Maria Vicente


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 · Jan 3

The query inbox at @PSLiterary opens on Monday, and I’m so excited to add new clients to my list in 2020.

Representation info and my updated #mswl is at the link below. Let me know if you have any questions.

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 24 Sep 2019

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

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 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

YA romantic comedies featuring LGBTQ+ characters. #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 1 Jun 2018

Silvia Moreno-Garcia @silviamg

Reminder that not all work by POC must be weighty, dramatic books. White authors got to write thousands of fluffy books and cash the checks. We shouldn't be appreciated only when it gets dark and horrible.

I so badly want these “fluffy” YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities). #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 8 Jan 2018

Random things I would love to see more of in submissions: witchcraft; boy bands; crows/ravens; unusual structure/format; nature; female friendship; LGBTQ+ characters; WOC characters; Wes Anderson-inspired stories. #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 8 Jan 2018

Still looking for a bunch of YA things: a story about female best friends; a macabre fairy tale retelling; a great mystery; a cute gay or lesbian love story. #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 30 Jun 2016

I want a contemporary YA that features a m/m or f/f romance, but it still needs a fresh hook beyond the relationship. #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 10 Mar 2016

Maria, Maria 🎶 @msmariavicente

I'm still looking for a m/m or f/f Contemporary YA novel. #MSWL

Replying to @msmariavicente

I basically want to find my own version of Klaine (because I have absolutely no control over what I fangirl). #MSWL

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 11 Feb 2016

A #YA with a male protagonist who reminds me of Blaine Anderson: gay and angsty. #MSWL #YA #CON #LGBT

maria vicente @msmariavicente · 11 Feb 2016

Contemporary #YA about a f/f or m/m couple navigating first love. #MSWL #CON #LGBT