Hello 👋 I have some professional news!
Today is my first day as an agent with @belcastr and I am OPEN to queries! I’m on the hunt for diverse and inclusive kid lit projects and a few adult genres as well!
You can query me at: querymanager.com/query/HannahVa…
#mswl #mg I love layered literary middle grade fantasy (some favorites: The Girl Who Drank the Moon or His Dark Materials), and coming-of-age graphic novels in the vein of Spinning and This One Summer 6/?
Speaking of discovering… I’m on the hunt for adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction with literary voices and commercial hooks. I love complicated female protagonists, innovative twists on classic tropes, and being swept away by fully realized worlds (real or imagined). 4/?
I love books, movies, and shows with small towns where everyone knows each other. Stories with lots of emotion. (I'm watching My Girl right now and might watch Steel Magnolias next). Would love some YA, MG, or Upmarket adult stories set in small towns. #mswl
- Funny and sweet contemporary coming-of-age stories
- Light fantasy adventures with great heart
- Historical fiction highlighting lesser-known narratives about marginalized folk
Megan Ilnitzki @megilnitMG or YA that comps to Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Universe, especially THE SONG OF THE LIONESS and IMMORTALS series. Intrigue! Adventure! Mythical creatures! Characters who kick butt! Expansive world building! It’s an eternal #MSWL for me.
ME TOO #MSWL
Upper MG in the vein of THE SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. To this day, I will put my hair up Violet Baudelaire style when I need to concentrate. I love the strong sibling bonds, the overarching mystery element, and kids fighting against the corruption of adults. #MSWL
Megan Ilnitzki @megilnitA few Monday #MSWL items, inspired by some of my all-time favorite childhood reads.
MG or YA that comps to Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Universe, especially THE SONG OF THE LIONESS and IMMORTALS series. Intrigue! Adventure! Mythical creatures! Characters who kick butt! Expansive world building! It’s an eternal #MSWL for me.
I’m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL