Seeing some great #MSWL tweets today from agents I admire. In that spirit, I'd love to share some of mine!
- MG or YA fiction with a character who might become AOC-- that spirit, that drive, that persistence would make for a great story!
- always looking for funny
To kick off the First #FeelGoodFriday: 11-Year-old Girl Has Been Granting the Simple Wishes of Nursing Home Patients! This would be a sweet MG book too wouldn't it? #MSWL #intergenerational @Ludington this reminds me of your grandparents event Sunday! goodnewsnetwork.org/11-year-old-gi…
I get a lot of great queries from marginalized voices (thank you, keep them coming!!), and one gap I've noticed is characters with disabilities. Define that however you choose, but I want to see more of this kind of representation in kidlit, and on my list specifically. #MSWL
John Cusick @johnmcusickHellooo #amwriting friends, I am looking to sign new authors, so here's a #MSWL thread. (And for new followers, please note I'm only seeking books for the kidlit market at present).
As a colleague pointed out to me, you can find truth in tragedy, but you can also find truth in joy. I'd love to see YA and MG that find truth in joy. Give me your funny books, effervescent love stories, your joyous and triumphant journeys, adventures, relationships. #MSWL
Lianne Leslie @themba2day@BookEndsJessica @bookendslit What are the current trends in middle grade fictional series genre and what would you like to see more of or read personally if you were looking at chapter books for middle grade? #askagent
Me personally, I'm always looking for MG contemporary and fantasy genres. I'd really love to find my creepy coraline-esque book as well as a first crush LGBT book (a la the animated short 'In a Heartbeat') #AskAgent #MSWL
😃I'm building my list😀
Send me your:
~ Fantasy w/romance (YA & Adult)
~ Contemp Romance (YA & Adult)
~ High-concept MG (series potential a bonus)
~ YA contemp fantasy / paranormal / urban fantasy
~ Any genre w/ loads of white space, no overwriting
I’m going to put it out there again. I’d really love to see younger YA contemporary that focuses on young teens starting high school for the first time with all of the mixed up feelings that come along with them!
And as always, send me great MG of all genres! #mswl
Just finished reading Breaking and Entering by @jeremynsmith! Loved it! I think Alien might just be one of the coolest people ever.
I’d love to see some more well-researched techy/heist manuscripts in MG, YA, and adult fiction! #mswl
I seriously can’t get enough middle grade manuscripts. I’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, humor, mystery, and adventure. Paste query and 1st 5 pages in email and send to: querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (dot) (com) #mswl #writingcommmunity #amquerying
🦇Cat Scully is working on Jennifer Strange🦇 @CatMScullyMiddle grade horror IS ABSOLUTELY A THING.
It exists. It's scary.
But not too scary.
Middle grade horror isn't only "spooky" it is also scary. Twelve-year-old scary. twitter.com/julianalbrandt…
I love MG horror!!! #mswl
My indefinite graphic novel #mswl:
-middle grade story about a kid and their deep relationship with dancing
-middle grade or YA story about a kid juggling two environments, “code switching”, and seeing their beloved neighborhood changing because of gentrification
Peter Knapp @petejknappHere are just SOME of the things on my #mswl in 2019 (but I of course often fall in love with the thing I didn't know I was looking for)... (1/13)
If you're querying MG or YA, here is a good sense of my #mswl for 2019! But of course one of the best feelings is falling in love with the story I didn't know I needed, so please consider submitting to me even if you're not sure if it's on my wish list!