Marisa DiNovis

@dinovisms

Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Aspiring Leslie Knope, but make it gay. she/her 🌈

Manhattan, NY

Alfred A. Knopf

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Oct 2

COUNTING TO PERFECT is one of my top three favorite MG novels of all time. Every time I go back to it, I find myself wishing for a novel written in vignettes (very short chapters ok too!) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 27

I really, really, really want to see more submissions that play with form. YA and MG! Correct, I will never get off my soapbox about Jane, Unlimited. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 24

Please send me the YA (or MG? Not sure!) on the #opioidcrisis. Possibly from the perspective of a student journalist personally impacted by it who to their core needs to DO SOMETHING about it?? I have a lot of feelings on why the kidlit world needs this; send it to me. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 17

I’m seeing a ton of YA in my inbox lately (which is FAB, keep it coming!!) but wherefore art thou middle grade?! All genres! All formats! All ages within the category! I want it! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 13

Some day, my middle grade or YA novel or graphic novel set at camp will come. (Right??? 😭) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Aug 27

- Graphic novels, all ages and genres (but especially middle grade) (!!!)
- Picture book texts with social emotional learning & maybe a nontraditional family structure—and sweep me off my feet with debut author-artists!
- The voicey-est YA
#mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Aug 27

It’s almost the end of August (😱)... so here are a few things I’d love to see in my inbox this fall:

- MIDDLE GRADE! (Specifically: queer and/or gender-expansive narratives; girls in sports; and still forever searching for my dream CAMP book & animal fantasy.) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jul 8

Lots of feelings learning about Megan Rapinoe's brother & their relationship, as there are some (scary) similarities & mirrors to my brother & my relationship w/ him. How's there not a YA novel that looks at sibling addiction? Have I just missed it? #mswl espn.com/soccer/fifa-wo…

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 25

Hello, yes, I really need someone to write a queer picture book text or queer girl graphic novel script so I can also hire this incredible, dreamy queer graphic artist I discovered at a market on vacation in Norway. That is all. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · May 9

Thinking today about my deep, undying love for #TheBoneSeason series by @say_shannon that I will into the void endlessly and how all I really want in life is a clairvoyance YA—but make it hella queer. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Apr 10

Who remembers the Amelia’s Notebook series? This morning I randomly woke up thinking about how completely obsessed I was with these books as a kid, and now it is my editor dream to find something with which we can resurrect this format. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Mar 18

Genre-bending, standalone YA spec fic that puts me in the mind of Jane, Unlimited—a book I read over a year ago and still think about on a weekly basis. Bonus points for a sweeping yet claustrophobic setting like Tu Reviens! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Mar 14

Middle grade animal (or animal-adjacent...) (light) fantasy, because I still desperately need something to fill the Wild Robot-shaped hole in my heart. 🤖💖 #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Feb 12

Where are all the girls and/or queer kiddos who are really into sports in kid lit? The narratives about relationships with your body and your friends and your crushes, through the lens of your athleticism and relationship to sports? #MG and #YA! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 22

A heavily illustrated middle grade to fill the WILD ROBOT & THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES-shaped hole in my heart 🤖 #mswl