For MG I'm interested in finding a high concept fantasy adventure, or a funny heart-warming narrative. I'm always on the look out for writing from underrepresented voices and so please do get in touch with your stories. 2/3
Future #MSWL & QM update:
I have less than 40 undecided queries/submissions. I plan to reopen mid-late January to a few genres. This info is not on my website or MSWL page yet— it’s just a head’s up and I hope it’s helpful!
✨ ADULT FICTION✨
• contemporary romance - think Emily Henry but low spice or Melissa Ferguson
• upmarket / book club
• cozy mysteries
- same as what’s on website -
✨ KIDLIT ✨
• PB/MG/YA - classic-style with a literary bent. Secret Garden. Bridge to Terabithia. Winnie-the-Pooh.
• PB - humorous character-driven series
‼️Not looking for SEL or rhyme.‼️
I know I'm closing to queries tomorrow, but authors keep me on your list for a "rowdy family book," preferably middle grade but YA might work too. Think in the spirit of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever or Cheaper by the Dozen. #MSWL
And finally, since I'm not seeing many of these in my inbox, I'd like to put out a call for Indigenous stories, and not limited to the US region. No limits on the topic either - I'm seeking Indigenous stories of any topic for all age groups (MG, YA, adult). #MSWL
I've updated my #MSWL ! It's gotten a bit smaller (due to my 2024 goals to focus on middle grade books).
Note: I accept unagented submissions until Jan. 14.
Adam is looking for #MG fiction featuring #LGBTQ characters in the vein of SIMON SORT OF SAYS by Erin Bow! He is especially interested in contemporary, horror, light fantasy, and graphic novels. Check out his #MSWL and querying information below:
As I open up to queries on November 13 until the end of the month, here are some things I’m looking for:
• psychological thrillers
• romcoms, romantasy, enemies to lovers,
• contemporary MG
• horror (psych, haunted houses)
"Seeking middle grade animal stories like PAX by Sara Pennypacker, SILVERWING by Kenneth Oppel, BUNNICULA by Deborah and James Howe, and SANTA PAWS by Nicholas Edwards."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
MG fantasy! Big worlds, high stakes, do-or-die moments and tons of peril. I would love something here that feels incredibly ambitious and cinematic, with a core gang of characters I'd dying to be part of.
"I'm looking for realistic middle grade stories featuring characters with compelling interests, like in THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C. Pérez and THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH by Ali Benjamin."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
Promotions mean a new #MSWL !!
I'm looking for contemporary and light fantasy MG and YA fiction + the select picture book, with a focus on character-driven marginalized stories that center around joy and hope.🧵