Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Aug 9

Querying middle grade writers! Want agent feedback? I'm doing a submission feedback giveaway. Send your query + sample to me per the linked instructions and get a short personalized reply with my top-level thoughts. Find instructions + details here: petejknapp.com/news/middle-gr… #mswl

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Aug 9

Still really really looking for an updated YA GIRL: INTERRUPTED type story! Powerful, combustible friendships between teen girls, and stories that talk about the weird, emotionally-fraught ups and downs of teen friendships. #MSWL

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Aug 9

Anthropomorphized animals outside of picture books or early readers are not for me. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Aug 9

"As for weirdly specific things I'm looking for... I'm dying to find a great book about a cult or a survivalist or a plague... maybe all of them in one?" @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Karly Caserza @KarlyCaserza · Aug 8

I’m really hungry for #MG stories where the protagonist uses #STEM in badass and witty ways. Gimme? Query me. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Last one before i run is inspired by my new RBG socks "Dawn of Justice". I remember being a student mediator. I would love to see a MG about a kid who doles out the justice of the streets without using violence, and instead their words and their mind. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

One of my friends only discovered his love of drag after college and it made me wonder what if. And he always loved make-up (he did the theater make-up since he was an actor) What would this MG look like? Please show me. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I really love the Descendants so I would love to see a MG about a kid that deals with growing out of the family shadow. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

So it would have to be paired with a plot A that is hella cool but I would love to see a book that deals with parent that is absentee, or infrequent in a kid's life. That does a number on people (personal experience) and I think having a book showcase that is important. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

And I'd love to find a book that deals with poverty and homelessness in a sensitive and kid friendly way #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I love diverse voices. So I want to be swept into other cultures. I want to be immersed into new experiences.

We are all human and the universal is in the specifics #MSWL

Agent V @VeroniKaboom · Aug 8

My kingdom for a romcom starring Lewis Tan and Tessa Thompson. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Kid entrepreneurs! Kids standing up to authority! MG is when you are finally getting a sense of identity outside of the family unit and this would be perfect! Undergorund slime business out of the bathroom? YES #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Magical realism in MG is another one. This was the time when most of us in TX wanted to grow up, but it was also when I think we also still had a sense of wonder. So MG magical realism feels perfect here. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I love DERRY GIRLS and I think you can totally pull that off in MG as well. Would also love to see a book that deals with friendships and break-ups. #MSWL