Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love MG. I want stories that cover important topics like being first gen, and poverty, and homelessness, as well as our classics. But voice is key. Some of my favorite authors are J. Anderson Coats, Melanie Crowder, Lauren Wolk, Kelly Yang. #MSWL #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love a good quirky, fun, voicey MG. I talk about FOVEA MUNSON all the time, but that book really is peak Nat some days. #MSWL #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love historical fiction, but I am picky. Because I want to see a historical voice. I love Ruta Sepetys for this reason. Give me histories I have never seen, give me view points never known. Immerse me in the setting, and culture. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 24

We didn’t really celebrate #EarthDay when I was young, though the holiday has actually existed since 1970. Glad we’re now using reusable containers for my kids’ lunches instead of all those brown bags! I’d love to see #MG #NF about the story behind Earth Day #MSWL #WishWednesday

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 23

In light of my query 0, I am going to do a #MSWL tomorrow. For now, here is a snapshot:
-Fluffy YA rom-com.
-Well-written psychological friendship book (YA)
- Literary-esque but cinematic fantasy YA and MG
- Historical Fiction like @RutaSepetys
- Quirky, Fun, Voicey MG

Stacey Kondla @StaceyKondla · Apr 22

Lainna Fader 🦋 @lainnafader

Vladimir Nabokov, butterfly illustrator…

Literature meets lepidopterology - I’d love to rep a lepidopterist with an interesting middle grade non-fiction proposal about lepidopterists - esp female ones #MSWL

Moe Ferrara @inthesestones · Apr 22

It's only been forever and a day but I finally updated my #MSWL profile! Now including select genres of narrative non-fiction — and basically send me all your queer fiction or creepy, lyrical middle grade books!…

erin clyburn @erin_clyburn · Apr 22

As an 🎉Agent Apprentice🎉 for @CorvisieroLit, I'll be taking pitches through conferences & pitch events (starting with #DVPit tomorrow!). Please check out my #MSWL here, & see if we might be a good match! I'm ready for all your weird & wonderful words.…

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Apr 22

With my most recent announcement as a Literary Agent Apprentice, my new bio and future #MSWL is live! 🥳🥳…

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Apr 22

Middle Grade.

Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Magical Realism, Horror, Historical, and everything in between.

I want it all.


beth phelan (july hiatus + closed to queries) @beth_phelan · Apr 22

i want more diverse mg fantasy with secondary animal characters that steal my heart #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

In MG & YA: I ❤️ stories that feel a little off-kilter. Something is up in the town/neighborhood & it may be otherworldly...or is it? That kind of thing #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

Side note: I love big-hearted middle grade, regardless of genre. I love kids who are both brave and vulnerable; stories about finding your place of belonging, and learning whose opinions matter to you--and whose do not. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'd also like a MG realistic/contemporary series. Something like Jason Reynold's TRACK series. I'd also be super excited to find brilliant literary standalone in MG. Something like WHEN YOU REACH ME or THE THING ABOUT LUCK. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'm also searching for a MG series: something big & fun! It could be set in our world or a secondary world fantasy. I'd love it to be fun & perhaps funny. Ideally it has a high concept, but most important to me is that it has that page-turning quality & irresistible voice. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

For MG and YA, I love books that explore family dynamics. I can go both ways here: books exploring family problems, or books where the family acts as something of refuge from the main conflict. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

Hello! I remain excited to sign up new MG & YA authors in 2019! I love anything from quiet middle grade standalones to high concept YA series, and everything in-between, so if you're querying MG or YA, please consider sending my way! A thread with some specific #mswl items...