STATUS: Computer stuff is ongoing and will spill into tomorrow. Oh Joy. (Love the new monitor though!)
What’s playing on the iPod right now? ON THE RADIO by Donna Summer
Because I promised to share my notes (and I only have about 10 minutes to blog), here is what I have scribbled down from the children’s editors I talked to. In no particular order:
–Looking for contemporary stories with a paranormal element. Contemporary main story with just a touch of paranormal.
–voice and character driven fiction (isn’t that what all editors want?)
–a family-oriented story with complicated relationship between main character and parents or main character and siblings etc.
–novels where the reader watches while the main female protagonist makes bad choices or learns to survive
–quirky funny, outcasts, dark but weirdly funny
–literary voices in YA or MG, well-crafted stories
–more Meg Cabot-type stuff
–hip or hot topics
–MG or YA with boy protagonistsTags: middle grade, young adult