I was doing my daily perusal of agent’s blogs and learned–on PubRants–that children’s editors are looking for:
–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 as the main female protagonist making bad choices or learning to survive
If only I’d thought to make Waiting For Spring a YA novel, it’d probably be in bookstores as we speak.
*parenthetical question is in the original quoted post, not a snarky addition by me.