YA

Quressa Robinson (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · 19 Apr 2018

*Raises hand* Have ya'll forgotten the Mexican vamps I blessed you with? Reminder here: bit.ly/1KXWwn3. Anyway, I never stopped stanning vampires. Always up for non-western mythology based/POC vamps *whispers* and werewolves...#MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 19 Apr 2018

I always on the lookout for YA fantasy with dark and complicated family relationships/friendships inspired by non-European cultures! #MSWL

Alyza Liu | 无名氏 @alyzaliu · 19 Apr 2018

have i ever told yall about miller?
her aesthetic is 1/2 of the lightly angsty mutual pining lesbian coming-of-age YA romance i want to read
( #mswl )

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 19 Apr 2018

In all seriousness, if you are working on a YA that has a fresh take on vampires, I am legitimately into that. #MSWL

Quressa Robinson (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · 19 Apr 2018

I am tapping into 12-year-old Quressa & slowly opening my heart to MG. In the meantime, still looking for a Contemporary YA (like WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI or TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE abt two POC teens falling in love. Give me a intercultural/interracial love story! #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 19 Apr 2018

In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL

Carrie Pestritto @literarycarrie · 17 Apr 2018

A YA that deals with colorism in some way #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 17 Apr 2018

Really pining for a YA graphic novel a la Everything Sucks, to fill the longtime Honor Girl-shaped hole in my heart. Ensemble cast but leaning Kate's POV—or surprise me! #mswl

Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbard · 16 Apr 2018

#MSWL A YA featuring a teen entrepreneur who runs a business like this one-- a man who allows you to "rent" him to fill a role (IE, fake friend/dad/wedding date/etc). theatlantic.com/family/archive…

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

I’m still looking for my fresh take on vampires in YA, whether grounded in this world or else reimagined and renamed in a fantasy one. I’d love to see more unexpected urban fantasy in general too, with characters I’d follow anywhere. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

beth phelan @beth_phelan

Gonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:

I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL