Larissa Melo Pienkowski

Literary Agent

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

for info on how to pitch me, check out jillgrinbergliterary.com/contact/ and please, please, pleeeease send your first 50 pages as an attachment, not in the email itself (help spare my already questionable vision so i can do this for a v long time)

can't wait to read your work!! ❀️

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

✨ and above all, anything that makes me stop reading, clasp my heart, and say "oh my god" out loud (yes, yes, vague but ACCURATE)

and then of course, my official #MSWL still stands:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lari…

(6/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

✨ books calling out white supremacy, toxic masculinity, the "isms"
✨ coming of age stories feat. characters and communities of color
✨ charming yet murderous women (contemporary + historical fiction) (5/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

IN THE DREAM HOUSE, FRESHWATER, etc.
✨ all the queer horror! (YA and adult)
✨ complex + complicated mother/daughter, sister/sister, + best friend relationships
✨ more protagonists who are fat, trans/non-binary, mixed-race, dark-skinned, etc. (4/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

✨ smart + sexy rom coms that make you lol and feat. unforgettable protagonists (i do love a good enemies-to-lovers trope...)
✨ narrative nonfiction about perfume! beauty! cosmetics! poison! power! etc.
✨ "experimental" writing that stretches and transcends genre like... (3/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

✨ quirky/haunting MG set in new england (born-and-raised masshole here)
✨ vibrant MG adventures exploring black + brown joy
✨ LGBTQ+ historical fiction, especially in non-western contexts
✨ #ownvoices stories by indigenous people (2/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

a late-summer update to my #MSWL for the #amquerying folks! dying to read:

✨ non-western gothic horror + underrepresented folklore/mythology with deep emotional relationships + rich world-building
✨ contemporary fiction feat. central/south american characters/culture (1/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

a warm-weather update to my #MSWL: i'm really tapping into my love for funny, steamy, racially diverse rom-coms and would love to see more in my inbox! πŸ₯°

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

i have SO many incredible queries in my inbox and i'm reading from my couch so keep 'em coming! some of my #MSWL : heartwarming YA w/ mixed-race families, gorgeous essay collections on queerness/sex/sexuality, and adult fic w/ a protagonist of color figuring out their early 20s