Adria Goetz


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

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 13

Hey, look, I updated my manuscript wishlist! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 12

This is my annual reminder to the world that though I primarily represent children's books, I also represent gift books and devotionals. I'd love to see more of these submissions in my inbox! #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Aug 5

I created a MSWL Pinterest board to give you a sense for the kinds of books I love. (My visual learner brain loves seeing all of these book covers side by side.)

Happy to answer any questions about this list! 💜
#MSWL #amwriting #amquerying

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jul 29

Would do backflips for a joyful picture book about karaoke—sort of like the karaoke equivalent of HIP-HOP LOLLIPOP. 🎤♥️✨ #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jul 18

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