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
32 MSWL

AHH! #amquerying folks, i'm so excited and honored to read your work. 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, don't be afraid to query me anyway!
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
32 MSWL

some very specific identities of mine that i get REALLY excited to see in books, especially if combined with any of the above:
🐚 Massachusetts native
🏺 ceramic artist
🎻 violinist
πŸ’„ queer femme
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ women's college grad

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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
32 MSWL

still waiting on a book that provides interesting cultural history and criticism on fragrance, beauty, poison, and psychedelics/plant medicine~~~

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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
32 MSWL

i also love narrative nonfiction that blends personal experience with investigative reporting or cultural criticismβ€”Gabriela Wiener, Jenny Odell, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Rebecca Solnit are all favoritesβ€”and i'd love to see more food writing like THE WAY WE EAT NOW

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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
32 MSWL

mysteries, thrillers, and revenge stories that are cozy (think ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING), hard femme (think DO REVENGE), or twisty and murderous (think KNIVES OUT)

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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
32 MSWL

contemporary retellings of non-Western folklore have been on my wish list for a while now, but i'd also like to see BIPOC- and queer-led reinventions of ~the classics~ like @NghiVoWriting's THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL

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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
32 MSWL

queer, feminist, and non-Western horror with subtle social commentary and an atmosphere that fills me with a sense of creeping dread and makes me throw your book across the room while my heart pounds dramatically

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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
32 MSWL

voicey stories of diaspora, migration, displacement, being 1st or 2nd gen, being mixed-race/third-culture, having families split apart by borders, all of itβ€”whether it's contemporary like BROWN GIRLS by @DaphnePalasiA or genre-transcending like FOLKLORN by @AngelaMHur

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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
32 MSWL

smart, beautifully written heists, cons, and scams where the personal stakes are sky-high, especially if art and culture plays a big roleβ€”PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by @gracedli is a favorite (and for context, @ScamGoddessPod is my most-listened-to podcast)

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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
32 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
32 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
32 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
32 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)

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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
32 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
32 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
32 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
32 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
32 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
32 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…