christina orlando @cxorlandookay, you’ve got a book deal to retell a story that ISNT king arthur, robin hood, shakespeare anything, or jane austen anything. what story are you writing?
This is my favorite prompt. If you’re writing a retelling that is queer, unexpected, just plain ol’ weird, or using an obscure fairytale from literally any culture but especially non-western, I totally want it in my inbox. #MSWL
Katherine Harrison @KidlitKatThis post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl twitter.com/svershbow/stat…
Echoing this #MSWL (which you probably could've guessed from looking at my Twitter header). A YA retelling of "The Green Ribbon"? Please send it my way!
Sophie Vershbow @svershbowSo jealous the girl with the green ribbon could take her brain off. pic.twitter.com/aVUkI3krKr
This post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl
Lane @lanewriteswordsThe first enemies-to-lovers was Epic of Gilgamesh, 1800 BC out of Mesopotamia. The next person who claims a YA white person invented the trope will have dishonor on their family and cow.
CORRECT, AND I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY YA RETELLING, OK? #mswl
Annoyingly specific #mswl: anyone have an interesting Persuasion retelling they want to throw my way? I've been working on an Austen puzzle and remembering how great and underrated that one is--exes reconnecting years later with hurt feelings and figuring out how to reconcile!
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeFor the love of all, please someone doing a retelling of this book. #MSWL
However, I would be interested in retellings from classics not often covered. Some examples I’d love to see retold are Picture of Dorian Grey, Jekyll and Hyde, Faust, Korean/East Asian legends and fables, and Mesopotamian myths. #mswl
Vex(ed and isolated since before it was cool) @The_TerroiristWell, I'm disappointed. I saw #Anne300K trending, and am saddened that it isn't about a new production of Anne of Green Gables, set 298,000 years in the future.
Well, now I'M disappointed, and fwiw, if someone queried me with this, I'd be all over it. Give me those cozy, queer-coded, futuristic sci fi retellings with cordial on the side. #MSWL
relationships.txt @redditshipsMy (30 M) girlfriend (30 F) buried all of my beans in the woods and won't tell me where, causing a fight between us. pic.twitter.com/bPBcSd1n0n
The perfect Jack and the Beanstalk, but with preppers, retelling for the modern era. Add it to my #MSWL, but make it queer, pls.
Lorraine M.L.M🍃 @authorlorraineMI'm a huge fan of fairy tales but I've not come across a lot of these featuring marginalised characters. Are fairy tale retellings that feature diverse characters marketable in the current climate? #askDVpit