Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · 8 Dec 2019

It's that time of year when I'm really in the mood for cozy mysteries. I'd be really excited to see a contemporary YA or upper MG that has diverse characters, a playful, intriguing hook, and isn't dark or super serious--like Goldie Vance / Scooby Doo / Hallmark level drama. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 8 Dec 2019

I’m reading a manuscript that’s reminding me of Lost Planet, and goodness, do I miss that game.

I wish the sequels had kept up with all the wonder of the first one. Someone reboot it, thanks.

Also, more fantasy adventure novels with giant monsters and snow please. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 8 Dec 2019

“In upmarket fiction, I’m looking for precise angles: Period pieces with women breaking into lively professions (think TV or comedy a la I Love Lucy) and Women in S.T.E.M.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 7 Dec 2019

Obviously don't send me the kind of manuscripts I've explicitly said I don't like. But if you have a manuscript that you think I would like, but I didn't say so? You have nothing to lose by querying me. I don't bite (mostly). #MSWL

Steven Salpeter @StiSal · 7 Dec 2019

I’m looking for more plot-driven contemporary fiction (realistic, magical realism, or fantasy) for adults, YA or MG or a graphic novel set in New York, Florida, California, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Maddison, San Juan, Seattle or Vancouver #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 7 Dec 2019

“Narrative non-fiction: Within culture I’m looking for diverse takes on current events, politics, niche cultures and interesting voices.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Replying to @LindaEpstein

Is it possible for a #YA mystery to be not scary or spooky or have a murder in it? Maybe even funny? I'd like to read that. A story where I'm trying hard to figure out who done something (nonviolent). #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Replying to @LindaEpstein

I get a lot of Ashkenazi Conservative/Orthodox submissions, which is FINE but send me #mg & #YA novels with casual Judaism too & w/all kinds of representation like Jewish people of color; Sephardim; Mizrahi; Reconstructionist & reform; non-affiliated or practicing; atheist. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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I probably don't need to say this, but I will: I want ALL THE QUEER THINGS™️in both #MG and #YA Realistic contemporary, historical, speculative fiction, light fantasy, light scifi, mystery, romance, etc... #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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Is it possible to have a #MG or #YA story about a popular kid where that's ok? I know so many of us book people felt like oddballs as kids, but what about a popular kid who's not a jerk, not getting bullied, not mean? Things HAPPEN to everyone. We all have challenges. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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I'd love to see a #mg or #YA novel with art & art museums or something historical including artists. Like Girl w/a Pearl Earring for kids or something like that? Something at the British Museum? The Louvre? Wouldn't that be awesome? #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Replying to @LindaEpstein

Don't send me WW2 stories, or war stories in general. I work hard to take care of my mental health & our real world is so full of horrors, it's challenging. I know those books are important but they're not for me. There are many other agents to query with them. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

I'm the wrong agent for "dark & gritty" or "scary & twisted" or any other 2 words you can put together that basically mean those same things. 😊The good news is that you can send those queries to @MandyHubbard & @GarrettAlwert at @EmeraldCityLit #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

I've asked for this before, but I'm DYING for a #YA or #MG novel set in the Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, preferably written by someone who's connected w/that history. It's the only kind of WW2 novel I want to read, tbh. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

I'd love a realistic contemporary #MG adventure featuring African American kids. Like, I REALLY want to read that. Something fun & lighthearted & exciting! #ownvoices #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Is it possible for a #mg novel to be both high concept AND literary? If so, I want THAT. Something with a BIG hook but also beautifully written, complex characters, a story that will make me both LOL & weep. #MSWL