Adria Goetz


A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Book Peddler + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL:

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 6d

A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:

✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Quirky gift books

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 4

I got my hair cut today and there was a tiny, precious 4-year-old boy getting his hair cut at the station next to me. Stylist said he keeps a stuffed animal around for the boys because the clippers scare them.🥺

Long story short, I NEED to rep a "first hair cut" PB.💈#MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jan 29

I updated my visual #MSWL Pinterest board to give a sense for the types of books I love and want to work on. Peruse it here if you'd like! ✨

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 13 Dec 2019

I loved the unique POVs of these MG books—a parrot, a gorilla, an imaginary friend. Writing from a perspective like this is a tall order, but when a writer gets it right it can be breathtaking. I’d love to find an incredible MG novel with a unique narrator! ✨ #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 3 Dec 2019

This has been on my #MSWL for a while but I want to put it out there again: I'd love to find the next Brian Selznick-type of creator who tells grand, intricate stories in a hybrid format of illustrations/text. ✨

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 13 Nov 2019

One time I posted a link to my MSWL Pinterest board, and someone tweeted back, "I love CIRCUS MIRANDUS too!"

I was like: um, what? That book is not on the list. I've never even heard of it!

But guess what? I just read it...

And. WOW. Now it IS on my #MSWL! ✨🎪

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 11 Nov 2019

I just read + really liked SHIP OF DOLLS by Shirley Parenteau—I love historical fiction centered around very specific, lesser known moments from history, in this case the Friendship Dolls exchange with Japan in the 20s. Would love to see more stories like this in my inbox! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 7 Nov 2019

Every time I spot the SCBWI folder designed by @ogemora in my office, or read one of her books, I'm reminded yet again of how much I love collage. I'd love to see more PBs that utilize collage! ✂️📜🎨 #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 21 Oct 2019

I would love to see more MG + YA historical fiction/historical fiction fantasy in my inbox. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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A link to other #MSWL items I've tweeted over the years.

Just went through and deleted some of them, because there were several wishes which were granted!✨This is why I post so many #MSWL items—because this silly hashtag actually works.☺️…

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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Mixed Media/Epistolary/Other Unique Forms—I love stories that are told in unique formats like letters, emails, texts, transcripts, journal entries, etc. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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Devotionals—I’d love to represent more concept-driven devotionals. I represented a knitting devotional called Knit, Pray, Share and loved the specificity of it. Would love to do more devotionals with unique hooks! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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Gift books—I represented The Compendium of Magical Beasts, which is all about the anatomy of magical creatures, and would love to represent more quirky gift books like this. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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Mystery. MG + YA. I will never forget reading The Dollhouse Murders when I was in fifth grade and having to close the book because I was so scared. I want to work on books that prompt that same level of book-induced fright! Also: I’m obsessed with the Truly Devious series. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

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Atmospheric books. I love a unique atmosphere/strong sense of place in books across the board—to the extent where the setting feels like one of the characters. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

Spooky PBs! 👻🖤✨💀🎃

Ghosts, haunted houses, cobwebs. I would die for a picture book about rusalka.

See How to Make Friends with a Ghost for my spooky book crush, as well as an upcoming picture book called The Ugly Doodles by my client @vwicker2478. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · 24 Sep 2019

MG + YA Magical Realism—I’m looking for the next The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. #MSWL