In the last week or two, the Agent and Editor Wish List has been updated. Check out the following calls for YA novels.
Agent Carly Watters would like to see coming-of-age novels with strong moral dilemmas and strong setting. YA thrillers/romances similar to Dangerous Girls & How to Love.
Agent Victoria Marini wants young adult novels with intact families, and funny parent/child relationships.
Agent Kayle Davis is interested in a novel that does an amazing job with alternating POVs. She also wants to see strong character development and voice.
Editor Hali Baumstein is looking for:
- both MG and YA magical realism, similiar to the work of Karen Russell.
- space settings and similarities to Firefly.
- anything with dance.
Agent Beth Phelan wants novels with LGBT themes and a distinct voice.
Agent Rena Bunder Rossner wants memoirs or fiction with Hasidic or Orthodox Jewish characters.
Agent Peter Knapp wants family positive MG and YA
Agent Amy Boggs wants a Tonya Harding-like character which she defines as “working class girl in an individual sport full of upper middle class.”
If you see something that looks like a match to your work, good luck!