Marisa DiNovis

Editor

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

I would really, really love to see tender, queer, realistic middle grade graphic novel subs in my inbox. Make me clutch my heart and cry, please!!! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

I’m absolutely loving all the fab YA I’ve been seeing in my inbox lately, but where is all the middle grade?! I’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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

I’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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

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

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

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

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL

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
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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-wo…

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 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 YAβ€”but make it hella queer. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. Tar Heel. Probably tending to my sourdough starter. Very gay. she/her 🌈
63 MSWL