Liz Kossnar


Editor at S&S BFYR. Header image from @HeyWhitney 's MG graphic novel FAKE BLOOD (S&S BFYR FA18)

New York City

Simon & Schuster

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 · 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

Could I get an #YA or #MG Insecure? I'm still reeling from that season finale. #mswl

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 9 Jan 2017

I would love a #MG or #YA about a protag obsessed with physics, esp since I know so little of the subject. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 25 Oct 2016

I went to Catholic school until 8th grade & we had really great sex ed. I'd love a MG like this #MSWL bc religious schools can be liberal!

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 5 Oct 2016

#MSWL Did u know PR women were sterilized in NYC in the '60s? I'd love a story of a #MG who realizes his/her family was almost halted by it.

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 13 Sep 2016

Send me your whimsical, your self-conscious, your intersectional, your silly. #MSWL #MG

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 21 Jul 2016

I'd really like a #MG with a Puerto Rican protag, please! Doesn't have to (but could!) take place on the island. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 30 Jun 2016

Realizing my #MSWL tweets are very stream of consciousness today, which coincidentally is something I'd like in #MG or #YA if done well.

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · 30 Jun 2016

I would love a #MG historical fiction that takes place in Puerto Rico--or about a family immigrating from PR to mainland USA. #MSWL