YA

Sarah Grill @SarahGrill1 · May 21

Just thinking how much I’d love to get a Jewish YA that is NOT centered on the Holocaust. Give me a Birthright thriller!! A Camp Chi summer romance! A Hillel set-up gone wrong!! And the more food descriptions, the better. Please & thank you #mswl #amediting

Liz Kossnar @liz_adventures · May 21

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

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 21

Would love a YA contemporary that's a series of letters written to a younger sister (now 15) from a sister who died at 16/17 when girl was a 3-yo. Imagine a serious GOOD LUCK CHARLIE meets THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Could alternate between letters & new sibling's perspective. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 21

“Young Adult: Contemporary that reads like super fun fanfiction, magical realism novel with gorgeous prose, experimental formats.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Sam Gentry @Sam_Gentry24 · May 21

Finished @normalpeople tonight and it completely wrecked me. 😭💔 Give me these complexities of love and intimacy and the boundaries of friendship in #YA. A bonus if you can make me ugly cry. #MSWL

Clare Wallace @LitAgentClare · May 20

Replying to @writerswkend

Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.

Beth Marshea- CLOSED TO QUERIES @busybethm · May 18

I'm opening back up in June and I'm here for Cyrano retelling, all the lesbians, and all the found family. Adult, YA, MG, just make it heartbreaking and beautiful. #mswl #comingbackinjune

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 18

MG or YA fantasy that comps to AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (I’m thoroughly enjoying my current rewatch!) #MSWL

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · May 18

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…

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl #ya In teen, query me with your contemporary coming-of-age stories filled with hope, your teen girl angst, and your fantasies with unexpected twists on classic tropes (see: books I had edited like Most Likely, You Must Not Miss, and The Bone Houses) 7/?

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

I also have experience working on middle grade and YA graphic novels, and I’d love to see more of those, as well as select narrative non-fiction on lesser-known subjects. 5/?

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

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/?

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · May 17

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

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 17

I’d love to work with a MG or YA nonfiction sports writer. Send me your proposals! #mswl I’m the right agent for sports stories for kids and teens!

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 16

“Young Adult: LGBTQ+ rom com, psychological horror, a new take on vampires, a girl in a rock band, an eerie mystery.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · May 15

YOUNG ADULT:
- Literary, character-driven stories featuring diverse ensembles and strong points of view
- Joyful romcoms about marginalized protagonists
- Light fantasy / speculative fiction

#MSWL