Laura LeeLun @laleelunWhy has no one written a "Christmas" rom-com about a lonely Jewish widow and the Chinese restaurant owner who serves her every year but is too shy to reveal his feelings?
My 1st #MSWL post for 2021.
I enjoy Shakespeare. I'd like to see a queer take on Shakespeare for #YA or #MG or even #PB.
We aren't actively looking at queries RN so it's ok to wait to submit until Jan. 4
#WritingCommunity #amquerying #amwriting
Bridgerton @bridgertonAlert your acquaintances, Bridgerton is but three days away... pic.twitter.com/XyGXNF7oLe
Julia McCarthy @thejumblesI would really love to final a YA novel that explores the relationship between deep, old nature, human connection, and the supernatural in the same unsettling manner as Twin Peaks.
Oh hell yes. #MSWL
Unrelated to all things (people talking about queen’s gambit which I have not seen yet), I would love a fictional #MG or #YA chess book on my list - prose or graphic novel, I just wanna read your chess words #mswl
finally, i'm still looking for my ✨YA indiana jones✨ re-telling, with the mc taking cultural artifacts back from museums and returning them to their countries of origin. plz plz plz send this to me. #mswl
i want stories with big hooks that are stuffed with YA tropes 🥰 and center BIPOC. i'm a big fan of stories about "lasts" (the last day of school, the last summer before college, the last dance, the last chance) #mswl
i'm desperate for diverse, commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. basically, if it feels like a shonda rhimes show in book form, with teenagers, I MUST HAVE IT #mswl
Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader1 year ago today i joined @InkyardPress. it wasn't the year i (or any of us) expected to have, but i'm forever grateful for this team & this job & these books that i ❤️so much.
so here is my 2021 YA #mswl. agents & authors, i can't wait to make more book magic with you! 📚✨
first and forever(more), i am looking for YA by marginalized creators, featuring marginalized characters - especially contemporary fiction that leads with ✨joy✨ #mswl
Could you describe it as something like "upmarket fiction with a twist of weird"? That's my jam. Think NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CATHERINE HOUSE, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, THE RIVERMAN, THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER. Send me your weirds, please - MG, YA, adult!
In MG, I want to see contemporary of all kinds, creepy/spooky stories, & again, grounded fantasy or speculative. In YA, I'd love to see more thriller, horror, Gothic, grounded fantasy or speculative, contemporary, rom-coms, & really lush literary fic.
Contemp YA with a fresh perspective, gorgeous prose, and a strong hook (a small ask). Some of my favorite reads in 2020: WHO I WAS WITH HER, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, LOVE FROM A TO Z, COLOR ME IN, CAMP, PARACHUTES, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, and THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING #MSWL
Paranormal YA fantasy (can we just call it that again?) Vampires and vampiric beasties, especially queer, especially non-western versions—give me the manananggal! The pontianak! The estrie! But really, any creature that lives a little outside the mainstream and in shadows #MSWL
YA Magic Realism in its traditional meaning as a movement of Latin American fiction; here's a great article on the meaning of the genre as what Anna-Marie McLemore calls “a literary and cultural language," along with stellar examples #MSWL
Queer YA genre fiction of any kind. Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller (I didn't know I liked thrillers, but SURRENDER YOUR SONS got me this year), Sci-fi, Romance, Historical, Horror (as long as it's not too grisly; think Hill House, not Halloween). Most especially from QBIPOC #MSWL
Becca Podato Latkes with Applesauce @RebeccaPodosHey writers! As my QM page says, I’m closed to queries for the rest of the year, and aiming to respond to all queries within the next few weeks with a goal of opening up on January 4 (time and toddlers willing). So, what am I looking for in 2021? Here's a handy #MSWL thread:
Jewish YA fantasy, from contemporary with “incidentally” Jewish characters to second-world fantasy with Judaism built into its bones. IN FACT, any ownvoices fantasy featuring or built around a minority religion (just, you know, be honest with yourself about what that means) #MSWL