Alyssa Jennette Is Closed To Queries!


I ask a lot of questions. Art school grad. Lawful Good. Literary #Agentry at @StonesongNYC . Conservation volunteer @MorganLibrary . Silence is not peace.

Jersey City, NJ


Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 14 Mar 2019

rachel syme @rachsyme

the teeeeeeens are at it agaiiiiiiin…

#MSWL These are the kinds of details that build a convincing, contemporary YA world. Teens are intertwined with digital communication, and they're secretive, which means they're going to figure this shit out on their own. So much to mine! Write it true.

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 12 Mar 2019

hannah capin @tldaaollf

anyone who thinks YA is "unrealistically dramatic" needs to sit down following today's college admissions bribery adventure

blair waldorf has NOTHING on aunt becky

NGL I'd LOVE a YA about a student finding out their parents did this to get them into an elite school and now the student has to reckon publicly and personally with their privilege, whiteness, and wealth + how these contributed to their own ignorance of their parents' plot. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 11 Mar 2019

A picture book or a literary novel about "Boston marriages." (Notably, Katharine Lee Bates--who wrote America the Beautiful--and Katharine Coman, or Amelia Van Buren and Eva Watson-Schutze.) #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 7 Mar 2019

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of reading/discovering EXTRA YARN by @macbarnett, illustrated by @burstofbeaden. I would love to see a another picture book like that--generous, warm, and service-driven. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 28 Feb 2019

I'm very much a fan of characters who make the wrong decisions and fuck up and are flawed. I would ALSO like to see stories about people who do all the "right" things, but stuff falls apart anyway because it's impossible to control the world! That's real too. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 21 Feb 2019

A domestic/Mommy thriller, but about a play group with parent/s who don't vaccinate their children. #MSWL

(Please vaccinate your kids, thanks.)

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 29 Nov 2018

Just had a great talk with @CharacterShrink about (adult fiction) books set in museums and libraries and campuses. We want ‘em! #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · 25 Nov 2018

Ed Solomon @ed_solomon

I'd so rather have a "flawed" screenplay with an original voice than a perfectly structured one that feels like literally anyone could have written it. (And with the plethora of "how to" books out there, pretty much anyone *can* write one, though very few can write a good one.)

I've often heard discussion about where story beats in kids' fiction are "supposed" to be (for commercial effect/familiarity), and it bugs me. I really appreciate this thread that reminds us that a standard is a common point of reference, not a rubric for success. #writetip #mswl