Fun YA books. Goofy fantasy. Stupid, dumb idiots on a stupid, dumb quest. Rules that make no sense. Characters who are in on the joke.
I’d love to see more manuscripts like this in my inbox! #MSWL
Molly Templeton @mollytempleton@ericsmithrocks hi, it's me, I'm the audience for this and and an entire series of YA books featuring other dawn of the internet delights (there's gotta be an IRC one, of course)
OMG. Please someone give me a book where teens swap super long ICQ numbers. #MSWL
Every time I type “bbs” instead of “babies” I’m reminded how badly I want an early 90’s YA novel with a teen running a bulletin board system (BBS) on their computer.
“Who is the audience for dawn of the Internet niche YA-“
Shush! Gimme. #MSWL
Inspired by @FriendZonePod’s Industry Plant episode, @AintTooProud show on The Temptations, and Beyoncé’s forthcoming #Homecoming doc, I’d love a character driven behind-the-music style book. Fiction or non-fiction, YA or adult. #mswl
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Speaking of conferences, why has no one written a novel about someone getting murdered at a mystery writers' convention where EVERYone thinks they're the person who can figure out whodunit? #mswl
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeHe isn't doing anything illegal, but is it APPROPRIATE? HELL NO. Could you imagine this, but in a small town, where a behavior like rubbing the girl's shoulders or something else could be excused. Or had been so internalized by the town? 3/
All this to say, I am not a fan of abuse books, but this kind of book would fascinate me. Someone from the outside, who sees this, and sees something off and doesn't know what it is, but knows it is wrong. And then has to fit the town's internalized acceptance of it. #MSWL #YA
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksGoodness do I want to get more college YA in my query box. #MSWL
Also American Panda by @gloriacchao is such a perfect book, just thinking about it makes me happy. twitter.com/missdahlelama/…
Don’t send it to Eric just send to me #mswl
J/k you should totally send it to Eric but just you know send to me too okay?
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaIf you happen to be looking for YAs set in college, here’s a post I did last year with a bunch that also links to another post with a bunch, for a total of 16: barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/10-n…
A specific #MSWL
#YA contemporary #graphicnovels akin to Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savannah Ganucheau
#YA psych thriller version of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
#YA #Horror version of Final Girls by Riley Sager
#YA #contemporary version of Less by Andrew Sean Greer
"Fluffy YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities)." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/
Léonicka @leonickaThis exhibit was breathtaking and I wanna see more stories about this. #mswl #yeehawagenda twitter.com/NewYorker/stat…
Black cowboy romance. Black rural historical fiction. Black YA at the rodeo. Black horse girl middle grade. Just send me all of it. #mswl