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 · 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 · 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 · 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 @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

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

Thao Le @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 @ThaoLe8 · 15 Mar 2018

Am reading Annihilation and now I kinda want a weird nature YA #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 · 15 Sep 2017

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

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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 @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

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 2 Aug 2017

I'm earnestly seeking romcom in YA. Particularly ones that subvert common romance tropes #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 1 Aug 2017

You know that episode in Master of None s2 where it follows the lives of 3 different people in the same city? I'd like that in YA #mswl

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 28 Jul 2017

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Bonus: check out my updated MSWL page! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/thao… #mswl

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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

Thao Le @ThaoLe8

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

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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

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