Speaking of allegory, I am all about rich, layered symbolism at every turn - names, characters, plot, setting, tiny, seemingly insignificant details that are actually hugely symbolic of glorious truth. If you have a #YA #CF #fantasy like this, I'd love to see it. #MSWL
Laura Maisano @MaisanoLauraWhat's been lacking in my subs is a nice allegorical fantasy, something subtle not hit you over the head with a brick KWIM? #MSWL
I desperately want contemporary or fantasy romance novels with trans main characters where there is no bullshit transphobic reaction to the MCs transness from anyone anywhere ever. #MSWL
Keah Brown @Keah_MariaOkay, okay. And the last thing I’m going to say is that I know your agent should ride for you but @abuckslater does through and through. I’m just very green and so freaking excited all the time and he just lets me be and fights for the things he knows I want. He’s a real one.
Hey writers! Here’s a shameless humblebragretweet! Query me if you’re like Keah: wildly talented, bold, and inimitable. #mswl
New #mswl addition: teen fiction stories set in the northern parts of Canada focusing on social and cultural issues specific to these locations. I want snow storms and drama and love and real life in the cold and really long nights.
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichenless embarrassing than just inexplicable: 40,000 words of a feverish nonsensical Star Wars/Princess Mononoke mashup (I was a kid who’d just seen both for the first time) where a wolf princess smuggler fought for environmental justice in SPACE. her name was . . . San Solo twitter.com/ellle_em/statu…
Ol wait but I need this; #mswl
VERY hungry for some new middle grade projects right now - send me your #MG mysteries, heartfelt contemporary, #ownvoices projects #amquerying writers! #MSWL Oh, and some dark stuff too. #horror #darkfantasy
What a week. Gods of #MSWL: send me YA & MG that burns down white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia. Books to beat back the racists. Send me what terrifies them the most: your heart & humanity. More empathy today. Less intolerance tomorrow.
THANK YOU to all who responded to/shared my #MSWL from yesterday. I'm still buried in post-#ALA work, but the plan is to formally reopen to submissions in early March. Please keep an eye out for more on this! I am excited to learn what you all are writing!