VP of Martin Literary Management. Fiction + nonfiction kid lit agent. Optimist, lover of things lovely, side-of-mouth talker. French-Peruvian-American. Mom.
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelHi all! With apologies, I'm closed to unsolicited submissions effective today for a little while. Exceptions: industry referrals, attendees of conferences where I was faculty, participants of contests/events that I took part + personal requests. I expect to reopen in the fall.
I’ll also add that I’ll still accept queries that very clearly fit any of my recent #mswl requests. Except the holiday book one—I receive too many queries on that one.
I grew up in the NJ town where suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived. A gorgeous house I still drive by every time I visit. I’d love to rep a story involving her—a fresh, angle since she’s been covered before in kid lit. But would be a lovely way to honor my hometown! #mswl
I'm intrigued by the e-sports world now that I have two close friends who work in it. I'd love to see any YA or kids books, fiction or nonfiction, related to e-sports in my query inbox. Deep knowledge of e-sports phenomenon required #mswl
Deleted last tweet + rewrote so I'm clearer: I'm ticking lots of agent goals off this year re: types of projects I always wanted to rep (yay!). Another goal is to rep a very commercial Christmas or Halloween PICTURE book. Author-illustrs preferred! Whose got one for me?! #mswl
I'd love to rep more graphic novels for the younger set -- 6-8 yo readership, themes like friendship, family, pets/animals, nonfiction would be cool too. Human protagonists or more fanciful and fantastical works too! Ready to be delighted! #mswl #gn
Growing up, my mom was a doctor at the UN. Her wonderful friends were from all over the world--India, Ghana, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Spain. I also loved when she'd bring home world stories from the UN bookstore. This all fostered my love for international stories! #mswl
I’m half-Peruvian and would love to represent more children’s and YA authors and illustrators of Peruvian heritage—and Peruvians who live in Peru are great too! Does anyone know any Peruvian artists in instagram I can check out? #MSWL
I want more YA nonfiction! #mswl A deep dive into a really interesting part of history that has modern resonance; an investigation into a recent news event; a cool historical anthology; a topical memoir; books by real inspiring teens; how-to books & guide books. Send to me!
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.
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 @MadmoiselleClelIf 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.
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
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
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
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(3) PB bios that are sort of hybrids--they r delivering more than one kind of info. Can't think of a specific example (let me know if u do), but the story of a person + the info about the thing they did. E.g.--the story of a builder + then the science behind the thing they built
These three types of PB biographies are very interesting to me + I think help to push the genre forward. Time to rethink traditional PB bio writing! And when you land on something great (can be like the examples I gave in the thread)--send to me!! #mswl