Marisa DiNovis

Editor

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Iโ€™m absolutely loving all the fab YA Iโ€™ve been seeing in my inbox lately, but where is all the middle grade?! Iโ€™m super hungry for prose MG. Also, pleeeeease send me an airy watercolory graphic novel for any age! #mswl @editorMSWL

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

I would really, really love to see more feel-good, escapist middle grade in my inbox! Prose and graphic novels both! #mswl #kidlit

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Humble request to please write and send @thisJESStin the queer teen version of a GBBO-like competition where two of the contestants fall in love so she can sell it to me immediately!!! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Iโ€™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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Some day, my middle grade or YA novel or graphic novel set at camp will come. (Right??? ๐Ÿ˜ญ) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Itโ€™s almost the end of August (๐Ÿ˜ฑ)... so here are a few things Iโ€™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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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-woโ€ฆ

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

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 YAโ€”but make it hella queer. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL
Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her ๐ŸŒˆ
62 MSWL

Who remembers the Ameliaโ€™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