Humor

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 2d

Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 3d

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

Something I VERY much want more of: submissions by Jewish people who aren't Ashkenazi! I want to see more stories by/about Jewish #POC, Sephardic, Mizrahi, & Ethiopian Jews. Love stories. Fantasy. SciFi. Humor. Historical. Non-scary mysteries. Literary. Bring 'em all! #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

You know what I really want to see in my inbox when I'm open to submissions 11/1-12/15/19? Super romantic, swoon-worthy & humorous YA in all genres (well, not horror or thrillers). I'd particularly LOVE to see stories by #POC & always welcome the full spectrum of #LGBTQIA #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 28

"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 psliterary.com/submissions/

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Oct 10

I want a #MG that gives me Goonies vibes. Slightly irreverent. Lots of humor and sarcasm. BIG almost over-the-top characters, yet still believable. Ensemble. #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Sep 26

#MSWL Transitioning from high school to early college years with a lot of girl friendships, awkwardness, and tons of humor. I want to feel like I'm reading a YA Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick's voice in my head.

Fairbank Literary @FairbankLit · Sep 25

I’m also open to unusual and/or weird craft or DIY books; smart unexpectedly clever humor (I know it when I see it); artists who elicit unexpected laughter, joy, tears, reflection; books on architecture and design; books with a specific but surprising lens on the world. #MSWL

Danielle Kaheaku - Editor @Kaheaku · Sep 25

For those curious about my wishes for Ominium Gatherum, here is my current MS wishlist. I am currently open for submissions.

#MSWL #writing #authors #manuscript #editors
#publishing #books

kaheaku.com/manuscript-wis…

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · Sep 24

I just finished rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender (A PERFECT SERIES), and would love to see an MG with similar humor/stakes! #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Sep 24

Heartfelt &/or humorous middle grade that is rich & textured in its characterizations, stylistic choices, language, & telling. Give me subplots & side characters & settings that all work to make a story feel sophisticated & fully-realized & ALIVE. #MSWL #MG

Phoebe Low is open to queries! @p_lowren · Sep 24

it has been brought to my attention that today is #MSWL day! I'd love to see more:
- humor / sass
- lyrical prose in all genres - hit me like the prologues of STRANGE THE DREAMER / IN THE WOODS
- Family Emotions in the vein of FAR FROM THE TREE / THIS IS US

Whitney Ross @Whitney_Ross · Sep 24

#mswl #MG On my middle grade wishlist, anything fantastical, SF, or contemporary that has humor & heart and turns the usual tropes upside down!

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

the rest of this is ROMANCE ❤️
**rom-coms - and I'd really like to see some diversity here in the characters, their identities, and their backgrounds
**it's gotta be funny but not like slapstick humor - give me witty banter, and funny scenarios that aren't over the top
#MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Sep 24

And, finally, who has a truly humorous YA for me? I'm thinking ME, EARL, AND THE DYING GIRL level of wittiness. #MSWL

Moe Ferrara is in need of coffee @inthesestones · Sep 24

#MSWL - #YA: I'd love a great mystery or something set in one location a la CLUE or MURDER BY DEATH (contemporary or unique period, please! Not SFF). A whodunit where everyone is the suspect and bonus points for smart humor!