Monday, July 31, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - August 2017

It's time again for our Monthly Wishlists! Here's the project that these 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!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and well written swoony Young Adult romance with a twist like THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER - Gemma Cooper

Some upmarket women’s fiction with a dark, speculative twist, written by and featuring a woman of color - Beth Phelan

Feeling something contemporary YA right now, that’s a bit involved and complex (that will of course make me sob) like a sibling story, or family story, a la I’ll GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson - Heather Flaherty

A smart, literary YA novel with a subtle speculative or surreal twist - Molly Ker Hawn

Sunday, July 16, 2017


CONGRATS to Merrill Wyatt, Jenny Bak at Jimmy Patterson, and the very lovable, no-nonsense, and wip-smart Ernestine. Details here at Children's Bookshelf:






Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Release Day to 
WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS by Julia Walton!

"Echoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this frank and inspiring novel shows how a teen’s life changes after he is given an experimental medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia."  - PW starred review!

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!






Friday, June 30, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - July 2017

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!


Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and well written swoony Young Adult romance with a twist like THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER - Gemma Cooper

Some upmarket women’s fiction with a dark, speculative twist, written by and featuring a woman of color - Beth Phelan

A really dark, twisty suspense novel, particularly one with a female narrator - Victoria Cappello 

A new thriller, suspense or crime novel. Two books I have recently fallen in love with are THE FINAL GIRLS and SOMETIMES I LIE. I’d also like to find an issue-led drama with an incredible voice and characters that really draw us in - Sarah Manning

Dark, chill-inducing suspense. I want to be sincerely scared, freaked out and creeped out, in adult or YA - Heather Flaherty