Trisha De Guzman (she/her)
Eric Weiskott @ericweiskottthere are Green Knight reviews and then there’s this pic.twitter.com/ytCqFev2yv
Anyone else a fan of BATTLE ROYALE? 🔪🩸🔥 Takako Chigusa was inspiration for the iconic Gogo Yubari in KILL BILL and she lives in my head rent free...
basically, agents pls send me a bloodthirsty YA about a girl who gets revenge after being wronged #YA #MSWL
Sarah Andersen @SarahCAndersenpic.twitter.com/Dxn6ZWo6b9
#MSWL #PB hi friends! i'm dying for more picture books! i would love...
--projects about incredible historical figures we overlooked bc ~colonialism~
--funny offbeat projects with unique art in the vein of DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, PETRA, THE BAD SEED, etc.
Two weeks since I finished #NeflixKingdom, and I STILL can't stop thinking about it. I'm so in the mood for a YA fantasy with sociopolitical commentary, a lush non-Western historical setting, well-rounded characters, and ZOMBIES. Lots and lots of zombies.
✨✨Hi, hello! I’m pleased to share my new and improved website, which features my current books, deals I’ve made, & current wishlist. Agents, please reach out if you think we share similar tastes! I’d love to work with you! 📚🖋 trishadeguzman.com
- gentle contemporary romances about queer young people falling in love for the first time
- historical fiction highlighting overlooked events or individuals from marginalized groups
- contemporary novels about POC immigrants/second generation Americans
Trisha de Guzman @trishadegLike many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.
Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:
- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters
- contemporary stories that take a tongue-in-cheek approach to deconstructing toxic gender norms
- ripped-from-the headlines contemporary novels with literary writing and whipsmart sociopolitical commentary
another #mswl: a home invasion story with a twist. but the "victim" is an action girl who ends up hunting THEM down because she is way better at surviving than they are #ya #contemporary this is basically the plot of the movie YOU'RE NEXT
#mswl #ya #ownvoices gimme all your monster books. Especially monsters based on non-western legends and folklore. The wendigo! Chupacabra! La llorona! I want to feel uncomfortable and scared and uncomfortably excited to be scared
CAAM @CAAMSony’s Stage 6 Films Plots Sequel To Sundance Sleeper ‘Searching’ starring a @CAAM favorite, John Cho. bit.ly/2Z15mO9
In light of this amazing news, I'd love a gritty, contemporary YA thriller that, like the excellent film SEARCHING, utilizes the unique quirks and challenges that technology/social media have introduced into our lives #mswl
An end of day #MSWL: I would love middle grade or young adult novel that takes a no-holds-barred look at colorism in marginalized communities and the damage it does to the people in them. #YA #MG #Children
Carole V. Bell @BellCV“Romantic comedies take our primal hunger to connect with one another and give it a story. And at their best, they do much more: They make you believe in the power of communion.”—
Wesley Morris’s excellent rumination on a criminally undervalued genre. nyti.ms/2W2sQl3
Now that we as a nation have accepted that romcoms are amazing, I'm putting out a call: Agents, please send me all the fantastic YA novel or graphic novel romcoms you have! Especially keen for projects from LGBTQIA/POC creators 💫💫💫 #MSWL #YA #GN