Adria Goetz

@adriamgoetz

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

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Nov 13

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 · Nov 11

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 · Nov 7

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 · Oct 21

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

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

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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.☺️

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Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

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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 · Sep 24

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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 · Sep 24

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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 · Sep 24

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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 · Sep 24

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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 · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

MG + YA Historical Fiction/Historical Fantasy—I am a history buff myself + would particularly love to see stories which highlight a marginalized narrative that hasn’t been explored as much as the white narrative has in this space. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

MG + YA Graphic Novels. Some recent faves of mine: Pumpkinheads, Pashmina, and Making Friends. I’d also LOVE to work with someone who has a hybrid format similar to Brian Selznick’s works, which is primarily visual but not in a traditional graphic novel sense. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

Mermaids! PB, MG, YA, GNs.✨🧜‍♀️ I'm not looking for an epic fantasy, or a story in which someone discovers they’re a mermaid, or a romance in which a mermaid falls in love with a human. I'd love for it to be something a non-genre reader could get into. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

Funny PBs! I loved Maria the Matador, Dragons Love Tacos, The Bad Seed, I Don’t Like Koala, Miss Hazeltime’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, Brunhilda’s Backwards Day, and Even Superheroes Make Mistakes. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

Magical PBs! A few favorites: The Night Gardener, The Antlered Ship, Ocean Meets Sky, The Bear and the Piano, Remarkables, Lights on Cotton Rock, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, Lola Shapes the Sky, Dream Animals. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

PBs that reflect contemporary families + their real life experiences. Examples: Hair Love, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, Tell Me a Tattoo Story, Honeysmoke, Under My Hijab, Alma, Julian is a Mermaid. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

And now I’ll start listing off some specifics! At the top of my #MSWL: PB author/illustrators w/ a very distinctive signature look.

Some of my faves: Juana Martinez-Neal, Vashti Harrison, the Fan Brothers, Emily Winfield Martin, David Litchfield, Anne Lambelet, Sophie Blackall.