Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 24 Sep 2019

I want to see YA or adult horror/spec fic that's deeply rooted in character (We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Baby Teeth). A lyrical spec fic like The Dreamers. I am forever dying for something you could comp to Never Let Me Go. #MSWL

Kate Prosswimmer @kap212 · 24 Sep 2019

Hopping on the #MSWL train to say send me all of your atmospheric YA escapism projects!!

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 24 Sep 2019

Dark fantasy or magical realism à la Pan’s Labryinth is another love of mine. I’ve been reading the novelization by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, and it has that creepy, ethereal feel of magical realism and folklore mixed with a dash of horror. #MSWL Again YA/MG ONLY.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

I want a YA that deals with weight in a real way. Body positivitiy, but also does acknowledge the feelings overweight girls get in this world. And I don't mind if it comes in a fantasy #MSWL

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

Always a sucker for misfit groups in MG or YA. Think ride or die friends, friends who are together because they're all they have, people pushed into situations where they realize, hey, we actually need each other.


If you comp Stranger Things, I may die.

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 24 Sep 2019

But not just ghost stories, but anything dark and creepy. I just watched We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which is fantastic, btw), so creepy/gothic with an unreliable narrator is a plus. #MSWL YA/MG only.

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Sep 2019

I'm still building my MG list. Send me your MG projects!!! I'm also looking for YA contemporary, especially #OwnVoices and/or #diversity. And I really, really want more adult thrillers, horror, rom-coms, and contemporary romances. #MSWL 2/2 #writingcommunity #amquerying

Melissa Richeson @MelissaRicheson · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL My profile on MSWL is up to date, but more specifically I’d love to see some contemporary YA written for the younger side of the audience. Lighter themes that librarians and educators wouldn’t have any trouble recommending to 8th and 9th graders.

Sarah سارة Davies @SarahGreenhouse · 24 Sep 2019

4. AND hey, I'm a student of French & Arabic. I'll be in the Middle East soon, in Amman, Jerusalem, Hebron, Nazareth. I'd LOVE to see any story, MG or YA, by a Palestinian author (or indeed Lebanese, Jordanian, Iraqi); could be fantasy but realistic even better. #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Sep 2019

I'm seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. #diversity #MSWL 1/2

Sarah سارة Davies @SarahGreenhouse · 24 Sep 2019

3. In YA, charming, hooky, unexpected rom-coms by #ownvoices writers that bring something new to the genre (there's a lot around now, so it's got to be fresh) but also raise questions about life today for teens. #MSWL

Sarah سارة Davies @SarahGreenhouse · 24 Sep 2019

2. I'd also love to see something gothic, creepy, mysterious -- in both MG and YA. Not horror, but very creepy; perhaps a suffocating town or house where strange things happen? #MSWL

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

I love poetic writing, poetry, novels in verse, non-traditional forms, hybrid work, and epistolary books. (MG, YA, Adult) #MSWL

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 24 Sep 2019

Replying to @jldallow

Skipping over to YA for the moment: A book that shines a light on rape culture and the injustices of it. It's not something to be
silent about, and yet with the consequences that can come along with it, so many people are.(Comp: SPEAK; EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR) #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL mermaids. But like, Thirteenth Year mermaids. And atmospheric mermaid lore. Can be YA or MG. But it is probably quiet, and emotionally fraught.

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

I’d really love to sell more YA fantasy this year, also adult fantasy. Also MG fantasy. Basically: FANTASY. #MSWL

jen says buy SICK KIDS IN LOVE @bookavid · 24 Sep 2019

4) speculative YA Horror

Please. I beg you. I like anything not involving mental illness. I just want spooky stuff. Especially ghosts! Pls feed me 👻 #mswl