Dr. Uwe Stender

@UweStenderPhD

Founder, President, Literary Agent @triadaus . (Occasional) University Lecturer. Loves books, music, movies, dogs, Fussball.

Triada US Literary Agency

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 3d

If I distilled my research properly, then teens want contemporary YA with friendship stories and diverse protagonists, but de-emphazing "issue books." #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

College YA is another area that has been brought up in my informal polling, @ReadWriteandMe also mentioned it. I wish that publishers were more open to it, but if you send me a great one, we may make it happen saleswise. My next #MSWL: College YA.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

Looking for authentic k-pop inspired fiction. To my shame that would not have occurred to me at all, but it makes complete sense. K-pop is HUGELY popular ALL over the world, so logically teens want to read authentic k-pop inspired fiction. Send it to me. #MSWL.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Mar 28

HL Hinkle🍳 @TheComingOfGose

@UweStenderPhD Hi! What's your typical request rate (per 1000 queries received, say)? Are you super selective up front or do you roll the dice a lot?
Thanks!

Replying to @TheComingOfGose

I am very selective, but...good question! I don't keep stats, but my gut feeling....Hmmm, I may request somewhere between 15 to 50 manuscripts per thousand queries.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Mar 28

21timetraveler @21timetraveler

@UweStenderPhD Why might an agent request a partial instead of a full?

Replying to @21timetraveler

I don't know. You're asking the wrong person. If *I* am interested in something, I request the full. Maybe it comes from the time when there was no email to avoid printing and receiving all the paper?!? It's email, if I like it, I read on, if I don't, I pass, why not the full?!?

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 27

#MSWL: Currently, I am specifically looking for YA rom-coms, funny MG, adult suspense, and high concept Women's Fiction.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 19

On the children's fiction side, I would love to see more contemporary YA fiction (the funnier the better), as well as graphic novels. No PBs for the time being. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 19

On the adult nonfiction side, I would love to see more pop culture projects. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 19

On the adult fiction side, I would love to see more upmarket Women's Fiction, as well as edge-of-your-seat suspense. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 30 Oct 2018

These are dark times. So for distraction & entertainment I need suspense to lose myself in, or stories that make me laugh and feel. So give me loads of suspense for mysteries, and rom coms with a twist for Women's Fiction, YA and MG. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see more contemporary YA and MG that makes me laugh, including, but not exclusively, rom-coms. Additionally, I would love retellings where the story is told with the former antagonist becoming the protagonist. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 30 Aug 2018

I am still, and always, looking for smart, fun YA. I like it all: Rom coms, friendship stories, siblings stories. Well written and smart, make me laugh and cry. #MSWL.