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 · 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 · 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 · 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 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 · 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 · 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 · 8 Feb 2017

Historical and/or alt history YA with sweeping settings, a la AND I DARKEN and GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE. LGBTQ+ mcs too! #MSWL