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
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
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
Beverly Jenkins @authorMsBev@CateHart Hoping this tweet will spark interest and maybe a book by someone. Who knows? I’m all about spreading the word, not keeping it secret for my own benefit. No one owns history. No matter how obscure.
Me too! It’s definitely now on #MSWL adult or YA or middle grade.
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
Lenny Kravitz @LennyKravitzIt brings me so much joy to see the youth and their gifts keeping musicianship alive. Love and respect. pic.twitter.com/d0GQ7Yck19
❤️ 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.
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
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.)
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: petejknapp.com/news/middle-gr… #mswl
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
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