- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds
And here’s some specific #MSWL items:
- Contemporary MG in the vein of Corey Ann Haydu and Tae Keller
- YA romcoms
- MG and YA graphic novels, especially from BIPOC author-illustrators
- Native voices, especially from the Pacific Northwest or Inland Northwest
The categories I’m looking for, in order of priority, are:
- YA and MG graphic novels from author-illustrators (one person)
- Nonfiction for kids and teens
- Chapter books and picture books from author-illustrators (one person)
#MSWL: While I'm closed to queries right now, I'm DYING for a ghosty-spooky story with an UNRELIABLE narrator like WE WERE LIARS meets THE SIXTH SENSE. If you have it, pitch it in ONE tweet below. ONLY If I ♥️it, send me a DM & I'll give you a special link to query me. #A #YA
#MSWL I love a good Southern setting, anything related to Italy, and REALLY want to see some health/illness stories and #disabilityinclusion
YA & New Adult- send me your romcoms, your fresh takes on classics, but please no SFF
Short story collections! I want to see ‘em. 2/x
“Young Adult: historical fiction, LGBTQ+ romance, a story about a boy band, mysteries and thrillers, magical realism with gorgeous prose, novels-in-verse, experimental story structure.” @agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
Aden Polydoros 🕸 Preorder THE CITY BEAUTIFUL @AdenPolydorosJust invented my YA horror rating system. 👁️👄👁️ I want them all. pic.twitter.com/jWSKgY9fUZ
#LatinxPitch @latinxpitchAnd it's showtime!
Agents & editors #LatinxPitch is now serving a literary feast of talent and stories until 8 p.m. Central.
¡Buen Provecho! pic.twitter.com/8XCvhU7uLr
I'm browsing #LatinxPitch off and on today, looking for some fun MG & YA stories. If I ♥️ your tweet, please submit your query and pages to me at: bit.ly/2Md2qeg If you didn't get a ♥️ from me, check my #MSWL and if you feel your book is a fit, you're welcome to submit.
If I missed your #LatinxPitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators
#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.
On the speculative side of YA, give me a world or a circumstance I’ve never seen before. I love high-stakes, plot-driven fantasy and sci-fi, where the world enhances the story more than is the focus.
I’d love to find thoughtful and fresh YA thrillers, books that go beyond the mystery to question the character’s views or the status quo. Think Tiffany Jackson, Kara Thomas, Courtney Summers, or the show Cruel Summer.
In YA, I’m always looking for a great contemporary voice that makes the everyday heartbreaks, secrets, and revelations feel epic. Remind me why being a teenager is hard but in so many ways the most true versions of ourselves.
For graphic novels both MG and YA, give me your messy, flawed, embarrassing, relatable coming-of-age. Think Roller Girl, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Invisible Emmie, El Deafo, Stargazing, Check Please.
It’s that time of year when fall submissions start flying, so here’s a little #MSWL thread! Big picture, I’m acquiring MG and YA novels and graphic novels in all genres and am always looking for more underrepresented voices in all categories.