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

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 · 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

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

I’m still looking for a YA macabre fairy tale retelling. A story that combines luxurious fantasy and horror. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

Super fun Contemporary YA. You know all your favourite swoon-worthy fanfic stories? I want YA fiction that reads like that. #MSWL

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Jul 2018

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente

I made the mistake of starting The Vampire Diaries on Netflix (it's my first time watching the series) and now all I can think about is vampire lore. I am ready for a vampire resurgence.

To be more specific when it comes to books, my Young Adult vampire-themed #MSWL would look something like this: new twists on classic tropes; more interested in a badass character than "vamp with a soul"; the Pink Ladies or T-Birds... but vampires!

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

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 · 8 Feb 2017

I’m also looking for nonfiction for kids! Both YA and MG. Any topic goes—surprise me! #MSWL