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? 💜
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
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
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
Marisa DiNovis @dinovismsI have seen and experienced the sheer perfection of Knives Out, and you bet I’m now craving an Agatha Christie-esque cozy YA mystery in a creaky ol’ house complete with a b-i-g dose of social commentary #mswl
YES. SAME. THIS.
Impeccable sweater-clad cast of characters is optional, but encouraged. #MSWL
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. ✨
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! ✨🎪
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
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
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelI would absolutely love to rep an author-illustrator with a very European, whimsical style a la Emily Winfield Martin's The Littlest Family's Big Day. Send me your samples of warm woodland delights, please! #mswl
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
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