Thao Le

@ThaoLe8

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

California

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Jun 7

Kelly Leigh Miller @bookofkellz

Day 67 of #the100dayproject ! #sketchbook pic.twitter.com/rO8WRaVrb8

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 twitter.com/ThaoLe8/status…

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

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Mar 25

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada

Shion/Sean and Tsubasa have apparently broken up, sooooo love is canceled

In light of this terrible news I need some amazing YA rom like the Tsubasa/Shion relationship on Terrace House. I basically want shoujo manga storylines please #mswl 😭😭😭💔

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Mar 12

I'm preparing to reopen to queries next week and wanted to share my current #mswl:

Contemporary Fantasy in the vein of the films About Time and Your Name
Diverse MG like Aru Shah and the End of Time and Amina’s Voice
Foodie Magic like Chocolat and Garden Spells
LGBTQ Retellings