Clelia Gore

@MadmoiselleClel

VP of Martin Literary Management. Fiction + nonfiction kid lit agent. Optimist, lover of things lovely, side-of-mouth talker. French-Peruvian-American. Mom.

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 5d

Here's an #mswl challenge. I'd love to rep a PB inspired by media literacy. Specifically, I'd love to see a commercial story related to knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources (i.e. facts vs. anecdotes)--metaphorically probably.

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 26

Currently living for this modern day graphic novel retelling of LITTLE WOMEN: MEG, JO, BETH AND AMY. I'd LOVE to see a GRAPHIC NOVEL retelling of something classic but resonant for kids or teens--modern or otherwise. #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 26

Remember American Girl's CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU? I'd love to do a title like that but dealing with other issues that tweens or teens face like social media/media literacy or anxiety/stress/emotions #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 19

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel

If you write about climate change or environmental protection in the teen/YA space, I'm the agent for you. I'm open to many genres here: YA memoir, narrative NF, trade NF, graphic. I'm ready to do my part to help save the planet! #mswl

I'm getting a lot of fiction queries related to this #mswl when I had requested nonfiction. I'm really mostly interested in trade nonfiction here. Off the top of my head, a good example would be a book (maybe graphic?) to the tune of: Ways You Can Fight Climate Change at Home.

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 18

If you write about climate change or environmental protection in the teen/YA space, I'm the agent for you. I'm open to many genres here: YA memoir, narrative NF, trade NF, graphic. I'm ready to do my part to help save the planet! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 21

And I'm also really craving some MG or YA narrative nonfiction. Something a middle grader or teen can really relate to--a true story that has resonance in their modern lives. A commercial story with curriculum appeal (not other way around). The 57 Bus was a recent fave #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 21

I am so eager to rep some really delicious middle grade. Open to pretty much anything though not a huge speculative fan, and I've already done time travel books so not into that at this time. I want lots of heart, I want to be surprised, I want to laugh or cry or both! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 11

Hi all! Here is my current #mswl! In short, I'm focused on developing four areas of my clientele in 2019: (1) PB author-illustrators; (2) MG fiction; (3) Graphic novels; and (4) Nonfiction across all kid lit genres. Hit me up, queryers! cleliagore.com/2019/01/11/201…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 28 Nov 2018

I'm devouring cheesy yet wonderful Hallmark and Netflix holiday movies. Surely a YA rom com in a holiday setting (Christmas market? Christmas tree farm? Santa photo studio?) would be as delightful? #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 11 Nov 2018

There should be a kid's book about the very very first Americans #mswl Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown nyti.ms/2D7Y43A

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 6 Nov 2018

You know what we need? A YA novel set during an election, in a political campaign. Get the kids excited about election early #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 15 Oct 2018

Being a new mom, I've never read more graphic novels than I am now. At the end of a tiring day, I find a graphic novel the right balance of text and art to keep me awake for a whole book, LOL. As a result, I am in a GN mood! Send me your kid lit graphic novel proposals! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 19 Sep 2018

Also in the mood for a really cozy, fallish or wintry woodland picture books. Clearly, I've leaned into the changing seasons even thought it's still 65 degrees outside in Seattle! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 19 Sep 2018

It's fall, I'm in the mood for something spooky/eerie. PB and MG, please! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 13 Sep 2018

Nonfiction kid lit writers! We’ve seen a ton of PB biographies acquired over the last year or so—the market is ready and open to fresh takes on PB nonfiction. Think outside the biography box! And after you do—send me your stuff :) #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 28 Aug 2018

My husband was recently subjected to an anti-Semitic joke from someone he liked and respected (no more). It was a very upsetting incident + I'm very motivated to bring more books with Jewish themes, characters into the kid booksphere to combat vile attitudes. #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 3 Nov 2017

Send me ur really cool + unique kids nonfiction book queries. I get lots of straight educational subs, but I want out of the box stuff #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 25 Sep 2017

Interested in nonfiction picture books, MG or YA about journalism, how news is reported, etc. to combat this "fake news" movement #MSWL