Kelly Is CLOSED To Queries!
Spoke to an editor this morning and reminded myself how much I want a historical in MG, YA, or Adult about a gun-toting, foul mouthed, self-sufficient woman like Ruby from Cold Mountain. Any country or continent or sexuality or skin color. I’m tired of petticoats. #MSWL
Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKellyI just spent the last few hours watching The Half Of It, and then spent a lot of time and energy realizing the absolute brilliance of the emotional depth and reality of this movie. If anyone has this as a comp title...I really, really would love it right now. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/h652JbvTnY
And listen, here’s the thing: I’m good with romance being messy and not always ending well, but the only contemporary stories I find that aren’t HEA YA romance are usually about suicide. Where are the middle ground manuscripts which this movie SO EXCELLENTLY defined?! #MSWL
I will still be open to YA stories, but will be much more selective about them (or I will TRY to be! I keep picking them up, gosh darn it! I've been trying!) However, I currently have 6 mostly YA authors on my roster, and I need more adult and MG authors! #MSWL
Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKellyFor whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/4SMHicEnnJ
HISTORICAL in YA and Adult! Love some court/palace intrigue, especially if in a more unknown place in literature. (SEE TWEET ATTACHED FOR INFO!) I’m also always looking for my super feminist/independent US historical a la Ruby from Cold Mountain. #MSWL twitter.com/litagentkelly/…
Kiki Nguyen @kiananguYA contemporary: I don’t want good girls, nice girls, nice kids. I want kids with buried secrets and selfish truths. Ones that try their best to be good but falter and make the wrong choices. Dark tone, snarky but not the shitty kind of egotistical wittiness. #mswl
This. ALLLLLLLLLLLL of this. 👇👇👇👇 #MSWL
I am heavily looking for MG and YA thrillers and paranormal horrors for the fall/Halloween season...and probably beyond that too. WHERE ARE ALL THE GHOSTS, DEMONS, MONSTERS, and humans who act like they're one of the above? #MSWL
So I found my witch writer, my pirates writer, and my ballet writer this year! WOOO!!! What am I looking for next?...
...Sci-Fi, gaming, and dystopian/futuristic sci-fi. I'm not a space opera person though! Sorry! #MSWL This goes for MG and YA! =)
*screams from rooftop*
Because I don’t have enough: I rep ADULT ROMANCE, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI, FANTASY. I rep MG CONTEMPORARY, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI, FANTASY. In addition to the YA Fantasy I have, I also rep YA CONTEMPORARY, SCI-FI, HISTORICAL, THRILLER/PARANORMAL! #MSWL please.
For whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL
You know what I’m missing right now? A high fantasy (either YA or Adult) with a brilliant new world to get lost in and a fully developed, ingenious magic system. Anyone have one for me? #MSWL
Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKellyLooking for some YA and Adult futuristic sci-fi that can veer towards thriller-esque. I have a thing for crazy monsters and alien-like beings that are created or defeated through science. Give me Pacific Rim with a twist or The Arrival! pic.twitter.com/vv2TaiKpyG
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI keep thinking about how badly I want to read more smart, unnerving YA horror.
I don't want gore. I want a story that makes me ask questions that I don't want an answer to. #MSWL
ALL OF THIS. ALL. OF. THIS. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #MSWL
Julia McCarthy @thejumblesOh, hey! After discovering the majesty of Hersheypark’s teen employees last week, I’d love to find me a goofy, funny, earnest YA about a group of kids spending the summer working together at an amusement park. #MSWL
I second this. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #MSWL
Tara @Literary_TaraI honestly need a book about Arya. Middle grade, YA, an adult spanning the life of a girl who started training at a young age for death. pic.twitter.com/gpSS4vAo7G
Yo, #mswl too. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Just had a talk with one of my beloved editor friends and we’re both dying for some WOLVES. Not werewolves, but like Game of Thrones wolves in YA or MG. WHO HAS THIS? Because we need it. Desperately. #MSWL