Alyssa Jennette

@AlyssaJennette

I ask a lot of questions. Hufflepuff. Lawful Good. Literary #Agentry at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.

Jersey City, NJ

Stonesong

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL A novel--for any age group--about the breaking point in a friendship or family relationship. Tell me about having the strength to end contact with someone who can't be helped/is actively toxic. Relatedly: a book about intentional familial estrangement and its effects.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL A modern retelling of Phantom or Hunchback. Naturally #ownvoices are prioritized here, especially if the story if told from the perspective of a disabled character (in any case apart from these retellings as well).

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL MG/YA featuring characters who are involved in their faith communities, even if they chafe a little within them. Discovering how your beliefs differs from others--even those you share a faith with--is an important growing-up moment!

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL I'm missing some fun YA in my inbox lately--I'd love to see some wit, excitement, and high school hijinks. Sports, competitions, dances, clubs, etc. With a few crushes/kisses thrown in, of course.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL A Queer Eye-esque YA makeover story. When I say "QE-esque" I don't explicitly mean 5 gay dudes--think a mix of genders, sexualities, perspectives, and styles! I mean a makeover that focuses on competence and confidence and emotional intelligence, not just looks.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL day! Just a blanket note that I'd love to see #ownvoices subs and POC authors for every wishlist item I post today--not just the ones I specify--and in my inbox in general.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 4 Sep 2018

I was asked to talk a little bit about that amazing tool, #MSWL, in @SINCnational's Guppy Newsletter, along with a couple other great agents! Check us out on page 9: sincguppies.wildapricot.org/resources/Docu…

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 29 Aug 2018

As a native Pittsburgher and a volunteer in the conservation lab at the @MorganLibrary, this is a SUPER #MSWL for me, in fiction or nonfiction!

nytimes.com/2018/08/28/boo…

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 14 Aug 2018

Perseus Greenman @futharkvillage

@AlyssaJennette You mean like Stargate? Daniel is a translator.

They gloss over a lot of the things in this article, though, and he is just super-confident and able to translate something that sounds like archaic English super-quickly.

I mean ancient translation--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Latin. I've always loved ancient cultures/documents/artifacts. I'd love a book centered around the discovery/emerging solution/process. I'm open to an invented culture, but I'm probably not the one for hard sci-fi. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 7 Aug 2018

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette

This is like porn to me. Someone, PLEASE write me a novel centered on a translator. #MSWL twitter.com/EmilyRCWilson/…

For the morning crowd--#MSWL! I finished an ARC of MELMOTH recently--the protag is a translator--and adored it, but I'd love a voice and plot that include these kind of thought processes/mystery-solving/decision-making!