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Veronica Park, Junior Literary Agent, represents the following:
YA/NA (anything with a unique voice, but particularly romantic and/or LGBT at the moment), Adult (particularly Romance in all sub-genres) and Non-Fiction that is funny and/or centered upon current events and controversial issues. (Because real life is funny...and full of issues.) Also, Middle Grade (MG) with a particular emphasis on diversity, high concept ideas and graphic novels. For Fall 2016: GIVE ME YA HORROR. Think Lovecraft, Gaiman, Koontz, but not too much gore. Creepy is the key, children.
In particular, V loves: High concept stories that sneakily illustrate real issues (such as: feminism in any era, racial and/or cultural identity, LGBTQIA as a fact of life, alter-abledness, niche club memberships, social ethics, etc.), romances that make you laugh out loud and deeply love--or love to hate--some of the characters, gender swapping and/or seriously twisted myth retelling. Plotting and pacing are VERY important, but character development is MOST important.
V's Thoughts on Romance: Preferably, romances should be realistic (none of that "love at first sight" malarkey, or zero-mutual-respect fauxmance. Lust at first sight...is realistic, let's be honest.) Pro feminist and pro consent, pro gender role swapping. Bonus points for princesses rescuing knights--i.e. modern day heroines that inspire teenage girls to be more bada**.
V is not currently crazy about: SF/F, children's picture books, poetry or screenplay/regular play--unless it's a rock opera about Conan O'Brian's hair, in which case YES. No erotica at this time, please, unless it's also loosely based on Conan O'Brian.
Themes to avoid: controlling boyfriends (unless your story is clearly anti), werewolves, vampires or zombies (unless you've somehow found a new spin I haven't seen), Mary Sue heroines (look it up), grit for the sake of grit, or characters who do things for reasons which psychology can't explain.