It’s time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here’s the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines
and send it over. We can’t wait to read!
A fun YA romance that still has a hooky concept. I want to read about first love and romance; lots of kisses an added bonus. Think LOVE & GELATO, or LOVE, LIES & LEMON PIES – Gemma Cooper**
High concept, emotional MG or YA set in this world, with a fantastic/magical realism element. Think David Levithan’s EVERYDAY or BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver. Definitely want romance (for YA), but other elements too: this could be a friendship or sibling story, or mother-daughter relationships, etc. – Susan Hawk
I’m particularly looking for Middle Eastern narratives right now. I’d love a literary novel that focused on either the Kurdish people or perhaps the current migrant crisis. – Victoria Cappello
Realistic contemporary YA that tackles issues of gender bias with humor and insight, in the vein of THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE-LANDAU BANKS. – Molly Ker Hawn
Fresh epic YA Fantasy set in a world I can feel on my skin, a nation whose plight I would fight for, and an underdog protagonist that I would give my life to help. – Heather Flaherty
Halloween Edition: Send me your ghosts & goblins, your witches & werewolves, your bogeymen, and—yes—even your vampires. Scare me. – Brooks Sherman
I am hungry for edgy coming-of-age novels, women’s fiction with a great hook, and female-driven, smart suspense that is creepy and atmospheric—especially written by and featuring a marginalized person. – Beth Phelan**
**Gemma, Brooks and Beth are currently closed to queries, but if you have something that matches their wishlists, please send and add #TBAwishlist to your subject header.