Kurestin Armada


Literary Agent at @RootLiterary . Specializes in science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels for all ages. Lives in the wilds of New York City.


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Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Mar 1

I found this TikTok channel that appears to be all Chinese costumes and opera and such, and uhhhhh talk about a #MSWL! Love a fancy historical queer romance 😍👌💖 vm.tiktok.com/gFkRfw/

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 16 Oct 2019

Pretty much my only huge, overwhelming prose #MSWL right now is a manuscript that feels like ACCA-13 and I feel like for this to happen I will have to either wait a lifetime or one of my authors will surprise me next week with a completed MS made to order

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 4 Oct 2019

Artist Alley yesterday plus ending the day with the @RHKidsGraphic panel has me SO pumped for more graphic novels 😍😍 So that’s my one exception to being closed to queries right now! Send me all your pitches and proposals, from early reader through adult (no memoir, tho)! #MSWL

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 21 Jul 2019

Alexandra Rowland ✨ @_alexrowland

Her fiance is introduced to us in a FOUR MINUTE LONG ethereally beautiful slow-motion dance sequence where he is wearing immaculate white and doing fan tricks and there's flower petals falling all around

Thank the lord for this thread bc I needed a new show to binge in the heatwave! And beefy badass warrior girl comes home to marry a delicate nobleman known for his beautiful fan dance is EXTREMELY MY JAM (#mswl)

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 8 Jul 2019

Aida @rxbbersoul

she was a punk he did ballet pic.twitter.com/7t09D7UIb8

*trips over myself to hit the QT button* #MSWL!!! (but uh, make it at least a little spec fic somehow preferably)

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 21 Jun 2019

Can two paintings taken together be a #MSWL ? 🤔🤔 (If so: send me this joint mood!)

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 17 Apr 2019

LRT: talk about some f/f/ YA romcom #MSWL goals, amirite?

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 5 Oct 2018

On the topic of extremely specific #MSWL things: This cover of Creep, where it gets angry and weird and queer, thank you!!! I'll check my inbox for it in the morning! youtu.be/6FTn5uGuzww?t=…

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 25 Apr 2018

So I may have skipped DVPit today because the idea of requesting more things right now makes me sweat BUT if you can comp your manuscript to In Other Lands by @sarahreesbrenna then please send it to me ASAP bc I am obsessed, thanks so much #MSWL

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 18 Apr 2018

Atlas Obscura @atlasobscura

As it turns out, a lot of avian species—from parrots and penguins to owls and nightjars—glow in ways we can’t see. trib.al/mXY8zas

I have no idea how the heck a glowing bird would feature in a book BUT I am willing to learn so please, #mswl for all odd, eerie, magical animal traits that are somehow actually legit (or based on a real thing)

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 10 Apr 2018

WOW!! We are truly blessed with queer anthems this week 💖 This MV is my ultimate YA #mswl right now, please drown me in cute queer romances youtube.com/watch?v=i0p1bm…

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · 28 Feb 2018

I would love to do a book with someone who lives out somewhere gorgeous and moody, raising their own sheep (or other used-for-yarn creature?) and carding, dyeing, spinning, and knitting that wool. Part memoir, part nature, part craft book, with tons of visuals. #MSWL