Maria Vicente

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Nonfiction #MSWL

🧺 music journalism
🧺 mental health
🧺 vegan cookbook
🧺 science and nature
🧺 pop culture history

(Any of the above in prose or illustrated formats.)

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

YA/Teen* #MSWL

πŸ§‹ ”weird & wonderful”
πŸ§‹ LGBTQ+ romance
πŸ§‹ historical fiction
πŸ§‹ magical realism
πŸ§‹ novel-in-verse
πŸ§‹ mysteries & thrillers

*Happily avoiding that discourse tyvm.

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Middle Grade #MSWL

πŸ… animal stories*
πŸ… folklore inspired fantasy
πŸ… ~ best friends forever ~
πŸ… creepy horror

*Not talking animals; realistic stories about animals.

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Graphic β€œNovel” #MSWL

πŸ‚ realistic teen stories
πŸ‚ graphic memoir
πŸ‚ graphic nonfiction
πŸ‚ psychological horror

Note: I’m currently only looking for projects created by author/illustrators (one creator both writing and illustrating the book).

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I’ve compiled my fall 2021 submissions wish list into a guide on Instagram (linked below). I’ll also make a list in the tweets to follow if you don’t want/can’t be bothered to look at pretty pictures. #MSWL instagram.com/agentvicente/g…

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I watched S1 of DARE ME on the weekend and now I'm desperate for some "bad girl" YA manuscripts. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

My love for music documentaries has grown during the pandemicβ€”the creative process, how certain musicians/albums/singles react to and influence history and culture.

All this to say, if you’re writing a book proposal for music-related nonfiction, I’d like to see it! #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

And I’m actively looking for graphic nonfiction and graphic memoir submissions. For any market: kids, teens, adults. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I’d love to see more graphic novel submissions with limited colour palettes in my inbox. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente

Throwing a new #MSWL into the universe: a YA historical fiction about disco subculture! πŸ•ΊπŸΏ

I’m particularly interested in a story that explores:

πŸŒ€disco’s beginnings in Black and queer communities

πŸŒ€ the commercialization and appropriation of the genre as it gained popularity

πŸŒ€ the (racist and homophobic foundation of the) anti-disco movement

#MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I will not be content until I have a contemporary series like this on my own middle grade list! Desperately seeking the real-life drama of frenemies, first crushes, and exploring self-identity/expression for 10-year-olds.
#mswl πŸŒΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ’–

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Updated my wish list for 2021. #MSWL

Looking forward to reading your queries, proposals, pitch packages, and manuscripts this year! πŸͺ΄βœ¨πŸ“–

mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

The query inbox at @PSLiterary opens on Monday, and I’m so excited to add new clients to my list in 2020.

Representation info and my updated #mswl is at the link below. Let me know if you have any questions.

mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Ok, I think that's all for now! You can always read more of my #MSWL on my website (linked below). mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

You know how Gwenyth Paltrow hired a book curator for her home? (If you didn't, now you do.) Well, I want nonfiction books a curator would pick out for Busy Philipps. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

My #MSWL includes nonfiction for kids and teen readers, too!

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Speaking of learning (I'm a Virgo, leave me alone), I love working on nonfiction books. It's difficult to list specific topics because I don't know what I don't know! Teach me something cool. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I'm also hoping to see more graphic memoirs and graphic nonfiction. Such a fantastic way to learn about people and things. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

When it comes to graphic novels (for all agesβ€”MG, YA, or Adult), most of the submissions I receive are fantasy. I would love to work on more realistic stories. Maybe even some horror! #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

More YA things you should send me: best friend stories! LGBTQ+ rom coms! eerie mysteries! #MSWL