Liz Kossnar

@liz_adventures

Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.

New York City

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · May 21

agents! i figured i should update you all on what i'd love to see in my lbyr inbox, so i'm hoping this helps light their path my way. ~please~ reach out if you have any questions or projects you think may be a fit! (please excuse typos or winding logic!) #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · Jan 13

i'm probably late on this bandwagon, but if i could get a #MG with some detective whodunnit like #KnivesOut i'd love to work on one*!!! #MSWL

*phony southern accent not required

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 6 Nov 2019

i am THIRSTY for some stories that play with visuals. not strictly graphic novels or illustrated #MG or #YA but something that feels fresher in a way i don't even know what that means! agents, i'd love to talk about any ideas you have about something like this, too! #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 18 Oct 2019

i've reached the point where i'm itching for a FUN #MG or #YA submission. i'm down for a spiral into something fascinating but it has to be within a plot with adventure, hijinx, but most importantly, i want to laugh and enjoy the ride. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 27 Jan 2019

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Can I please have a #YA with a convo like the one in @sexeducation when Maeve shows Jackson her trailer and they open up to each other. Also i love this show so much. #mswl

Related: can i still have a #YA with a scene where all the teen girls support each other and claim to be the subject of a leaked sext like in @sexeducation? Or a similar female-supporting-female scene. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 27 Jan 2019

Can I please have a #YA with a convo like the one in @sexeducation when Maeve shows Jackson her trailer and they open up to each other. Also i love this show so much. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 24 May 2018

I don’t naturally gravitate to teen, but could someone PLEASE send me a #YA of EVERYTHING SUCKS? That scene when she tore down JTT to put up Tori and Fiona posters gave me life. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 24 Apr 2018

Was just chatting with @KeriHoran about how millennials are going to spawn THE WORST kids. Like, imagine being a teen & crushin on someone & being able to creep on their Disney trip when they were 4. & geotag tells them they stood in the same line in Epcot. #MSWL #YA

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

Rounding out my #mswl day w a editor reminder: lots of tweets today were mood/theme-based. Specifics don't always matter. Writing does, tho.

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

An interesting #MG could be one that looks at when a kid actually has to come of age--btwn gender and race--& that meaning. #mswl #challenge

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

I really love extraordinarily clever #MG books. Not Norton Juster clever. But Megan Whalen Turner clever. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

When do girls/women decide (blindly or not) to wear makeup? Why? What does it mean? #MG #MSWL

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

I would love a speculative or fantasy #YA #MG that is actually contemp--because really horrors exist & aren't theoretical. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

A #YA or #MG about a SJW being forced to see their own privilege/nuances-like a griff becoming a slytherin. #mswl

(this is v half baked)

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 12 Sep 2017

I would like a non-pedantic or necessarily straight forward #PB about consent pls. #mswl