Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 5h

Fantasy is a tough one right now for me. I think I'm more game for fantastical elements in MG/YA rather than "capital F Fantasy." Weave something speculative into something ordinary. Riff. Innovate. Iterate. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 5h

I'd be interested in seeing MG or YA that explores step-families in an interesting, nuanced way. I have step-parents, step-siblings, a former step-parent, former step-siblings, a new "step-mom" i.e. dad's third wife. It's rich. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 6h

I really have more room for PBs, MGs and perhaps some graphic novels on my list. I'm generally hungry for more illustrated work. Author/illustrators only for the PBs. I like a whimsical, quirky book. Not too over-the-top. Has to have an emotional core. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 6h

I've been toying with adding more witches for both MG and YA, but not standard New England/Salem brand stuff and not cutesy like we see in MG a lot. It has to offer something fresh to the trope. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 6h

On the whole, I'm looking for page-turning, escapist, transporting MG and YA fiction. Light on trauma. Big on feelings—humor, romance, friendship, family connections. #MSWL

Jen Chen Tran @jenchentran · 1d

Love the Google Doodle today about Anna May Wong. I’d love to see more #MG books about #poc in the entertainment industry. Holla at me! #mswl

Shari Maurer @sharimaurer · 1d

Good morning! I added a few more genres to my #MSWL through the StringerLit query form. Would love some humor/satire/offbeat/quirky (we need that in the world!) and I added thrillers, upmarket. Send me your funny PB and more MG/YA.

Kate Sederstrom @sederstka · 1d

Give me a YA or MG with themes of leadership -- how a kid makes decisions for others when they're in a position of authority, no matter the scale #MSWL

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 6d

Oooo and I want books that make me laugh so hard I cry. Especially MG books and romance books.

Give me quiet books too that make you smile at the end (or cry). Especially in YA and Adult spaces. #mswl

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 6d

Hi #amquerying, I have an urgent #mswl that needs to be addressed...
I am seriously lacking anything and everything in the contemporary fiction space. Romance, Realistic (nonissue books), WF, RomCom, high concept book! I need them in MG, YA, and Adult categories.

MistleTia 🎄 (Closed to Queries) @TiatheTiger · 6d

When I was in elementary school, Margaret Peterson Haddix was my favorite author. I’d love to see #mg with that vibe, please! #mswl

MistleTia 🎄 (Closed to Queries) @TiatheTiger · 6d

Since I’m open to queries again, I want to say I really want more #mg! Check out the #mswl page that’s pretty comprehensive. It’s pinned on my profile, and I also have one on my website ☺️

Kelsy @kelsythompson · Jan 16

Kelsy @kelsythompson

Hey #WritingCommunity, if I missed your #iswgpit and you think your project might be a good fit, or if you're simply in the #amquerying trenches: here are some things on my #MSWL (a thread)

- unique character-driven #YA contemporary with a voice that grabs you and won't let go
- #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives (I'm still looking for that #ya refugee/immigration story!)
- feminist, #LGBTQ , and sex-positive narratives
- shorter (~50k) contemporary #mg

The Book Witch @KatRushall · Jan 15

BIG NEWS: I am open to submissions!!

I've updated my Manuscript Wishlist page and it is FULL of info (too much? maybe.). There's a lot that interests me.

Send me ALL your middle grade! Your YA rom-coms, your horror! #mswl…