I told my dad about some of the YA projects I’m working on right now and he said, “They kinda all sound dark and sad.” Aaand he’s not wrong..? So this is a good time to remind the internet I am looking for a fun, upbeat Rom Com. Would especially love something high concept! #MSWL
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaALSO, YA, you need more trans f/f. Especially in contemp. And you reallllly need more trans girls of color. I don't know if PET is the first, but...I don't know if PET is not the first.
Another big #MSWL
I grew up in the NJ town where suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived. A gorgeous house I still drive by every time I visit. I’d love to rep a story involving her—a fresh, angle since she’s been covered before in kid lit. But would be a lovely way to honor my hometown! #mswl
#MSWL: I'd love a YA in the vein of #SeeYouYesterday. Set in the hot center of a contemporary American city. Give me the sounds, sights, flavors of the place, all in the middle of the summer. Make the stakes as high as THUG. Make it shine with magic/fantasy. Blend the genres.
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelI'm intrigued by the e-sports world now that I have two close friends who work in it. I'd love to see any YA or kids books, fiction or nonfiction, related to e-sports in my query inbox. Deep knowledge of e-sports phenomenon required #mswl
A book featuring e-sports would be so cool! I’d also love a MG book about table top games for my fellow D&D or Magic fans! #mswl
16. Also "We Are Never Getting Back Together" and "Love You Like Love Song" are totally two songs that should be played back to back over and over for inspiration on a contemporary about a couple who just can't seem to get their timing right. #MSWL
Wait, I thought I was done, but then my #AuditoryMSWL decided to play some songs.
15. I said it once but I will say it again: TSwift's LOOK WHAT YOU MADE is COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO soooo I would love a gender bent retelling of that. #MSWL
13. Magical Realism meets THE THIRTEENTH YEAR. My love of mermaids is not a well kept secret. I would love to see something that taps into it. Something that speaks to this image, and is atmospheric and romantic. #MSWL