List of the Week: 4 Ideas You Can Write & Then Pitch to Me

yarn-bomb-bike1. A cozy mystery featuring yarnbombing and some light humor. I don’t usually represent mysteries, but I’d love somebody to write this story. Because I’d love to read it. MG,YA, or adult, doesn’t matter!



2. A Steampunk picture book by an author/illustrator (not an author and an illustrator) featuring a fresh, new story that just so happens to occur in a Steampunk world, but that’s still accesible to young kids.  I also don’t usually represent picture books, but I’d love to see this.

search3. A realistic, contemporary YA with a sprinkling of magical realism. Not paranormal. Not fantasy. Not SciFi. Not about magic. Just a bit of magic dusting a really good story.

url4. A feminist re-telling of an old story, myth, or legend, that hasn’t already been done to death. When I was growing up I loved Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book, The Mists of Avalon (please don’t compare it to the bad movie that it was made into, or the not-as-good sequels). I want something like that.


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11 responses to “List of the Week: 4 Ideas You Can Write & Then Pitch to Me

  1. yarnbombing. now that would take some patience and skill. reminds me of those delightful edinburgh library book phantom sculptures made from books.

  2. I want to yarnbomb, not just write about it! how cool would that be? Alas I am the only member of my family of origin that can’t sew or knit for beans. My grandfather Hyman, the talior? That old socialist Jew? Rest his soul. Now he would’ve been a prince among yarnbombers…

  3. Susan

    You have opened my eyes to the world of yarnbombing.

  4. About number 4, what would you think of a collection of short stories instead of a novel? I have several ideas for this, all rotating around a connected theme.

  5. Looks like a pretty diversified list! I haven’t written magic realism, but just out of curiosity, do you have examples of books like #3?

    • Not exactly… I mean, there’s PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman, but that’s kind of about magic, isn’t it? I guess there’s CHOCOLAT by Joanne Harris. Maybe THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd? Or GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen? Kind of like those.

      • Well, I’m not sure it’s feminist but I just queried you with a story about the legends of the selkies. Unfortunately I haven’t read THE MISTS OF AVALON so I can’t really compare. It’s on my Goodreads list now though.

      • Hmm, ok I think I understand. So then including magic in the sense that it affects the plot, but isn’t the main point of the story. Interesting.