Mari Kesselring


Managing Editor of @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress , author, book lover, and YA enthusiast! Tweets are my own.


Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Jun 26

There is not enough representation of people with chronic illness (whether visible or not) in literature.
I would LOVE to see an #ownvoices YA featuring a protagonist with a chronic illness. The story needs to be told. #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · May 7

Looking for some great middle-grade fiction (contemporary or fantasy preferred) with supportive adult figures! Parents (of any "type") who aren't villains. BUT, I still want the MC to have the agency in the story. Does your book do this? Yes? Send it my way! #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Apr 17

Looking for the most fantastical, unique, shiny, sparkly, and FAST PACED #middlegrade fantasy novel out there. Where are you? Query info here:
Address to me! #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 12 Sep 2018

I wish for:
YA featuring teen protestors
YA high fantasy or sci-fi with non-romantic m/f friendship, teaming up together but not falling in love
MG "mean girl" antidote, girls who support each other through middle school's challenges

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 14 Jun 2018

Okay. I've been looking for this for awhile. Who has a YA contemporary featuring a teenage stand-up comedian? #MSWL I know you're out there somewhere... Submission guidelines here:

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 12 Feb 2018

Watching figure skating last night, and I'm like where's an awesome YA with a figure skating focus? Maybe a thriller/mystery, Black Swan-ish? #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 20 Dec 2017

Who has a fresh take on the mermaid trend for MG? I know you're out there. I want a middle-grade mermaid manuscript sooo much! #MSWL