Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 27 Aug 2019

It’s almost the end of August (😱)... so here are a few things I’d love to see in my inbox this fall:

- MIDDLE GRADE! (Specifically: queer and/or gender-expansive narratives; girls in sports; and still forever searching for my dream CAMP book & animal fantasy.) #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 21 Aug 2019

if anyone has a MG or YA with a PROTAGONIST who has ADHD, i'd love to see it. in particular, a type that isn't the more commonly associated hyperactive but features the inattentiveness, procrastination, disorganized thoughts, etc. would be open to realistic or fantasy #MSWL

Erica @LiteraryErica · 21 Aug 2019

I've had a few people ask if I accept MG queries, yes, I do! Even if they include elements of Fantasy.


However, I am NOT a fit for: Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Historical Romance. #mswl #WritingCommunity #MGauthor #KidLit #literaryagent

Jinglebelle 🎄(Away) @alibelle · 21 Aug 2019

Cleared my reading list and caught up on submissions! I'm hungry to read more across chapter books to New Adult, including graphic novels. All genres except horror!

#mswl #amreading

Erica Bauman (Closed to Queries) @Erica_Bauman · 19 Aug 2019

Hey, remember how in the 90s we had a wealth of MG novels about haunted dollhouses reenacting murders? I miss those. #MSWL

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 16 Aug 2019

#MSWL. Still looking for great MG projects, especially contemporary stories that foster kindness, empathy and understanding. Especially drawn to stories with strong female lead characters.

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 15 Aug 2019

hello! it's almost my birthday & I would love nothing more than to find my inbox flooded with:
🏳️‍🌈 adorable queer love stories for mg and ya
🎃 spooky & silly mg with lots of magic
🌍 funny contemp ya that takes place outside of the US
🎂 pb or mg about baking & sprinkles


Cate Hart @CateHart · 15 Aug 2019

Lenny Kravitz @LennyKravitz

It brings me so much joy to see the youth and their gifts keeping musicianship alive. Love and respect.⁣

❤️ somewhere in the midst of how cool it is that THE Lenny Kravitz is retweeting these talented kids is a #MSWL middle grade novel I would love to see.

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 14 Aug 2019

I've just realized the protagonists I'm most drawn to and the protagonists I've been asking for, especially in the MG space are just Amy March. Bratty, determined babies who don't want to read and are wildly jealous & resentful and full of joy. Send me your MG Amy Marches #mswl

Molly Cusick @molly_cusick · 13 Aug 2019

I'm caught up on agented submissions through 7/15! I'm hungry for all kinds of PB, MG, and YA. #MSWL of the moment: funny-sad MG, sex-positive YA, something in the vein of ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING. (Please note: I can't consider unagented subs.)

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor · 9 Aug 2019

#MSWL middle grade about about a beauty pageant, preferably funny and with a protagonist who likes it (instead of “I’m not like other girls”)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 9 Aug 2019

Querying middle grade writers! Want agent feedback? I'm doing a submission feedback giveaway. Send your query + sample to me per the linked instructions and get a short personalized reply with my top-level thoughts. Find instructions + details here:… #mswl

Karly Caserza (closed to submissions) @KarlyCaserza · 8 Aug 2019

I’m really hungry for #MG stories where the protagonist uses #STEM in badass and witty ways. Gimme? Query me. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Aug 2019

Last one before i run is inspired by my new RBG socks "Dawn of Justice". I remember being a student mediator. I would love to see a MG about a kid who doles out the justice of the streets without using violence, and instead their words and their mind. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Aug 2019

One of my friends only discovered his love of drag after college and it made me wonder what if. And he always loved make-up (he did the theater make-up since he was an actor) What would this MG look like? Please show me. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Aug 2019

I really love the Descendants so I would love to see a MG about a kid that deals with growing out of the family shadow. #MSWL