Alyssa Jennette


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

Jersey City, NJ


Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · Mar 14

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 @AlyssaJennette · Mar 12

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 @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL YR/MG/YA graphic novels! Great art is the priority: by great I mean clean, expressive, well--and cleverly!--laid-out. You can do a lot with a little, but if you do a lot, those details better suck my face into the page. That+adorable, funny, heartbreaking characters.

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 · 11 Apr 2018

#MSWL MG/YA mock trial that turns into a real mystery to solve.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 3 Feb 2018

There's often a lot of bending over backwards in YA to create alternate worlds/societies that are led by teenagers/young adults. Why not pull from real life and give me a book about riding the rails/hobo culture? I'm fascinated. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 8 Jan 2018

#MSWL Not just (another) YA novel about having anxiety, but about the misunderstandings that arise between friends when one DOESN'T have anxiety, and how to deal.

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2017

I'd also still love a YA epistolary in texts, chats, and emails about getting Catfished! #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2017

Another I'm still dying for: Missed Connections YA romance. I'm a sucker for both parties making the effort to find each other again! #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 7 Sep 2017

Very ready for a rich, exciting new world to explore. Preferably MG/YA, but adult is okay, too! #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 31 Aug 2017

#MSWL A YA where a private-school girl starts her own underground crisis management business for classmates. Think Scandal + Gossip Girl.