Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

8. Book hangover. Something I haven't seen.

I have been reading in YA since I was a kid so I want to new takes on things. But I also want in on that secret of no-sleep because I stayed up too late reading a submission. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

7. I want a book that feels like SPIRITED AWAY and Neil Gaiman had a book child. I am not even sure what it would look like, but I want it. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

6a. Side note: did anyone see the story of the girl whose homemade slime business (that she was running out of the bathroom) got shut down by the administration? THAT is the kind of #MG version of this that would be epic. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

6. I want a book that challenges the patriarchy or even the authority. Books like SUGGESTED READING by Dave Connis or THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh. Books about kids seeing how stupid adults & the rules are and they find ways to fight back. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

5. I want a fluffy rom-com. I want to feel the feels! Think MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Or the girly squeels of delight when Anne cracks the slate over Gilbert's head. I want to fall in love. #StanGilberBlythe #JonanthanCrombie4Eva #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

3. I need some true crime, murdery books. I miss my ID TV binge Saturday mornings. Give me psychological reads and mysteries. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

2. College set YA. But make it hella YA themes. Because sometimes the most quintessential YA themes are of finding your place in the world are actually found as a freshman in that first semester. Also, community bathrooms are SCARY. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Let's do a #MSWL! Because I am itching for some new books!

1. Spice Girls Break Up Book. I didn't realize how much I needed this until I said. I want a group of friends who lives are impacted by the Spice Girls. #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 21

I'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

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 21

I know this is specific but I’d love a contemporary MG or YA where the MC has to wear a back brace bc they have scoliosis, kyphosis, or scoliokyphosis, and has to deal with all the complications it inflicts on socializing and fitting in. This was me growing up. #MSWL

Amy Fitzgerald @Amy_Ariel_Fitz · May 21

Amy Fitzgerald @Amy_Ariel_Fitz

2 for 2 so far: Emilia Clarke noting "She's not mad, she's traumatized" is an equally pointed departure from how the dudes insist on framing things.…

I don't get to acquire much fantasy BUT WHEN I DO it's got female characters with nuance as well as grit, trauma fallout and mental health issues depicted realistically, and no dudes getting away with killing their girlfriends #MSWL

Jessica Mileo @JessicaMileo · May 20

Tired: Euro-Centric Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Wired: 🤯 literally 🤯 anything 🤯else 🤯

Please send me all your non-European inspired fic, adult and children’s (Sorry to butcher this meme)

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · May 20

Keep sending those women's fiction projects and rom-coms my way! Looking for high concept & a great voice. #MSWL #WF #A

Jaymee Goh @jhameia · May 20

Someone needs to write "The Cat Slew The Dragon" because, well, just because. #MSWL