Some things I am looking for:
- YA RomCom (or adult) with a diverse cast and smart topics.
- MG/YA nonfiction
- LGBTQ+ nonfiction
- Graphic novels in pretty much anything on my wishlist
- #LGBTQIA+ characters in everything.
- Body diversity
- Underrepresented voices
Westminster Dog Show @WKCDOGSClocking in at 29.35 seconds, P!NK and Jennifer Crank became the 2020 Masters Agility Champions. Do you think you could keep up? pic.twitter.com/XpNboI7Nbs
I want the MG or YA book about a junior handler in dog shows.
My family comes from the dog show world, so it's near and dear to my heart. #MSWL
Updated #MSWL: humorous PB's with a surprise twist, and non-fic focusing on unsung heroes (pref. #ownvoices), MG with a clear narrative arc, unforgettable characters and a strong emotional core. Stories that bring out the magic in the ordinary. And ghosts!
Send me your fresh, voice-driven MG realistic contemporaries! I’m looking for stories—esp from mariginalized creators—that feature unconventional families, first crushes, community & activism, family secrets, girls dealing w/ unwanted body attention, angry girls, enby MCs. #MSWL
Caitlin McDonald @literallycaitArtemis was a 12yo criminal mastermind who figured out how to find what NO ONE ELSE believed was even real! And now we're giving that all credit to his dad?? I did not wait nearly 20 years for this movie just to see them do Artemis dirty like this.
Anyway if you've got a MG ms with an antihero genius protagonist like the REAL Artemis Fowl, please send it to me! Unlike Disney, I believe kids can be the architects of their own stories. #MSWL
Lamar Giles @LRGilesMy Hollywood peeps...a question for you? Why can’t we get some Black kids doing light, fun stuff? Going on adventures? Like, what’s it take? Societal ills need to be addressed. Racism gotta get got. There are still 19 notable slaves yet to get a biopic. I get it.
This is one of my eternal #MSWL’s. I’d really love some middle grade here. Think Goonies. Think space adventure. Think Indiana Jones. Think Flipped. Think Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys. Maybe a contemporary about a boy gymnast. Something! Anything light & fun with diverse characters.
bryan washington @brywashinghey gang i made bread pudding for the @NewYorker and then we made a tiny film about it 🍞
Am suddenly craving bread pudding. I would like to see all of this in a MG or YA project, please. #mswl
Los Angeles Times @latimesTV has a new kind of heroine: The Latina genius. Here's why it matters latimes.com/entertainment-…
1000% seeking MG (& YA & GN) w/ similarly strong, memorable Latinx leads (genius is not a specifically-required trait, but they *do* need to have agency, fresh/compelling story arcs, & be buoyed by masterful writing from creators who share the main character’s identity). #MSWL
Oh, hello! At long last, my #MSWL page is up! I will try to keep this as up to date as possible. (I also regularly tweet things I'm looking for here.) Check it out:
#amagenting #amquerying #WritingCommunity