Thao Le (Currently Closed To Unsolicited Queries)

@ThaoLe8

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

USA

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · Apr 2

Okay guys, I've been obsessed with #KnivesOut and I'd love to get a YA in a similar vein. I'm thinking more of the fun vibe than super suspenseful mystery. And because I am a trash shipper I'd love maybe some Marta/Ransom vibes with the characters. #MSWL

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 4 Apr 2019

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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 25 Mar 2019

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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 26 Nov 2018

Rewatching Tortilla Soup and now I want a YA version, maybe with Latinx witch sisters. A Tortilla Soup meets Charmed #mswl

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

I want a YA version of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, but featuring other ethnicities! #mswl

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 16 Mar 2018

Craving a narrative nonfiction Frida Kahlo YA in the vein of Vincent and Theo. Or about any WOC artists in general. #mswl

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 15 Mar 2018

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

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @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 (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 15 Sep 2017

Thao Le @ThaoLe8

It's past #MSWL day, but I was just thinking of things I'd like to see... (a thread)

Replying to @ThaoLe8

Often in YA the MC is the only bookworm in her circle. What about a whole GROUP of bookworms? Like a squad of bookworm chars? #mswl

Thao Le (Currently Closed to Unsolicited Queries) @ThaoLe8 · 22 Aug 2017

That C. S. Pacat announcement reminded me that I want a YA in the vein of a sports anime w passionate teens & is extremely shippable! #mswl