YA

Devin Ross @Devyross · Feb 27

Devin Ross @Devyross

Hey #writingcommmunity I'm looking for some specific things in my queries so here are a few #mswl items I'd love to see!

In #YA I'm looking for a few things. 1) Diverse, inclusive contemporary by #ownvoices authors 2) Send me something that will absolutely break my heart 3) strong voices in any genre 4) I always love a MC with an attitude and witty comebacks. #MSWL

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 27

#MSWL We're looking for a great pirate story--either YA or adult. More Will Turner over Jack Sparrow. Romance a huge plus!

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 27

#MSWL: Currently, I am specifically looking for YA rom-coms, funny MG, adult suspense, and high concept Women's Fiction.

Kerstin Wolf @Kerstin_Wolf · Feb 26

Just finished reading Breaking and Entering by @jeremynsmith! Loved it! I think Alien might just be one of the coolest people ever.
I’d love to see some more well-researched techy/heist manuscripts in MG, YA, and adult fiction! #mswl

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 26

Me reading a query that promises a YA thriller, blending humor and horror, from a POC, and comps brand new media, and shows engagement with the convo within contemporary teen lit. #MSWL

Amelia Appel @AmeliaLAppel · Feb 25

Regularly scheduled call for sporty YA full of badass girl (identifying) athletes. Where are my Olivia Moultrie-esque protags? Gimme #MSWL

Rachel Diebel 🌻 @diebelra · Feb 25

Went hiking this weekend at the creepy/cool ruins of the Cornish Estate in Cold Spring and #MSWL for this setting, let me tell you. There was a tragic romance! A huge fire! There’s gotta be a YA book in there somewhere.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 25

Pst. This Friday I open up to queries at @PSLiterary again.

I really want to find more genre-blending literary fiction, diverse + inclusive YA, quirky non-fiction, and lots more.

The full #MSWL is here! bit.ly/2GG1M7r

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Feb 25

Monday #mswl thoughts: I would love to find an epic YA paranormal series or a sweeping, action-packed, high concept YA sci-fi series (but not necessarily set in space).

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 24

I want to read a YA romance novel that carries the same emotional heft as when Patrick sings that acoustic version of Simply the Best to David in their store on Schitt’s Creek. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 24

“YA like MY LADY JANE or GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE—playing with historical w/a fun, contemporary voice.” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 23

"Romance, Literary, Commercial, Suspense, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kiara @dezinpub · Feb 22

My indefinite graphic novel #mswl:
-middle grade story about a kid and their deep relationship with dancing
-middle grade or YA story about a kid juggling two environments, “code switching”, and seeing their beloved neighborhood changing because of gentrification

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Feb 22

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Here 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)

If you're querying MG or YA, here is a good sense of my #mswl for 2019! But of course one of the best feelings is falling in love with the story I didn't know I needed, so please consider submitting to me even if you're not sure if it's on my wish list!