Marisa DiNovis


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 · Mar 30

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 · 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 · 30 Oct 2019

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 · 2 Oct 2019

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 · 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 · 17 Sep 2019

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 · 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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 27 Aug 2019

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 · 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…

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 25 Jun 2019

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 · 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 · 10 Apr 2019

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