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February 2016 MSWL
Marisa Corvisiero- Literary Agent
Marisa is looking for Contemporary Romance and NA that will pull at your heartstrings for good reason on one page and have you swooning in the next. Humor and sass always welcome. If you have a good unique story, with a good voice and well written, then you should submit it.
Saritza Hernandez- Sr. Literary Agent
Saritza is looking for strong, well-written and engaging Queer YA and diverse romance.
Sarah Negovetich- Jr. Literary Agent and PR Team Leader:
Sarah is looking for really big books right now with intricate world building, specifically in the fantasy and sci fi genres for YA. A good comp would be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
Cate Hart- Jr. Literary Agent
Cate is looking for edgy contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She's dreaming of finding a YA fantasy that's unique or features non-traditional fairytales and folklore, like Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Series or Six of Crows, but outside the well-known, traditional settings.
In Middle Grade she's looking for mystery and adventure, but also heartwarming and/or heartrending stories, most recent favorite is Lois Sepahban's Paper Wishes.
Veronica Park- Junior Literary Agent / Marketing Consultant
Veronica is feeling nostalgic with the upcoming holiday, so her #MSWL for this month will include romance where the heroine saves herself (bonus if she saves the hero while she's at it) in any category or genre. The real trick for her is if you can take the romantic relationship out of the story and it still makes sense she doesn't consider it a romance. (Just a story with romantic elements.)
Also, she'd like to see narrative nonfiction centering on current events and/or women's issues.
Girl power, activate!
Vanessa Robins- Literary Agent Apprentice
Vanessa's MSWL is extremely specific right now. Her big "I would rep that immediately" is a book composed of open letters to and from police officers across the country. Think a political debate meets Humans of New York.
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