ellen @ellencormier · Jan 14

MG 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

Grace Kendall @GraceKendallLit · Jan 10

-juicy love story across power/privilege axes (which interrogates that power)
-again, joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center teens from marginalized backgrounds
-plot-heavy, pace-y historical fiction


Grace Kendall @GraceKendallLit · Jan 10

-**we can fight climate change y’all**
-queer MC on an adventure, heist, terrible sports team etc (tho plot not necessarily about their queerness)
-STEM/STEAM threads
-joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center kids from marginalized backgrounds
-dogs, horses & sassycats (3/7)

chrysa⚘ @Chrysa_Keenon · Jan 8

I know everything in the #romance world is on fire, but I have a SEVERE lack of heart-throbbing subs in my inbox.💔If you have an MS with a pair of stubborn/quirky/funny characters who can't help but fall in love, I'm your gal! Can be m/f, m/m, or f/f. #amquerying #mswl

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor · Jan 7

#MSWL I'm REALLY eager to find some MG with a funny voice! Fantasy, contemporary, whatever--just make me laugh!!!

Barry Goldblatt @barrygoldblatt · Jan 6

I have been searching for a brilliantly funny and romantic as all get out lesbian romcom for a decade now, and I’m really hoping this year I finally find it! The key here for me is it does need to be funny; the world needs more laughter. #MSWL

Joanna Cardenas @joannananamc · Jan 6

DID YOU KNOW I’m interested in adding magic and light fantasy to my MG list? In the vein of the funny, contemporary realistic books I love to publish with a dash of magic to alter the world we think we know. #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jan 3

* Middle grade and YA fiction & graphic novels from perspectives that often feel left out of publishing, including LGBTQIA themes. Especially if they are:

* Funny! Heartfelt! Adventures! All of the above! Basically, I LOVE middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels!

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Replying to @LindaEpstein

Is it possible for a #YA mystery to be not scary or spooky or have a murder in it? Maybe even funny? I'd like to read that. A story where I'm trying hard to figure out who done something (nonviolent). #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 1 Dec 2019

My #MSWL part 6: I want all the MG!!! Give me cute & quirky, spooky, mysterious, funny, adventurous, magical--you name it. Probably not all in the same book, though. Show me familiar done with a different twist or something new. I want UNIQUE!!! #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 19 Nov 2019

Meredith Ireland @MeredithIreland

Writers Hotline: how can we help you today?

Me: I have a book deal!!!

WH: Lol

Me: ... no seriously

WH: omg, did you announce it on Twitter

Me: not yet

WH: do it!!!

Also, because I know a lot of people think of me for sad, serious YA (and yes, please do keep sending me that!), I also do fun and funny and fluffy, and I would love to see so much more of it, querying writers, please. #MSWL

Liza Dawson Assoc. @LizaDawsonAssoc · 18 Nov 2019

Let's start off this Monday with a #MSWL! Liza is craving a novel set in India; whether it be a sweeping romance, a brutal crime saga, a funny detective story, or an armchair traveller's journey.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 28 Oct 2019

"In non-fiction, I want to read about historical funny women, your Lucille Balls and Bea Arthurs. For humor in fiction, think the next Mrs. Maisel." @readbystephanie #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 8 Oct 2019

Ashley Congdon @AshleyCCongdon

@jamerrson What themes, topics, styles, etc. excite you right now for picture books? #askagent

Replying to @AshleyCCongdon

Is it fair to say everything? If I had to choose, non-fiction is most exciting to me right now, and I’m especially looking for some climate/environment related stuff. But I always love funny pbs. #MSWL

Alice Williams @alicelovesbooks · 3 Oct 2019

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 PB: texts with a strong narrative arc, whether funny or lyrical, and a clear theme that young children can relate to. #mswl #scbwichat #scbwicon19