Molly O'Neill

@molly_oneill

Literary agent & builder of bookmakers @RootLiterary . Collector & connector of words + art + people + stories. Shameless sharer of cat pics. @MarquetteU alum.

Brooklyn, NY by way of Texas

Root Literary

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

Creative story structures & formats. If you play with notions of time or reality or truth or choice along the way, so much the better. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

Smart, sharp, intelligent writing will always catch my eye, in any YA/MG genre. As will rich, lush, lyrical prose if well-controlled. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

Magical realism. Magical realism. Magical realism. Magical realism. Magical realism. Magical realism. Magical realism! YA or MG. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

I'd like a memorable historical YA or MG where what the characters go thru feels deeply resonant & accessible to readers' lives today. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

A contemporary YA love story that feels EPIC & high-stakes & bigger than just a high school romance, even if chars are in high school. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 30 Jun 2016

Send me yr wildly original YA or MG fiction. Not derivative of recent hits w/a few elements changed; ideas that feel All & Only Yours. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 18 May 2016

I <3 tearjerkers, but am hungry for YA that explores epic/intense experiences on the spectrum of teen emotion *other than* grief/loss. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 18 May 2016

Actively seeking: contemp YA that achieves *big* emotional stakes WITHOUT any death. No dead BFs/BFFs. No dead parents. No car wrecks. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 3 May 2016

If you've written the kind of MG/YA novel re: faith that @ReadingRants & @katierichert discuss here, QUERY ME. #MSWL publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/in…

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 1 May 2016

Since Malia's got us all talking about gap years, how about a gap year novel? Prefer it feel more YA (self & world discovery) than NA. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 15 Apr 2016

Remember how I wanted FUNNY YA? Someone pls write me a YA where a char's summer job looks something like this. #MSWL instagram.com/p/BEMaS9hrhRd/…

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 6 Apr 2016

Would love a ms. that plays w/ multiverse theory like this one, but YA (or MG). Note: writing must be superb. #MSWL shelf-awareness.com/max-issue.html…

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 5 Apr 2016

But for more comprehensive look at my tastes overall, check my website, not only #MSWL tweets. Like difference b/w snack & full meal. (2/2)

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 5 Apr 2016

My #MSWL posts = like grabbing coffee w/a friend: quick, off-the-cuff, often reactive to current events or inbox trends I'm noticing. (1/2)

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 31 Mar 2016

I'd love a MG or YA w/ a big ensemble cast where even minor characters are vivid & true & original & rise far past tropes/stereotypes. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 23 Mar 2016

#MSWL YA w/ main characters who are vivid & compex yet utterly ordinary (read: NOT the Chosen One) but facing extraordinary circumstances.

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 23 Mar 2016

My kingdom for a picture book as pitch-perfect (read: smart, sly, & gleefully kid-and-read-aloud-friendly) as: amazon.com/Hungry-Lion-Dw… #MSWL