Alice S-H @alibelleHello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.
Aside from a couple of full requests, I'm totally caught up on queries! Would love to see some YA contemporary (particularly rom-coms), MG graphic novels, and things that fit the below list! #mswl
For graphic novels, I want all the high concept contemporary or magical stories with bold, beautiful art. If you can comp your projects to HILDA, THIS WAS OUR PACT, NEW KID, or any Pixar short, please send it to me. #MSWL
Alexandra Weiss @akaweissOkay ya'll, I'm opening up to queries next Monday (Valentine's Day!). I can't wait to dive back into submissions and sign some incredibly talented writers and illustrators this year.
As for what I'm looking for... 🧵
I'm always looking for MG & YA fiction; graphic novels (early reader - YA); nonfiction for all ages (STEM, social justice, little known history); author-illustrated PBs; projects by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse & disabled creators. #MSWL
YA! I'm focusing in on upper YA this year that appeals to the crossover/new adult space. I am looking for YA mysteries/thrillers; graphic novels; fantasies (see above); historical; and contemporary! Anything above I'd love to see in an YA-appropriate setting!
I AM BROWN @ashokkbanker@pushthepanorama So encouraging, thanks for posting! Quick question: You've listed a lot of details on what you seek for MG & YA novels, but none for Graphic Novels. Do all those points apply to GNs too or...?
Asking because I'm close to signing with an agent and sending out my debut MG GN!🙏😊
Hi Ashok! My middle grade and young adult details #mswl apply to prose, verse, and graphic novels so it definitely encompasses my GN tastes 😊
Congrats on your querying journey! It sounds like 2022 is heading towards a bright spot!
Sarah Tobias @peacefulheart63@PageTurnerLit I have read your submissions page. Just curious if you are open to Early Reader graphic novels?
Yes, they are included on my #MSWL
Read my submissions page to see exactly what I'm looking for, for early readers and graphic novels. 😁
And finally, there's definitely crossover in the subject matter that interests me in graphic novels vs. novels! If you have an MG or YA novel that fits my GN wishlist, have your agent send it! If you have a GN for any age that fits my novel wishlist, same! #MSWL
GRAPHIC NOVEL GUIDELINES: I'm open to GNs for ages 5+ (inc. adult!). Sadly it's hard for me to consider scripts w/o artists attached at this time. Art should be energetic, expressive, inventive, accessible, & commercial—full-color for MG & younger, at least 2-color for YA #MSWL
🌟Grounded MG fantasy w real-world settings
▫️Think: the Stranger Things of graphic novels (but not necessarily horror!)
🌟Stories with creative, fresh ties to holidays/seasonal moments, esp cultural holidays & those outside of Xmas, V Day, & Halloween
▫️Think: Pumpkinheads #MSWL
(GNs) 🌟Middle grade humor with a big heart—I’d particularly like to explore careers outside of policing that nonetheless lend themselves to multiple adventures over the course of a series
▫️Think: Dog Man, InvestiGators #MSWL
That's the stuff that never changes! And here are the specifics about what I'm particularly looking for right now.
IN GRAPHIC NOVELS
🌟Young adult contemp romance w/ substance, especially centering characters w/ marginalized identities
▫️Think: Heartstopper, Pumpkinheads #MSWL
New year, new #MSWL! And my big 2022 news is that, in addition to being @DisneyBooks's resident graphic novel expert (send me all your future comics bestsellers!), I am opening to YA and MG novel submissions for the first time in ~5 years.
Here's what I'm looking for (thread)
In YA/Adult/Graphic Novel, I love:
🕵️A locked room mystery or a closed set thriller, like Detention (2021)
🏺Dark academia that really grapples with what it means to be a person of color in academia and the complicity it begs of you in its racist and classist structures
New year, new #MSWL!
I represent BIPOC, Queer, and marginalized creators writing commercial genre fiction across MG, YA, Adult, and Graphic Novel. My particular weaknesses are genre-blending SFF, horror, and anything with murder or making out (ideally both)
New year, new Manuscript Wishlist thread! 📚
I'm seeking romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels and graphic novels across a variety of subgenres, and I'm going to thread some of the tropes and stories I'm particularly hungry for!
Full #MSWL: stgibson.com/manuscript-wis…
#GN horror, contemporary, HF, retelling, mythology
#CB/early readers anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM, Bios of little know historical figures
I love books that show all the brilliant colors of my community 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ and underrepresented voices
I am more than ready to sink my teeth into some new submissions! And to ring in the new year, I've updated my #mswl with all the many things I'm looking for in middle grade, YA, and graphic novels...
🪞 psychological horror
👬 LGBTQ+ romance
🎸 historical fiction ft. music subculture
👩🏼🦼 contemporary stories
formats: prose, novels-in-verse, graphic novels, experimental structures
... a broad range of MG & YA fiction and graphic novels--fantasy (my first & greatest love as a reader), historical, romance, some great humor, and high-concept contemporary (especially with a framing device such as epistolary elements, then-and-now timelines, etc.) #MSWL