Maria Vicente

@msmariavicente

literary agent at @psliterary (graphic novels! children’s books! cool nonfiction!) • made of coffee, books, and magic • ✉️: maria@psliterary .com • she/her

new brunswick, canada

P.S. Literary Agency

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Feb 25

Talynn Lynn @TalynnL

@msmariavicente @AyanaGray Could you elaborate on why fantasy pitches sound the same to you? How so? Premise? Stakes? Or...? #aslPSLA

Replying to @TalynnL

The concepts are often very similar. Royal families, revenge plots, witches with basic magic structures, etc. Just looking for new twists! #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Feb 25

Talynn Lynn @TalynnL

#askPSLA How much of the story should a query cover? Thank you!

Replying to @TalynnL

You're just pitching the story, not giving away all the details. Similar to the back cover description on a published book. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Feb 25

Geoffrey Best @geoffreybest

What if you only want to work with @PSLiterary should still force yourself to submit to other literacy agencies #askPSLA @kurestinarmada @msmariavicente

Replying to @geoffreybest

We are clearly the right choice, but sometimes it takes us forever to get to our queries or requested manuscripts! Or maybe your project just isn't right for us. Don't sell yourself short! There are probably many agencies out there that would want to work with you. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Feb 25

N. Nasim Homer @HomerNasim

Is it okay to self-identify in a query (such as #POC or #OWN)? If so, where does that go in the letter? Is it toward the end when you give a short bio? #askPSLA

Replying to @HomerNasim

It's ok to do so if you want to, but no one should ever feel it's mandatory. You could put this info in the bio section or with the intro details (ex: "an own voices manuscript called ___"). #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Feb 25

WRMiller @WRMiller2

@msmariavicente @kurestinarmada Is the market still hot for dragons? #askPSLA

Replying to @WRMiller2

I don't think anything is ever really "out"—any topic just needs to have a really new twist. With so many books published every year, your concept needs to stand out. #askPSLA