YA

Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 5

For my current #MSWL click on the picture to see all the details. You can also always find my most recent manuscript wishlist on the Triada US website.

Elena Giovinazzo @elenagiovinazzz · Feb 4

Just putting this out there. I’d love to take on a literary YA author this year. Think @JasonReynolds83 meets @nina_lacour , or something totally different! Just as long the story is beautiful and fresh and MATTERS. #mswl

Becca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Feb 3

On the flip side, I’m still waiting for my dark Adult or YA book about a poisoned pastry shop #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Feb 3

I'm also looking for unique MG and YA - horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary (and YA thrillers). Your voice and premise need to stand out. I want UNIQUE. Send query and 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL #amquerying #WritingCommunity

Jessica Watterson @JessWatterson · Feb 3

Hello! I'm now open to queries again! My #mswl is compelling #WF, out of the box #romance, #contemporaryYA, #YARom, and Fun #MG. I want FRESH stories so please send me your stuff, esp from marginalized creators!

Kat Brzozowski (is on maternity leave) @KatBrzozowski · Feb 3

Agents! I am both in a buying mood AND doing a better job in 2020 about responding to submissions quickly. Send me your YA - esp. stuff featuring characters from marginalized backgrounds, interesting formats, high-concept contemporary. #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Feb 2

Is there a YA rom-com out there where the protagonist leaves behind hidden letters for the love interest to find? Possibly hidden among some books? If not, I'd love to see it!

This #mswl brought to you by Romance Is A Bonus Book (Thanks for the recommendation @kurestinarmada)!

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Jan 31

Where's my YA concert/music festival/mosh-pit meet cute?

#MSWL

Jess Dallow @jldallow · Jan 30

Today’s work from home movies: When Harry Met Sally, What Women Want, Wet Hot American Summer, The Wedding Date

To relate it to my #MSWL, I don’t care what men want, but I do care about summer camp (counselors & their shenanigans-Upper YA/Adult) & rom-coms like TWD and WHMS (A)

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jan 30

There are other great examples but I'll leave it at that for now; you get the idea. I'd love to see any mashups like these, where you could almost fit it into a variety of genres. This goes for YA & adult, btw.

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Some random/ very specific things:

1. A cheerleading book (Gay BRING IT ON)!
2. Gay BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM!
3. A story with a Type 1 Diabetic protagonist!
4. Stories like WEATHERING WITH YOU where climate/ weather is the antagonist!

#MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

EVERGREEN #MSWL, for everything listed above, I want to see more body diversity, more queer stories, more inclusive casts and worlds, and more disability rep!

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Speculative fiction and with a lightly dystopian angle like WILDER GIRLS and WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE. Give me something so weird here it's impossible to fit in one category. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Folkloric fantasy and fairytales with lush world building and gorgeous prose like WINTERWOOD, SORCERY OF THORNS, and HOUSE OF SALT & SORROWS. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Fantasy will always me my πŸ’œ. But I'm especially on the lookout for contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal right now. Examples: A BLADE SO BLACK, THE DEVOURING GRAY, and CEMETERY BOYS. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Dark fantasy, gothic fantasy, horror-fantasy blends, and stories with subversive religious themes. Think SERPENT & DOVE, WICKED SAINTS, and THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Historical novels both fantasy and realisticβ€”especially overlooked or underrepresented stories in history (though I'm pickier when it comes to 20th century history). Examples of what I'm looking for: DREAD NATION and BLOOD COUNTESS! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Finally updated my #MSWL for 2020! Who's ready for a thread?

I'm still only acquiring YA at this time, but I acquire all genres, so if your project isn't here please TRY ME ANYWAY! These are just some specific things I'm on the lookout for @PageStreetKids!

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Jan 29

#MSWL Really in the mood for voicey, gritty contemporary YA. Give me messy characters struggling to hold it all together while dealing with difficult situations/emotions. I love bittersweet stories that hurt & also make me smile. (A plus if it’s LGBTQIA.) Please send them to me!