Garrett Alwert @GarrettAlwertI've read some amazing contemporary YA lately. If you can comp HER ROYAL HIGHNESS by Rachel Hawkins, WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT by Jenn Bennett, LET'S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY by Katie Henry and YOU'D BE MINE by Erin Hahn send your queries my way. #MSWL
The other day a senior editor brilliantly observed, "Teens read to become fans." And this...yes, this feels so true to me, and I love it. Give me your books that kids and teens will want to cosplay as. Give me your fandom-inspiring tales. #MSWL
“For me, literary fiction lives and dies in its characters and writing, send me your complex, diverse characters grappling with what it means to be human something in the vein of Tom Rachman’s THE IMPERFECTIONISTS.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Teen Librarian Toolbox Dyslexia Awareness Month @TLT16We need more standalone YA that is short and engaging. Some teens love the long, speculative fiction trilogies that seem to dominate the market, & I’m here for that. But many teens are over programmed and/or find reading challenging. If we want teens to read, we need more 4 them.
Yes, please. #mswl
Ashley Congdon @AshleyCCongdon@jamerrson What themes, topics, styles, etc. excite you right now for picture books? #askagent
Is it fair to say everything? If I had to choose, non-fiction is most exciting to me right now, and I’m especially looking for some climate/environment related stuff. But I always love funny pbs. #MSWL
Jennifer Austin 🔥🐺 She-Wolf of Fire & Rage @JLAustin13Reading #MSWL tweets & @_LisaRodgers has a couple from over a year ago that have me now wanting to write an epistolary YA Titanic in Space retelling.
Just saying, if someone gets to this before me, I'm here to read it! pic.twitter.com/uX719Cw2Z6
I still want this! #mswl
Shenwei (they/them) 張軒瑋 @theshennersthe discussion about the lack of upper MG & lower YA has me thinking about how little I see experiences like my middle school days in fiction...
when I was13-14 most ppl were not sexually active but ppl were absolutely making sex jokes and I feel like MG mostly sanitizes that
I would really like to see if we can fill this gap so if anyone has anything with protagonists 13 or 14, especially contemporary realistic, send it to me with “#gap #mswl” as the subject line... especially looking at you marginalized writers!
#MSWL I'd love to see more timely and topical MG nonfiction! Climate, immigration, women's rights, sexual identity, economics, as well as books on role models. Plus fun nonfiction on topics kids love, like animals and weird science and history!
Brandon @blgtylrMe: I don't understand how people write historical novels. How do you even get an idea for one.
Me, on a random Tuesday morning: Lol, wouldn't it be cool to write a novel about the last castrato singer and what it must be like to realize you're a relic of a vanishing time.
ummmm yes and #MSWL 😍