Kelly Van Sant


Literary Agent at @D4EO ( A mind at work. Publishing Contracts expert. Quite excitable. Co-host of the @PubCrawlBlog podcast.

Minneapolis, MN

D4EO Literary Agency

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Sep 12

If you know me you also know I LOVE heists. Would especially love and all-girl heist book. YA or even MG! #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Sep 12

I still really really want a YA Orphan Black. Sci-if in a near future, complicated girls and women, great character arcs, found family #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Sep 12

Still look for a great upper MG page-turning adventure that makes me laugh #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Sep 12

I want witchy books in YA! Practical Magic, The Craft, The Graces. Something atmospheric and empowering. #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Sep 12

I want a YA contemporary about a best friend breakup. Funny and poignant and of course bittersweet and sad. #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Aug 8

Thread alert: so I go on what I think might be a date with a guy my friends set me up on on my birthday (yes it's a bit hazy).

This is amazing! A YA version is definite #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Jul 15

My whole #mswl is now just the video for Dua Lipa's New Rules.

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · Jul 2

I want a book that's reminiscent of Top Chef, Great British Bake Off, or Pushing Daisies.

Or features restaurants or bakeries, or home cooking. If you've got a food-heavy YA or MG in any genre, gimme! #mswl

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · May 20

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…

Kelly Van Sant @bookishchick · May 20


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


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