Monday, November 30, 2015

TBA Monthly Wishlist - November 2015



It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist!  Here's the ONE 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!

I'm really looking for YA right now and am open to anything but dystopian and angels. Send me your swoony romance, your teen X-Files, your epic fantasy, your re-invented Buffy, your ghosts and anything you can comp to a movie starring Christian Slater - Gemma Cooper 

Lush, romantic, atmospheric, historical YA, with edge-of-your-seat tension! - Susan Hawk 

I still want that YA novel that tackles sexism/discrimination in a way that feels realistic and authentic to teen readers! - Molly Ker Hawn 

Hilarious YA friendship story (think Broad City) with equal parts heart and hardship, laughs and tears - Beth Phelan 

An atmospheric mystery with a strong sense of place and series potential alá Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series - Victoria Lowes 

Fantasy novels (for any age range) with vivid world building, such as Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain, Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co. series, Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE, Susanna Clarke’s JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL, Naomi Novik’s HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON, or THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman - Brooks Sherman

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

It's been a little while since we've done one of these so there is a LOT to announce.  Here goes:

Scarlett Cole’s THE STRONGEST STEEL sold in Germany to Ullstein Verlag in a pre-empt and in France to JC Lattés/&moi, both in two-book deals.

Becky Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA sold in the Czech Republic to Euromedia, in Poland to Papierowy Ksiezyc, in Indonesia to Spring/Haru, in Vietnam to 1980Books, in Korea to Dolbegae Publishers, and in Denmark to Rosinante at auction, bringing the total number of territories to 18.

Lynn Weingarten’s SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS sold in Russia to AST and in Turkey to Pegasus Yayincilik.

Robin Stevens’ ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in Italy to Mondadori.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Poland to Znak at auction in a two-book deal, in Romania to Editura RAO, in Portugal to Presenca in a two-book deal, in Korea to Sam & Parkers in a two-book deal, in the Czech Republic to Egmont in a two-book deal, in Indonesia to Noura in a two-book deal, and in Japan to Kino Books in a two-book deal. 

Jan Moran’s THE WINEMAKERS sold in Germany to Goldmann at auction and in Italy to Newton Compton.

Staci Hart’s WITH A TWIST sold in Italy to Newton Compton.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s international bestseller THE LIFE LIST sold in Japan to Kadokawa and in Greece to Dioptra, bringing the total number of territories to 32.

Adam Silvera’s MORE HAPPY THAN NOT sold in Denmark to Gylendal.

L.H. Cosway’s SIX OF HEARTS and HEARTS OF FIRE sold in Poland to Filia. Cosway’s KING OF HEARTS sold in Germany to Lyx/Egmont.

Penny Reid’s NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN sold in Albania to Living.

J.M.M. Nuanez’s MY PERFECT ME sold in Israel to Miskal.

Lynsay Sands’ DEVIL OF THE HIGHLANDS, TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE, and THE HELLION AND THE HIGHLANDER sold in Slovenia to Ucila International. 

L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid’s THE PLAYER AND THE PIXIE sold in Germany to Lyx/Egmont.

Major congratulations to all!  


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TBA needs interns! [Closed]

We are once again looking for interns! There are is a reading position open in the YA/MG category. Please read the description below. 

And please note: you don't need to have any kind of publishing experience or even publishing aspirations. We're just looking for people who love books and love to read. You do not need to live in New York; our internships are remote. We ask for a commitment of at least a ten hours a week. Please note that our internships are unpaid.

YA/MG INTERN [Closed]

We are looking for Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction interns. Again, you do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories, particularly with Young Adult and MG books on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Interested? Send an email to intern@thebentagency.com and put "YA/MG Intern" in the subject line. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, or include a résumé if you have one (although it's not necessary). 

Please include two lists: the last ten YA/MG books you've read and your top ten favorite YA/MG books of all time.

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If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details.

We look forward to hearing from you!