My Manuscript Wish List
My taste steers me more frequently toward contemporary realistic fiction in YA and MG. Anything under that (very expansive) umbrella, I'm game for. From commercial to literary, queer to straight, and everything in between, I'm looking for manuscripts that are chock-full of strong, flawed, and loveable characters that stay with you long after you've lived their story with them.
More specifically, manuscripts that:
I can get into darker, more emotionally gripping fare, but also enjoy stories that are on the lighter, quirkier side.
Also: I love music. Like, a lot. I would love a submission that somehow incorporates a character's musical playlist/taste throughout the narrative or as some sort of narrative device/structure. Like High Fidelity for YA.
Other words that dance around my head when I'm thinking about what I want: voice-driven, coming-of-age, feminism, unreliable narrators, fresh narrative structure, secrets, sex-positive, atmospheric, love
Fun facts about me:
I can pogo upwards to 500 times in a row without stopping & can eat you under the table with Lucky Charms.
Agented submissions only
I'd like the next...
Now & Then
Girl, Interrupted for YA
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Say Anything (pls gimme a Lloyd Dobler)
Dead Poets Society
American Beauty (but with much more focus on the teens)
My favorites include...
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, She's Come Undone, Your Voice in My Head, On the Jellicoe Road, Virgin Suicides, Ramona the Brave, Clementine, P.S. Longer Letter Later, The Glass Castle, Out of My Mind, Tweak, Speak, Ask the Passengers, Franny & Zooey, This One Summer, Wonder Boys, Grit, Sharp Objects, The Fever, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Honor Girl, My Sister's Keeper, Cut Both Ways, All American Boys, Saint Anything, All the Bright Places,
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