Thao Le


Literary Agent rep'ing YA, MG, & romantic leaning SFF, and select Picture Books. QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email submissions accepted)


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Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Aug 12

So I watched the Batman: Hush animated movie last night... I preferred the comics, but it did immediately rekindle my love for Selina/Bruce. So if your book has a Selina/Bruce type of romance/dynamic... I'd love to see it when I reopen to submissions #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Jul 11

I am a fan of books that make you feel angry about the ending. I want to rep a book that makes you so invested in the characters (whether you hate them or love them) that at the end you want to throw the book across the room. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Jun 26

So I visited Bamburgh Castle today and heard the ballad of The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh and now I want a feminist retelling of Princess Margaret who got turned into a wyrm.… #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Jun 7

Kelly Leigh Miller @bookofkellz

Day 67 of #the100dayproject ! #sketchbook

I need a fantasy story related to or inspired by the Golden Bridge (aka the Hand Bridge) in Da Nang, Vietnam. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · May 8

Ok... so @MystGalaxyBooks is selling this shirt and now I need a picture book about a thesaurus and a velocireader and their bookish adventures. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Apr 8

John Freeman @VTjdfCA

@ThaoLe8 #mswl it!!!!

I have in the past! But it's an important reminder: I would love to get a picture book about pangolins! The story can be silly and about them trying to ask someone on a date or about their conservation. I don't care! These creatures need more love! #mswl…

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Apr 4

Thao Le @ThaoLe8

Am reading Annihilation and now I kinda want a weird nature YA #mswl

I'm still looking for this BTW. Atmospheric, creepy, invasive nature. Not quite right flora fauna. The feeling of something unnerving, watching you from the forest. I love settings that feel like characters, as if they have a motive. #MSWL

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Apr 4

I still very much love retellings/reimaginings, but I'm looking for fresh and unique ones that aren't Disney, Grimm fairytales, or classics like Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, etc... #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Mar 26

Yes, we need dark stories in MG/YA because kids need to have their problems/struggles acknowledged. But please remember to infuse hope. I want less focus on the trauma/suffering and more on successes and healing. Marginalized kids need to know they deserve happy endings #MSWL