YA

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

I'm on the lookout for more diverse and inclusive voices in YA across all genres.

My favorite books last year were by authors like @RantingOwl @justinaireland @theames and @AshWrites.

And I'm DESPERATE to find a sci-fi genre blending masterpiece like @erin_bowman's Contagion.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 1

Good morning! It's March 1st and I'm officially open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

Here's my #MSWL on my website, and I'm going to tweet a little bit about what I'm looking for... let's go. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3…

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

I get a lot of great queries from marginalized voices (thank you, keep them coming!!), and one gap I've noticed is characters with disabilities. Define that however you choose, but I want to see more of this kind of representation in kidlit, and on my list specifically. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

John Cusick @johnmcusick

Hellooo #amwriting friends, I am looking to sign new authors, so here's a #MSWL thread. (And for new followers, please note I'm only seeking books for the kidlit market at present).

As a colleague pointed out to me, you can find truth in tragedy, but you can also find truth in joy. I'd love to see YA and MG that find truth in joy. Give me your funny books, effervescent love stories, your joyous and triumphant journeys, adventures, relationships. #MSWL

Abby Schulman @AbbySchul · Feb 28

Abby Schulman @AbbySchul

Hey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL

To list some some very specific things I love: posthuman anything, morally grey heroes, animal familiars, characters who have to make sacrifices, unique fantasy worlds, people grappling with their own monstrosity, angry girls seeking revenge, and more! #MSWL

Abby Schulman @AbbySchul · Feb 28

Hey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Feb 28

Dear #WritingCommunity
😃I'm building my list😀
Send me your:
~ Fantasy w/romance (YA & Adult)
~ Contemp Romance (YA & Adult)
~ High-concept MG (series potential a bonus)
~ YA contemp fantasy / paranormal / urban fantasy
~ Any genre w/ loads of white space, no overwriting

#MSWL

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · Feb 28

Don't lose your chance to pitch your #Christian #YA or #RomanticSuspense manuscript to editors today! Anaiah editors are on the lookout with our pitch contest -> Closes Friday!
#MSWL #ChristianFiction #ChristianYA #ContemporaryYA #PitchContest #AmQuerying
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Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 27

I’m going to put it out there again. I’d really love to see younger YA contemporary that focuses on young teens starting high school for the first time with all of the mixed up feelings that come along with them!

And as always, send me great MG of all genres! #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 27

I want to read an anthology of YA authors talking about their pets.

"I'm not sure the market exists for-"

Look I don't care, someone just collect everyone's stories about their dogs and cats and birbs and send it to me. #MSWL

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