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 · 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

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