Larissa Melo Pienkowski

Literary Agent

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL

some very specific identities of mine that i get REALLY excited to see in books, especially if combined with any of the above:
๐Ÿš Massachusetts native
๐Ÿบ ceramic artist
๐ŸŽป violinist
๐Ÿ’„ queer femme
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ women's college grad

#MSWL

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 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

#MSWL

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 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

#MSWL

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL
Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL

โœจ contemporary and well-researched historical queer romance, with pining and butterflies and swoony tension and steaminess and a REALLY strong hook
โœจ books that celebrate books, both MG and adult
โœจ 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 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL

i would love to see:
โœจ BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, undocumented, historically excluded voices
โœจ adult fiction set in latin america (esp brazil) across genre, own voices
โœจ 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 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL
Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL

IN THE DREAM HOUSE, FRESHWATER, etc.
โœจ all the queer horror! (YA and adult)
โœจ complex + complicated mother/daughter, sister/sister, + best friend relationships
โœจ 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 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 MSWL

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

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
33 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