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 · 6d

This summer I'm really digging into the query and submission trenches, so send me all of your fabulous YA and MG projects! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 5

I’m randomly in the mood for super fluffy and romantic YA contemporary right now. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 3

Would love to see more YA high fantasy and MG contemporary fantasy in my inbox right now. Blow me away with elaborate worlds and magic, please! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 30

High concept YA/MG fantasy about POCs with gorgeous, literary writing please. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 17

You can send me all of your stories about POC princesses. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 15

In honor of the upcoming royal wedding, I’d love to see a modern day royalty related contemporary YA romance featuring POCs in my inbox!!! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 19

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

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 16

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