices in all of the above.
#mswl I’d love to see chapter books and MG and YA stories with humor that works on multiple levels -- funny for young readers and funny in a more nuanced or ironic way when they reread it years later.
Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kids—and I—can geek out about.