My #MSWL page is live! Agents, send me your lyrical or funny picture books, your grim and adventurous MG, and all of your dark, whimsical, and emotional YA. Graphic novels are also welcome 📚 bit.ly/MeriamMetouiMS…
C&W @CWAgencyUKLast up, @ktgreenst wants a revenge plot, sweeping and/or funny family epics, meaty and multi perspective books like THE ART OF FIELDING, fresh campus novels, conversation starters a la SUCH A FUN AGE and historical fiction cum THE PARIS WIFE. Read more: bit.ly/2JfHm4f pic.twitter.com/6bPt9vkxDQ
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Last up, @ktgreenst wants a revenge plot, sweeping and/or funny family epics, meaty and multi perspective books like THE ART OF FIELDING, fresh campus novels, conversation starters a la SUCH A FUN AGE and historical fiction cum THE PARIS WIFE. Read more: bit.ly/2JfHm4f
Taking my own advice, I am asking for middle grade that will make me laugh! I've said it before, if you've got the comedic timing of Mitch Hedburg or a particularly funny art style, please send me those funny middle grades! 🤣🤣🤣 #MSWL
YA / crossover is the big one, and there I'm looking for new takes on big commercial / genre, as well as funny, uplifting, voice-led novels, and (always) teen books full of sex, politics and content that teenagers actually want to read but that gatekeepers are sh*t scared of...
On the subject of middle-grade, I'm still not seeing enough comedy by women. I continue to wax about it, but @sharnajackson's HIGH RISE MYSTERY is the perfect example of a funny, clever adventure with all the life and representation that I'm looking for.
I read a friend's script today that made me LOL so hard I actually had to stop reading for a second to recover and this made me realize I need more comedy in my life.
Send me your funny manuscripts.
Specifically I'm look for funny thrillers, mysteries, & romance. Adult & YA
So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story
If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!
In YA - all categories and genres #MSWL I am partial to:
- Unique take on dystopian & all YA SFF
- Thriller/Mys: dark and broody
- Historical from any time other than WW2
- Contemp? Something funny! Bring me your YA snark and sarcasm.
Getting some traction for an old #mswl tweet so thought I should update with what I am actively looking for RIGHT NOW: Crime and psychological thrillers with a very, very, very clear hook, and wonderful MG - warm, funny, contemporary, magical - anything with a great voice!
Diana M. Pho 📚 @writersyndromeIn light of the continuing clusterf*ck in the book world, popping up on your feed to casually mention
1) I'm one of the handful of QWOC editors at a Big 5
2) I'm in a buying mood for more SF/F/H for adult YA & MG
3) My list is majority queer and POC authors. And I'd love more.
I have some #MSWL asks floating that I'd love to see:
For young adult:
M. T. Anderson's Feed for the post-Instagram, post-TikTok generation
a YA version of The Wire (but with more funny bits and maybe an explosion or two).
a modern queer version of Ten Things I Hate about You
John Cusick @johnmcusickI am so excited to announce that I am now representing adult and crossover sci-fi, fantasy, and horror! MG & YA will continue to be a large part of my list (and I'm always looking for more!), but now I'm also actively pursuing and selling genre projects in the adult space.
So what am I looking for? I want explosive, colorful, funny, bizarre, exciting stories that examine technology, identity, and human relationships of all kinds. As in kidlit, I’m eager for vital, personal, and poignant stories in the #adult sf/f and horror genres. #MSWL
Becca Podato Latkes @RebeccaPodosAre you ready for the sweetest, funniest, queerest, most Jewish winter wonderland of a romcom?! Then watch out for @BlumAgainCurios, who I am BEYOND thrilled to represent!!! twitter.com/blumagaincurio…
Mazel tov! Also, I’m very very VERY jealous. So: #mswl for a sweet, funny, queer, Jewish romcom, please and thank you! (We just can’t have too many of these, in my opinion...)
Good morning! I added a few more genres to my #MSWL through the StringerLit query form. Would love some humor/satire/offbeat/quirky (we need that in the world!) and I added thrillers, upmarket. Send me your funny PB and more MG/YA. stringerlit.com
ellen @ellencormierMG or YA 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
Yes. This. #MSWL