Tara Gilbert ✨

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Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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I love books, movies, and shows with small towns where everyone knows each other. Stories with lots of emotion. (I'm watching My Girl right now and might watch Steel Magnolias next). Would love some YA, MG, or Upmarket adult stories set in small towns. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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I'd also love more spooky/horror MG. Give me fantastic monsters, nature-based villains (like a forest or swamp), and something weird and twisty. I'll take it in YA too. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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I just finished Rick Riordan's recent Apollo book, and I would love an upper MG or YA or Adult book about Artemis/Diana. If YA or A, I would love this in the vein of Madeline Miller's Circe. MG would be in the vein of a RR Presents novel! #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
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Some things I am looking for:
- YA RomCom (or adult) with a diverse cast and smart topics.
- MG/YA nonfiction
- LGBTQ+ nonfiction
- Graphic novels in pretty much anything on my wishlist
- #LGBTQIA+ characters in everything.
- Body diversity
- Underrepresented voices
#MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
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Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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Can I get a LGBTQIA+ sports romance? Especially if the sporty one is a lady, trans, or nonbinary. This is for adult, YA, and I'd take upper MG (even if it isn't romance). Thanks! #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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Can I have like a YA Romcom set in a medieval fantasy world? Maybe a GN of this? #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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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 ✨
@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 ✨
@Literary_Tara
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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 ✨
@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 ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
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I'd love to see YA in the vein of CIRCE or SONG OF ACHILLES. Same tone and feel, not necessarily greek mythos. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
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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 ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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Tara🔮✨closed to queries. @Literary_Tara

🎉I'm OPEN for queries!!!🎉
So it's time for a fresh #mswl thread. pic.twitter.com/5ZkbJUXMUF

For Young Adult, I am really craving the following:
- Fun Historicals like A LADY'S GUIDE
- Best friend stories/platonic love stories.
- Contemporaries that make me cry.
- A YA Killing Eve!
- Stories for young YA (14 and 15-year-olds).
- As always diverse voices.
#mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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🦹‍♀️Graphic Novels in everything above and Illustrators!
👧YOUNG YA, like 14/15 yo MC's.
#MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
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 ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/them | ✨Magical | opinions my own | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
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OOoOOO it's #pitmad tomorrow! Here is what I'm going to be looking for...

🏳️‍🌈Diverse voices! LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity, POC, and other marginalized communities.
❤️Contemporary Romance in YA, NA, Adult!
😭Contemporaries in YA!
#mswl