5/ #MSWL: Fast-paced, high-stakes YA fantasy, specifically with unique magic systems and fresh worldbuilding. I'm particularly attracted to lyrical prose, and recent YA favorites include Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars and Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares.
Jordan Hamessley @thejordacheYES to BILLY ELLIOT. That last shot of Billy's leap onto the stage made 12 year old me gasp after I'd already been sobbing since his goodbye to Michael. "Oy! Dancing boy!" I did the stage show a year ago and always cried watching that scene from the wings. twitter.com/sabaatahir/sta…
Just a reminder if you have a YA BILLY ELLIOT, it is still at the top of my #MSWL!
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#mswl 2019: Sweet, smart YA contemporary love stories: think TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, WHAT IF IT’S US, SIMON VS., EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU, etc. (3/13)
...but also anti-love stories, break-up stories, friendship break-up stories. Give me all the explorations of relationships of all types, please! #mswl
What did you need most as a young adult? Write a tale that resonates with kids today and see the response. #SerendipityLit #ReginasGems #QOTD #InspirationalQuote #amwriting #MSWL #WriteTip #AskAgent #writingtip #amediting #bookbuzz
Opening up our @DA_Childrens submissions for 2019! If you're working on an #ownvoices #MG adventure with an unusual mythology, a diverse #YA that's as funny as Louise Rennison, some ground-breaking children's #nonfiction #PB or ANYTHING ELSE #kidlit send it my way #MSWL
I am ALWAYS looking for YA fantasy or sci-fi. It’s not even out yet, but Swati Teerdhala’s stunner, The Tiger at Midnight is EXACTLY the kind of high-stakes, thrilling novel that I tumble head over heels for. #MSWL
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Hello, friends! Haven’t been here in awhile and probably won’t be popping back in too much for reasons I won’t bore you with. But I wanted to open the year with some #MSWL. I’m always on the lookout!
I’d love to find some wonderful author-illustrators in any space from middle-grade to adult in fiction or nonfiction. Can be for pure graphic novels or more mashed-up, partially illustrated projects! #MSWL
#mswl 2019: I'm often looking for the thing I didn't realize I wanted, so please, if you have a new MG or YA you're querying, try me! I'd love the opportunity to consider your work. I aim to reply to all queries within 10 weeks of receiving them. (12/13)
#mswl 2019: anything with a "cool" factor. I love big, cinematic stories or stories that have huge emotional range: books with high emotional intensity and those sentences that slam into the reader and take their breath away. (11/13)
#mswl 2019: YA Paranormal: I want a big vampire or werewolf book or paranormal series that feels new and different and unlike what we've seen before. And YA SFF unlike anything we've seen before. (5/13)
Peter Knapp @petejknappHere are just SOME of the things on my #mswl in 2019 (but I of course often fall in love with the thing I didn't know I was looking for)... (1/13)
#mswl 2019: Smart, hold-no-punches YA contemporary. One of my favorite titles of 2018 was SADIE by Courtney Summers so if you’ve written something like that, yes please! Other favorite recent contemporary YA: Nina LaCour’s WE ARE OKAY, Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE. (2/13)
Back to Work Day is here! Happy January 2, 2019!
Agents: let’s hang out 👀
A new year reminder that I’m looking for diverse #MG, #YA, and #graphicnovels - you can learn more at my #MSWL below 👇🏼