YA

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 21 Nov 2019

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As the holidays approach, some news:

I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!

#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity

While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:

- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 19 Nov 2019

Meredith Ireland @MeredithIreland

Writers Hotline: how can we help you today?

Me: I have a book deal!!!

WH: Lol

Me: ... no seriously

WH: omg, did you announce it on Twitter

Me: not yet

WH: do it!!! pic.twitter.com/LOLsoNZ2Wy

Also, because I know a lot of people think of me for sad, serious YA (and yes, please do keep sending me that!), I also do fun and funny and fluffy, and I would love to see so much more of it, querying writers, please. #MSWL

Serene @serenemaria · 19 Nov 2019

General PSA that I'm only looking for projects in the sci-fi/fantasy genres on the YA side, not adult. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 19 Nov 2019

Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL

Jaime Collins @JaimeLoren · 19 Nov 2019

Writers!

Please send me your contemporary YA; I'd love some Mean Girls or Veronica Mars-style mss.

I'm also open to adult romance! Please send me your ridiculously cute and quirky characters!

#MSWL

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 17 Nov 2019

A couple things I REALLY want to read right now.

Historical YA with no magic, especially if its gothic/southern gothic.

Romantic Comedies, but with a new twist or perspective. Example: diverse backgrounds, gender-bending, or a retelling of Shakespeare/fairtales/myths. #mswl

Lauren is closed to queries! @laurenspieller · 17 Nov 2019

I just watched the first episode of #ThePolitician and WOW it’s dark and hilarious.

And so, of course, I now want a dark YA comedy!!!! #mswl

Kat Kerr—closed to queries @thekatsmews · 16 Nov 2019

Teenage Dirtbag comes up on my playlist and I now want to read a f/f YA Contemporary Romance embodiment of this song. #mswl

Andrea Walker @_AndreaWalker_ · 16 Nov 2019

I would love to see more YA Thrillers and Mysteries in my inbox! #MSWL

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · 15 Nov 2019

I would love to read a YA contemporary with an incredibly strong friendship, a la Amy and Molly in BOOKSMART. Bonus points if the conflict does NOT stem from romance/love interest complications (between the friends or another character)! #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 14 Nov 2019

If you have a YA project that has a break up scene that could be scored with @TheRocketSummer’s
“Goodbye Waves and Driveways”, send it to me. Man, I love that song. I like to travel back to 2005 now and then in my music. It was my jam then and now. #mswl youtu.be/JCOC8Wb8jiA

Lauren is closed to queries! @laurenspieller · 13 Nov 2019

I'd love to find a super high concept YA thriller in my inbox. #mswl

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · 13 Nov 2019

I'm on the hunt for a juicy and high concept Contemporary YA. Bring on those big hooks! #mswl

Jinglebelle 🎄(Away) @alibelle · 13 Nov 2019

Having watched Let It Snow and after definitely not starting Gilmore Girls for the Nth time, I would love to see small town YA in my queries. #mswl