Victoria Marini

@LitAgentMarini

Literary Agent at Irene Goodman. Books. Cats. Naps. She/Her.

Brooklyn, NY

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Oct 10

#MSWL horror please! Think the creepy, shadowy, social horrors. Fav's include THE WINTER PEOPLE or THE LONEY or ROSEMARY'S BABY or THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE or A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and lots of Mr. King, of course. But not so much the slasher fic kind.

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Sep 14

#MSWL I always fall for the "best friends should be dating" trope but lately I'd also love a bff pair who love and admire one another's beautiful selves but also do not want to bang. Think Jack & Liz or Harry & Hermione or John Kimble & Phoebe O'Hara (Kindergarten Cop, y'all).

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

And, as always, #MSWL utterly gripping literary or upmarket commercial adult fiction - be in speculative or historical or contemporary - with strong stories rooted in secrets.

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

Also #MSWL High-concept YA contemporary or historical with easily digested strong hooks (light or dark). Everything from HEIST SOCIETY to SAVE THE DATE to WE WERE LIARS...

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

#MSWL I am eternally on the hunt for adventure / quest-y #MG with great characters!

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Apr 16

was reminded last week of how much I adored THE WINTER PEOPLE so if you have ever used that as a comp #MSWL

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Mar 22

#MSWL YA Historical Mystery! Whether it's fun & funny (think MISS FISHER) gothic, noir, procedural or lawless... get at me!

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Mar 15

I have a lot of feelings about using need as a metric by which to judge works of art, particularly those that represent marginalized voices. So if you're concerned that teens may no longer "need" your marginalized rep. YA, no worries. That's still on my #MSWL

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Mar 9

A big congrats to @RyanDouglas and huge thanks for the phrase "YA Social Thriller" which is a thing eternally on my #MSWL and I never knew how to describe it until now! @renarossner @PWKidsBookshelf

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jan 23

I'm really feeling classic adventure / fantasy MG right now #MSWL

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 23 Oct 2017

#MSWL searching for these for years edition: workplace YA, Native Austral-Asia Stories (sf/f or contemp), Irish troubles circa 90s stories!

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 19 Oct 2017

#MSWL still looking for that YA workplace rom com a la EMPIRE RECORDS or PARTY DOWN

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 19 Oct 2017

#MSWL spooky, quirky MG that is playfully halfway between dark & delightful a la THE GRAVEYARD BOOK or PETER NIMBLE or CORALINE

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 19 Oct 2017

#MSWL always your MG adventure sf/f that explores non-western cultures, voices, myths, worlds!