Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I also love speculative, especially for MG & would love to find something for fans of the AMULET series or something like THE WITCH BOY. And a recent fav was FAKE BLOOD. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I’d love to find graphic novels in 2020, too. On the contemporary side, favs include ROLLER GIRL, BEST FRIENDS, AWKWARD. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'd also love a serious MG fantasy series...something dark, dangerous, and with a large canvas and great world-building. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'm also dying for more fun & high concept middle grade series, like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, NEVERMOOR, ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. And as in YA, in MG: monsters. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

Also Rebecca Stead's upcoming THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE is a new favorite. I love its exploration of both regret (see above: a fav topic!) and family identity. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

In middle grade, I really read quite widely. I'm particularly eager to find ambitious, emotional middle grade reads. Some favs include THE THING ABOUT LUCK; THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH; HELLO UNIVERSE; the upcoming FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

Regardless of genre, some themes and subjects I love: family history/family identity; regret; sibling relationships; break-ups/romance gone sideways; extracurricular activities (such as sports, plays, mock trial), stories about letting go of shame, etc. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

YA contemporary will ALWAYS be a go-to for me. I particularly love stories that deal with heartache but lead hope-first, where the optimism always bleeds through. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'd love to find a YA paranormal (romance or not) that feels fresh and has epic external stakes & high internal drama (and I remain partial in particular to vampires and werewolves). I love monsters of all stripes & would love something like Rick Yancey's MONSTRUMOLOGIST. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

In YA I'd love to find a thriller; something that is a compulsive page-turner & smart exploration of the ways we form meaning & identity during our teen years (which includes, surely, some number of secrets!) & how we examine & challenge the ideas & beliefs we've inherited. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

Among the many things I’m excited for in 2020? Working with new clients! One of the best parts of my job is the magic of falling in love with a writer’s story for the 1st time & in 2020 I'm looking to discover works across a wide range of MG & YA genres. A 2020 #MSWL thread...

Alice S-H @alibelle · Jan 7

I'm itching to sign up some new talent to join my amazing list of illustrators and authors! Have a look at my page and get in touch! madeleinemilburn.co.uk/looking-for/al… #mswl

Penny Moore @literarypenny · Jan 6

I want a YA version of Never Let Me Go. Light speculative elements and haunting friendships/relationship. Kathy is a voice that still sticks with me to this very day. #mswl

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jan 6

I will still have the occasional ASK AGENT session from here. I'll update my #MSWL here. You can also always find my most recent manuscript wishlist on the Triada US website. Below find my current preferences. Click on the picture to see all the details. Happy 2020, everyone.😎

Alice S-H @alibelle · Jan 6

PSA: If you’ve written a YA in the vein of The Starless Sea, I’m gonna need to see that immediately. #mswl