Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
New York, NY
Kat Cho 🦊🇰🇷📚 @KatChoI NEED a YA novel with competitive teens that also have a fierce, tough, complex adult character like Monica from CHEER to support and push them! #cheeronnetflix pic.twitter.com/1EkcidfK6P
#MSWL I adore YA and MG with well-rendered adult characters no matter how peripheral they are to the story.
#MSWL can be so hard because on the one hand, I'm like, "Well, send me everything good." And on the other, I know that there are things I DON'T like (dragons, faeries, video games, time travel). And things I am especially called to--queer voices, theater anything, family stories
WHAT. ELSE. I want more MG and more adult. I'm hungriest in these areas because it's what I see less often than YA. In the MG space, I want stories I haven't heard before and voices I haven't seen before. Which is BROAD but basically means: I want all of it. #MSWL
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimGood morning Twitter! It's #MSWL Day! 🎉☕️📚
Today, agents and editors will be tweeting what they wish they had in their inboxes. And we, of course, have surprises for you all day long!
First up! We have a podcast guide to #MSWL for your commute here: soundcloud.com/user-965795498…
Oh, hey #mswl! Let's see: on the YA side, I'm looking for romcoms, ghost stories, clever thrillers, fresh fantasy, and pretty much anything that can fall under the broad and general category of "literary."
It's thrilling to see that legends, icons, and heroes Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will finally be receiving tribute statues in NYC. I've said it before, but I still #MSWL a vigorous, thoughtful book about their friendship and their power.
I’d be ecstatic to find more nonfiction for any age. I particularly swoon for memoirs, popular history, social commentary, and pop culture. Recent loves: Laymon’s Heavy, Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Westover’s Educated. #MSWL
I am ALWAYS looking for YA fantasy or sci-fi. It’s not even out yet, but Swati Teerdhala’s stunner, The Tiger at Midnight is EXACTLY the kind of high-stakes, thrilling novel that I tumble head over heels for. #MSWL
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Hello, friends! Haven’t been here in awhile and probably won’t be popping back in too much for reasons I won’t bore you with. But I wanted to open the year with some #MSWL. I’m always on the lookout!
I’d love to find some wonderful author-illustrators in any space from middle-grade to adult in fiction or nonfiction. Can be for pure graphic novels or more mashed-up, partially illustrated projects! #MSWL