gayesanders @gayesanders@stephlystein Is there anything you’ve really yearned for lately in your inbox? #okscbwichat
Taking my own advice, I am asking for middle grade that will make me laugh! I've said it before, if you've got the comedic timing of Mitch Hedburg or a particularly funny art style, please send me those funny middle grades! 🤣🤣🤣 #MSWL
Holly Ingraham丨Editor @holly_ingraham@YouKnowTheSpiel I LOVE cozies! I used to acquire them when I worked at SMP, and I've done a few since opening my business. I think the cozy crowd is less active on twitter, but my heart still yearns for them. pic.twitter.com/iHtPo472tG
SAME. So eager to find more cozy mysteries in Twitter pitchfests (or in general)! Not nearly enough popping into my Query Box. #MSWL
Dina Davis @DinaJDavisI'd love to see LIS submissions in which the group attacking the hero/heroine has women at all levels. Usually when the villains are part of a group or taking out hits on them, the grunts are men, and women are only involved if they are behind it all and/or hiring hit men. #mswl
Put women on the front lines too. Have them as the ones taking orders and trying to kill/kidnap the characters. They can also be dishonorably discharged ex-military now trying to supplement incomes with criminal activity. Or whatever else. It doesn't always have to be men. #mswl
I'd love to see LIS submissions in which the group attacking the hero/heroine has women at all levels. Usually when the villains are part of a group or taking out hits on them, the grunts are men, and women are only involved if they are behind it all and/or hiring hit men. #mswl
Soon, my clients will all either be writing or on sub, so I'm hungry to sign a new author. (Yes, I do have a few fulls to read; I'm getting to them!) I'd give my proverbial right arm for a big-hearted middle grade right now. Something a little magical, like HELLO, UNIVERSE. #MSWL
Netflix US @netflixTHE ENGLISH GAME
If you liked Downton Abbey, you’ll love this new show from creator Julian Fellowes. Here he tackles the story of two footballers on opposite sides of a class divide who forge a bond that helps bring the upper-class sport to the masses in England, circa 1870. pic.twitter.com/oql0eceD1U
I just started watching this and I hereby request a Victorian football romance ⚽️💖 #mswl
Kit "PREORDER DERBY DAREDEVILS" Rosewater @kitrosewaterIf you want a female, queer feminist Sandlot crew... if you loved the dynamics of the kids in Stranger Things... if you loved Roller Girl... if you wanted Whip It to be queer... then you'll love THE DERBY DAREDEVILS! #kidlitgoesviral twitter.com/AmieKaufman/st…
I know this author is talking about her book that already exists, and which you should go buy, but also big #MSWL for anything that sounds like this!
Elle Grenier 🌊🦊🌙 @ariellekerseyConsideration: Cinderella is a trans girl who’s neglected and ignored by her step-family.
Runs from the prince bc she’s scared he’ll lose interest if she’s in boymode.
“We have no other daughters”
Shoe only fits her bc foot is bigger than most
And the prince doesn’t care.
Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_GuanThere are many ways to tell #ownvoices stories about queer identity, Asian/diaspora culture, & HEAs that don’t endanger real people! Clearly there’s a market for it, which is great!
Write your own. These themes—love, identity, marriages of convenience—are everywhere & universal.
This is just to say, I am still *extremely here* for all your super queer CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets EMPIRE OF SAND novels. #mswl