#MSWL. Also love Middle Grade stories addressing need for kindness, showing characters overcoming physical and mental obstacles and showing inclusion. Love messages against bullying, being courageous and taking risks.
Welcome stories set in school, magic worlds and at home.
9/ #MSWL: Middle-grade and YA graphic novels about identity, particularly coming-of-age stories that explore relationships and friendships with emotional depth. Books like This One Summer, Real Friends, and American Born Chinese.
8/ #MSWL: High-stakes MG and YA contemp that feature breakers of tradition and characters who forge their own paths, as well as novels about identity and overcoming adversity. Wonderful books like I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Dear Martin, and The Stars Beneath Our Feet
6/ #MSWL: I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for affecting, beautifully-written middle grade contemporary in the vein of Kate DiCamillo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Katherine Applegate. Stories that feel like coming of age experiences (I refuse to let YA monopolize this term!).
4/ #MSWL: I would love to find more MG fantasy that combines commercial, high concept plotting with gorgeous prose. Books packed with action, adventure, heart, & friendship that tow the line between literary and commercial. Wildly original worldbuilding, always!
Michael Bourret @MichaelBourretTime for a 2019 #MSWL. I am very much looking for MG and chapter books. Much as I love YA, I have a lot of it!
Basically...if you decide to query Michael, you should query me too. #MSWL (is that how this works?)
Peter Knapp @petejknappwhoops, thread broken! # 10: Big middle grade series, such as ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, THE CANDYMAKERS, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc! #mswl
and I also will always love my big, high concept MG series! #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#mswl 2019: literary standalone stories, such as THE THING ABOUT LUCK or COUNTING BY SEVENS, or THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH (8/13)
#mswl for 2019 definitely includes more contemporary middle grade standalones!
Opening up our @DA_Childrens submissions for 2019! If you're working on an #ownvoices #MG adventure with an unusual mythology, a diverse #YA that's as funny as Louise Rennison, some ground-breaking children's #nonfiction #PB or ANYTHING ELSE #kidlit send it my way #MSWL
One of my #NewYearsResolution2019 is to acquire an engaging contemporary #middlegrade novel, especially one featuring diverse or LGBTQIA+ characters, #girlsinstem, or an #ownvoices narrative. Anyone wanna help me make this happen? #MSWL
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Hello, friends! Haven’t been here in awhile and probably won’t be popping back in too much for reasons I won’t bore you with. But I wanted to open the year with some #MSWL. I’m always on the lookout!
I’d love to find some wonderful author-illustrators in any space from middle-grade to adult in fiction or nonfiction. Can be for pure graphic novels or more mashed-up, partially illustrated projects! #MSWL
#mswl 2019: I'm often looking for the thing I didn't realize I wanted, so please, if you have a new MG or YA you're querying, try me! I'd love the opportunity to consider your work. I aim to reply to all queries within 10 weeks of receiving them. (12/13)
#mswl 2019: anything with a "cool" factor. I love big, cinematic stories or stories that have huge emotional range: books with high emotional intensity and those sentences that slam into the reader and take their breath away. (11/13)