Trisha De Guzman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux for Young Readers
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant ✨ Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers ✨ wannabe outdoorsman @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
Hi, agent friends :) It's about that time: New Year, New #MSWL 📚✒️
I edit picture books, middle grade novels, and YA novels/nf, as well as select graphic novels across genres.
I prioritize intersectional stories that center BIPOC characters & their unique, varied experiences.
Eric Weiskott @ericweiskottthere are Green Knight reviews and then there’s this pic.twitter.com/ytCqFev2yv
#MSWL a fantasy #YA but with a himbo of a man like Gawain on an epic quest. make it queer, make it all-BIPOC, please
- 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
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