Larissa Melo Pienkowski
Jill Grinberg Literary Management
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her 🏳️🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
good morning #amquerying folks! I've updated my #MSWL for the first time in many months ✨ here it is:
Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblakeCan I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting they’re totally gone for each other please and thank you. 👩🏼🦰👩🏻🌈💜 #MSWL
for REAL #mswl
medusa @tinykinseyscaleDo a lesbian period drama about two black lesbians who meet and fall in love during the Harlem Renaissance instead of another movie where rich white women look at each other longingly in polite society.
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!! ❤️
✨ 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:
✨ 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)
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)
✨ 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)
✨ 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)
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)
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! 🥰
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