Marisa DiNovis

@dinovisms

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Assistant Editor. Bookworm. Confused emotional pinball machine. Aspiring Leslie Knope, but make it gay. she/her 🌈

Manhattan, NY

Alfred A. Knopf

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 1d

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 · 5d

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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 9

Let's kick off 2019 with #mswl! I'd love to see:
- LGBTQ+ middle grade and YA, any genre, any time period!
- Contemporary YA with a spec twist (think Still Life with Tornado or Dig)
- Literally ANYTHING that evokes Tillie Walden's On a Sunbeam
- Graphic novels or memoirs

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 4 Dec 2018

This year, Prince & Knight became one of my most favorite picture books, and I would loooove to find something like it! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 27 Nov 2018

My annual it’s-dark-outside-at-4pm #mswl for a YA or middle grade narrative set at summer camp has arrived right on schedule. The more queer the better, must have emotional stakes, graphic novels welcome.

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 19 Nov 2018

When I was a kid/teen, I had so many complicated feelings about myself, my body, and my peers in all things related to sports (swimming’ll do that). I would LOVE to find a middle grade or YA narrative that takes on this kind of emotional arc. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 12 Sep 2018

It's #mswl day! Ok, so...
- queer girl contemp realistic graphic novels in YA
- & lgbtq+ characters and stories in any format and genre for any age, but especially MG
- found/chosen family narratives in YA
- sex-positive YA
- Own Voices stories w/ South & Central America settings

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 5 Sep 2018

Nerding out about YA wishlists with @melaninreader tonight has proven that I want an atmospheric girl-driven spec fic novel about witches more. than. ever. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 19 Aug 2018

Lots of questions @FlameCon panels about queer narratives writers still want to see/might not have been told yet. For me, it's mutual crushing between queer girls, for middle grade readers. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 23 Jul 2018

I recently read (and adored) @Barbaradee2's STAR-CROSSED and @ashleyhblake's IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, and now more than ever I would really, really, really love to see more queer girl middle grade in my inbox. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 17 Apr 2018

Really pining for a YA graphic novel a la Everything Sucks, to fill the longtime Honor Girl-shaped hole in my heart. Ensemble cast but leaning Kate's POV—or surprise me! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 4 Apr 2018

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@dinovisms MSWL?

Replying to @HannahFergesen

I was thinking clear manifestation of my severe perfectionist tendencies, but now I kind of want a YA UF about a badass girl with self-changing body art she uses to solve crimes in dreamscape sequences... #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Mar 2018

According to @KristinaForest, I look like a spoken-word poet in my black turtleneck so obviously YA/MG in verse is my #mswl of the moment

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 3 Feb 2018

Oh, my heart. This graphic novel is a masterpiece. A gorgeous, moving portrayal of the search for identity. And the dresses--the dresses! Eternal #mswl 💗#princeandthedressmaker

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 22 Jan 2018

What I wouldn't give for a fat-positive, body-positive, sex-positive, feminist af YA to land in my inbox... #mswl #💪🏽

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 7 Dec 2017

#LadyBird the YA novel is literally all I've ever wanted. #mswl