Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbardWhile we're doing #AskECLA, let's talk about what stuff we're dying to see in our inbox, eh? (@LindaEpstein @GarrettAlwert) I'll start by saying ROMANCE. ALL THE YA ROMANCE. Or hints of romance in MG. Dark and angsty or light and funny, BRING IT.
In YA & MG, I’m being pickier than ever. There are so many great books in this space!! Anything I take on has to really stand out in this competitive market.
If you’re using comps, I want to know how they are alike AND different 🥰🤗
Yes it’s after 5 on a Friday but I finally read this article I’ve had a tab open for all week and would like to say I’d love to see middle grade or YA submissions that fit into the brilliant & brilliantly structured comedy category. #MSWL theguardian.com/culture/2020/o…
Tori Sharp is open to queries! 💖💜💙 @NovelToriI took some time this week to rest & knit after a big book deadline. This was my first time using double pointed needles and I LOVE them. pic.twitter.com/NInf1nhtP7
Today I’m going to be reading lots of queries, and my #mswl request is cozy knitting/crocheting/etc vibes. Send me MG or YA stories about kids who love making things!
(Agented) I really want a YA horror that has larger social commentary at play. Prefer psychological and haunting as opposed to zombies, etc. This has been a dark time of pain and fear and rage, and I want to see that on the page, through horror tropes. #mswl
Mara Delgadead will haunt you 🧟♀️ @little_mswriterI am a voracious fantasy reader. I’m looking for BIPOC fantasies in both, YA and crossover. Give me intrigue, emotional nuance and astounding character arcs. I have always made my home in this genre. Send me some!
And I’m still looking for that Latinx fantasy! #MSWL
Yes to this still. Also, give me your anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist angle in these #MSWL
When I open to queries on 11/1 I really really really would love to find a #middlegrade or #yalit ms that is both Jewish & features Black, Asian or Latinx main characters. #ownvoices for both & bonus points if it hits both funny & poignant notes. Gimme uplifting & joyous! #mswl
When I open for queries on 11/1 I’d love to see some super sapphic YA romcoms in my inbox. Any of the romcom tropes (yes, with a HEA!) and make it gay and make me laugh. Even better if written by a #BIPOC author! #YAlit #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amwriting #agent #mswl
Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkasWhile everyone fights for Three Houses, give me Radiant Dawn.
I will write the Micaiah and Sothe story we all need in our lives.
Also, may I suggest Roller Coaster Tycoon and/or Zoo Tycoon, but make it horror. twitter.com/gildedspine/st…
You know, I don't really want to write Roller Coaster Tycoon Horror, but I want to read it, so if you have MG or YA amusement park horror, please send it to me. #mswl.
“If you have How-Tos for beauty and self-care, I’m interested. Think sustainable and eco-friendly, capsule wardrobes and decluttering, etc. Adult and YA welcome.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
I’m in like full “I need escapism” mode right now (& I’m really privileged to be able to check out sometimes). Desperately need someone to send me a fluffy and lighthearted YA contemp romance. Plot can be anything, as long as it has YEARNING and TENSION🥺 #mswl
Making it official! 🎺 I am now formally open to children's submissions - picture book texts, fiction through from early readers to YA, illustrators & graphic novelists. I'll update with an #MSWL later but for now will just say I'm looking forward to reading all your work! 💕