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John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 16

John Cusick @johnmcusick

Hi gang, I'm pretty much caught up on queries, so time for a #MSWL thread:

Firstly, middle-grade! Adventure, suspense, quirkiness, heart. @marinacohen, @Qsosnaspear, @anndeeellis, @cmheidicker, @josephinewrites, and @jerameykraatz are some of my MG people, and I'd love to work with more brilliant humans like them. #MSWL

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Jan 16

Still seeking that perfect MG mystery! Bonus points for a twist on a classic.
#MSWL

Nicole Bea [is finished her WIP] @Nicbeawrites · Jan 15

I’m seeking: MG & YA fiction in all genres - YA w/ mystery or romance subplots. Adult contemporary, romance, psych thrillers, horror & suspense. I love: books featuring drama, social issues, animals, Canadian settings, ownvoices. Pls submit via Query Tracker. #amquerying #mswl

Patricia Nelson @patricianels · Jan 15

It's January 15 & that means I'm now open to queries again -- and hungry to find some new talent for the new year! Send me your lyrical MG fantasy, your heartfelt MG contemp, your weird and/or witchy YA, your adult or YA romcoms, and anything else amazing. #mswl

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 15

If I missed your #IWSGPit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & contemporary. MG: SFF, mystery, contemporary, & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

Agents—My new year’s resolution is to acquire a voice-driven #MG (I like contemporary and magical realism!) #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 11

Hi all! Here is my current #mswl! In short, I'm focused on developing four areas of my clientele in 2019: (1) PB author-illustrators; (2) MG fiction; (3) Graphic novels; and (4) Nonfiction across all kid lit genres. Hit me up, queryers! cleliagore.com/2019/01/11/201…

Nicole Bea [is finished her WIP] @Nicbeawrites · Jan 11

Hello #amquerying /#writingcommmunity - are you getting ready to submit this wknd? My inbox is open for 2019 and I’d love to see your stories! I’m open to MG / YA in all forms & select adult fiction. More info can be found on the @MetamorphLitAg website and QueryTracker! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 9

Let's kick off 2019 with #mswl! I'd love to see:
- LGBTQ+ middle grade and YA, any genre, any time period!
- Contemporary YA with a spec twist (think Still Life with Tornado or Dig)
- Literally ANYTHING that evokes Tillie Walden's On a Sunbeam
- Graphic novels or memoirs

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 8

Correction #2: Middle Grade: Humor--if you can make me laugh, I'll sign you up. Literary: I've never had a Newbery-winning client and I want one. Adventure stories, grounded fantasy (but not epic fantasy), sci-fi. #ownvoices for sure. Artists, MG graphic novels! #MSWL

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · Jan 7

Do I need to remind everyone that I have HUGE #MSWL for MG, YA, and adult fiction and nonfiction by Islander authors?! Whatever island, fam. Just send it.

Lisa Yoskowitz @LisaYoskowitz · Jan 7

(agent #mswl continued)
-memoirs or close narrative nonfiction showcasing underrepresented experiences and unique perspectives
-middle grade contemporary with a Judy Blume vibe (fin, for now!)

Lisa Yoskowitz @LisaYoskowitz · Jan 7

Agent friends, my #mswl is overflowing! Please think of me in 2019 for exciting new:
-memoirs that bring to mind a YA Educated—delving deep into an author’s journey through and/or out of an insular community
-illustrated or graphic novel middle grade nonfiction or memoir (1/3)

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Middle Grade: Humor--if you can truly make me laugh, I'll sign you up. Literary: I've never had a Newbery-winning client and I want one. Adventure stories that aren't fantasy, grounded fantasy, sci-fi. #ownvoices for sure. Artists, MG graphic novels! #MSWL

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Happy New Year! For 2019, I thought I'd throw out some #MSWL ideas for writers. Broadly, I'm looking for all kinds of picture books by author/illustrators, MG, YA, Childrens' NF, Adult Narrative NF, and adult Lit Fiction. Details thread follows:

Martha Mihalick @MarthaMihalick · Jan 7

Two #MSWL thoughts from over the weekend: I'd love to see the joy & playfulness & heart & smarts of shows like Jane the Virgin and The Good Place captured in book form for MG and/or YA.

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · Jan 7

In anticipation of reopening to queries on *1/15/19*, I've updated my #MSWL, and added a new wishlist item: MG graphic novels!

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