#mswl I’d love to see chapter books and MG and YA stories with humor that works on multiple levels -- funny for young readers and funny in a more nuanced or ironic way when they reread it years later.
YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.
Dana Murphy @manadurphyif we've talked about books in the last five years, I have likely screamed about how much I love THE ROYAL WE. Now, you get to hear me scream about my rabid love for its sequel - a perfect, warm hug of a book that you absolutely must buy and read and talk to me about immediately. twitter.com/fuggirls/statu…
DeidreKnight @DeidreKnightI just re-opened to queries. I had closed for a few weeks. If you have a submission with me, I'm working on reading everything. My reopening to queries doesn't mean I've caught up all reading! 😊 Please see: knightagency.net/submissions pic.twitter.com/Eocb6m7AWW
So what do I want to find, you may ask? Well #amagenting, #amwriting peeps, bring me your fiction right now. Romcom/chick lit, humor, feel-good, queer lit, ya and ya-crossover...hockey/sports. Sports romance. Ya fantasy and romcom. Really want to find queer teen lit. #mswl.
Elizabeth Lee @EleeReadsWoohoo! We’re living in uncertain times, but I’m still acquiring and editing books and excited to read all your future submissions. ;) With that said, here’s my #MSWL . . . pic.twitter.com/qhiMDIhCyJ
- Stomachache-worthy humor with a sweet, underlying message
- Biographies by and about outstanding marginalized folk
Kimberley Bailey @KimBailey1019Do you have any specific #MSWLs that you're wanting to see in any of the genres besides what's on the blog? #carinachat
My #MSWL includes escapist reads and feel-good stories these days. Romcoms, lighthearted characters, lower-angst conflict, light paranormal elements, humorous cozies. Stories with cookies and puppies and bighearted characters. Make me smile!
Dean Lines @deanlinesWhen I was like 14, me and a few mates would “wag” French class and hide out in the soundproof drum room until lunch time. This went on for a few weeks when one day we discovered a “trap door” beneath the carpet tiled floor under the drum kit. We of course opened the trap door.. twitter.com/spur_of/status…
The tone, the humor, the shenanigans. I love it.
In this April homestretch before closing to queries, actively seeking diverse voices across all age audiences. Would love to see contemporary and historical #ownvoices MG stories told w/ distinct voice and plenty of heart & humor. #amquerying #amwriting #weneeddiversebooks #mswl
Hey #DVPit folks- just a reminder - if I miss your pitch and you think we'd be a good fit, please query! I'm especially hungry for #YA #mystery, #horror, #thriller, #romcom and #MG #horror #humor #graphicnovel right now! #MSWL
I’m still waiting for that YA or NA epic sci-fi adventure, heavy on the romance, witty on the humor, plenty of queer and diverse, to appear in my inbox and literally take me out of this world. #mswl
Three things right now:
1. Clinical books about how we can heal ourselves during this difficult time.
2. Books that offer a world of escapism such as fantasy and science fiction, etc.
3. Lighthearted and humorous books to lighten the mood.
I'm ALWAYS looking for high concept, trope-filled #YA rom-coms. (Who else saw THE THING ABOUT HARRY??)
And I would give my heart for a #YA contemporary with all the feels of SEX EDUCATION--authentic voice, offbeat aesthetic, HUMOR, and a killer ensemble. #mswl
It has been such a long week and all I want right now is some really soft, humorous contemporary YA with diverse characters that has the same beats as as narrative or visual novel games.
Bonus points if it's set in a coffee shop or a bookstore or a board game cafe. #MSWL