Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent

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Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I am reading Danielle Evan's BEFORE YOU SUFFOCATE YOUR OWN FOOL SELF and it's...perfection. Layer upon layer of all the essential story elements. Writing that melts into your soul. #amquerying writers: we know short story collections are a tough sell but I AM HERE FOR IT! #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I'm on the hunt for a submission on misandry. #MSWL

Open to all categories and formats: essay collection, narrative nonfic, short stories with misandry as a commom theme, etc.

And yes, I've read the brilliant @aPaulineR 's work! πŸ”₯

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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If your WIP is like I CARE A LOT and has:
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Then please consider querying me! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
#MSWL #WritingCommunity

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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If PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (@PromisingFilm) would be a comp for your WIP, please consider querying me. #BestMovieEver #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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AFTERSHOCKS by @NadiaOwusu1 is officially my favorite memoir everβ€”Β #amquerying writers this is the perfect example of how to share stories with specificity, vulnerability, and, of course, beautiful writing. And I love the world history woven into the protagonist's journey. #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I just finished THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS by @daniellevalore and it is the BEST short story collection I've ever read. Sharp, inquisitive, prescient. The writing on a line level is perfection. The stories are expertly-shaped magic. #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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If I’m going to spend time inside someone’s head, I want them to be messy and conflicted. I want them to feel envy, greed, shame. I want them to be manipulative and deceitful. I want them their inner life to be at odds with their public persona. I do not want them to be nice.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I am intrigued by characters who want to be good people, but keep making the wrong choices (habits are hard to break, esp if it comes from a place of trauma). I appreciate characters who are, in fact, good people, but who can’t see it (maybe they are hiding a shameful secret?).

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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A conclusion: I don’t like reading about nice characters. By β€˜nice’ I mean characters who genuinely think they’re good people. I am drawn to characters who have to pretend to be nice to survive (especially if they’ve learned it the hard way). #MSWL #WritingCommunity

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I'm about halfway through this gem by @SusanMihalic and all I can say is that it's disturbing AF: dark and twisty and rife with taboo --- exactly the sort of story I'd love to represent #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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I just finished GOOD MORNING, MONSTER by Catherine Gildiner--- it's perfection! #amquerying clinical psychologists, please send me your gems in 2021 but before you do, read this book for a master class on how to keep the flair of storytelling alive in nonfiction! #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
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SIRACUSA is one of my all-time favorite novels. #amquerying writers: If you write like @DeliaEphron (really, half like her would suffice!) please query me! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ #MSWL