Adria Goetz


A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent/ Book Peddler/Fairy Godmother. MSWL:

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 2d

Trends I’ve noticed in the projects I represent: lesser known traditions, magical foods, baking/cooking, celebrating differences, women doing amazing things, fantastical creatures, art/creativity, themes of home/belonging, creepy stuff, characters who choose kindness. ✨📚#MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jul 8

I'm still on the hunt for a mermaid novel! MG or YA. The catch is that I'm not looking for the falls-in-love-with-a-human trope, or something that features wars and kingdoms and sea politics. So I guess I want a... quiet mermaid novel? #MSWL ✨🐚🧜🏿‍♀️🧜🏽‍♀️🌊

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jun 24

I’d love to work with a PB author/illustrator who uses paint/texture the way Alena Shymchonak does in her art! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jun 13

I’d love to see more hook-y high concept MG + YA submissions. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jun 11

If it was somehow possible for an author/illustrator to do a spooky-yet-entirely-kid-friendly picture book about russalka, I would die of happiness. #creepymermaids #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 22

I told my dad about some of the YA projects I’m working on right now and he said, “They kinda all sound dark and sad.” Aaand he’s not wrong..? So this is a good time to remind the internet I am looking for a fun, upbeat Rom Com. Would especially love something high concept! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 10

I am absolutely delighted every May when I see artists post #mermay doodles and illustrations of mermaids. I am a next level mermaid lover—I've read academic papers on mermaid mythology and studied how it varies from country to country. So keep 'em coming! 🧜‍♀️✨

Also, #MSWL.

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 10

Ingrid Goes West is a movie I think about a lotttt and I'd love to see some sort of YA project in this same vein. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 5

I don’t know how to make this sound not sarcastic (🤷🏼‍♀️) but I’d love to see some funny Christian picture books in my inbox. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Mar 25

I feel like at every high school there is one girl who will draw on you with Sharpie, like little tattoos, for a couple of dollars. I’d love a graphic novel about her. Would also love a GN about an Indian American teenage girl with a henna business. Send me all your tats. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Mar 18

The legendary Andrea Davis Pinkney once said, "We need to see more black kids riding dragons" and this is basically my #MSWL summed up.

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Mar 14

This will come as no surprise to my Twitter followers, given the inexplicably high volume of raccoon videos I retweet: I want/need a picture book about raccoons. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jan 7

I'd love to read more funny stories that make me cackle with laughter.

(P.S. I am not a dainty giggler. I am a witch-like cackler. My sisters make me laugh the most and they can vouch for this.) #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 14 Dec 2018

Is there already a picture book out there about the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod? If not... #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 16 Nov 2018

I feel it’s important to note I have a flair for the macabre. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 30 Oct 2018

A lyrical #OwnVoices PB about a house blessing (or cleansing) ceremony/ritual. There are so many beautiful traditions out there from different cultural/religious backgrounds. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 29 Oct 2018

Since it's #NationalCatDay, this is the perfect day to tweet that I NEED a PB about a cat. (Preferably from an author/illustrator.)

P.S. My cat Maple is sitting on my lap as I type this and she approves this #MSWL item.

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 29 Oct 2018

I've tweeted this before, but wanted to post it again: I'm hungry (pun absolutely intended) for a graphic novel about food/cooking/baking, with recipes included. :) #MSWL