Kesia Lupo

Literary Agent

The Bindery Agency

Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

#MSWL : I would love to represent a non-fiction book on the absolute epidemic of ghosting - why it’s happening & what it means for us all on an individual & societal level. If it’s already out there, please point me in the right direction because this subject is fascinating to me!

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Kesia Lupo @keslupo

I hear this. I think a lot of us who work in publishing were keen readers as children and have carried the assumption forward that middle-grade = in the vein of Philip Pullman! But I'm hearing more & more that the younger end of MG needs to be fleshed out and... 1/2

twitter.com/StorySorcery/status/1774164372660588952

... we have to listen to those who work directly with kids today. (I think 'teen' is another problem area but that's another story!) I'd love to see more MG stories in my inbox in the 30-40k range with simpler prose - without skimping on the interest level. #MSWL 2/2

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL
Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Holy crap. If Tender is the Flesh is a comp title for your book, I’d love to consider your query. I will now proceed to stare blankly at the ceiling all night long. 🫠 #MSWL

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Very specific #MSWL - fiction & non-fiction with a connection to Croatia. (My grandmother was Croatian, though fled Italy in the late 1930s.) I’d personally love to find an accessible history of the region and/or stories rooted in the Balkans.

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Just finished #thisishowyoulosethetimewar and I loved it. Would be great to find a sweeping speculative love story for which this might be a comp title next time I open up for general queries... 👀#mswl

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

To query, find me on querytracker.net/agent/15349 or you can go via email, see @binderyagency’s website. Can’t wait to read your query!

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

That’s it! For lists of books I acquired/edited at my old job (maybe useful for seeing my children’s fiction taste) plus a list of some of my favorite adult books, check out my bookshop: uk.bookshop.org/shop/kesialupo

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

4. Adult non-fiction. Politics, history, culture and psychology all interest me plus narrative non-fiction in general - all smart but accessible, nothing too academic!

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

3. Adult fiction. Commercial genre fiction in SFF, horror, thrillers, historical, romance. In general, I tend towards high concept, plot-driven and love a twist! Please trick me.

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

2. YA fiction. Original fantasy, romantasy, psychological thrillers, dark academia, horror, sci fi & heart-pounding adventure. Worlds to get lost in, characters who have chemistry! Surprises and revelations!

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

1. MG fiction. Accessible MG across genres, including SFF, horror, adventure and contemporary. Stories with plenty of surprises and a strong message. A voice that really taps in to that 9-12 POV.

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

My #MSWL - now including DETAIL and GIFs! Firstly, I’ve been asked if I will represent authors who live outside the US: absolutely, I’m not limiting myself geographically! Now, onto the interesting bit…