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
I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #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
Abby Schulman @AbbySchulTo list some some very specific things I love: posthuman anything, morally grey heroes, animal familiars, characters who have to make sacrifices, unique fantasy worlds, people grappling with their own monstrosity, angry girls seeking revenge, and more! #MSWL
Also--I'd love to read anything about thru-hiking or epic journeys. #MSWL
Abby Schulman @AbbySchulHey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL
To list some some very specific things I love: posthuman anything, morally grey heroes, animal familiars, characters who have to make sacrifices, unique fantasy worlds, people grappling with their own monstrosity, angry girls seeking revenge, and more! #MSWL
Hey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL
I'm very much a fan of characters who make the wrong decisions and fuck up and are flawed. I would ALSO like to see stories about people who do all the "right" things, but stuff falls apart anyway because it's impossible to control the world! That's real too. #MSWL
𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐡 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 @HRuthMiller#askagent Do you have a #CR tropes you particularly hate/love @NaomisLitPix
Personally, I love contemporary romance that is less tropey, and deals with deep character issues. Right now I am actively seeking LGBTQ+ contemporary romance! #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
Don't lose your chance to pitch your #Christian #YA or #RomanticSuspense manuscript to editors today! Anaiah editors are on the lookout with our pitch contest -> Closes Friday!
#MSWL #ChristianFiction #ChristianYA #ContemporaryYA #PitchContest #AmQuerying
Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPixOPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Queer contemporary romance! Show me all kinds of relationships, all genders. Make me BURN with desire to see the relationship ignite!
(I am queer myself and want to read all the nuance and complexities of queer romance explored without hesitation)
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