-A YA time travel novel. Especially time traveling to the 1800s or the 20s-50s.
-A YA contemporary novel in the POV of a male.
-Dark YA that deal with real life teen drama.
UPDATE! SEE THE ORANGE COLOR FOR THE RECENT ADDED LIST!
Okay guys and dolls! Here is a partial list of wishes.Updates have been added. Just to let you know, I am still waiting on a couple more agents lists and confirmation from THREE more agents and one MAYBE agent. Keep your fingers crossed for yeses!!
Aside from great writing, we are looking for pacing that is stellar, voice that evokes attention in a powerfully interesting way and perspectives that are distinctive and unique.
Also on the list are vibrant characters and succulent and luxurious settings.
International and multicultural locations or stories.
Favorite Authors: Isabel Allende, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, Lisa See, Adichie Chimamanda
Christian and Inspirational:
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
(one agent also takes books not labeled Inspirational as long as there is no swearing or sex)
Romance (including category)
NA/YA: Editor Wish List
Aliens (wait. That's not a genre, but it was on an agents list!)
ONLY GRIPPING Contemporary
ONLY GRIPPING Historical Romance
Strong femal characters are wonderful, especially with emotional feelings and flaws.
Bad boys are okay if they can be tamed by the strong female!! No abusive boys, though.
Unexpected twists on old favorites will hook this agent in a blink of the eye!
Never done before stories
Strong, gripping voices
Favorite Books: Think, Speak, Fever, I Hunt Killers, Tokyo Heist
Unique YA Nonfiction
Something that the agent can't put down and talks about for a long time to come.
Voice is definitely the key for me.
If I'm going to sign (and sell) someone or recommend them, then their "voice" has to speak to me.
I have to be able to listen (vocally and on the page) to them through edits and revisions and sales and hopefully their entire career. So, yes, voice is key.
- Characters I'd want as my best friends/partners in crime long after the story ends, whether it's in this world or an alternate universe
...and just to be clear, by middle grade, I mean ages 8-12 (average readers) --- and the content should reflect that... issues should be age-appropriate (not based on lexile-levels).