Becca Podos

Literary Agent

Rees Literary Agency

Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Who’s going to write and query me an historical f/f or f/nb romance? I want the hopeful, penniless spinster to swoon at the dusty riding boots of the embittered, lonely duchesse #MSWL

(If you’ve got one, btw, you don’t have to wait for my QM to reopen. I want it 👀)

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

What's called “Women’s Fiction” but really, any marginalized gender MC with a personal journey as an A plot and romance as a B plot (if it's there at all) akin to SUCH A FUN AGE, BIG SUMMER, LUSTER, HOLLY BANKS FULL OF ANGST #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Mystery, in certain subgenres! I saw an editor #MSWL asking for “fresh cozies for millennial readers,” which, yes please! As in YA, I'm absolutley looking for queer mysteries. Some dislikes: No young children in harm’s way/being secretly evil. No cop MC’s or love interests.

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

I’ll to add to this that I’d *love* more adult romance and romcoms with non-binary MC’s and love interests, HUGE #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Onto adult! Romance across categories/romcoms, particularly queer and/or BIPOC. Anthing comped to Alyssa Cole, Olivia Waite, Cat Sebastian, Georgia Beers, Beverly Jenkins, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Talia Hibbert, Alexandria Bellefleur, Rosie Danan, Roselle Lim, Alisha Rai... #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Contemp YA with a fresh perspective, gorgeous prose, and a strong hook (a small ask). Some of my favorite reads in 2020: WHO I WAS WITH HER, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, LOVE FROM A TO Z, COLOR ME IN, CAMP, PARACHUTES, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, and THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Paranormal YA fantasy (can we just call it that again?) Vampires and vampiric beasties, especially queer, especially non-western versions—give me the manananggal! The pontianak! The estrie! But really, any creature that lives a little outside the mainstream and in shadows #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

YA Magic Realism in its traditional meaning as a movement of Latin American fiction; here's a great article on the meaning of the genre as what Anna-Marie McLemore calls “a literary and cultural language," along with stellar examples #MSWL

tor.com/2020/04/30/the…

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Queer YA genre fiction of any kind. Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller (I didn't know I liked thrillers, but SURRENDER YOUR SONS got me this year), Sci-fi, Romance, Historical, Horror (as long as it's not too grisly; think Hill House, not Halloween). Most especially from QBIPOC #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

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Hey writers! As my QM page says, I’m closed to queries for the rest of the year, and aiming to respond to all queries within the next few weeks with a goal of opening up on January 4 (time and toddlers willing). So, what am I looking for in 2021? Here's a handy #MSWL thread:

Jewish YA fantasy, from contemporary with “incidentally” Jewish characters to second-world fantasy with Judaism built into its bones. IN FACT, any ownvoices fantasy featuring or built around a minority religion (just, you know, be honest with yourself about what that means) #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

#MSWL any book that makes me feel the way I feel when David Rose lip syncs for Patrick

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

Becca Podos @RebeccaPodos

For goodness sake, somebody PLEASE deliver my a plucky fun queer YA historical in the vein of Gentleman Jack #MSWL 🙏🏼

It’s occurred to me that when I tweeted this, I wasn’t selling adult romance/WF. Now I am and good god, send me your joyous adult queer historical novels (and if you’ve already subbed me something like this, do feel free to bring it to my attention ☺️) #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
90 MSWL

I would truly love an SFF, YA or Adult, with queerness so baked into the world à la She-Ra that nobody even blinks. There’s danger and end-of-the-world stakes and messy relationships galore, but that particular threat is non-existant. This has been today’s #MSWL