YA

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 @CortneyRadocaj · 30 Dec 2019

Haven’t found my novel written in verse yet—particularly wanting this for YA!! Contemporary preferred—again melancholy, mental health/queer centered, darker is better. DYING FOR LYRICAL VOICES HERE.

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 @CortneyRadocaj · 30 Dec 2019

YA contemporary! I’m dying for a queer story revolving, especially one revolving around mental health. I want unique concepts and HIGH STAKES and lots of conflict. I tend to be drawn to more melancholy tones in contemporary—but adore humor and light sprinkled throughout!

alli hellegers @allidhellegers · 30 Dec 2019

Indulging in #Dickinson  and now dying to find a YA novel that strikes that balance/tone of absurdity/sexiness/intelligence heart 🎭💞 #mswl #yanovel #amagenting - open again to queries on 1/6/2020

MistleTia 🎄 (Closed to Queries) @TiatheTiger · 26 Dec 2019

I finally updated my #MSWL page on my website: tiarosemele.com/mswl/

I'm still closed to queries, but take a look and if your book fits, query me after January 13th! :)

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · 24 Dec 2019

This time every year I wonder why we don't have a YA retelling of the Christmas story (Mary, Joseph, etc): the characters are the right age, the conflict is strong and, depending on your beliefs, it could be read as miracle or magic a la GRAVE MERCY. Hard to pull off, but...#MSWL

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 22 Dec 2019

#MSWL for the new year pt 2: feel good YA romance, especially if it's queer!

First crushes gone right, awkward pining, best friends to lovers, fake dating turned actual dating, I hate you but oh wait, we're actually similar af and I may like you.

ALL OF IT.

Jinglebelle 🎄(Away) @alibelle · 16 Dec 2019

As promised, here's my #MSWL for January. As ever I am particularly keen to hear from voices that have historically been unheard in the industry. Looking forward to coming back to lots of fabulous queries!

Trevor Ketner @TKetner · 16 Dec 2019

#MSWL Historical YA; fiction, nonfiction whatever. Gimme those obscure histories, let's undermine the white cis hetero version of history by telling the truth.

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 14 Dec 2019

I’m gearing up for 2020 and decided to add picture books to my wish list, but I’m also removing adult fantasy and adult sci-fi. I still want MG and YA in those (and other) genres. See my pinned tweet for deets. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 14 Dec 2019

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Picture books too!!! #diversity #MSWL

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 13 Dec 2019

I'd also like some speculative YA/MG where weird stuff happens and characters are forced together to figure it out.

Think The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman or The Bone Houses by Emily-Lloyd Jones.

#MSWL #amquerying

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 13 Dec 2019

In the new year, I'll really be on the hunt for contemporary YA and MG! Whether it's romance, growing up, dealing with hard stuff, figuring out friends, I want all of it.

#MSWL #amquerying

Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91 · 13 Dec 2019

Lauren Spieller 📖 @laurenspieller

OKAY TWITTER. What's the new YA genre trend going to be? Let's decide now so we can all start drafting our dystopian-vampire-werewolf-super hero-space novellas and get 2020 off to a banging start.

I know mythology tends to skew MG, but I’d LOVE to see more global mythology and folklore—especially in genres outside of action/adventure. I know y’all have some spooky folklore ripe for horror. And rom coms with minor deities? Guided journies through loss? Yes. All of it. #MSWL

Lauren Knowles @knowles_editor · 12 Dec 2019

My Christmas wish is to have a YA werewolf story in which the werewolf is a girl and it's also gay. #MSWL