It’s time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here’s the ONE project that the TBA agents would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines on the website and send it over. We can’t wait to read!
Jenny Bent: A twisty turny suspense novel (for adults) with a female protagonist like GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
Beth Phelan: I’m always looking for (but particularly hungry for it right now) diverse YA and MG authors writing stories with diverse, lively characters in epic leading roles, in any genre.
Molly Ker Hawn: I’d really like to see an emotionally resonant YA novel whose narrative structure is as inventive as Todd Hazak-Lowy’s in ME BEING ME IS EXACTLY AS INSANE AS YOU BEING YOU.
Heather Flaherty: MG or YA about the social issues girls face in school – especially the complicated relationship one has with their “best friend” and what happens when one doesn’t want to be friends anymore. Or when a girl is kicked out of a friend-group. Girl social dynamics please!
Gemma Cooper: Animals and anthropomorphic characters—I love stories with either animals as the main character, or with a close bond with a child. Examples: CHARLOTTE’S WEB, A DOG CALLED HOMELESS, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. Or what about historical fiction seen through the eyes of an animal—major events in history with a dog or cat or pig or…etc. narrator?
Victoria Lowes: A contemporary romance with a hint of magical realism like The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Susan Hawk: A MG mystery or detective novel, especially with a historical element. Think FROM THE MIXED UP FILES or CHASING VERMEER. Fast-paced, with complex characters.