Welcome to Inside the Publishing World! Let's take a look at what Editors and Agents are tweeting about recently on their wishlists. One hashtag that I see repeating is #ownvoices.
Susan Hawk @susanhawk Feb 17
I'd love to see a MG or YA novel based on/related to the Flint Water Crisis. #MSWL
#MSWL: A Riverdale-esque YA retelling of a classic, non-murdery tale. But less soapy, more literary, and turn the noir up to 11.
Lisa Yoskowitz @LisaYoskowitz
(2/3) magical realism MG; powerful MG historical fic; genre-busting MG; pacey and hook-y contemp or historical YA #mswl
Tiny Fox Press @TinyFoxPress
#MSWL #amediting #amquerying I'd like to see a race like the Itidarod around the galaxy, Douglas Adams style.
Kelsey Horton @KelseyMHorton Feb 26
In honor of #tellafairytaleday let it be known that I love fresh retellings and anything fairytale-esque. #mswl
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary Feb 24
“Fantasy (urban or otherwise) dealing with the diaspora of a magical community—how does the magic change/thrive?” @kurestinarmada #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary Feb 17
"Historical novels where plot & setting have to work together i.e. Nightingale, Arcadia, Girl You Left Behind." @carlywatters #MSWL
Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD Feb 24
So when I re-open to queries again next week, THAT is what I want: GREAT books. Make me laugh or cry or fear or give me hope. #MSWL #query
T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss Feb 23
Today seems a good day to re-emphasize that I'd love to acquire #OwnVoices trans stories across any of the genres I'm acquiring in. #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknapp Feb 18
#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. I want to sign more MG, so please query me! I'm genre agnostic in MG...I just want the voice & story that grabs me.
Annie Bomke @ABLiterary Feb 17
I'd love to see more noir w/ a strong sense of place and memorable voice. Hillbilly noir. Noir set in foreign counties & small towns. #MSWL