Caitlin McDonald [social media hiatus] @literallycait · 24 Sep 2019

#lgbt #mswl I'd like to see more adult or #YA stories featuring polyamorous relationships (any genre as long as it's in my wheelhouse)

MistleTia 🎄 (Closed to Queries) @TiatheTiger · 24 Sep 2019

I really, really want a book featuring a baking contest. Like kids’ baking championship on Food Network, but for MG or YA! #mswl

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

I am dying for romances in YA & Adult. Queer preferred. Commercial, high stakes concepts with a fun angle. Interracial couples w/non-white partners. Light-hearted but not cutesy. 2011 Tumblr-angst. #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL Team sports in middle grade and YA. Would especially LOVE a high school girls team with a few main characters. But I'm also a sucker for Friday Night Lights...

Carlisa Cramer @carlisajc · 24 Sep 2019

My forever #MSWL is a YA or MG about a character with a chronic illness (especially type 1 diabetes).

Dana Murphy @manadurphy · 24 Sep 2019

as a gal with many straight, strictly platonic, male best friends, I would love to see more of that in both YA and Adult #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 24 Sep 2019

Thing I’ve noticed: my YA list skews more girl, and my MG list more boy. I’d like to balance that, but still maintaining my overarching tastes: high concept, good plots, not-issue-books, joy and exploration and fantasy (both literal and just escapism). #MSWL

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

YA contemporary: I don’t want good girls, nice girls, nice kids. I want kids with buried secrets and selfish truths. Ones that try their best to be good but falter and make the wrong choices. Dark tone, snarky but not the shitty kind of egotistical wittiness. #mswl

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 24 Sep 2019

Replying to @jldallow

YA mystery/thriller in the vein of ONE OF US IS LYING, TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET, or THE CHEERLEADERS. #MSWL

Ariana Philips @ArianaPhilips · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL Smart and sexy rom-coms (I want to laugh and fall in love!), epic family dramas, gritty and contemporary YA, true crime that reads like a suspense novel, anything food related (f and nf), pop science and history

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 24 Sep 2019

Happy #MSWL Day!

I would love to a funny and uplifting friendship break-up / make-up story, or a fraught and complicated friend break-up story (perhaps a thriller?). #MG, #YA, #Adult Surprise me! #MSWL

For my wish list + more about me, see:


Stacy Cantor Abrams @StacyAbramsEdit · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL: Looking for #ownvoices Jewish lit! Either contemporary adult romance or YA. Does *not* have to be a story about religion or faith specifically.

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

Always HIGH on my #mswl priority: YA; queer friends of color from the hood, or lower-middle class a la failed NY industry. Full of heart, promise, and school skipping hijinks to idk attempt to skate the Statue of Liberty. Fast talking, no-nonsense kids w/a tight bond. Funny!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#mswl - YA thrillers and mysteries. If you comp to ONE OF US IS LYING, MONDAY'S NOT COMING, or SADIE, please -- query me!

Caitlin McDonald [social media hiatus] @literallycait · 24 Sep 2019

A thread of more specific #mswl items I'd love to see:

A #YA about lady knights with the feel of SONG OF THE LIONESS/Alanna of Trebond

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

First on my #mswl: I want an f/f YA contemporary centering a black girl or girl of color who isn't confused about anything other than How To Get The Girl. A 2015-now voice.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

Very high on my #mswl is a YA romcom or a sweeping YA love story!

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 24 Sep 2019

For YA, I love mysteries, historical, contemporary, magical realism, psychological/literary horror, contemporary w/ a very light speculative touch. I love funny books, I love serious books. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL - in YA, I'd love something really fun and soapy, maybe with a speculative twist, maybe not.