Jessica Mileo @JessicaMileoI'm really in the mood for an adult rom-com that gives me My Big Fat Greek Wedding (perfection of a movie IMO) vibes. It can be from any cultural background! #MSWL
I want the YA version #MSWL
I am REALLY hungry and I mean bottomless appetite for some great fantasy inspired by underrepresented cultural lore (YA and MG). Look over your manuscripts. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Because I’m pulling a Kirby for these manuscripts.
If you’re feeling hesitant about querying, go head and hesitate… and then query.
#ownvoices #adaptthefeed #amquerying #askagent #writetip #pubtip #querytip #YA #middlegrade #writingcommunity #writerslift #weneeddiversebooks #slushworks #amwriting
Inconveniently Specific Wish List #mswl
− Intergenerational found family like Howl’s Moving Castle; This is England
− YA horror like Beetlejuice, WWDITS, Paprika
− NYC stories; no Gossip Girl energy (unless satire or horror)
− Strong ensemble like E4’s Misfits; The Wire
Jas Perry is open to queries! @TakahashiPerryAs of 7/6, I am officially open to YA and MG fiction queries!
Find submission guidelines on @ktliterary site. MSWL on “What I’m Looking For” blog post.
Manuscript Wish List #mswl
- All of the YA and MG fiction. All of it. Novels-in-verse and graphic novels included.
Steven Salpeter @StiSalI can also stan the very realistic “they’d be perfect together if one of them were less of an idiot,” but only for so long* before I throw the book out the window.
(*”So long” is apparently more than two books in a series?)
I guess for the search engines I should add “I love any variety of a slow burn romance” in YA Contemporary, YA Fantasy, MG, Adult Contemporary, Adult, NA, GN, WF, #MSWL
Where are all the YA stories about this? Operation Peter Pan. The clandestine mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban minors ages 6 to 18 to the United States in the 60s. I would love to see some. #mswl
#MSWL I’m DESPERATELY NEEDING a YA or adult romance where a sweet couple falls in love—no insta love. I want to see their journey, whether it’s f/f, m/m, f/m...love is love. I just want ❤️ and laughter and kindness with lots of friends and family and community.
Saraciea is on hiatus @Sj_FennellCalling all BIPOC horror writers (unagented) submit your manuscript to Nightfire starting 7/15 👇🏽👇🏽 twitter.com/TorNightfire/s…
SOME NEWS! After an S&S restructure, I'm now at McElderry, where I'll still be acquiring YA but will *also* be actively looking to build my MG list!
So agents, please keep me in mind for all your upcoming SFF middle grade! I'm definitely prioritizing that at the moment. #MSWL
RealLifeANGEL🦋✊🏾 @aangelsimmsMade some butterfly braids ☺️🦋 pic.twitter.com/Akg2s3EKcp
So. Stunning. Please send all the PB, MG, and YA books about the art of hair, makeup, and fashion created by Black folks my way. #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
JackieWrites @JackieKhaliliehIs there room for young ya (protagonists who are 14 & 15)? I hear there’s a gap....then why aren’t we filling it? This is such a great age to write for and read about. #YoungYA #askagent #ownvoices
I want all of this!!! #MSWL 👇🏻