Liz Kossnar

Editor

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

this is an extremely niche #mggn #mswl but i'd actually love a middle grade graphic novel set in philly, centering on a kid in the midst of the spotted lantern fly swell, killing bugs and feeling big feelings about how the whole thing is a metaphor for ~life~

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

i'd love a story that adequately reflects what i call as "background app battery drain" IRL. for me it's monitoring my blood sugar. there are countless others (microaggressions come to mind) but i'd like a moment that reveals a constant others may not know goes on #YA #MG #MSWL

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

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

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

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

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
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL
Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

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

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL
Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL
Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
52 MSWL

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

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!