Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 25

Finished copies looking good! Just a reminder: my #MSWL includes all kinds of MG nonfiction. Gimme.

DA Children's Agency @DA_Childrens · Feb 25

For our third and final children's book agency Meet the Team post, we meet @LitAgentClare 🌟Clare is on the lookout for new and exciting talent, so head over to our blog for her manuscript wish list 👀 #MSWL…

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!

#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

- A mismatch between themes and reading level e.g. younger story told in advanced language
- Adopting 'young' style in dialogue but not in the rest the of narrative
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

Common issues that mean I'll pass on a manuscript:
- Story/writing style/word choices more suited for an older readership
- The 'call of action' coming too late / too much exposition
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

I've been trawling our subs inbox for great middle grade. I thought I'd share some observations:
- Firstly, we don't get sent enough of it!
- Seeing a lot eco themes, historical, & animal protagonists - Not enough contemporary
- A lot of Upper MG, not enough Lower
#querytip #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Feb 25

Currently listening to Binge Mode Harry Potter, rewatching ATLA, next rewatch Dawson’s Creek. Next read? Hopefully some YA or MG featuring a ride or die group of friends. A story where friendship and love is central to the protag’s success. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Feb 23

Hey authors! I’ve updated my #MSWL on my website, so check it out for more specifics on what I’d love to see in my inbox right now.📚

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Feb 22

MG graphic novels are one of my fave comfort reads. I’d love to see a contemporary graphic novel a là ROLLER GIRL, THE NEW KID, BE PREPARED, in my in box! And, you know, make it queer.🤞🏻🏳️‍🌈 #MSWL

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Feb 19

Update to my #MSWL - #ownvoices atmospheric #horror please for #YA and #MG! I'd love a fresh take on the usual tropes!

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · Feb 18

Can I get a LGBTQIA+ sports romance? Especially if the sporty one is a lady, trans, or nonbinary. This is for adult, YA, and I'd take upper MG (even if it isn't romance). Thanks! #mswl

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Replying to @marikesselring

And one more: Siblings! Can I see some middle-grade stories featuring siblings--maybe a dual perspective approach? Maybe they love each other. Maybe they...don't. #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Replying to @marikesselring

How about some humor, y'all! It's the bleak of winter here in Minnesota. Send me you hilarious middle-grade manuscripts, yeah? #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Replying to @marikesselring

I want a middle-grade female protagonist, who has some type of unusual or interesting hobby. A junior DJ? A dirt bike racer? A detective? A pet psychic?!? #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Hello writers and agents! I'm on the hunt for some contemporary middle grade to acquire for @JollyFishPress! Details in this thread... #MSWL

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Feb 17

For #KissPitch, please follow the instructions at Looking forward to reading! #MSWL RomCom, Historical Rom, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational Rom, Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Historical Mysteries, True Crime, MG Mysteries, Cookbooks

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · Feb 13

I am actively digging through my inbox looking for: #MSWL
▪️Humorous PBs
▪️PB/MG NF about science or history topics
▪️Adult mystery/suspense in the vein of Oyinkan Braithwaite, Steph Cha, Alex North, Tana French
▪️Upmarket family stories
▪️Horror: Psychological! Ghosts!

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 12

A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:

✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Quirky gift books