Where are all the girls and/or queer kiddos who are really into sports in kid lit? The narratives about relationships with your body and your friends and your crushes, through the lens of your athleticism and relationship to sports? #MG and #YA! #mswl
Lydia Sharp ☕❄💙 @lydia_sharpone of my lesbian friends just told me about how she was at a Cher concert last night and called it a Cherventure bc a fight broke out but it was ok bc a gay dude stopped it and she's like "I was being watched over by my fairy god gay"
what I'm saying is I have the best friends
and now I want someone to write a YA about a lesbian at a Cher concert who meets her fairy god gay, please and thank you much
I desperately want contemporary or fantasy romance novels with trans main characters where there is no bullshit transphobic reaction to the MCs transness from anyone anywhere ever. #MSWL
I don't get enough psychological suspense from POC and stories about POC. I'd also like to see more LGBTQ psychological suspense. Honestly, this goes for all genres I rep, but right now this is what I'm hungry for #MSWL
#MSWL Lightning Round:
--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship
--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance
--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing
--Adult SFF that makes me cry
#MSWL Please please please adult epic fantasy that delves into class politics or social issues in societies I've never seen before, with articulate female/nb/trans MAIN characters & explosive stakes. Lots of magic, lots of emotion, romance welcome!
4/4 #MSWL Young adult: contemporary romance & dating; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; captivating voice in narrative; well-structured mystery; survival; suspense; self-esteem; mental health; body positivity; well-rounded supporting cast; subversive outcast; happy endings.
3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals
2/4 #MSWL Picture books: fiction-only; character-driven humor; quirky & well-developed characters; strong narrative; motivated page turn; heartwarming (but not suffocating); community; identity; friendship; self-esteem; LGBTQ; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.
1/4 #MSWL Board books: early learning concepts (dates & time, body, senses, cooking/food, money); series proposals; economic and gripping language; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.