Sarah LaPolla


Agent w/ Bradford Literary Agency *closed to queries July 1-Oct.1* Reader, writer, optimist, growing out my bangs.

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Bradford Literary Agency

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 3w

Trained in a barbershop, 12-year-old Cahree Myrick becomes Baltimore's first-ever national chess champion ✊🏿πŸ₯‡πŸ†

#MSWL (MG #ownvoices ), please and thank you. :)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · May 24

@sarahlapolla @doesntmattr I mean go big with the anthropomorphic avian drug lords or go home, right?

@LitAgentMarini @doesntmattr #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · May 16

MSCL-inspired #MSWL - More Brian Krakow/Ricky Vasquez unlikely friendships that are delightful & awkward & anti-toxic masculinity.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · May 15

Hungry for YA contemporary with a strong, jump-off-the-page voice & a fresh perspective that makes me cry or laugh out loud. Or both! #mswl

Same! #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Apr 21

Become a Deadly Misandrist Fairy Vampire: "One cauldron full of blood is one cauldron we didn’t have before!"

#MSWL (will also accept witches, obviously) πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Apr 11

Last thing about horror: Give characters a sense of humor/sense of self before "the scary thing" happens. How do they keep/lose that? #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Apr 11

#MSWL Horror that's about more than just "the scary thing." Give me real people to root for & cleverly disguised social commentary.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Mar 29

Random #MSWL - A YA character similar to Amy from Buffy, but *after* her amazingly underrated origin story as a villain. Make her your own!

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Mar 19

A YA about young activists--like Ocean's 11 but instead of a heist, it's an elaborate, heist-like takedown of a young alt-right group

#MSWL , please and thank you!!!

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Mar 6

86 year old International jewel thief Doris Payne a no-show in court, judge calls for bench warrant. #11alive

#MSWL , but not a heist thriller. πŸ™ƒ

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 24

I say "Ira Levin-esque horror" in #MSWL sometimes & something like Get Out is exactly what I mean. (hint hint...)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 9

TY @MadmoiselleClel @hicindyuh ❀️Dozens of literary agents have released an open call for Muslim authors

Very proud to be on this list! Thank you, @MadmoiselleClel & @hicindyuh . #MSWL #ownvoices

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Seeing a lot of "nevertheless, she persisted" in #MSWL & I think you all know this is basically my brand, so yes, obviously me too. :)

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Surprised by how little submissions I get from agents w/ Latinx authors/main characters. You've got a guy on the inside, let me help 😁 #mswl

MG/YA writers: Send these to me so I can send to Chris! #ownvoices preferred #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

I think I just want the literary equivalent of a Rilo Kiley song: emotional, honest, & raw, but remembers how to be fun & optimistic. #MSWL

I'm happy I'm finding more of these lately & will just say keep 'em coming! YA or Adult - show emotional range!…

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

What I *do* want to see right now: Characters who are smart, unapologetic, make hard choices. Fighters. Diversity w/in those stories. #MSWL

Always, always, always. Especially female characters. #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

Would love a contemporary novel w/ strong supporting characters. Diverse, unique, crucial to the story. No sidekicks or tokens. #MSWL

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 8

OK! It's a new #MSWL day. Most of my wishlist is the same, so I'll be RTing old tweets throughout the day.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Feb 7

I may not care about "the big game," but I am all for more girl athletes! A genderflipped twist on "popular jocks" cliche, perhaps? #MSWL