YA

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL YA or MG fantasy, sci-fi or realistic that deals with climate change.

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · 24 Sep 2019

I would love to see a YA (or upper MG) that focuses on the teen activist movement. Whether contemporary or historical, I want to see honest portrayals of how teens organize and mobilize. #MSWL

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossner · 24 Sep 2019

Also in my #MSWL: thrillers, especially dark ones. Horror, especially horror/fantasy. (In all genres: MG, YA and Adult)

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · 24 Sep 2019

In kidlit more broadly (PB-YA) I am on the hunt for more NF that teaches and inspires in a fun accessible way. I lean towards non-fiction that focuses on a specific event or person, that really digs in to give us a clear picture as opposed to broad themes #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 24 Sep 2019

Horror & horror. All types & ages (mg, ya, adult). Could be super scary. Psychological. Thriller. Mystery. Warm Bodies-esque. Odd Thomas-esque. Any way you slice it. #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · 24 Sep 2019

Happy #MSWL day! I just watched ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE on Netflix and would love to see a fun foodie #YA #ms like that which delivers big on ethnic flavors amidst a fun #RomCom setting. I’d also love to see more #NF or graphic NF aimed at middle graders!

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossner · 24 Sep 2019

My #MSWL largely remains the same: stunning heartfelt MG, hard-hitting important YA, anything in verse, anything Jewish or Israeli, and fantasy across all genres. Combine any of the above and I’ll be even more smitten.

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 24 Sep 2019

As always, I'm looking for stories by marginalized voices. I'd really want to see more body diversity in #MG and #YA. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL What I'll call "Shiny Sci-Fi," a la The Thousandth Floor or Minority Report, with world-building that shows both the polished surface and the grimy world underneath. #YA #MG

A.M. Rose @annmrose · 24 Sep 2019

I’m still searching for my YA version of CLUE #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 24 Sep 2019

When it comes to graphic novels (for all ages—MG, YA, or Adult), most of the submissions I receive are fantasy. I would love to work on more realistic stories. Maybe even some horror! #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 24 Sep 2019

More YA things you should send me: best friend stories! LGBTQ+ rom coms! eerie mysteries! #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 24 Sep 2019

For Young Adult, my biggest #MSWL is fun, lighthearted novels by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. I see so many submissions for issues-based stories—which we need, don't get me wrong—but I want to put a little more joy into the lives of teen readers who already deal with so much shit.

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 24 Sep 2019

My #mswl hasn't changed - still wanting books about clowns & queerness related to trickster figures, still wanting all types of found families, still wanting MG horror & spoop, I would LOVE more picture book illustrators, & a comedic YA protag coping w ED (incidental, not plot).

Erica Bauman (Closed to Queries) @Erica_Bauman · 24 Sep 2019

YA Horror where the thing to fear is more than just a dude with a machete. Something chilling and lurking, like It Follows or The Babadook. #MSWL

Erica Bauman (Closed to Queries) @Erica_Bauman · 24 Sep 2019

I’d love a big YA fantasy set in a dazzling world I can get lost in. #MSWL

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 24 Sep 2019

I'd love a survivalist horroresque novel or survivalist dystopian YA. Think Wilder Girls by Rory Power! Give me off the grid islands, plagues, a trip gone gone wrong, the end that begins as a whisper.

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Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 24 Sep 2019

Please send me the YA (or MG? Not sure!) on the #opioidcrisis. Possibly from the perspective of a student journalist personally impacted by it who to their core needs to DO SOMETHING about it?? I have a lot of feelings on why the kidlit world needs this; send it to me. #mswl

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 24 Sep 2019

I really NEED a YA alchemy book. Think in the vein of Fullmetal Alchemist. Give me a conflicted MC or a world where the laws of alchemy are being challenged or where magic comes at devastating price.

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