i feel like maybe i’ve said this before, but i’d really like to read a middle grade in the vein of bob’s burgers—lighthearted & full of shenanigans, and ultimately about growing up in a close-knit working class family #mswl
The New York Times @nytimesA superhuman group of adolescents broke the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 8 contestants crowned co-champions after the competition said it was running out of challenging words nyti.ms/2EIOpQY
#MSWL, if anyone’s writing *this* MG!
Adam Pidgeon @CineLoreIn the Middle-Ages it was believed that if a witch got hold of a child’s discarded teeth the child could fall under the witch’s control.
So paying the Tooth Fairy to safely dispose of teeth is a bit like paying to have confidential documents shredded.
Ummm.. can I have this MG, please? #MSWL
YA: Historical, fantasy, contemporary friendships
MG: Spooky, magical, mysterious
PB: Author/Illustrators of funny, bright, and spooky fun
Peter Knapp @petejknappHello! 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... pic.twitter.com/03jRxuVVlz
This is still true! If you're querying a middle grade or YA, I hope you will consider sending your submission my way -- I can't wait to read and I'm excited to find some projects to work on over the summer! #mswl
Hey all #amquerying writers: I am now open to submissions! Check out my page for querying instructions and the genres I'm seeking. No pitches on Twitter, please. lowensteinassociates.com/ronald-gerber/
BTW big #MSWL, in case you all don’t already know this, please send me all your #MiddleGrade and #youngadult #JewishKidLit manuscripts! Particularly interested in anything #queer #fantasy #scifi #romcom #mystery
Writers! We want #queerlit #picturebooks #MG & #YA, #RVA & #VAhistory, & powerful #memoirs, especially from #women, #POC, & other minorities. #MSWL #smallpress brandylanepublishers.com/wp/author-subm…
Katie Mack @AstroKatieMy work life has been so much better since I convinced the university facilities managers to set my office’s thermostat several degrees higher than the rest of the department twitter.com/taylorlorenz/s…
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelI'm intrigued by the e-sports world now that I have two close friends who work in it. I'd love to see any YA or kids books, fiction or nonfiction, related to e-sports in my query inbox. Deep knowledge of e-sports phenomenon required #mswl
A book featuring e-sports would be so cool! I’d also love a MG book about table top games for my fellow D&D or Magic fans! #mswl
6a. Side note: did anyone see the story of the girl whose homemade slime business (that she was running out of the bathroom) got shut down by the administration? THAT is the kind of #MG version of this that would be epic. #MSWL
6. I want a book that challenges the patriarchy or even the authority. Books like SUGGESTED READING by Dave Connis or THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh. Books about kids seeing how stupid adults & the rules are and they find ways to fight back. #MSWL #YA #MG
I know this is specific but I’d love a contemporary MG or YA where the MC has to wear a back brace bc they have scoliosis, kyphosis, or scoliokyphosis, and has to deal with all the complications it inflicts on socializing and fitting in. This was me growing up. #MSWL