Literary agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency. Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
I've been trawling our subs inbox for great middle grade. I thought I'd share some observations:
- Firstly, we don't get sent enough of it!
- Seeing a lot eco themes, historical, & animal protagonists - Not enough contemporary
- A lot of Upper MG, not enough Lower
Getting some traction for an old #mswl tweet so thought I should update with what I am actively looking for RIGHT NOW: Crime and psychological thrillers with a very, very, very clear hook, and wonderful MG - warm, funny, contemporary, magical - anything with a great voice!
So... right NOW would be a good time to send me contemporary YA. I'm prowling the submissions inbox for a strong voice and interesting relationships. katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
(SFF - I see you, I love you, I respect you, but I am not looking for you at the mo) #mswl #amquerying
Oh, it is difficult to say what you are NOT looking for because you sometimes surprise yourself (or rather, a great submission surprises you)! Things I'm looking for at the moment includes 'uplit', great police procedural and contemporary issue-driven YA. #AskAgent