And finally if you have chapter book or middle grade book that uses humour, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi or any combination thereof to help little kids explore their big feelings like in COCO and OVER THE MOON, please send me your work. #mswl
If you’ve got a middle grade or YA high-concept fantasy where the diverse cast of protagonists try their best to be good and kind in the face of evil, like in THE DRAGON PRINCE, my inbox is open! #mswl
Léonicka @leonickaIn case you haven’t been following along on my IG (you really should...) here are some kids tv/movies that match my my MSWL:
More specifically in MG, i love a great, accessible voice and humor across the spectrum, but also more serious literary stories. MORE specifically:
1. Madcap adventures in any genre
#mswl cont ⬇️
beth phelan @beth_phelanIt’s my last weekend to get caught up before i open to queries on April 12!
I’ve responded to almost all outstanding queries (email me if you’re still waiting--i missed it) but still catching up on requested fulls (please keep being patient)!
First thing to note is that I only represent MG and YA. I love every genre from light contemporary to high fantasy and everything in between. I don’t represent artists or graphic novelists and don’t typically represent verse.
This week has felt like a year, so please send me some fun contemporary! Give me all the MG and YA goofiness that makes me giggle and gives me all the feels. I’m ready to open my inbox and smile🥰 #MSWL
#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of 🔥-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!
I recently reread ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME and it’s truly one of my all time favorites. I’d love to see more projects in my inbox exploring the things—names, food, places—that connect us with the generations before us. PB (author-illustrator only), MG/YA novel, GN. #mswl
Random #MSWL request! I'm otherwise not open to queries, but I would love to find a BIPOC author with a MG horse girl story that gives me the vibes of this fabulous girl Madison Jade on the Black Equestrians Insta account: instagram.com/p/CMrw6HrHXTE/…
DiscussingFilm @DiscussingFilmA reimagining of ‘NATIONAL TREASURE’ is in the works at Disney+
The series follows a Latina girl & her friends on a adventure to find lost treasure & uncover her family history
It will explore issues of identity, community, historical authorship & patriotism
(Source: Deadline) pic.twitter.com/79i9C798Gh
When I say #MSWL know that I am screaming it. Someone please write this MG!
Authors: I’ve updated my #MSWL! 📚 I'm primarily looking for smart adult nonfiction in science, tech, history, and serious biography. Also looking for fiction and nonfiction in middle grade and picture books. More info: tinyurl.com/3xk85yra
• gothic and horror in MG, YA, and Adult that haunts you with its writing as much as the subject matter (not one for gratuitous gore)
• contemporary fantasy with fresh hooks, strong character dynamics, immersive worlds, & romance subplots.