Yes, I participate in social media. Yes, I get why it is important. But I also see it as a great big, gigantic time suck. That’s not someone with a straw that you hear. That’s social media sucking down your time.
But, like I said, there are also pluses and one of the big ones for Twitter is #MSWL Day. For those of you who aren’t twitter savy, MSWL stands for Manuscript Wish List. On manuscript wish list day, editors and agents post about the dream manuscripts they would love to receive.
Here are some of the tweets I spotted on the last #MSWL Day (9/13) that are relevent to children’s writers. I’ll provide a link to each complete post.
Hannah Fergesen Amelia Peabody-esque YA series brimming over with archaeology and murder (Tweet).
Moe Ferrara is on the lookout for MG and YA fantasy and science fiction (Tweet).
Stephanie Stein wants YA and MG fantasy where the magic is 100% essential to the story (Tweet).
She is also on the look out for YA and MG with snarky, sassy characters (Tweet).
Jill Corcoran wants picture books, MG and YA. She wants story and voice that leave her with a feeling of peace and love. And yes, she got that all into one tweet! See it here (Tweet).
There were more but these were the ones that caught my attention. Read the tweet. Read up on the agent. Maybe one of them will be right for you and your work.