I'm open for queries and updated my website with a new #MSWL, focusing on author-illo board books and chapter books; picture books and middle grade (fiction and non-fiction):
. @WIRED is one of the few magazines I regularly read cover to cover, so this is me putting out into the universe: if you are a wired contributor (or if your book proposal is in the same vein) I want to see your nonfiction! and probably fiction too #MSWL
I love the quirkiness and humor and vibes of TAZ (The Adventure Zone) so much. So if someone wants to send me a YA about a bunch of friends doing their actual play/gaming podcast and just living their best lives I would be forever in your debt. #mswl
Rereading Rainbow Rowell’s “Carry On” before I finish up the trilogy and it’s reminding me of how much I love magic boarding school/academia settings. I’d love to see a twist on the classic trope with, of course, a queer romance!💫 #MSWL
TIME @TIMEToday marks the 20th anniversary of Spirited Away. Here’s how the Studio Ghibli classic changed animation forever ti.me/3wRvxaP
I've mostly been reading adult in my spare time, but I've recently read and loved:
✔️Final Girls Support Group
✔️The Book of Accidents
✔️Tokyo Ever After
✔️Dial A for Aunties
✔️One Last Stop
✔️The Echo Wife
Agent pals! I am hungry for new, exciting acquisitions. I'm actively looking for... #MSWL
✨ horror, horror, HORROR. MG & YA. Campy, psychological, gothic, you name it. Yes I just watched the #FearStreet trilogy and loved it!
✨ Twisty YA thrillers with diverse casts
I love grounded, upmarket genre fiction. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, The Rook, The Warehouse, Hench, Mexican Gothic, Station Eleven. When I reopen to queries on Sept 1, please send me books like this.
#mswl #sff #horror
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary“The thing that makes me keep reading is VOICE. I want access to your narrator’s inner life. I should feel what they are feeling. They should feel ‘bad’ things (e.g. anger, envy, greed, etc.), too.” @ceciliaclyra #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
I'm also acquiring the select picture book! I'm looking for heartfelt stories about marginalized folks' experiences, nonfiction bios, and laugh-out-loud pbs with sneaky adult humor.
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars
- contemporary, joyful, humorous slice-of-life stories about marginalized characters and their middle school problems
- commercial light fantasy adventures with extraordinary heart
- sister stories, competitor-turned-friend narratives, first crushes
Elizabeth Lee @EleeReadsI have some exciting news to share! Today is my last day at FSG because . . . I am so thrilled to be joining Penguin Workshop as Editor!!
I'll be acquiring MG, YA, and the select PB -- look out for my MSWL in a few days. :) pic.twitter.com/1kV3YH5leO