Molly O'Neill

@molly_oneill

Literary agent & builder of bookmakers @RootLiterary . Collector & connector of words + art + people + stories. Shameless sharer of cat pics. @MarquetteU alum.

Brooklyn, NY by way of Texas

Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 15 Feb 2017

Yes! One of the things I most look for as an agent: wide-ranging resonance for a broad spectrum of readers. theguardian.com/books/2017/feb… #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

#MSWL - YA & MG that show how place impacts identity...about how geography & local culture helps to shape our stories.

Must once again offer to arm-wrestle my pal Pete for these projects. Make us fight to the (metaphorical) death on behalf of yr story! #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Memory fascinates me. How it evolves as we evolve.Its relationship to perception, regret, change. Would love a YA or MG that explores. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

If you'd best describe yr YA/MG as the bk of yr heart, the one that only you could write at this time & in this way, I wanna read it. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

YA about vibrant, passionate, imperfect characters facing hard choices, navigating messy relationships & discovering important truths. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

MG/YA about connections b/w humans & scientific phenomena, the natural world, technology, or otherwise nerdy-delightful fascinations. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Perpetual #MSWL request: YA/MG that explores questions of faith & belief but doesn't proselytize or try to answer questions for the reader.

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

MG that makes its readers *wonder* from the very first page, activating their imagination & drawing them into the story immersively. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

MG that shapes and expands readers' sense of empathy without being saccharine or preachy. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

YA that explores Big Questions thru memorable characters & amazing, inventive (non-derivative!) worldbuilding. Easy, right? #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

I'd love a MG/YA about the kind of friendship that makes you see the world differently & shapes & defines you for the rest of yr life. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

If your YA/MG has a vivid, authentic Southern voice/sensibility, gimme! But be warned: I'm a Texan so I'll know if you're faking. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Confident/powerful/beautiful writing on a word/sentence level thrills me. Make readers want to tattoo yr words on their ❤️...or skin. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

YA/MG that explores liminal spaces: where the fabric of reality is loosened & characters are on the cusp of transformation/becoming. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Does the setting (place/time/both!) of your MG or YA feel so vivid and alive that it's almost a character in & of itself? I LOVE THAT. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Yearning for a YA love story that feels bigger than just one couple's romance. Teach me profound things about love thru their story. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Expansive YA/MG: show me links & connections b/w ideas that appear to have nothing in common at first glance but make MC's world grow. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 8 Feb 2017

Looking for interesting/creative frameworks/structures that elevate/heighten the impact of yr MC's arc or yr story's plot. MG or YA #MSWL