If you have a friendship breakup book, especially following the aftermath (in MG or YA), then I'd love to see it. Or even friends who realize they're not right for each other anymore.
Friendship breakups are painful!
I would love an academia book, especially if it explores the shortcomings, privilege, and elitism of higher education.
I'd like this even more so with an ensemble cast or a tight knit group of scholars.
I'd really love to see a polyamorous relationship. There are too little of these and often misrepresented. If you have this in an adult literary work, that better be the first query I get. 😂
❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries @Megan_ManzanoI will open back up to queries tomorrow! 🥳 In preparation, I'd like to do a #MSWL thread about what I'd love to see in my inbox.
As always, I'm on the lookout for queer representation. I'd particularly love to see:
1. More identity discovery/first crushes in MG
2. Sapphic YA rom-coms
3. More queer works by BIPOC authors
4. Queer stories w/ happy endings
5. Supportive queer found families
I promised updated #mswl this week, but got a bit distracted by the news. My MSWL page hasn’t changed much, so it’s a good reference. For #mg, I’m on the lookout for commercial action/adventure, a story I can escape into. Also love unique settings (think Holes.)
Things I’d love to see more of this year:
- Muslim characters
- Ace-spec stories
- Fantasy featuring BIPOC leads
- Black women’s fiction
In addition to my usually list of interest. Can’t wait to read your work! serendipitylit.com/agents #MSWL
At the moment, I'd say I want to see YA and MG that leads with joy. Falling in love. Doing something exciting. Exploring new worlds. Kids with quirky passions. Humor. Families (of all configurations) that love each other. #MSWL
I call my taste "timeless meets timely" meaning I like books that lean into a genre or trope but spin it for a modern reader. Fairytales? Princesses? Magical creatures? Sci-fi adventures? Great! Update it. #MSWL
I like fantasy and fanciful books, but it has to offer something new. High-fantasy YA was my biggest query category in 2020 and had the highest rejection rate as a result. I'd prefer contemporary with a splash, or just something really fresh. #MSWL #querytip
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothI'm reopening to queries on Monday, January 11th. In advance of that: some #MSWL for the new year! Don't know how NEW any of this is, but...hey, fresh content for the timeline. pic.twitter.com/5BAqU4ZiFo
Forever and always: commercial, plot-driven fiction for MG and YA. I have more room for MG. I am flexible on genre, but don't love gore or problem novels. I'm more interested in kids going on adventures than Only Suffering With Issues. (obvs kids do have issues in life) #MSWL
I open to queries on MONDAY! Here is my current #MSWL.
Adult scifi, fantasy, horror (pref w/speculative elements)
YA Contemporary, scifi, fantasy
I am temporarily CLOSED to adult romance, and PB&MG.
The details (thread):
Ashley Herring Blake🌈 @ashleyhblakeReally wanting to see some cozy mysteries from BIPOC creators...and queer it if you got it. 👀 #MSWL
I’d love to see this (in teen & mg) also! #MSWL
Becca Podos @RebeccaPodosWho’s going to write and query me an historical f/f or f/nb romance? I want the hopeful, penniless spinster to swoon at the dusty riding boots of the embittered, lonely duchesse #MSWL
(If you’ve got one, btw, you don’t have to wait for my QM to reopen. I want it 👀)