Larissa Melo Pienkowski

Literary Agent

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

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

i'll add to this as the year goes on, but #amquerying folks, i'm truly so excited and honored to read your work. also, sometimes i'm surprised by what i love, so if you think i'd be a good fit for something i haven't yet mentioned, pls query me!
jillgrinbergliterary.com/contact/

#MSWL

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

🚫 anything having to do with Nazis, ESPECIALLY romance, omg
🚫 historical fiction about wartime
🚫 COVID memoirs
🚫 business, economics, capital-P politics
🚫 sci-fi and space operas
🚫 self-help
🚫 true crime, unless it involves aforementioned heists, cons, scams, etc.

#MSWL

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

right now, i am NOT a good fit for:
🚫 post-apocalyptic or dystopian anything
🚫 military/detective/police protagonists
🚫 fantasy w/ elves, aliens, robots, fae, dragons (but i love ghosts, mermaids, bruxas, non-western mythological creatures, and feminist monsters)

#MSWL

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

✨ contemporary and well-researched historical queer romance, with pining and butterflies and swoony tension and steaminess and a REALLY strong hook
✨ books that celebrate books, both MG and adult
✨ heists, cons, scams, the more glam the better (no cishet man protags)

#MSWL

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

✨ cozy mysteries w/ high personal stakes, found family, and evocative settings
✨ "unlikable heroines" in the vein of Dorothy in A CERTAIN HUNGER and Lynnette in THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP
✨ feminist horror, thriller, suspense, you name it

#MSWL

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

i would love to see:
✨ BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, undocumented, historically excluded voices
✨ adult fiction set in latin america (esp brazil) across genre, own voices
✨ MG fantasy feat. non-western folklore and high personal stakes

#MSWL

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

happy new year, everyone! πŸŽ‰ may this one be infinitely more gentle to all of us.

also, since my inbox reopened today, i thought i'd update my wish list for 2022, though everything mentioned on my website bio and actual #MSWL profile still stands. 🧡

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

sad to say i won't be able to dip into #LatinxPitch this time around, but authors, if you think your work would be a good fit based on my #MSWL below...let's just say i won't be able to resist reading a pitch that lands in my inbox 😊

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lari…

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

good morning #amquerying folks! I've updated my #MSWL for the first time in many months ✨ here it is:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lari…

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 MSWL
Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 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)