Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 4

At the Oakland A’s they have this section of people who know each other and have instruments and chant and it’s such an amazing atmosphere. I want this vibe in a YA novel (or A!) please 💕⚾️ #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 4

Also I’m certainly not saying parents NEEEEEED to be alive to query me. But if you spent any time in my queries, you’d wonder if there were any other launching points besides major trauma. Kids can be interesting AND come from intact families. Is all I’m saying... #MSWL

Tara 🏳️‍🌈📖🔮 @Literary_Tara · Sep 4

Y'all, I'm REALLY craving a cute queer romance graphic novel in my box. Like, FENCE, BLOOM, HEARTSTOPPER, but F/F instead. PLEASE. #mswl

Maria Regina @maria_regina39 · Sep 4

I'm not very good at pithy #mswl but this is easy enough: the next kevin wilson

(short stories or in the vein of NOTHING TO SEE HERE which is excellent, forthcoming, and should jump to the top of everyone's tbr pile as soon as it's out)

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 4

Does anyone write MG or YA without dead parents? With alive, loving parents? With semi-functional families? Anyone? #MSWL

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Sep 4

I’d like to see more #YA in my inbox that addresses the opioid crisis. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 4

"Send me your baking cookbook proposals, especially allergy-sensitive ones. Reinvent the wheel on attention-grabbing cakes and easy-to-make recipes." @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Sep 4

Listening to Steve Reich (thanks @TommyVierbuchen--this is amazing) is reminding me of my kookiest current #mswl: a TRICK MIRROR-like--fun! But brilliant! But crucially fun!--cultural crit book in appreciation of circularity and stasis in contemporary music/art/literature.

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 3

I open back up to queries on 9/9/19 and I would love to see a YA or A contemporary romance set on a trip that isn’t a road trip. (Though I would also love a road trip book too). #mswl ✈️🚆🛳🚃

Eliza Swift @elizaswift · Sep 3

Eliza Swift @elizaswift

Recently finished watching Love Alarm on Netlix and boooo hissss that ending but also #MSWL, I want a YA in that vein!

“That vein” = exploring the way technology impacts our lives in an interesting new way. If your YA novel could be described as “like Black Mirror but fluffy,” I want to see it.

Eliza Swift @elizaswift · Sep 3

Recently finished watching Love Alarm on Netlix and boooo hissss that ending but also #MSWL, I want a YA in that vein!

Rebecca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Sep 3

I truly adore royal romances as much as the next, but someone please send me a soapy, spite-filled YA contemporary version of The Other Boleyn Girl. Like, you want a Christmas prince/princess? You gotta fucking FIGHT for them. Possibly with your own sister #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Sep 3

Speaking of #MSWL, I would love something that combines espionage and WWI or WWII for the middle-grade audience. CODE NAME VERITY for younger readers? Show me whatcha got.

James McGowan @jamerrson · Sep 3


Ilove a good 2nd person/interactive picture book and Jory John’s I WILL CHOMP YOU is one of my favorites. Buford is a little mad he got no cake, though.

My best tip for writing these: have a very… instagram.com/p/B19EaQWHPvR/…

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Sep 3

#MSWL Someone write me a court fantasy focusing on parliamentary shenanigans instead of just the whims of an absolute monarch

Savannah is headed to BEA, y’all @slbrooks91 · Sep 3

A few days late, and all the sweeter for it: Aug #readinglist:
- Me, Myself & Him
- Always Never Yours*
- This Book is Not Yet Rated*
- This is Not a Love Scene
- Destroy All Monsters*
- The Deceivers
- Impossible Music*
- Hello Girls*

*#MSWL - Got these as comps? I wanna see.