Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. . Query me at QueryMe.Online/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 28

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So let's talk graphic novel #MSWL ahead of me opening on 6/1. Below are just a small sample of some of my talented clients and their work.

For graphic novels, art is such a big part of it for me. pic.twitter.com/nePULFddzM

But you don't have to be an illustrator to give me graphic novels. I also love script only graphic novels #MSWL.

One thing I have noticed about my taste is I read for escape. I lean towards fantasy, or contemporary-elevated (which is not my regular every day).

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 18

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

#MSWL a YA fantasy HACKSAW RIDGE. This was a war movie that felt so different to me because of who Desmond Doss was.

More just we see alot of stabby stab in fantasy but what if there was a main character who said no. I just love how inspiring Doss was, saving lives. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 18

#MSWL a YA fantasy HACKSAW RIDGE. This was a war movie that felt so different to me because of who Desmond Doss was.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 2 Dec 2019

I loved the grounded fantasy of THE MERCIFUL CROW. It dealt with alot of issues, and had alot of themes working for it. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

In all my #MSWL, I haven't said epic fantasy. I love fantasy, but guys, make feel new. I hang in the space as a reader not just as an agent, so to hook me, you're gonna have to know the literary legacies and the tropes and how to break them.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL Lady Spies who use traditionally feminine skills (like knitting, or embroidery) to convey messages to their fellow spies. And bonus points, make it fantasy.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

I just got up to stretch and saw a Salem Witch Trial NF book. Can someone please write me Salem Witch Trials but in a fantasy world? You'd have to know the history leading up to the witch trials, and then figure out for your new fantasy world, but SO COOL. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

I want a YA that deals with weight in a real way. Body positivitiy, but also does acknowledge the feelings overweight girls get in this world. And I don't mind if it comes in a fantasy #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Sep 2019

I need more graphic novels. I love rom-coms, fantasy, and genre bending. Recent fave reads: JANE, PERSEPHONE, SLAM, LUMBERJANES. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Aug 2019

I really want to find some great MG fantasy. Until some of my favorite recent reads sell, you won't know the names, but I would love to see an immersive world and epic adventure. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 22 May 2019

Another #MSWL: Salem Witch trials but in a fantasy world.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 21 May 2019

4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

Also, while I do love dark fantasy, I would love to see some fantasy that can serve our younger YA readers. Like Tamora Pierce and Sherwood Smith use to. Diverse reads we can give 12-15 set. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Apr 2019

What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Apr 2019

Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 23 Apr 2019

In light of my query 0, I am going to do a #MSWL tomorrow. For now, here is a snapshot:
-Fluffy YA rom-com.
-Well-written psychological friendship book (YA)
- Literary-esque but cinematic fantasy YA and MG
- Historical Fiction like @RutaSepetys
- Quirky, Fun, Voicey MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 21 Apr 2019

I don't understand the desire for writers to always do multiPOV. I am so burned out by them. Can I just get some single POV fantasies? #MSWL #YA