For graphic novels both MG and YA, give me your messy, flawed, embarrassing, relatable coming-of-age. Think Roller Girl, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Invisible Emmie, El Deafo, Stargazing, Check Please.
It’s that time of year when fall submissions start flying, so here’s a little #MSWL thread! Big picture, I’m acquiring MG and YA novels and graphic novels in all genres and am always looking for more underrepresented voices in all categories.
I really love finding a good magical MG novel, but I’m open to a wide range here. Voicey contemporaries, mystery, magical realism/contemporary fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, verse, epistolary. When in doubt, send it my way! #MSWL
Graphic “Novel” #MSWL
🍂 realistic teen stories
🍂 graphic memoir
🍂 graphic nonfiction
🍂 psychological horror
Note: I’m currently only looking for projects created by author/illustrators (one creator both writing and illustrating the book).
Anissa Dorsey @AnissaDorsey777Looking for Middle Grade and Young Adult graphic novel queries. Go to greatdogliterary.com/our-people and find me to send me a query!
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife#MSWL #MG For a BOB'S BURGER comp. twitter.com/Alex_Borbolla/…
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife#MSWL for a graphic novel or MG in the vein of OWL HOUSE. Love this show.
With #pitmad coming up, here’s a quick snapshot of my #mswl — I’m looking for adult commercial fiction, specifically fantasy, sci-fi, rom-coms, historical romance, paranormal romance and thrillers from BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ writers. Also open to graphic novels in the same genres! 📚
I've updated my #mswl and submission guidelines and will be opening to queries again this Monday, 8/23! I am so excited to read more wonderful stories from children's graphic novelists and middle-grade prose authors. 📚💖 jdlit.com/tori-sharp
High on my #MSWL list:
Contemporary Southern Gothic
Creepy Historical Gothic
Give me haunted manors, haunted woods, haunted histories
Add a dash of magic, even better!!
More YA urban fantasy
MG adventure and mystery and puzzles to solve
GN for MG and YA
jen rofé @jenrofeI'd love to see a Jewish summer camp book in the MG or YA space. Cabin rituals, crushes, boy/girlfriends left back at home, hikes, song and dance sessions, dramas... Query me! #mswl
Please send me a graphic novel about a Jewish summer camp!! I promise I will never love anything more!! #mswl
this is an extremely niche #mggn #mswl but i'd actually love a middle grade graphic novel set in philly, centering on a kid in the midst of the spotted lantern fly swell, killing bugs and feeling big feelings about how the whole thing is a metaphor for ~life~