Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Please visit my website for submission guidelines and even more wish list items. mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Specific nonfiction topics I’d love to read about this year: music journalism, depression, chronic illness, occult topics beyond tarot and astrology, environmentalism, smart pop culture criticism. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I’m always excited to see strong nonfiction proposals in my inbox. Pop culture, environmental science, history, occult, and lifestyle. Illustrated projects. Essays written by modern journalists. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Illustrated picture books by individual author/illustrators. My picture book preference leans heavily on the “literary” side of storytelling and prose. Moving topics, poetic language, visually and emotionally striking protagonists, unique art style. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Illustrated graphic novels and graphic nonfiction by individual author/illustrators. MG, YA, Adult. The art needs to cleverly utilize the comics storytelling format. I’m not looking at script-only submissions at the moment. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

And of course, I can’t stay away from gorgeously written MG fantasy. There’s a lot of it out there though, so I need to read a truly unusual concept to keep my interest. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I love MG novels featuring characters with specific, compelling interests. A pre-teen who has built their entire personality around That Thing they love. The more obscure, the better. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

In MG, I’m still looking for the perfect animal story! Think Silverwing, Pax, even Watership Down or Bunnicula. This could go in so many directions—I just really love animal characters! #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Weird and wonderful YA novels. Just the slightest touch of magic, or stranger, or unsettling in an otherwise ~perfectly normal~ world. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Also in YA, LGBTQ+ love stories. Give me Heartstopper. Give me Kurt/Blaine or Santana/Brittany from Glee. Over-the/top adorable feels to warm my cold, bitter heart. 💖 #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

For YA, contemporary stories written by authors with a ridiculously unique voice. Mary H.K. Choi, Eric Smith, Nina LaCour, and Tiffany D. Jackson have written some of my favourite YA books. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Aforementioned favourite books of all time: Wicked, The Bloody Chamber, Wicked, Of Bees and Mist, Uprooted, The Golem and the Jinni, Mexican Gothic, Night Film. Anything by Helen Oyeyemi, Akwaeke Emezi, or Gregory Maguire. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Upmarket speculative fiction. Grounded fantasy, magical realism, retellings of fairy/folk tales, horror. The majority of my favourite books of all time live in this genre. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Explorations of mental health topics. Deep and dark glimpses at a character’s struggles. Stories that accept and celebrate how ridiculous life can be when your brain is wired in certain ways. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Coming-of-age stories. Child and teen protagonists. Novels exploring childhood, friendship, family drama. Characters realizing how pivotal life moments completely fucked them up. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Maria Vicente @agentvicente

I suppose it’s that time again. A new #MSWL thread for the new year! 🤞🏻 pic.twitter.com/wIlpiwFUSl

Let’s start with literary fiction, because that’s what I’m the most eager to read as 2023 begins. Contemporary voices, unusual storytelling structures, complicated platonic and romantic relationships, upmarket genre novels. I want beautiful prose with a splashy concept. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

(Also, rumour has it I’ll be looking for adult fiction later this year…so if you’re working on contemporary literary fiction or upmarket genre, keep me in mind.)

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Find even more #MSWL items + submission guidelines on my website. ✌🏼

mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Nonfiction #MSWL

formats: narrative nonfiction, graphic nonfiction, graphic memoirs, illustrated gift books, essay collections

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