Marisa DiNovis

@dinovisms

Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Happiest abroad and in the spin gym. Very gay. she/her 🌈

Manhattan, NY

Alfred A. Knopf

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 6

First day of work @KnopfBFYR in 2020 calls for a #mswl!
- Middle grade! Give me camp & give me swimming & give me queerness, please!
- Not-for-everyone level weird/spec YA
- Can't-put-down voices
- Graphic novels! All ages, all genres, all above mswls apply to this format, too!

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 1 Dec 2019

I have seen and experienced the sheer perfection of Knives Out, and you bet I’m now craving an Agatha Christie-esque cozy YA mystery in a creaky ol’ house complete with a b-i-g dose of social commentary #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 27 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 13 Sep 2019

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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 27 Aug 2019

- 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 · 8 Jul 2019

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 · 9 May 2019

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 · 18 Mar 2019

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 · 12 Feb 2019

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 · 9 Jan 2019

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 · 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 · 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

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen

@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 · 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