Thao Le


Literary Agent: KidLit (PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels), Sci-Fi/Fantasy and select Romance. Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)


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Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Feb 8

Any Latinx writers out there ever want to do a retelling of Zorro? Like a gender bent one or a modern one or a fantasy one or something? I would love to see it! #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 1 Oct 2019

I'm pickier with YA lately since it already makes up a large part of my list, but I'm still looking for magical realism, contemporary witches/magic, gothic stories, the influence of modern tech in romcoms, and fantasy or reimaginings that are different and fresh. #MSWL

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 1 Oct 2019

Thao Le @ThaoLe8

Since I'm reopening to submissions today, I thought I'd share what's currently on my #MSWL, though many of the things I've tweeted about in the past are still relevant. I'm most hungry for:

ANY AND ALL Middle Grade, be it fantasy or contemporary, but it has to have lots of heart. Some recent MG I've enjoyed are Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, and all the Rick Riordan Presents books have been stellar #MSWL

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 7 Jun 2019

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 · 12 Mar 2019

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

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

I'm still dying for a Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Genderbend it. LGBTQ it. Make it contemporary. Or fantasy. I'm down for it! #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

It's #MSWL day! A lot of my previous mswls still stand, but I'm particularly interested in seeing more contemporary fantasy. I want to see magic in everyday life!

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 26 Feb 2018

BUT I want to see some modern magic realism, and some contemporary fantasy (think portal magic, magical bakeries/flower shops, lighthearted time travel in the vein of the movie About Time). Again, more modern/contemporary and less urban fantasy. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 21 Jul 2017

I have the sudden strong urge to read a historical fantasy or alternate history YA starring a young female scientist like Marie Curie. #mswl