Ryan Ramkelawan @ryanramkelawanHave you ever accepted a query of an MS that wasn't in your wishlist or do you always preferred MS within your Wishlist only? #askLitAOC
Definitely. Agents use #MSWL for our specific requests and wishes (ie: I'm dying for a survivalist, plague-filled YA but... I want other stuff too), and always welcome surprises that are still within our interests. #askLitAOC
I'm looking for #middlegrade and #youngadult stories. I like realistic contemporary; magical realism; well done retellings of fairytales, folklore, legends; love stories; most anything feminist af. I don't like horror, thrillers, murder mysteries, or anything super scary. #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksMy wife is watching her reality shows (right now Temptation Island is on), and I so want to read a literary novel with reality TV in it.
Like a novel that feels like the show UnReal, or reminds me of THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva. Oof that was a perfect book. #MSWL
Oh! @BeautyBritches is watching @Andy Cohen’s show and he has my favorite YA novel of all time on his bookshelf!
Goodness I want to read a YA that makes me feel the way HERO did. What an amazing novel. #MSWL
Yes, we need dark stories in MG/YA because kids need to have their problems/struggles acknowledged. But please remember to infuse hope. I want less focus on the trauma/suffering and more on successes and healing. Marginalized kids need to know they deserve happy endings #MSWL
Time flies when you're having fun! In my first 6 months of agenting I've built a client list I'm SO proud of. Here's an updated #MSWL (for the next 6 months & beyond!): author-illustrators, slice-of-life chapter book series, girly middle grade (all genres), and contemporary YA.
Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmadaShion/Sean and Tsubasa have apparently broken up, sooooo love is canceled
In light of this terrible news I need some amazing YA rom like the Tsubasa/Shion relationship on Terrace House. I basically want shoujo manga storylines please #mswl 😭😭😭💔
Opening day is this week so here’s your regular reminder that if you have a baseball themed YA/MG/women’s fiction/romance PLEASE send it to me. #mswl (and I’m especially interested if it deals with MiLB!)
Sangu Mandanna @SanguMandanna@DelilahSDawson I’d love to see more brown people! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a South Asian person on screen or page in Star Wars, other than Riz Ahmed! So a brown girl would be so cool! More mental illness rep would be great too.
This is also eternally on my #MSWL for YA and adult sci-fi and fantasy, please. Brown kids in space.
I want more YA nonfiction! #mswl A deep dive into a really interesting part of history that has modern resonance; an investigation into a recent news event; a cool historical anthology; a topical memoir; books by real inspiring teens; how-to books & guide books. Send to me!