Opening to queries for the month of May! I'll be looking for picture books, chapter books, middle grade, & YA novels. Please look at my previous #MSWL so you can query smartly. I'll repeat some of what I'm looking for here & will be adding to this thread over the next week.
Reminder that I'm always on the lookout for dark academia books in YA & Adult especially by BIPOC authors!
Anything including a speculative element, solving a mystery, challenging the elitism of higher education, and a close knit group of friends are 👌
I'm actively seeking to build my client list. I’m open to queries for mostly young adult, middle grade fiction and #graphicnovels. Check out my full #MSWL at SeraRivers.com #kidlit #amquerying #amwriting #YA #ownvoices serarivers.com/mswl
On Monday, the 19th, I'm opening up to queries. I've updated my #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jemi…
I'll be open to a lot: Illustrators, MG, YA, and adult fiction, but let me share some things I'm really like to see.
JOANNA NEWSOM BOT @jnewsombotLife is thundering blissful towards death
in a stampede
of his fumbling green gentleness.
You stopped by;
I was all alive.
In my doorway, we shucked and jived.
And when you wept, I was gone;
see, I got gone when I got wise.
But I can’t with certainty say we survived.
#MSWL for a YA that carries this same heart
“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/
#mswl would love a mg or ya fantasy or scifi set in Ethiopia. Or an adult royal romance. Or a historical fantasy romance. Or a biopic related to the royal family.
Hi, yes. I would love a YA with romantic elements in the vein of The Half of It. The friendships, the family dynamics, the burgeoning relationships, and the personal growth gave me alllll the feels. I want to feel that again. Single POV, I’m thinking. HFN that feels HEA. #mswl
If you’ve got a middle grade or YA high-concept fantasy where the diverse cast of protagonists try their best to be good and kind in the face of evil, like in THE DRAGON PRINCE, my inbox is open! #mswl
Alice S-H @alibelleListening to Fearless (obv Taylor’s Version) and it’s the very first time I’ve heard the album - I came to her with 1989 - and it’s an absolute banger, unsurprisingly.
It’s so YA?? I want the book of this album, please.
(Genuinely I really want more romance and friendship in my queries, please, particularly from marginalised voices.) #mswl
2. Older YA, especially if you have a story about a teen who elects not to go to college
3. Hopeful, funny, romantic
4. Emotionally-fraught, grounded thrillers and mysteries
6. Experimental, inventive storytelling
#mswl cont ⬇️
In YA, i still love most genres and everything from light to dark. I love hope and depth and humor and stories that can change lives, whether from joy or empathy and validation. More specifically:
1. Super high concept contemporary and speculative contemporary
#mswl cont ⬇️
beth phelan @beth_phelanIt’s my last weekend to get caught up before i open to queries on April 12!
I’ve responded to almost all outstanding queries (email me if you’re still waiting--i missed it) but still catching up on requested fulls (please keep being patient)!
First thing to note is that I only represent MG and YA. I love every genre from light contemporary to high fantasy and everything in between. I don’t represent artists or graphic novelists and don’t typically represent verse.
Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger) @Bibliophile012Here’s some inspiration for all the YA romance authors writing best friends to lovers! pic.twitter.com/BXnE0ioq8U
Yes, please! #MSWL