Penny Moore


Ravenclaw, Mom to Mischievous Tuxedo Cats, Corgi Lover, and Literary Agent at Empire Literary. Send me your diverse kid's lit please!


Empire Literary

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 2d

I always on the lookout for YA fantasy with dark and complicated family relationships/friendships inspired by non-European cultures! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 5d

I’m really looking to beef up the MG part of my list. Please send your heart wrenching contemporary or fun fantasy adventures my way! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Mar 29

I have a lot of East Asian representation on my list, but I'd also love to see MG or YA inspired by other parts of Asia as well! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Mar 5

What I'm currently looking for:
1) Culturally rich MG contemporary that will make me ugly cry.
2) Culturally rich YA fantasy or contemporary with unapologetic female protagonists who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 23

One of my favorite Korean style manga series is Bride of the Water God, though the K-drama is terrible. If anyone is familiar with this series, I WANT THIS IN MANUSCRIPT FOR IN MY INBOX ASAP. THANK YOU. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 12

I’d love to see a YA contemporary featuring body positivity in Asian culture. I know growing up it was the vicious cycle of constantly being told I needed to lose weight while mom and relatives always told me to eat more at mealtimes. Definitely a cultural thing. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 8

Currently listening to The Last Five Years score. It makes me think I’d really like to see a YA contemporary where two main characters tell the story from different points in time and meet in the middle. That would be really cool. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jan 29

I’m always on the look out for culturally rich YA contemporary that will give my heart the warm fuzzies or make me ugly cry my eyes out. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jan 21

I’m not sure if any of you have seen that horror movie Wish Upon. It’s free to stream if you have Amazon Prime. But I’d love a YA horror in that vein! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jan 19

Repping @itspoeticpoison has reignited my love of poetry. I’d actually love to see YA contemporary in verse in my inbox right now. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 27 Nov 2017

With all of this Prince Harry and Meghan Markle news, I'd love to see a contemporary YA romance featuring a royal family! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 18 Oct 2017

I’ll always love a MG or YA story with an oddball underdog protagonist. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 21 Aug 2017

I'd love a YA thriller a la Kara Thomas's Little Monsters or Karen McManus's One of Us is Lying. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 17 Aug 2017

Send me YA fantasy! I've really been in the mood for it lately. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 19 Jul 2017

I'd love to see an own voice YA epic fantasy featuring an Asian culture. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 1 Jun 2017

An own voice YA contemporary where mental illness is a part of the MC's identity and isn't what drives the conflict of the plot. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 23 May 2017

I'm dying to see more diverse MG in my inbox. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 12 Mar 2017

I need a YA with an aged up MC like Laura from Logan. Seriously. #mswl