Thao Le


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


Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · May 1

I know I'm closed to submissions at the moment, but damn I loved #NeverHaveIEver so much. I want more of this type of MG or YA stories. #MSWL

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 19 Dec 2019

It's almost the holidays and what I want in the new year is progressive and diverse stories that can be comped to shoujo manga. I want a middle grade Magical Girl story y'all. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 1 Oct 2019

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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 · 26 Mar 2019

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 · 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 · 29 Mar 2018

Super hungry for middle grade in the vein of Peasprout Chen by @HenryLienAuthor and The First Rule of Punk by @CeliaCPerez. POC kids with a passion! #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 26 Feb 2018

Gearing up to reopen to submissions (possibly in the next couple of weeks). I want to see more Middle Grade and Contemporary YA! Especially stories from POC and non-binary voices. Please no issue books. I want fully developed plots, strong hooks, and nuanced characters. #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 2 Aug 2017

Seeking middle grade that is funny in a witty, clever way (I'm not the agent for slapstick, i.e. Captain Underpants, Dork Diaries) #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 28 Jul 2017

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Bonus: check out my updated MSWL page!… #mswl

Replying to @ThaoLe8

I'm dying for more contemporary YA and middle grade to add to my list (particularly from marginalized voices) #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 26 Jul 2017

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As a fan of board games and escape rooms I'd love a puzzle-y or geeky mg/ya about them #mswl

Replying to @ThaoLe8

I'm also down for geeky conventions as a setting, role playing, cosplay, and gamer girls in my mg/ya! #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 26 Jul 2017

As a fan of board games and escape rooms I'd love a puzzle-y or geeky mg/ya about them #mswl