Kelly Van Sant

@bookishchick

Literary Agent at @D4EO (kvs.submissions@gmail.com). A mind at work. Publishing Contracts expert. Quite excitable.

Minneapolis, MN

penandparsley.com

D4EO Literary Agency

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · 1w

Lately I've got a thing for antagonistic girls in fiction.

This whole thread is now urgent #mswl . Send me all your brilliant, confident, manipulative, scheming, ruthless, vul… https://t.co/pLxZxokpKq

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · 1w

Morgana https://t.co/iutqvYcP6M

Antagonistic girls are major #mswl , basically.

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Apr 24

I am still on the hunt for my ideal YA contemporary. Something with humor and heart, a great voice, and deeply personal stakes. #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Apr 13

Also, YA Orphan Black is still very much on my #mswl so if you've got girls + science + suspense + queer romance + found family: gimme

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

I really love heist stories. I want YA w/ an all-girl team. Ocean's 11, Bringing Down the House, Six of Crows w/ diverse girls #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Upper MG with a whimsical, high-concept premise, lots of adventure and action, and smart, capable, diverse characters. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Witchy books in YA. The Craft. Practical Magic. Willow & Tara from Buffy. Contemporary or straight-up fantasy. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Fantasy with a disabled character who has magic, but NOT a "magical cure." #ownvoices #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Chosen one who would really rather not be chosen, thanks. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Pretty much anything about one of the real, historical ladies from #BygoneBadassBroads by @themackenzilee #MSWL

SAME. #MSWL https://t.co/eZepAGk3mu

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

A character arc that rivals that of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. YA or MG. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Women's fiction that is NOT about a bad marriage/relationship. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

YA with a diverse ensemble (each with a distinct voice) that has to come together to achieve a common goal. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Life is Strange. (the Bae before Bay ending!) #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

Just a general note, but I'm a sucker for functional teen/parent relationships! Not all parents suck! #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

I'm longing for a diverse, well-plotted, #ownvoices fantasy with compelling characters and stakes beyond romance. #MSWL

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Feb 8

YA Orphan Black is a major #MSWL for me. Kickass, capable girls. Found family. Thought-provoking sff. Flawed people. Action and wit.

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Jan 27

re @AndrewIhla @kateleth I had to stop what I was doing and pop this out https://t.co/5Pd1c8fDGQ https://t.co/v5qdeftlSN

I mean, others have said #mswl and I gotta agree. https://t.co/LkaLCnLjHe

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Jan 23

Hey writers! I'm officially up on the #mswl website so check there for what I'm looking for and query me! https://t.co/DmGdZvcQ53

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Jan 16

Hey writers! I've expanded on my submission guidelines and started a #MSWL at my website https://t.co/5kKhkNrzRo