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 · Sep 24

Ok, I think that's all for now! You can always read more of my #MSWL on my website (linked below). mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

You know how Gwenyth Paltrow hired a book curator for her home? (If you didn't, now you do.) Well, I want nonfiction books a curator would pick out for Busy Philipps. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

My #MSWL includes nonfiction for kids and teen readers, too!

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

Speaking of learning (I'm a Virgo, leave me alone), I love working on nonfiction books. It's difficult to list specific topics because I don't know what I don't know! Teach me something cool. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

I'm also hoping to see more graphic memoirs and graphic nonfiction. Such a fantastic way to learn about people and things. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

When it comes to graphic novels (for all ages—MG, YA, or Adult), most of the submissions I receive are fantasy. I would love to work on more realistic stories. Maybe even some horror! #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

More YA things you should send me: best friend stories! LGBTQ+ rom coms! eerie mysteries! #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

For Young Adult, my biggest #MSWL is fun, lighthearted novels by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. I see so many submissions for issues-based stories—which we need, don't get me wrong—but I want to put a little more joy into the lives of teen readers who already deal with so much shit.

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

And to round out my Middle Grade #MSWL with some speculative items: chilling horror is always my jam, and I want to read your luscious, weird, wow-this-worldbuilding-is-fantastic fantasies.

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

I would also love contemporary Middle Grade novels with a strong emphasis on nature: animal stories, environmental themes, unusual settings. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

I'm consistently wishing for more Middle Grade novels in my inbox, especially ones based on myths and traditions from various cultures. I love learning about regional histories, real or not, through stories and lore. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 24

Even though I'm closing to queries in a few days (Oct 1), I'm still going to share a few specific #MSWL items because a) it's too fun not to and b) maybe someone out there is currently working on the perfect book to send me in the new year! 🤞

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Sep 9

✨ I’m closing to queries on Oct 1 for the remainder of the year and will re-open in early 2020 (exact date TBD).

So if you have something ready to send my way, please send it this month! My manuscript wish list (#MSWL) is linked below. ✨

mariavicente.com/representation

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 5 Oct 2018

Putting it out into the twitter universe that I am looking for more clients creating beautifully illustrated books! Graphic novels, graphic memoirs, graphic nonfiction—anything and everything you're working on, for any age group. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

Random topics & things I’m into (idk it might help???): animal rights / boy bands / comics / crows / design / the environment / friendship / ghosts / LGBTQ+ characters / mental health / pop music / teen dramas / Zelda / the 90s. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

Nonfiction that merges pop culture, history, & feminism — like my client @sammaggs’ books: THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, WONDER WOMEN, & GIRL SQUADS. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

I’m always on the hunt for amazing illustrated graphic novels, especially for teens and young readers. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

Right now is the perfect time of year to send me your YA or MG Horror manuscript… #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

YA romantic comedies featuring LGBTQ+ characters. #MSWL