A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Book Peddler + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com
KidLit GN @KidLitGNWednesday is coming up quickly! Agents and editors, please feel free to post your GN wish list and your submission guidelines. Or your plans to be involved. Let's spread the word! Thanks! #KidLitGN pic.twitter.com/IFvYnMNUq8
So excited for this tomorrow! When it comes to graphic novels, I’m open to a wide range, but here are a few #MSWL items: contemporary with a strong voice/distinctive perspective, historical fiction, accessible fantasy, mystery/anything spooky, romance. ♥️ #KidLitGN
I just finished REAL MEN KNIT by @KwanaWrites and loooved it. You *NEED* this rom com set in a knitting shop in your life. 🧶
This tweet shall henceforth be an #AdriaBookRecs, and a #MSWL request. 💜
P.S. s/o to @sa_mcveigh! I first heard about this book from one of her tweets.
Adria Goetz @adriamgoetzPEARL by Molly Ide. A very special tale.
MERMAID AND ME by Soosh. For every little girl who dreamed of having a mermaid best friend! pic.twitter.com/1WvAi2uW3q
I’m so excited to shepherd more mermaid books into the world! It delights me that writers know I love mermaids, because it means a lot of mermaid projects swim into my inbox, which is the best. Keep 'em coming. ✨🧜🏾♀️💜
I'm forever on the hunt for more funny picture books. Please send me your humor! I'm open to all types: loud, zany, quirky, strange, dry, subversive, potty, punny. Whatever you got, send it my way! #MSWL
I'm getting a lot of queries for PBs about COVID-19. These probably aren't going to be the right fit for me. I'd be more interested in a book like THE BREAKING NEWS by @sarahlynnereul, which takes a broader approach to scary world events + will have a long shelf life. #MSWL
Lane @lanewriteswordsSo what if we took that Sarah Dessen/Jenny Han fluffy cheerful aesthetic and made the characters Black and just had a whole genre that was joyful Black kids? Black teen beach reads. Something for the summer, something to dance to.
This is a major #MSWL vibe.
Atlas Obscura @atlasobscuraThis colony of glowworms—one of the largest in all of New South Wales—illuminates the stale, inky air like a constellation of blue-green stars. trib.al/4q6NtKA
Just want to reiterate that I've always wanted to work on a glowworm picture book! I think it would be so visually dazzling. #MSWL
Adria Goetz @adriamgoetzOn Feb. 26 at 10 AM PST, I'm doing a live webinar for #12x12PB. I'll be talking about:
✨ Current trends
✨ What makes a strong submission
✨ What I would LOVE to see in my inbox
I'd love for you to join me and @JulieFHedlund! To sign up, click here: bit.ly/2RRcqcx pic.twitter.com/FVJbR9VqK9
In short: my dream book has lovely sentence-level writing that pulls me in to the pages, an interesting plot with a good hook, is accessible but smart, and something with commercial oomph. That’s not asking for too much, right?? #MSWL
2. Women’s Fiction! I’d love to find the next Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. (This is a WISH list, remember?) I love interesting voices/POVs, dual timelines with a historical feel, rhythmic language, generational sagas. #MSWL
Here are some specifics on what I’ll be looking for:
1. Thrillers! I love gritty, juicy, scandalous thrillers. My favorite thriller authors include Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, Lisa Jewell, and I’m excited to read what Samantha Downing + Wendy Heard write next. #MSWL
As of today, I am officially opening to submissions for Adult Fiction. (!!!) I am specifically interested in female-driven Thrillers/Suspense, and Women’s Fiction. Help me spread the word? 💜