Thursday, October 1, 2015

TBA Monthly Wishlist - September 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!

Really voice-y, poignant, contemporary YA with some sort of speculative touch — Beth Phelan

I'd love to see a MG or YA historical fantasy-adventure; some of my favorites are THE NIGHT GARDENER, THE RIVERMAN, BREADCRUMBS, and THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO — Susan Hawk

Hit me with your interesting, fun and of-the-moment pop culture and non-fiction projects! — Louise Fury

High-concept thriller or suspense novel please — Jenny Bent

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? — Gemma Cooper


  1. Beth, I sure hope a "voice-y, poignant, contemporary YA with some sort of speculative touch" is still on your wishlist next year because its exactly what I'm working on.

  2. Hi - Gemma. I sent two dog-centric queries to you (PBs) but I sent them as attachments. Should I resubmit or just wait to hear from you.

  3. Hi there - thanks for letting me know. I've flagged them so they don't get deleted, and will get back to you within 4 weeks.

    1. Thanks Gemma, I appreciate your enthusiasm for the dog-kid bond.