Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus

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The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

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Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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"Riddle, riddle, on the wall..." - Truly Devious
I need more puzzles, murder, and mystery in my box like TRULY DEVIOUS. YA and MG only. I'm not a fit for your regular cozy mystery novels. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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I'd love to see books in MG, YA, Adult with WITCHES.
✔POC voices
✔LGBTQIA+
✔Neuro diversity
✔disabilities
✔magical realism/realistic with fantastical elements
All a plus! #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Oooo and I want books that make me laugh so hard I cry. Especially MG books and romance books.

Give me quiet books too that make you smile at the end (or cry). Especially in YA and Adult spaces. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Hi #amquerying, I have an urgent #mswl that needs to be addressed...
😉
I am seriously lacking anything and everything in the contemporary fiction space. Romance, Realistic (nonissue books), WF, RomCom, high concept book! I need them in MG, YA, and Adult categories.

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Misc. wants:
- Artist and Illustrators for picture books and graphic novels.
- Tarot card proposal.
- Middle Grade and YA nonfiction by underrepresented authors and spirituality.
#mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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For Middle Grade, I am desperate for:
- Horror that would even make adults squirm.
- Themes with puzzles and riddles.
- Group of kids going on adventures in their hometown.
- Graphic novels (in YA too)!
#mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Ok, so I love movies and stories about a group of kids going out and having adventures, so I'm looking forward to the new Ghostbusters, but have you noticed all these stories are usually all boys? Maybe one girl?

Give me an all girl cast adventure MG. #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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🔮Light fantasy or contemporary fantasy or magical realism in MG, YA, NA, Adult.👻Horror and Thrillers in MG and YA
👨‍🎓Anything set in a boarding school, college, schools in general!
📖Historicals in MG and YA
🐻Historical fantasies like BEAR & THE NIGHTINGALE
#mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Have I mentioned how much I want to represent Graphic Novels? I'm open to MG and YA! Especially diverse voices and stories. #mswl.

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Hi #writingcommunity! I have 9 middle-grade queries in my box right now. I WANT MORE.

Adventure, Fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, horror, historical, everything!

Also, I am open to considering non-fiction middle-grade novels, especially LGBTQ+ and STEM for girls. #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE stories that have a group of 4 or more characters going on adventures, figuring out problems, or trying to save the world. MG or YA, but give me stories like STAND BY ME, SANDLOT, STRANGER THINGS. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Speaking of fantasy. I want a story about a character based off Nico di Angelo from the Percy Jackson universe. I love that little tragic-son-of-hades boy. To be more specific, here is a prompt for you: What if Nico was Arya Stark? YA or MG works for me! #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
226 MSWL
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I need a MG graphic novel ala Stranger Things, Goonies, Stand by Me, and any other movie with kids doing crazy things to save the world/town/friends. #MSWL