YA

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

Replying to @adriamgoetz

Mystery. MG + YA. I will never forget reading The Dollhouse Murders when I was in fifth grade and having to close the book because I was so scared. I want to work on books that prompt that same level of book-induced fright! Also: I’m obsessed with the Truly Devious series. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - YA and MG stories with just that touch of magic. This is something that @EBain does so well!

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

All the queer mg and ya stories! I would love to find more f/f first crush or relationship stories that give me butterflies. But I'm also very much open to stories that don't include romance! Overall, I’d like to see more submissions from LGBTQ+ authors. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - in YA and MG, I love stories about how we're shaped by our families, and how we fit in with them (or not). I always love a good cry-worthy, heartfelt family moment in a book.

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

MG + YA Magical Realism—I’m looking for the next The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

MG + YA Historical Fiction/Historical Fantasy—I am a history buff myself + would particularly love to see stories which highlight a marginalized narrative that hasn’t been explored as much as the white narrative has in this space. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 24 Sep 2019

Hi #MSWL day! I’m actively looking for more middle grade and young adult, as well as graphic novels and picture books. Here are a few things I’m especially eager to find in my inbox (thread):

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

MG + YA Graphic Novels. Some recent faves of mine: Pumpkinheads, Pashmina, and Making Friends. I’d also LOVE to work with someone who has a hybrid format similar to Brian Selznick’s works, which is primarily visual but not in a traditional graphic novel sense. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

Mermaids! PB, MG, YA, GNs.✨🧜‍♀️ I'm not looking for an epic fantasy, or a story in which someone discovers they’re a mermaid, or a romance in which a mermaid falls in love with a human. I'd love for it to be something a non-genre reader could get into. #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

I'm looking for disability rep across the board--YA! MG! PB! Fiction! Nonfiction! And everything in between! #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

Please send me all the contemporary YA.
ALL.
OF.
IT. #MSWL

Penny Moore @literarypenny · 24 Sep 2019

I'd love a contemporary YA that explores diaspora teens and their complicated family bonds while growing up between cultures, a la Lulu Wang's The Farewell. Hits hard at the issues, while still being able to punch things up with humor and wit. #mswl

Emmanuelle Morgen @EmMorgen · 24 Sep 2019

For #mswl day, here are my true loves: #SFF (adult and #YA), #ownvoices #nf #mg, #pb, #history and #science for kids, or...surprise me. Thank you for building #mswl , @jsinsheim

Lizz Nagle @VictressLizz · 24 Sep 2019

What my inbox is hungry for: Some adult Crime Fiction, Dark Comedy, and Thrillers. Maybe some unique YA fantasy. Also children’s Mystery and Fantasy. A killer True Crime book would make my life. Are you writing one? #MSWL @VictressLit

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 24 Sep 2019

Oh, and I have a soft spot for Southern Gothic. Especially from/about POC. And I don’t mean just tossing a side character who practices hoodoo/voodoo into a mostly white story. *side eyes Hollywood* #MSWL YA/MG

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 24 Sep 2019

Lastly (I think), ghost stories, for MG/YA/adult. Did anyone out there also grow up with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Jeffrey books? Give me ghost stories for people who grew up loving the Jeffrey books. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

YA true crime. Not sure what it would look like, but I want it. #MSWL

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 24 Sep 2019

Replying to @jldallow

YA/ADULT: Fanfiction/Fandom. The way people can meet online and tell secrets they'd tell no one else. The jealousy that can come from someone being popular or getting more reviews. People falling in love. Snippets of fanfic. The freaking DRAMA. (Comp: FANGIRL) #MSWL