MG: This is the area I'd most like to expand!
YA: My first love! I'm always looking for YA that stands out.
Select adult SFF & horror.
Always open to author-illustrators & graphic novels. Plus @DanieleDHunter & I LOVE novels-in-verse! We tend toward lyrical writing generally.
Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlynOfficially open to queries!!!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/TE17elNEBt
quick #mswl update, I am primarily looking for MG (all genres), YA Contemporary, Historical (all ages), and Graphic Novel (all ages/genres). Those are my heaviest focus. BUT, also open to others, so check out my MSWL page!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity
Last night I procrastinated so much on Actual Things (cleaning? life? etc) that I made myself a website 👀 taragonzalez.com
Joyce Carol Oates @JoyceCarolOates"they" will not become a part of general usage, not for political reasons but because there would be no pronoun to distinguish between a singular subject ("they") & a plural subject ("they"). language seeks to communicate w/ clarity, not to obfuscate; that is its purpose. twitter.com/JoyceCarolOate…
Hi! I’m looking for more picture books, novels, and graphic novels that feature non-binary characters, people who use they/them pronouns, etc.! Shouldn’t be a problem, since kids easily get the fact that language is mutable ❤️ #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknappHere is what we're hoping to find in our inbox, with the keynote being we're looking for standout stories across genres in MG and YA! #mswl pic.twitter.com/5Gr4cIDCOo
GN - all genres but especially horror, dark fantasy, or LGBTQ+
Novels - romance, contemporary, historical, and MAYBE fantasy. Super picky there. Really want horror like Babadook or Midnight Mass or Haunting of Hill House
again, I am dying for more LGBTQ+ and historical; would love contemporary, fantasy, and horror here, too
Think outside the box. For YA, it needs to be something that totally immerses me in the characters or the world or the emotions
Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries @RedPenKaitlynHey all! I am planning to re-open to queries on OCTOBER 20! In honor of that, here is a #MSWL thread of what I'll be looking for: pic.twitter.com/tXMSZskZ3L
MG Graphic Novels
I want ALL THE MG GN! Looking for slice of life, LGBTQ+ characters and first crushes, kids who can lean on each other and don't run to parents to solve problems.
All genres welcome here #amagenting #mswl
Dara Hyde @dzhydeSo what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/
I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/
Bria Ragin @BriARagHi, hello! 👋🏾 Agents, I just wanted to let you know that @JoyRevBooks is on the lookout for some great YA fantasy and graphic novel romances by and about people of color!
Creators, please work on these awesome stories then send your agent my way!
CC: @NicolaYoon @davidyoon
And here’s some specific #MSWL items:
- Contemporary MG in the vein of Corey Ann Haydu and Tae Keller
- YA romcoms
- MG and YA graphic novels, especially from BIPOC author-illustrators
- Native voices, especially from the Pacific Northwest or Inland Northwest
The categories I’m looking for, in order of priority, are:
- YA and MG graphic novels from author-illustrators (one person)
- Nonfiction for kids and teens
- Chapter books and picture books from author-illustrators (one person)
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.
YOUNG ADULT (PT. 2)
Aside from graphic novels, I am still in pursuit of a magical-yet-quiet mermaid novel, so my inbox is a safe cove to any mermaids that would like to swim in. ✨🧜🏼♀️
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
ICYMI: I am opened back up to queries! I’m particularly looking for picture books, middle grade, graphic novels (any age), and adult fiction. Flood my inbox, friends. 💜#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).