Undated 2024 New Releases

 











So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole (Little, Brown)
Alexandra Hightower at Little, Brown has bought So Let Them Burn and a sequel, Kamilah Cole's YA fantasy duology debut, in a six-figure preempt. Pitched as a Jamaican Joan of Arc retelling and inspired by Zendaya's 2018 Met Gala look, the novel follows a 17-year-old girl who once wielded the magic of the gods to save her island from dragon-riding colonizers must now save her sister from the same enemy, even if it means bargaining with a long-forgotten god and ending the world. Publication for the first book is planned for winter 2024; Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.










The Boyfriend Wish by Swati Teerdhala (Katherine Tegan Books)
Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins/Tegen has bought rights to The Boyfriend Wish by Swati Teerdhala, the author's first YA romantic comedy. After a Homecoming date proposal gone wrong, Deepa makes a wish on a rare and magical flower for the perfect boyfriend. The next day, a new neighbor moves in who fits her list, almost as if her wish has come true. To find out for sure, Deepa must kiss him, but the more she plans the perfect kiss, the more she questions whether she might be choosing the wrong boy. Publication is set for winter 2024. Kristin Nelson at the Nelson Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

My Throat an Open Grace by Tori Bovalino
(Page Street)

Lauren Knowles at Page Street has bought Tori Bovalino's My Throat an Open Grave, a Labyrinth-inspired horror in which a struggling high school student must brave the dangers of the wood that borders her small town to save her baby brother from the being that took him, and face the truth of how her life went so wrong. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Amelia Appel and Uwe Stender at Triada US negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Better Left Buried by Mary E. Roach (Disney Hyperion)
Kelsey Sullivan at Disney has acquired Better Left Buried by debut author Mary E. Roach. Pitched as Knives Out meets Two Can Keep a Secret, this contemporary YA mystery follows two teen girls in a small Appalachian town who must solve the murder of a local amusement park millionaire. As the town's secrets come to light, the girls must face their own pasts—along with their growing feelings for each other—or risk becoming the next victim. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management did the deal for world English rights.

A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft (Wednesday Books)

Sarah Grill at Wednesday Books has bought, in an exclusive submission, Allison Saft's A Fragile Enchantment, a Bridgerton-inspired romantic fantasy of manners about a dressmaker commissioned to design the prince's wardrobe for a fairy tale wedding, only to find herself embroiled in scandal when a gossip column draws attention to her undeniable chemistry with the groom. Publication is scheduled for winter 2024; Claire Friedman and Jessica Mileo at Inkwell Management sold North American rights.

For She Is Wrath by Emily Varga (Wednesday Books)
Mara Delgado Sánchez at Wednesday Books has acquired For She Is Wrath and a second untitled book by debut author Emily Varga. Pitched as a YA Pakistani Count of Monte Cristo fantasy, it follows Dania, who is counting down the days until she can exact her revenge on the ex-lover that accused her of a crime she didn't commit. But when the person standing in her way is the very man who condemned her, retribution becomes a complicated game of cat and mouse. Publication is set for winter 2024; Paige Terlip and Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold world English rights.

If You Really Knew About It, by Carolina Ixta (Quill Tree Books)
Jennifer Ung at Quill Tree has acquired, in a two-book deal, in a preempt, debut author Carolina Ixta's YA novel, If You Really Knew About It, a look at the lives of two Latina girls growing up in East Oakland, as they discover that the world is brimming with messy complexities. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

Flyboy by Kasey LeBlanc (Balzer + Bray)
Alessandra Balzer at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired, at auction, North American rights to Flyboy by Kasey LeBlanc, a queer YA debut novel with a dose of magic in the vein of The Night Circus, about a closeted trans teenager named Asher who begins dreaming of a magical circus where he can finally be seen for who he is, all while navigating senior year at his new Catholic school. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Mollie Glick at Creative Artists Agency negotiated the deal.

Cubby Clark Is Not in Love by Mazey Eddings (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired Cubby Clark Is Not in Love, a YA rom-com by Mazey Eddings, author of the forthcoming Tilly in Technicolor. Pitched as Heartstopper: Volume 3 meets Almost Famous, this sapphic rom-com follows a chaotic band on the brink of collapse and the disastrous Icelandic road trip that's their last chance at stardom (as long as the bandmates can avoid catching feelings for each other along the way). Publication is scheduled for winter 2024; Courtney Miller Callihan at Handspun Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

Six Truths and a Lie by Ream Shukairy (Little, Brown)
Ruqayyah Daud at Little, Brown has bought Six Truths and a Lie by Ream Shukairy, a novel that follows six Muslim teens as their lives are upended when they are falsely accused of an alleged attack on a Los Angeles beach and must trust or turn their backs on each other to prove their innocence. Publication is scheduled for winter 2024; Serene Hakim at Ayesha Pande Literary handled the deal for world rights.

Mistress of Bones by Maria Z. Medina (Wednesday Books)
Mara Delgado Sánchez at Wednesday Books has acquired, at auction, Mistress of Bones and a second untitled book by debut author Maria Z. Medina. Pitched as a YA Gideon the Ninth, and set in a world where the continents are anchored to the bones of seven gods, it follows Azul del Arroyo, a necromancer looking for her sister's bones to revive her. But when the Emissary of the Lord of Death is sent to hunt her down, they unleash a series of events that angers the gods, and now the gods want their bones back. Publication is set for winter 2024; Dorian Maffei at Kimberley Cameron & Associates Agency sold world English rights.

No Better Than Beasts by Z.R. Ellor (Roaring Brook Press)
Mekisha Telfer at Roaring Brook has bought Z.R. Ellor's debut YA fantasy, No Better Than Beasts, a dark retelling of The Nutcracker. To escape their abusive elder brother, a ballerina and a soldier with forbidden magic take opposite sides in the war between the Rat King and the Pinewood Prince, fighting for their lives and the fate of their homeland in an icy forest that transforms all who enter into beasts. It will publish in winter 2024; Kaitlyn Johnson at the Belcastro Agency handled the deal for North American rights.

The Tangleroot Papers by Kalela Williams (Feiwel and Friends)
Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has bought, in a preempt, debut-author Kalela Williams's YA novel, The Tangleroot Papers. When a Black teen finds the grave of an unmarried white teen and her baby in a plantation cemetery, she feels compelled to uncover her story—even if it means inflaming the scars of a racially troubled town, and widening a longstanding rift with her mother. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Allison Remcheck at Stimola Literary Studio handled the deal for North American rights.

Right Here, Right Now by Shannon Dunlap (Little, Brown)
Farrin Jacobs at Little, Brown has acquired Right Here, Right Now by Shannon Dunlap, a YA novel about possibilities and unexpected connections in the vein of Sliding Doors that follows two teens whose lives collide in multiple universes. Publication is set for winter 2024; Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan did the deal for world English rights.

Letters for My Brown Self by Sarah Mughal Rana (Wednesday Books)
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has bought Letters for My Brown Self by Sarah Mughal Rana, a debut YA novel in prose and verse pitched as The Hate U Give meets The Poet X, exploring Islamophobia post-9/11. When a Muslim spoken word artist's letters about a politician go viral, she must decide whether to stay silent or use her voice. Publication is scheduled for winter 2024; Paige Terlip at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Dear Wendy by Ann Zhao (Feiwel and Friends)
Foyinsi Adegbonmire at Feiwel and Friends has acquired debut author Ann Zhao's Dear Wendy, a contemporary YA novel in which two first-year college students with anonymous relationship advice accounts on Instagram feud over who gives the best tips, only to meet in real life and discover they both identify as aromantic and asexual—a rarity even at their diverse liberal arts college. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold North American rights.

Have You Seen This Girl by Nita Tyndall (HarperTeen)
Stephanie Stein at HarperTeen has bought Have You Seen This Girl by Nita Tyndall, a YA thriller about a North Carolina teen whose father is a notorious serial killer. Sid's dad has been in prison for years, but when another girl is murdered, all eyes are on them—and when signs point to the girl Sid loves being next, they'll have to confront their father as well as the ghosts that haunt them. Publication is set for winter 2024; Eric Smith at P.S. Literary negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Stay with My Heart by Tashie Bhuiyan (Inkyard Press)
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Tashie Bhuiyan's Stay with My Heart, a YA contemporary novel about a girl who dreams of working in the music industry, and when she accidentally sabotages an up-and-coming local band, she falls for the enigmatic leader while secretly trying to make up for her mistake. JL Stermer at Next Level Lit brokered the two-book deal for North American rights, with publication planned for winter 2024.

Stay Dead by April Henry (Little, Brown/Ottaviano)
Christy Ottaviano at Little, Brown/Ottaviano has acquired, in an exclusive submission, two YA thrillers by April Henry. In Stay Dead, 16-year-old Milan is determined to uncover the truth after her senator parents are murdered. In When We Were Missing, Willow finds a camera card filled with photos of teen girls—all with fear on their faces. Publication is set for winter 2024 and winter 2025; Wendy Schmalz at the Wendy Schmalz Agency sold world rights.

Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories by Various YA Authors (Inkyard Press)
Stephanie Cohen while at Inkyard Press acquired world rights to Sandra Proudman's Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories; Meghan Maria McCullough will edit. The SFF YA anthology explores the Latinx experience through retellings of classics, myths, and fairytales, from Poe to "Sleeping Beauty." In addition to a contribution from Proudman, the anthology will feature stories by Olivia Abtahi, David Bowles, Zoraida Córdova, Saraciea J. Fennell, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, Torrey Maldonado, Jasminne Mendez, Anna Meriano, Amparo Ortiz, Laura Pohl, Sandra Proudman, NoNieqa Ramos, Monica Sanz, Eric Smith, Ari Tison, and Alexandra Villasante. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Hannah Fergesen did the deal while at KT Literary; Kate Schafer Testerman now represents Proudman.

Icarus by K. Ancrum (HarperTeen)
Stephanie Stein at HarperTeen has acquired world English rights to K. Ancrum 's romantic YA thriller Icarus, a reimagining of the classic myth pitched as The Goldfinch meets Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. In the book, a teen cat burglar carries out his father's mission of stealing works of art from a local wealthy man, to replace them with intricate, perfect replicas… until he's caught by another boy his age imprisoned in the rich neighbor's home. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Eric Smith at PS Literary Agency did the two-book deal.

Canto Contigo by Jonny Garza Villa (Wednesday Books)
Sylvan Creekmore while at Wednesday Books acquired Canto Contigo by Pura Belpré Honor author Jonny Garza Villa (Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun; Ander & Santi Were Here); Tiffany Shelton will edit. In this rivals-to-lovers contemporary YA novel, Rafie Álvarez, star of his hometown mariachi group, transfers schools his senior year and expects to be handed the lead vocalist spot of his new group. What he gets instead is a tenacious current lead with a very familiar (and very kissable) face. Publication is set for winter 2024; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency handled the deal for world English rights.

Death at Morning House by Maureen Johnson (Katherine Tegen Books)
Katherine Tegen at HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Death at Morning House by Maureen Johnson, a YA contemporary mystery novel about a girl who finds herself in a house with a terrible secret and becomes obsessed by the place, the people, and the romance of it all—and ends up finding the darkness at its core. Erica Sussman will edit; publication is planned for winter 2024. Kate Testerman at KT Literary did the three-book deal for world rights, including two more Stevie Bell mysteries.

Daughter of the Bone Forest by Jasmine Skye (Feiwel and Friends)
Holly West at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Daughter of the Bone Forest and Daughter of the Witch King, Jasmine Skye's debut YA fantasy duology. It follows two girls whose fates are intertwined, a powerful shapeshifter farmgirl who resists joining the elite school for witches and shapeshifters, fearing she will be drafted into the king's army, and the king's daughter, a powerful witch who is destined to lead the country into bloody war, but can't help her feelings for the backwater ranch girl who wants no part of it. Publication is set for winter 2024 and winter 2025; Mary C. Moore at Kimberley Cameron & Associates did the deal for world English rights.

Juramento by Rocky Callen (Henry Holt)
Brian Geffen at Holt has bought, in an exclusive submission, North American English rights to Juramento, a contemporary YA novel by Rocky Callen. Pitched as Fast and Furious meets Atypical, the story follows fierce-hearted Leti Rivera, a street racer who is chasing her dreams and outrunning pain that has plagued her family since she was born. When tragedy strikes her family again and her life collides with Jacob, an autistic boy who is grappling with grief of his own, she makes an oath that could change her life forever. Publication is set for winter 2024; Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties negotiated the deal.

Just Max by Aiden Thomas (Feiwel and Friends)
Holly West at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Just Max by Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), in which a stealth transgender college student faces the usual stress of freshman year—making new friends and trying to fit in—while managing testosterone shots, navigating the perils of communal bathrooms, and falling in love with the handsome soccer player down the hall. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the six-figure deal for world rights.

Kindling by Traci Chee (Clarion Books)
Emilia Rhodes at Clarion Books has bought Kindling by NBA finalist Traci Chee, a YA reimagining of Seven Samurai. Set against a war-ravaged fantasy world where kindling warfare—the use of elite, magic-wielding teenage soldiers—has been outlawed, seven kindlings search for purpose and identity as they prepare for one final battle. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agency negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.

Last Ship to Mars by Samantha Benc (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel.
Mark Podesta at Henry Holt has bought, at auction, Last Ship to Mars by queer cartoonist Samantha Benc, a speculative YA graphic novel pitched as Bloom meets Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Set on a deteriorating Earth, the story follows Mara, an aspiring scientist, and her relationship with a humanoid android—a connection that will alter the course of her life, forcing her to choose between abandoning her planet for a better life on Mars or working to rescue the only home she's ever known. Publication is set for winter 2024; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Mark Siegel and Connie Hsu at First Second have acquired world rights to Lunar New Year Love Story, a YA graphic novel by Printz Medal winner Gene Luen Yang and Caldecott Honoree LeUyen Pham. Val, a teen turned cynical after learning about a family secret, rejects all things romantic even though she's named in honor of Valentine's Day. But when sparks fly at a Lunar New Year lion dance, her fortunes and future begin to change. Interwoven with Tết, Seol-Nal, and Xin Nian traditions, this is a love story about families, faith, and finding hope. Publication is set for winter 2024; Judy Hansen at Hansen Literary represented the author, and Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties represented the artist.

Evil-ish by Kennedy Tarrell (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel.
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought debut fantasy YA graphic novel Evil-ish by author-illustrator and Disney Animation Studios story artist Kennedy Tarrell, and a second untitled project. In Evil-ish, nonbinary teen Hawthorne finally gets the chance to fulfill their dream of joining the local league of evil... only to play second fiddle to bubbly, bright, decidedly un-evil seeming Maple. But after an accident ends in death, Hawthorne begins to realize that villainy is not all it's cracked up to be, and Maple might be a little too interested in crime for their taste. Publication is set for winter 2024; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds did the deal for world rights.

Everyone Sux But You by Kelsey Wroten (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel.
Mark Podesta at Holt has acquired, at auction, Everyone Sux But You by Lambda Award-winning artist and author Kelsey Wroten, a YA graphic novel set in the early aughts about an apathetic lesbian punk who learns—in the wake of her mother's death and on the verge of confessing her feelings for her best friend—that caring might just be cool, with echoes of Daria, Ladybird, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Publication is planned for winter 2024; Edward Maxwell at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Not Light, but Fire: The Story of Mary Bowser by Jamie McGhee and Charlot Kristensen (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel.
Mark Podesta at Henry Holt has acquired North American rights to Not Light, but Fire: The Story of Mary Bowser (W.T.) by Jamie McGhee (l.) (writing as Jay Leslie), illustrated by Charlot Kristensen. This YA historical fiction graphic novel is inspired by the life and bravery of Mary Bowser, the Civil War spy whose espionage made Union victory possible. Publication is scheduled for winter 2024; Wendi Gu at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates represented the author, and Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency represented the illustrator.

Silenced Voices by Pablo Leon (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Andrew Arnold at HarperAlley has acquired, in a two-book preempt, Silenced Voices by Eisner-nominated Pablo Leon, a YA graphic novel about two sisters who find their way back to each other after being separated during a military raid on their village during the civil war in Guatemala in 1982. Publication of the first book is planned for winter 2024; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management brokered the deal for North American rights.

Freshman Year by Sarah Mai (Little, Brown/Ottaviano) - YA graphic novel.
Jessica Anderson at Little, Brown/Ottaviano has bought, in a preempt, world rights to Freshman Year, a debut YA graphic novel by Sarah Mai. Pitched for fans of Check, Please! and Heartstopper, this coming-of-age story inspired by the author's life chronicles the humor and anguish symptomatic of the college transition—all through the eyes of a burgeoning comics artist. The book is scheduled for winter 2024; Claire Easton and Lori Nowicki at Painted Words negotiated the deal.

Flamboyants: Queer Stories from the Harlem Renaissance I Wish I'd Known by George M. Johnson and Cienna Smith (FSG) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Grace Kendall at FSG has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Flamboyants: Queer Stories from the Harlem Renaissance I Wish I'd Known, a YA nonfiction work by George M. Johnson, spotlighting famous LGBTQIA+ Black leaders throughout the Harlem Renaissance, illustrated by Cienna Smith, with Johnson's personal connection to these figures interwoven throughout. Publication is tentatively slated for winter 2024; Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary & Media did the six-figure deal, and the artist represented herself.

Poemhood: Our Black Revival by Various YA Authors (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Alyson Day at HarperCollins has acquired, at auction, Poemhood: Our Black Revival, a YA poetry anthology that pays homage to Black poetry, folklore and culture by placing new young poets in conversation with current Black, African and Caribbean writers and the older generation of writers that preceded them. The anthology is edited by Taylor Byas, Erica Martin, and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner Amber McBride, and includes the voices of more than 30 poets, including Nikki Giovanni, Kwame Alexander, Ibi Zoboi, Rita Dove, Jabari Asim, Mahogany Browne, Antwan Eady, Joy Priest, and Ashley Woodfolk, with poems from ancestors like Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Gwendolyn Brooks. Publication is set for winter 2024; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency did the deal for world rights.


Fitting Indian by Jyoti Chand and Tara Anand (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Clarissa Wong, while at HarperCollins, bought world rights to Fitting Indian by Jyoti Chand (l.), illustrated by Tara Anand; Megan Ilnitzki will edit. Pitched as Never Have I Ever meets Spinning, this YA graphic novel follows Nitasha as she navigates pressure and expectations from her traditional South Asian family, the challenges of high school—and her mental health. Publication is set for winter 2024, Chad W. Beckerman at the CAT Agency represented the author and the illustrator.

Even If It Breaks Your Heart by Erin Hahn (Wednesday Books) - moved from Spring 2023, title announced on twitter but not yet updated on Goodreads.

Untitled by Trang Tranh Tran (Bloomsbury)

This Dark Descent #2 by Kalyn Josephson (Roaring Brook Press)







Your Blood, My Bones by Kelly Andrew (Scholastic Press)
A contemporary YA fantasy about a recent high school graduate who returns to her childhood home following the death of her estranged father. Expecting to send the empty old farmhouse up in flames, Wyatt instead finds herself face-to-face with the boy who made her leave it all behind. As the former childhood friends find themselves pitted one against the other by a watcher in the wood, they are forced to contend with the bitter past in order to salvage their future.

Taking place in the same universe as THE WHISPERING DARK, YOUR BLOOD, MY BONES follows Wyatt as she learns what it is to grow up on an open mouth between worlds










Sky's End by Marc J. Gregson (PeachtreeTeen)
Jonah Heller at Peachtree Teen has acquired Marc J Gregson's YA SF/F novel Sky's End, about teenager Conrad's hell-bent reclamation of status and power after his devious uncle exiles him to live as a Low. This action-adventure set on floating islands follows a tumultuous revenge plot as Conrad enters the Selection, where he joins one of 12 Trades to battle monsters in skyships, forge unexpected alliances, and rescue his sister from a twisted meritocracy swarming with treachery. Publication is set for spring 2024; Heather Cashman at Storm Literary Agency sold world rights.










The Empire Wars by Akure Phénix (Blackstone Publishing)
Millions are watching. Zharā has 17 days to stay alive.

A wildly popular hunting sport known as the Great Hunt occurs as a celebration of war. In the brutal, arctic Allied Force, victory means capturing war victims and allowing them to earn the right to live by hunting each other for sport. May the greatest survivors win.

16-year-old Zharā is orphaned by war. She's a hundred pounds. She struggles at running, hiding, climbing. Yet she understands the Great Hunt’s prize: Anyone who wins frees their captive family.

She has all of her siblings counting on her now.

In a heart-pounding thriller where Get Out meets Hunger Games, survivors from all over the world will get one last chance to see their families again. Or die trying.

True Love and Other Impossible Odds by Christina Li (Quill Tree Books)
Alexandra Cooper at HarperCollins/Quill Tree has acquired Clues to the Universe author Christina Li's debut YA novel, True Love and Other Impossible Odds. Pitched as Nina LaCour meets The Half of It, the story follows a first-year college student Grace Tang who invents a class algorithm that pairs people with their perfect romantic campus match, only to have everything thrown into question as she explores questions of love, identity, and her past. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Jess Regel at Helm Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.

Rules for Rule-Breaking by Talia Tucker (Kokila)
Joanna Cardenas at Kokila has acquired, at auction, Rules for Rule-Breaking by Talia Tucker, a YA rom-com pitched as Booksmart meets Never Have I Ever, about two Korean American teens forced into a shared college visit road trip on which they discover that maybe the reasons they've been mortal enemies their entire lives are actually signs they're a perfect pair. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.

The Gospel According to Gabriel by Cory McCarthy (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has bought world English rights to The Gospel According to Gabriel by Cory McCarthy (Man o’ War), a contemporary YA retelling of humanity's favorite crucifixion. Affirmed trans teen Gabriel has a sexual awakening at church camp and dismantles the retro purity worship by starting his own religion. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich and Bourret negotiated the deal.

Dead Girls Walking by Sami Ellis (Amulet)
Emily Daluga at Amulet has acquired Sami Ellis's debut YA horror novel, Dead Girls Walking, about a serial killer's daughter determined to absolve him of her mother's murder. The only things keeping her from searching for clues in the woods where he used to hunt are her counselor duties at the queer all-girls sleepaway camp that's leasing the land—and the copycat killer stalking the girls. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Maeve MacLysaght at Copps Literary Services negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Unders by Eugene Lee Yang (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Eugene Lee Yang's debut YA duology, The Unders, a twisted, queer fantasy in which a group of teens band together to stop a war between the human and the magical world. Publication of the first book is slated for spring 2024; Jessica Felleman at Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency sold North American rights.

The Bitter End by Alexa Donne (Crown)
Elizabeth Stranahan at Crown has bought, in an exclusive submission, The Ivies author Alexa Donne's next YA thriller, The Bitter End. Eight teens from an exclusive prep school find themselves on a class trip of horrors, stranded in the mountains with a killer—who may be one of their own. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

These Bodies Between Us by Sarah Van Name (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has bought These Bodies Between Us by Sarah Van Name (The Goodbye Summer). Pitched as The Craft by way of Nina LaCour, this YA contemporary novel with a speculative twist follows four friends in a North Carolina beach town who spend their summer learning to become invisible. But as it becomes harder to reinhabit their bodies, the girls must decide if they're willing to relinquish their new power. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Maria Bell at Sterling Lord Literistic handled the deal for world English rights.

The Wildest Things by Andrea Hannah (Wednesday Books)
Mara Delgado Sánchez at Wednesday Books has bought The Wildest Things and a second book in a duology by Andrea Hannah (Where Darkness Blooms). In this sapphic YA fantasy, when Snow White is never kissed, she awakens in her glass coffin 20 years later to a forest that has been ravaged by the Blight and where the animals have mutated. Snow must survive the deadly forest and kill the Evil Queen's daughter to reverse the damage, but she's falling in love with her instead. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency did the deal for world English rights.

These Deadly Prophecies by Andrea Tang (Razorbill)
Julie Rosenberg while at Razorbill bought These Deadly Prophecies by Andrea Tang (Rebelwing; Renegade Flight); Gretchen Durning will edit. In this contemporary fantasy pitched as a magical Knives Out, the ambitious teenage apprentice to a wealthy and powerful sorcerer must unravel the mystery of her mentor's murder by solving the riddle of his final prophecy, which predicted his own death at the hands of his most beloved, while navigating the tangled web of the sorcerer's family secrets, especially those concerning his handsome youngest son. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Thao Le at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency sold world English rights.

Misdirection of Fault Lines by Anna Gracia (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has acquired Misdirection of Fault Lines by Anna Gracia (Boys I Know). Pitched as a tennis version of Center Stage, the story follows three Asian American teen girls—the underdog, the social media darling, and the defiant ex-friend—from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds who compete against each other at an elite tennis summer camp and discover they're not so different after all. Publication is set for spring 2024; Kiana Nguyen at Donald Maass Agency brokered the deal for world rights.



Skeleton Boys by CG Drews (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought Skeleton Boys by CG Drews (The Boy Who Steals Houses). The author's first YA horror is about two boys whose all-consuming friendship takes a dark turn when one of them realizes the only way to stop the horrors clawing out of the other's drawings is to destroy the creator. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Tara Gilbert at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

The Revenant Games by Margie Fuston (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Sarah McCabe at McElderry Books has acquired The Revenant Games by Morris Award finalist Margie Fuston, a YA fantasy pitched as All of Us Villains meets Kingdom of the Wicked. When Bly enters a competition held by warring vampire and witch kingdoms, she has one goal: deliver a vampire prince to the witches so they'll resurrect her sister, who's only dead because of Bly. But things get complicated when she starts to fall for the vampire she's supposed to hand over. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary Agency sold world rights.

Love in 280 Characters Or Less by Ravynn Stringfield (Fiewel and Friends)
Foyinsi Adegbonmire at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in a preempt, Love in 280 Characters or Less by Ravynn K. Stringfield, in which a Black college freshman figures out what it means to be black and collegiate all the while falling in love for the first time on Twitter. The story will be told in a mixed-media format of texts, tweets, DMs, and blog posts. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Leah Pierre at Ladderbird Literary Agency sold world English rights.

Markless by CG Malburi (Levine Querido)
Arthur A. Levine at Levine Querido has bought CG Malburi's debut YA novel Markless, set in a world where a person's worth is determined by the strength of the mark on their palm, until a Markless witch and a powerful princess fall in love and upend everything. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Tamar Rydzinski at Context Literary Agency sold world English and Spanish rights.

Every Time You Hear That Song by Jenna Voris (Viking)
Maggie Rosenthal at Viking has acquired Every Time You Hear That Song by Jenna Voris, pitched as Daisy Jones and the Six meets The Inheritance Games, about an enigmatic country music legend who leaves her entire fortune to whoever can solve her complicated, cross-country scavenger hunt—and two teens who just might have a shot at winning it all. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management negotiated the deal for U.S./Canadian and Spanish-language rights.

This Is Me Trying by Racquel Marie (Feiwel and Friends)
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought Ophelia After All author Racquel Marie's This Is Me Trying, about two estranged childhood best friends who reconnect over the course of their senior year of high school to heal, forgive, and grieve their mutual soulmate years after his death tore them apart. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Thao Le at the Dijkstra Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Dungeons & Drama by Kristy Boyce (Underlined)
Wendy Loggia at Underlined has acquired Dungeons & Drama by Kristy Boyce (Hot British Boyfriend). Enemies to lovers meets fake dating in this story about a girl stuck working at her father's game store who enlists the help of her nerdy co-worker to get out of her shifts—she'll flirt with him during his D&D games and make his gamer-girl crush jealous. But just how fake is their flirting? Publication is planned for spring 2024; Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency sold world rights.

The Summer Love Strategy by Ray Stoeve (Abrams)
Maggie Lehrman at Abrams has acquired The Summer Love Strategy by Ray Stoeve, a YA romance in which Hayley and Talia, two best friends who decide to help each other find love by emulating rom-coms, end up falling for each other instead. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Lauren Abramo of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

Exiles of Ellery West by Elisa A. Bonnin (Feiwel and Friends)
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Elisa A. Bonnin's Exiles of Ellery West, a dark academia YA novel following a queer Filipino-American girl who returns as a probationary student to the acclaimed Ellery Academy of Magic, only to find her past—an accident involving dark magic that caused the death of her best friend—is far from behind her, and teams up with the other probationary classmates to prevent more deaths, even if it risks having her magic sealed away forever. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Natalie Lakosil and Antoinette Van Sluytman at Irene Goodman Agency represented the author.


#Viral by Corinne Duyvis (Abrams)
Maggie Lehrman at Abrams has bought, in an exclusive submission, #Viral, a new YA novel by Corinne Duyvis (The Art of Saving the World). This near-future thriller follows an autistic high-schooler who goes viral with her livetweets when she finds herself as the only survivor trapped on a zombie-infested island. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency sold world English rights.

The Night Is Ours by Ronni Davis (Little, Brown) - moved from Summer 2023, release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Nikki Garcia at Little, Brown/Poppy has bought This Night Is Ours by Ronni Davis, a YA novel that follows a teen girl's uncertainty about the future, familial pressure, and a budding romance with one of her best friends the summer before college. Publication is planned for summer 2023; Caitie Flum at Liza Dawson Associates brokered the deal for world rights.

A Suffragist's Guide to the Antarctic by Yi Shun Lai (Atheneum)
Kristie Choi at Atheneum has acquired at auction A Suffragist's Guide to the Antarctic, a YA historical novel by Thurber Prize semifinalist Yi Shun Lai, pitched as A Lady's Guide to Petticoats & Piracy meets Ernest Shackleton. Clara lies about her age and her citizenship to land a coveted spot on an Antarctic expedition with an eccentric British expedition leader. But when the crew is marooned on an ice floe, Clara's self-propelled mission to advance the women's suffrage movement takes a back seat to survival. Publication is set for spring 2024; Kate Testerman at KT Literary sold world English rights.

One Last Breath by Ginny Myers Sain (Razorbill)
Ruta Rimas at Razorbill has bought One Last Breath, a YA supernatural thriller by Ginny Myers Sain (Dark and Shallow Lies). The book follows Tru, who escapes her troubled life by free diving Florida's freshwater springs, and obsessing over the murder of two local teens decades prior. When a new girl suggests that she and Tru have a supernatural connection to those long-ago deaths, they decide to solve the cold case—just as their own relationship heats up. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Pete Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media handled the two-book deal for North American rights.

The Calculation of You + Me by Serena Kaylor (Wednesday Books)
Sarah Grill at Wednesday Books has acquired in an exclusive submission, The Calculation of You + Me by Serena Kaylor (Long Story Short). In this YA rom-com, pitched as a teen Love Hypothesis by way of Cyrano de Bergerac, STEM-focused calculus geek Marlow sets out to learn all about romance to win back her golden-boy ex-boyfriend. With the reluctant help of Edward, her surly goth lab partner, she's got her arms full of romance novels, and a brain full of tropes to turn herself into the perfect romantic heroine. But as sparks start to fly with the wrong guy, she's wondering if there's really a set solution to love. Publication is set for spring 2024; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret sold world English rights.

Shift Happens: The History of Labor in the United States by J. Albert Mann (HarperTeen) - YA non-fiction.
Stephanie Guerdan at HarperTeen has acquired J. Albert Mann's Shift Happens: The History of Labor in the United States, which tells the story of the U.S. working class in the vein of Jason Reynolds's Stamped and Melanie Crowder's Audacity. The book will give context to some of the most pressing issues today, drawing attention to the intersection between labor history, class, race, gender, economics, and even climate change, while shedding light on the workers and events that shaped our modern world. It's tentatively set for spring 2024; Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for world rights.

Leap by Simina Popescu (Roaring Brook Press) - YA graphic novel.
Mekisha Telfer at Roaring Brook has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to Leap by debut author Simina Popescu, a queer coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two dancers navigating adolescence, their sexuality, first love, and heartache in a conservative post-communist city. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Natascha Morris at Tobias Literary brokered the deal.

Taka by Ryan Jampole (IDW) - YA graphic novel.
Megan Brown at IDW has acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Taka, the debut YA graphic novel by Ryan Jampole. Taka, the notorious delinquent, struggles to right her wrongs after unwittingly releasing a horde of evil robots. In order to stop them, she begrudgingly becomes the Mech Fighter, a powerful cyborg warrior, but it's tough being a hero. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; the creator was unagented
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Lucky 555 by Emily Riesbeck and Bayleigh Underwood (Abrams) - YA graphic novel.
Charlotte Greenbaum at Abrams has bought Emily Riesbeck and Bayleigh Underwood's Lucky 555, a queer sci-fi YA graphic novel pitched as The Expanse meets Paper Girls, in a two-book deal. As the citizens of the Sky resign themselves to a slow, miserable decline, self-centered orphan Dyme meets a stowaway android named Five. Behind the abundant curiosity, Five is hiding a secret that could turn the Sky upside down, but her wealthy and domineering father won't let her—or his secret—go that easily. Publication of volume one is slated for spring 2024; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency did the deal for world rights.

Please Be My Star by Victoria Grace Elliott (Scholastic/Graphix) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Cassandra Pelham Fulton at Scholastic/Graphix has acquired, at auction, Please Be My Star by Victoria Grace Elliott, a YA rom-com graphic novel and genderswapped contemporary reimagining of Phantom of the Opera featuring Erika, who, as her loneliness takes on a life of its own, seizes an opportunity to write a play for the boy in her theater class who she's obsessed with, and who finds a creative voice that might lead her to new friendship and romance and into the center of her own perfect high school theater love story. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Steven Salpeter at Assemble Media negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Unboxing of a Black Girl by Angela Shanté (Page Street) - YA memior, not yet added to Goodreads.
Tamara Grasty at Page Street has bought The Unboxing of a Black Girl by Angela Shanté, a memoir/cultural criticism of Black girlhood, a collection of short stories/vignettes and poetry inspired by the author's life. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Stephanie Hansen at Metamorphosis Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights

Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renée Watson and Ekua Holmes (Kokila) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Namrata Tripathi at Kokila has bought world English rights to Newbery Honor author Renée Watson's Black Girl You Are Atlas, a semi-autobiographical YA poetry collection with fine art by Caldecott Honor artist Ekua Holmes that both looks back at the author's childhood and is a letter to young readers urging them to look toward the future with love, understanding, and celebration. Publication is set for spring 2024; Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio represented the author, and Rubin Pfeffer at Rubin Pfeffer Content represented the artist.

A Drop of Venom by Sajni Patel (Rick Riordan Presents) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Christine Collins at Disney/Rick Riordan Presents has acquired, in a preempt, Sajni Patel's debut YA fantasy, A Drop of Venom. This feminist reimagining of Medusa's origins, inspired by Indian lore, follows a young Serpent Queen's rise to power and the Slayer sent to kill her, questioning what it truly means to be a "monster." Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management handled the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Merciless King of Moore High by Lily Sparks (Flux) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Meg Gaertner at Flux has acquired The Merciless King of Moore High, a YA contemporary fantasy pitched as Riverdale meets Game of Thrones by Lily Sparks (Teen Killers Club). After adults morph into monsters and everyone under 18 barricades themselves inside their schools to survive, Kay is cast out when she learns a dangerous secret and must seek asylum at her school's hard-partying rival, which has adopted the neo-feudal trappings of a popular video game and is ruled by the charismatic but ruthless King Max. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner brokered the deal for world English rights.

It's Only a Game by Kelsea Yu (Bloomsbury) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Camille Kellogg at Bloomsbury has bought debut author Kelsea Yu's It's Only a Game, a YA thriller in which Marina Chan and her friends are blackmailed into playing a video game with deadly consequences that forces them to lie, trespass, and steal in real life. But the deeper into the game they get, the more Marina realizes that whoever is pulling the strings knows too much about the past she's tried to leave behind. Publication is set for spring 2024; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary sold world rights.

Off with Their Heads by Zoe Hana Mikuta (Disney Hyperion) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Rebecca Kuss at Disney-Hyperion has bought, in a preempt, Off with Their Heads by Zoe Hana Mikuta. Blood and betrayal meet in this sapphic, Korean-inspired re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland, which tells the tale of two girls whose twisted past comes to light as they are once again thrust into each other's lives and beckoned back to the dark, monster-filled forest where it all began: Wonderland. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

Bless the Blood by Walela Nehanda (Kokila) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Sydnee Monday at Kokila has won in a preempt, world rights to Bless the Blood by writer, mental health advocate, and stem cell transplant survivor Walela Nehanda. The YA poetry collection explores what it means to be a young, queer Black nonbinary medical patient facing racism and abuse within and outside of the hospital, meditating on traumas both physical and unseen, and celebrating the courage to grieve and strength it takes to go on. Publication is set for spring 2024; Katherine Latshaw at Folio Literary Management brokered the deal.

Untitled: a Frankenstein Remix by K. Ancrum (
Feiwel and Friends) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought The Wicker King and Darling author K. Ancrum's untitled retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the publisher's Remixed Classics line, pitched as a love letter to the consequences of necromancy. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.


Last One to Die by Cynthia Murphy (Delacorte) - US edition not yet added to Goodreads, see author's comment on the linked post giving details and release season.

Untitled by Adiba Jaigirdar
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Cursebreaker #2 by Katie Rose Pool
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Ellie Haycock Is Totally Normal by Gretchen Schreiber (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired Ellie Haycock Is Totally Normal by debut author Gretchen Schreiber, about 16-year-old Ellie who, after a mystery illness sends her back to the hospital where she spent most of her childhood, finds a group of friends that help her renegotiate her feelings around romance, friendship and what the word "normal" really means. Publication is planned for spring/summer 2024; Alex Rice at CAA brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

Queer and How We Got Here by Hazel Newlevant (Little, Brown) - YA graphic non-fiction.
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to YA graphic nonfiction book Queer and How We Got Here by Hazel Newlevant, in which the author blends their personal story of coming out with explorations of important moments from queer history to draw a parallel between the growth of a community and the growth of the author's personal identity. Publication is planned for early 2024; Tanya McKinnon at McKinnon Literary handled the deal.

Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin (A Magic Steeped in Poison). In this dark gothic YA fantasy pitched as Chinese mythology meets Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, a young scholar buys the remaining years on an orphan girl's contract to play as his personal musician at his rural manor, but she's in for more than she bargained for when her new master is not human and his home is in the Celestial Realm. Publication is slated for early 2024; Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

Unbecoming by Seema Yasmin (Simon and Schuster)
Justin Chanda at Simon & Schuster has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Emmy-winning journalist and What the Fact?! author Seema Yasmin's debut YA novel, Unbecoming, the coming-of-age tale of Muslim girls in Texas forced to navigate bodily autonomy in a post-Roe landscape, while uncovering secrets within their family and community. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Lilly Ghahremani at Full Circle Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

Scroll of Heaven by Shannon Lee and Fonda Lee (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Mara Delgado-Sanchez at Wednesday Books has acquired, at auction, Scroll of Heaven, first in the Guardian of the Scroll duology, by Shannon Lee, daughter of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, and Fonda Lee. In the story, 16-year-old Jun trains and dreams of competing in the Guardian's Tournament, a competition held every six years to determine who will be named the top warrior of West Longhan, worthy of protecting the sacred Scroll of Heaven. With the ambitious General Cobu stoking war with East Longhan, this year's tournament will be especially dangerous and fraught with national consequence, but Jun is eager to prove himself the realm's best martial artist and earn riches and status, even if that means setting aside the slim hopes of healing a childhood wound. Publication is set for spring/summer 2024 with the second book slated for spring/summer 2025; Jane von Mehren and Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management sold U.S., Canada, Philippines and open market rights.







I Am Not Jessica Chen by Ann Liang (Inkyard Press)
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Ann Liang's I Am Not Jessica Chen. After getting rejected by every Ivy League she applied to, a teenage art student makes a wish to become her enviably perfect cousin, Jessica Chen—only to wake up in Jessica's body, and discover firsthand the cost of being the “model" student at an elite, cutthroat academy. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency handled the deal for world English rights.











Wish You Were(n't) Here by Erin Baldwin (Viking)
Aneeka Kalia at Viking has bought, in a six-figure preempt, Wish You Were(n't) Here, a YA rom-com by debut novelist Erin Baldwin. Pitched as The Hating Game for teens, the story follows childhood rivals Juliette and Priya, who are forced to be summer camp cabinmates, and must decide what they want more: to kill each other, or to kiss. Publication is set for summer 2024; Lauren Spieller at Triada US brokered the two-book deal for world rights.
 





 






Hearts Overboard by Becky Dean (Delacorte)
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has bought Hearts Overboard and a second book by Becky Dean (Love & Other Great Expectations). After a very public breakup where her ex says she's boring and stuck in her ways, a girl decides that her mother's company cruise to Alaska is the perfect opportunity to prove she can be fun, which isn't as easy as it sounds when she discovers her long-time nemesis is also on the ship. Publication is slated for summer 2024 and summer 2025. Eva M. Scalzo at Speilburg Literary sold world rights.

Now We Hunt the Doe by Madeleine Roux (Quill Tree Books)
Alyssa Miele at Quill Tree Books has acquired Madeleine Roux's Now We Hunt the Doe, a YA fantasy about a young woman who is hunted by the monstrous count she's promised to, only for the hunted to become the hunter. An additional untitled novel was also acquired. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Kate McKean at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

What Is This Feeling? by Robby Weber (Inkyard Press)
Connolly Bottum while at Inkyard Press acquired What Is This Feeling? , a YA rom-com from Robby Weber (If You Change Your Mind). High school theater star Teddy just wants to win a scavenger hunt and meet his Broadway idol on the drama club trip to New York City, but when he's stuck sharing a room with Sebastian, the snarky loner from the tech department, the last thing he expects is to form a friendship... and maybe more. Publication is set for summer 2024, with a second untitled novel set for summer 2025. Kristy Hunter at the Knight Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Rules of Royalty by Cale Dietrich (Wednesday Books)
Lisa Bonvissuto at Wednesday Books has bought The Rules of Royalty, the solo debut YA rom-com by Cale Dietrich (co-author of If This Gets Out) in which the reluctant "spare" prince of a small country agrees to show the royal ropes to the American-raised prince of a neighboring nation, becoming friends as they navigate the press, a royal wedding, and finding out what they each want, all while falling in love. Publication is set for summer 2024; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary did the two-book deal for world rights.


Shooting for Stars by Christine Webb (Peachtree Teen)
Jonah Heller at Peachtree Teen has bought world rights to Shooting for Stars by Christine Webb (The Art of Insanity), a YA rom-com that follows science-minded Skyler as she teams up with film club-member Cooper to defy her father and video an application to study abroad... in space. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Emily Keyes at Keyes Agency represented the author.

Making Mashad by Candice Jalili (Disney Hyperion)
Rebecca Kuss at Disney-Hyperion has acquired sex and dating journalist Candice Jalili's debut YA novel, Making Mashad, pitched as Keeping Up with the Kardashians meets The Princess Diaries, about a down-to-earth Iranian American teen whose world is turned upside down when her mother's death brings to light a family she never knew existed—who also just happen to be the most famous reality television family in the world. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret did the two-book deal for world English rights.

Breathing Underwater by Abbey Nash (Holiday House)
Della Farrell at Holiday House has acquired Breathing Underwater by Abbey Nash, a YA novel about a competitive swimmer whose carefully planned future is threatened by an epilepsy diagnosis just before a national meet. As she struggles with change and uncertainty, an unexpected romance shows her there may be more to life than making plans. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Laura Crockett at TriadaUS Literary Agency sold world rights.

My Name Is Everett by Dahlia Adler (Wednesday Books)
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has bought Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler (Cool for the Summer), a YA contemporary pitched as a bi Sliding Doors that follows a Jewish teen through two versions of the summer before senior year, one in NYC (with a cute girl) and one in L.A. (with a cute boy); plus My Name Is Everett, a sunshine-meets-grump boarding school romance in which a girl who wants to try being bad meets a boy who's desperate to be good, leading to an ill-conceived deal that quickly goes awry. Publication is set for summer 2023 and summer 2024; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency did the two-book deal for North American rights.

I Will Never Leave You by Kara A. Kennedy (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte Press has bought Pitch Wars alum Kara A. Kennedy's debut I Will Never Leave You, pitched as Kara Thomas meets The Haunting of Bly Manor. This YA speculative thriller follows Maya, a teen girl haunted by the ghost of her emotionally abusive ex-girlfriend, who gives her a chilling ultimatum: help her possess another girl, or go down for her murder. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.

The Monstrous Kind by Lydia Gregovic (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has bought, in an exclusive submission, Lydia Gregovic's The Monstrous Kind, a YA fantasy inspired by Sense and Sensibility and set in an alternate England surrounded by a mysterious mist harboring terrifying creatures. When Merrick Darling's father dies, she must return to her ancestral home, only to discover family secrets far more dangerous than the monsters at her home's gates. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic negotiated the deal for North American rights.


Girls Who Burn by MK Pagano (Nancy Paulsen Books)
Caitlin Tutterow at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has bought, in an exclusive submission, Girls Who Burn by debut author MK Pagano. In this enemies-to-lovers YA thriller, Addie is forced to team up with her childhood frenemy in a race against the clock to unmask her sister's killer before the rest of her life goes up in flames. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Barbara Poelle and Sydnie Thornton at Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Wild About You by Kaitlyn Hill (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte Press has bought Wild About You and a second untitled novel by Love from Scratch author Kaitlyn Hill (no relation). In this grumpy-sunshine YA romance, indoorsy theater girl Natalie must team up with surly nature-lover Finn in an Amazing Race-style reality competition show set in the Appalachian wilderness that could earn them a huge college scholarship—if they don't kill (or kiss) each other first. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Laura Crockett at TriadaUS Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Everything Glittered by Robin Talley (Little, Brown)
Erika Turner at Little, Brown has acquired Everything Glittered by Robin Talley, pitched as Ellie Marney's None Shall Sleep meets Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club. In this sapphic YA thriller set at an elite boarding school in Washington, D.C., circa 1927, three young women become involved in the investigation of the murder of their controversial headmistress. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for world English rights.

Six of Sorrow by Amanda Linsmeier (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Six of Sorrow by Amanda Linsmeier (Starlings), a feminist YA horror novel in which six teen girls, all born on the same day, must unravel the secrets of their small town after one of them disappears, only to return very, very different. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Juliana McBride at Rebecca Friedman Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

All Roads Lead to Rome by Sabrina Fedel (Delacorte)
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired Sabrina Fedel's All Roads Lead to Rome. When the daughter of a diplomat fake dates a Scottish celebrity in Italy, she soon finds herself living her own Roman Holiday until the feelings get real and the paparazzi's knives come out. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Michelle Hauck at Storm Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

Joined at the Joints by Marissa Eller (Holiday House)
Mora Couch at Holiday House has acquired Joined at the Joints by Marissa Eller, a YA rom-com debut about Ivy, a socially anxious, baking-obsessed teen more comfortable with pies than people, who meets a charismatic and super-attractive boy with the same diagnosis as her (juvenile arthritis) at a support group for sick kids. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Emmy Nordstrom Higdon negotiated the deal for world rights.

Grief in the Fourth Dimension by Jennifer Yu (Abrams)
Maggie Lehrman at Abrams has bought Grief in the Fourth Dimension, a speculative YA novel by Jennifer Yu (Four Weeks, Five People). After their deaths, two teens find themselves as roommates in a mysterious white room—one that shows them their loved ones' lives on a large TV, grants their wishes with a sardonic sense of humor, and reveals an unexpected connection between their lives... and deaths. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary Agency sold world English rights.

Ida, in Trouble and in Love by Ida B. Wells (Little, Brown)
Margaret Raymo at Little, Brown has acquired world rights to Ida, in Trouble and in Love, a YA historical novel about Ida B. Wells, and a second untitled book about Josephine Baker, by New York Times journalist Veronica Chambers. Both books will capture the lives and times of these exceptional women. Publication for Ida is scheduled for summer 2024, with the second title publishing in summer 2025; Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management represented the author.

Libertad by Bessie Flores Zaldívar (Dial)
Rosie Ahmed at Dial has acquired, in a seven-bidder auction, Libertad by Bessie Flores Zaldívar. The YA novel is a queer coming-of-age set in Honduras, where the protagonist must come into her queerness and to terms with her country's history of violence, heading into an unprecedented presidential election. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Beth Phelan at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

Our Wicked Histories by Amy Goldsmith (Delacorte)
Lydia Gregovic at Delacorte has bought, in an exclusive submission, Our Wicked Histories by Amy Goldsmith (Those We Drown), a YA speculative horror novel pitched as Gossip Girl meets The Turn of the Screw. After a disastrous accident at her school's Midsummer Ball leads to a teen girl's suspension, she agrees to attend a Halloween party at her old friends' ancestral home in Ireland in order to make amends, only to discover that the estate has a sordid past of its own. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Claire Friedman at Inkwell Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

The Last Love Song by Kalie Holford (Blackstone Publishing)
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Blackstone Publishing has bought The Last Love Song by 19-year-old debut author Kalie Holford. A queer YA romance inspired by Mamma Mia with a dash of Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, the story follows the daughter of a late country superstar who wrestles with leaving home, first love, and her true ambitions—all while following clues on a journey through her celebrity mother's hidden past. Publication is tentatively scheduled for summer 2024; Alex Rice at CAA sold North American print, ebook, and audio rights.

Temporary Bodies by Anuradha D. Rajurkar (Knopf)
Katherine Harrison and Gianna Lakenauth at Knopf have acquired, in an exclusive submission, Temporary Bodies by Anuradha D. Rajurkar, a YA gothic thriller about a teen girl who seeks a fresh start in India after the death of her sister, but discovers that the abandoned building her parents are renovating into a boutique hotel has a dark history as a birthing hospital, haunted by restless spirits and the twisted legacy of colonialism. Publication is set for summer 2024; Alexander Slater at GreenburgerKids did the deal for North American rights.

Lizzie & Darcy by Tirzah Price (HarperCollins) - title not yet updated on Goodreads.
"Author of PRIDE & PREMEDITATION Tirzah Price's LIZZIE & DARCY, a new mystery series starring a sleuthing duo as they investigate murder cases in 19thcentury London and navigate their complicated romantic relationship, to Claudia Gabel at Harper Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2024, by Taylor Martindale Kean at Full Circle Literary world)."

Encore! by Miles Burks (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Rose Pleuler at HarperAlley has bought, at auction, Encore! by debut graphic novelist Miles Burks, adapted from the popular Webtoon. When Clayton Noguchi's ex-best friend Aron Santos lands in his theatre class due to an unfulfilled graduation requirement, the boys rekindle their friendship, but the painful history between the two threatens to stand in the way of their growing feelings. Publication is set for summer 2024; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency handed the deal for world rights.

Roofhoppers by Andi Porretta (Atheneum) - YA graphic novel.
Alex Borbolla at Atheneum has bought, in a preempt, Roofhoppers by Andi Porretta. Comped to Booksmart and set against the backdrop of New York City, the graphic novel follows four friends the summer after high school graduation. When the group agrees to play a game of dares from their childhood one last time, what was meant to bring them all together could be the thing that tears them apart. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Natascha Morris at the Tobias Literary Agency handled the deal for world English rights.

Strange Bedfellows by Ariel Slamet Ries (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Carolina Ortiz at HarperAlley has bought, at auction, YA graphic novel Strange Bedfellows by two-time Ignatz Award-winning comic artist Ariel Slamet Ries. Oberon is finding his way back after a very public "breakdown," but when he develops the ability to conjure his dreams in real life—including a facsimile of his high school crush—he might have more on his plate than he thought. Publication is set for summer 2024, with an untitled second book to follow in summer 2026; Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

Second Generation Blues by Julio Anta and Red Dryer (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Carolina Ortiz at HarperAlley has bought, in an exclusive submission, Julio Anta (l.) and Red Dryer's coming-of-age YA graphic novel Second Generation Blues, following Luis Menendez as he struggles to escape from the burden of being the only son in a hardworking Cuban American family and endless responsibilities at their restaurant to reach for his own dreams and the promise of first love. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Jessica Mileo at InkWell Management Literary Agency represented the author, and Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented the illustrator.

Punk Rock Karaoke by Bianca Xunise (Viking) - YA graphic novel, moved from Summer 2023, release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Aneeka Kalia at Viking has acquired, in a six-figure, five-house auction, Punk Rock Karaoke, a YA graphic novel by cartoonist Bianca Xunise. Although going to college may be the most traditional path post-high school, for Ariel and her bandmates Michele and Gael that dream seems as impossible as becoming punk rock stars. But at least in becoming famous, they'll finally be able to escape a cycle of poverty that plagues them all. Publication is set for summer 2023; Linda Camacho at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

We Walked in Clouds by Deborah Noyes and M Duffy (Disney Hyperion) - YA graphic novel, some editions dated 2023 but publisher confirms a 2024 release.
Patrice Caldwell, while at Disney-Hyperion, bought world rights to We Walked in Clouds, a YA graphic novel written by Deborah Noyes(Ten Days a Madwoman), illustrated by M Duffy, a interpretation of the 1692 Salem witch trials based on primary source documents. Andrea Colvin will edit for Little, Brown Ink; publication is set for summer 2024. Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management represented the author, and Bernadette Baker-Baughman at Victoria Sanders & Associates represented the illustrator.

You Again by Robbie Couch (Simon and Schuster) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Alexa Pastor has bought, in an exclusive submission, Robbie Couch's You Again and a second untitled queer YA contemporary novel. After the death of his best friend Dylan leaves him heartbroken and adrift, gay teen River enters an immersive study aimed at boosting his ability to forge bonds with classmates. Just as researchers begin to help River form new relationships (and maybe even fall in love), he finds himself wondering if Dylan is really gone for good... or if he's losing his grip on reality. Publication is slated for summer 2024 with the second book to follow in 2025; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world English rights.

See You on Venus by Victoria Vinuesa (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Kelsey Horton at Delacorte has acquired debut author Victoria Vinuesa's YA romance, See You on Venus. An American girl convinces a guy reeling from the guilt of a recent accident to help track down her biological mother in Spain. But the journey is more romantic than either of them expect, and she has a secret that could break both of their hearts. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

Seasick by Kristin Cast and Pintip Dunn (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Bria Ragin at Delacorte Press has acquired, at auction, Seasick by Kristin Cast and Pintip Dunn, a dual-POV contemporary, locked-door mystery thriller pitched as Knives Out meets Gossip Girl, in which two former friends and their affluent classmates set out on a celebratory yacht trip that turns deadly. As the body count begins to rise, the ex-BFFs must team up to catch the mysterious killer on board before they become the next victims. Publication is set for summer 2024; Steven Salpeter at Assemble Media represented Cast, and Kate Schafer Testerman at KT Literary represented Dunn and did the two-book deal for world rights.

The Notes by Catherine Con Morse (Crown) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Phoebe Yeh at Crown has acquired, in a two-book deal, The Notes by debut novelist Catherine Con Morse. This contemporary YA novel follows Claire Wu, a Chinese American pianist at a performing arts boarding school whose dedication to music is rekindled by a glamorous new music teacher, but is challenged by warning notes, her first love and the pressure to succeed. Publication is planned for summer 2024 and a second standalone book for summer 2025 respectively. Roma Panganiban and Chad Luibl at Janklow & Nesbit Associates negotiated the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Lexi Ryan (Clarion Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
Lily Kessinger at Clarion Books has bought Lexi Ryan's new and yet untitled standalone YA duology—a romantic dark fantasy series set in the world of These Hollow Vows. Publication for book one is slated for summer 2024; Dan Mandel at GreenburgerKids brokered the deal for world rights.

The White Guy Dies First by Various YA Authors (Tor Teen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Ali Fisher at Tor Teen has bought, in an exclusive submission, The White Guy Dies First edited by Terry J. Benton-Walker—a YA horror anthology featuring 13 authors of color writing short stories in which the white guy always dies first. In addition to a contribution from Benton-Walker, the volume will include short stories by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, H.E. Edgmon, Lamar Giles, Chloe Gong, Alexis Henderson, Tiffany D. Jackson, Adiba Jaigirdar, Naseem Jamnia, Mark Oshiro, and Karen Strong. Publication is set for summer 2024; Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary & Media did the deal for world English rights.

The Girl with No Reflection by Keshe Chow (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lydia Gregovic at Delacorte Press has bought debut author Keshe Chow's The Girl with No Reflection, a dark YA fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore in which a young woman travels to the royal palace for her betrothal to the crown prince, only to discover an eerie parallel world existing in secret within the palace mirrors—and a host of living reflections dwelling inside it. Publication is planned for summer 2024; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

Last Boyfriends by Matthew Hubbard (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Alison Romig at Delacorte has bought, in a preempt, debut author Matthew Hubbard's Last Boyfriends, a YA coming of age novel pitched as Heartstopper meets The First Wives Club, featuring three queer teenage boys in small-town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up fighting their school's anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives, and a second untitled book. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Run Like a Girl by Amaka Egbe (Inkyard Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has bought debut author Amaka Egbe's Run Like a Girl, which follows 17-year-old Jadera, a high school track star who moves in with her estranged father only to find out her new school doesn't have a female track team, so she joins the boys' team instead. Publication is scheduled for summer 2024; Jemiscoe Chambers-Black at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

The Midnight Game by Cynthia Murphy (Delacorte) - US edition not yet added to Goodreads, see author's comment on the linked post giving details and release season.


Untitled by Miranda Sun (HarperCollins)

Untitled by Lauren Kay (HarperTeen)

Hex and Havoc #2 by
Nilah Magruder and Sonia Liao (HarperCollins)

Borrow My Heart #2 by Kasie West (Delacorte)

What the River Knows #2 by
Isabel Ibañez (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.








No releases currently scheduled.























We Are the Beasts by Gigi Griffis
(Delacorte)

Alison Romig at Delacorte has acquired We Are the Beasts by Gigi Griffis. When a series of mysterious deaths start to plague the countryside and whispers of a beast in the mountains reach the little French hamlet of Mende, most people think it's a curse—but 16-year-old Joséphine and her best friend Clara see it as their chance to escape their brutal lives, in a story based on the unsolved mystery of the Beast of Gevaudan. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Paige Terlip at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.












Untitled by Aiden Thomas
(Feiwel and Friends)
"...A third YA novel, pitched as "gay Titanic in space,"



















Fateless by Julie Kagawa (Inkyard Press)
Stephanie Cohen at Inkyard Press has acquired world and audio rights to the Fateless trilogy by Julie Kagawa, a YA fantasy adventure that follows thieves guild member Sparrow and her comrades as they fight to save their city—and the entire desert empire—from the wrath of the Deathless King. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024, fall 2025 and fall 2026; Laurie McLean at Fuse Literary negotiated the deal.

Compound Fracture by Andrew Joseph White (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has bought two novels by Andrew Joseph White (Hell Followed with Us), both featuring transgender, autistic protagonists. In The Spirit Bares Its Teeth, set in an alternate Victorian England where mediums control the dead, Silas Bell must expose a power-hungry secret society while confined to a cruel finishing school designed to turn him into the perfect wife; and in Compound Fracture, an Appalachian teen survives an attempted murder with the help of an ancestor who died in the West Virginia coal wars, only to get drawn into a struggle between the rural poor and those who exploit them. Publication is set for fall 2023 and 2024; Zabé Ellor at the Jennifer De Chiara Agency sold world rights.

Tiger's Tale by Colleen Houck (Blackstone)
Marilyn Kretzer at Blackstone Publishing has bought, in a six-figure deal, YA fantasy Tiger's Tale by Colleen Houck (The Tiger's Curse series), an alternate world timeline set in a mythological land with Siberian tigers where the Tiger's Curse amulet is broken into seven pieces that hold a secret message written in an ancient and forgotten language. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group sold North American English rights.

All the Love Under the Vast Sky by Various YA Authors (Nancy Paulsen Books)
Stacey Barney at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has bought All the Love Under the Vast Sky by Malka Penn Award winner Kip Wilson (The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin), a YA anthology of short stories in verse about different kinds of love, with contributions from Alexandra Alessandri, David Bowles, Melanie Crowder, Margarita Engle, Laura Ruby, Padma Venkatraman, Charles Waters, and Jasmine Warga, among others. Publication is set for fall 2024; Roseanne Wells at Lucinda Literary handled the deal for world rights.

Hit Me with Your Best Charm by Lillie Vale (Viking)
Dana Leydig at Viking has acquired Lillie Vale's sapphic paranormal adventure, Hit Me with Your Best Charm, pitched as a YA The Ex Hex by way of Casey McQuiston, in which a skeptic accidentally hexes her romantic rival (and secret crush) with dangerous bad luck and must team up with her rival's exes to undo the damage she's done. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Jessica Watterson at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Home Before Dark by Nadine Pinede (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books)
Stacey Barney at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has bought world rights to Nadine Pinede's Home Before Dark, a debut YA historical novel-in-verse set in 1930s Haiti, where 15-year-old Lucille, inspired by a dream, challenges the authorities of her village and exposes corruption. As a result, she is forced to leave home and takes refuge as a servant for an American woman who is conducting fieldwork in Haiti on a Guggenheim fellowship. That woman is none other than Zora Neale Hurston; Lucille is based on a real person, briefly referenced in Hurston's nonfiction work Tell My Horse. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Rubin Pfeffer at Rubin Pfeffer Content did the deal.

Salvación by Sandra Proudman (Wednesday Books)
Mara Delgado Sánchez at Wednesday Books has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Sandra Proudman's YA historical fantasy debut, Salvación, pitched as a gender-swapped Zorro retelling set in an alternate California where magical healing salt—sal negra—is discovered instead of gold. Seventeen-year-old Lola de la Peña must save her town by becoming the masked vigilante Salvación to stop a powerful man who arrives with promises of a lasting Mexico, but who has left a trail of death and destruction. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Kate Testerman at KT Literary handled the deal for world rights.

Echo Park by Laura Taylor Namey (Atheneum)
Alex Borbolla at Atheneum has bought two YA novels from author Laura Taylor Namey. The first is a companion to Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, following Flora Maxwell from England to Miami after the death of her mother. The second novel, Echo Park, pitched as Clap When You Land meets Gilmore Girls, follows Clary who clashes with lifelong frenemy Emilio as she fights to preserve the unique Cuban history of her community and reconcile a family secret. Publication is set for fall 2023 and fall 2024, respectively; Natascha Morris at the Tobias Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Gods & Gamemasters by Rosaria Munda (Razorbill)
Gretchen Durning at Razorbill has acquired Gods & Gamemasters by Rosaria Munda (the Aurelian Cycle). This speculative retelling of the Trojan War, pitched as a YA Circe meets Ready Player One, empowers two of Troy's most well-known tragic figures to rewrite their fates. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Danielle Burby at Mad Woman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Don't Fear the Reaper by Louangie Bou-Montes (HarperCollins)

Carolina Ortiz at HarperCollins has acquired world rights, in a preempt, to debut author Louangie Bou-Montes's Don't Fear the Reaper, pitched as Cemetery Boys meets Undead Girl Gang, where the 16-year-old Afro-Latinx son of the local mortician accidentally reanimates the dead body of the boy he had more than friendly feelings for and has to uncover the truth about his family's necromantic abilities to keep him alive for good. Saritza Hernández at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for publication in fall 2024.

Stay Here with Me by Maggie Horne (Feiwel and Friends)
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought, at auction, Stay Here with Me, Maggie Horne's (Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One) YA debut. Pitched as a cross between Some Girls Do and Netflix's The Half of It, the novel is a queer love story that centers on two best friends (and recent exes, after one of them came out as gay) who find themselves developing feelings for the same girl. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Claire Friedman at Inkwell Management did the deal for North American rights.

Here Goes Nothing by Emma K. Ohland (Lerner/Carolrhoda) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda has acquired Here Goes Nothing by Emma K. Ohland (Funeral Girl). This femme queer update of Much Ado About Nothing finds across-the-street neighbors Beatrice and Bennie endlessly feuding and just maybe falling in love, sparking questions for Beatrice about her asexual identity, her place in their friend group, and her plans for the future. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret sold world rights.

Descendants of Dragons by Katie Zhao (Random House)
Tricia Lin at Random House has bought, at auction, North American rights for Descendants of Dragons and Heirs of Power, a contemporary YA fantasy duology by Katie Zhao. Pitched as The Shadowhunter Chronicles meets Legendborn and These Violent Delights, the story combines Chinese folklore and dark academia at a boarding school glamoured from mortal eyes. When a student is killed over a priceless ancestral artifact, the Descendants, those who possess Chinese Zodiac magic, assemble a crew to heist it back and avenge the murder. Publication will begin in fall 2024; Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management did the deal.

Suraya by Fouad Mezher (Dial) - YA graphic novel.
Dana Chidiac at Dial has acquired, at auction, Suraya, the YA graphic novel debut of Lebanese comics artist Fouad Mezher. In post-pandemic Beirut, a 16-year-old physics prodigy and YouTube star’s dreams of becoming a rocket scientist are interrupted when one of her experiments goes terribly and publicly wrong. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary handled the deal for North American rights.

Untitled by Raymond Santana and Keith Henry Brown (Astra/Calkins Creek) - YA graphic memoir.
Carolyn Yoder at Astra/Calkins Creek has acquired world rights to an untitled YA graphic novel memoir by Raymond Santana (l.), illustrated by Keith Henry Brown. The graphic novel, exploring Santana's life before and after his experiences as one of the Exonerated Central Park Five, is a story of passion and spirit and determination, but also of creativity and hope. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Rasheed Young represented the author, and Claire Easton Morance at Painted Words represented the illustrator.


I Shall Never Fall in Love by Hari Conner (HMH) - YA graphic novel.
Harriet Low at HMH has bought, at auction, debut YA graphic novel, I Shall Never Fall in Love by Hari Conner, a queer Regency romance starring two friends trying to find their places in the world and each other's lives. George and Eleanor's story explores class privilege, trans identity, and friendship in the time of calling cards and Empire waists. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Jessica Mileo at InkWell Management negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Luminous Beings by David Arnold and Jose Pimienta (Viking) - YA graphic novel, moved from 2024.
Dana Leydig at Viking has bought North American rights to Luminous Beings by David Arnold (Mosquitoland) and illustrated by Jose Pimienta (Suncatcher). It's a YA graphic novel about a group of teens who decide to film a documentary about humanity's recent brush with extinction (via undead squirrels), which leads them on a series of misadventures throughout the night. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Daniel Lazar at Writers House represented the author, and Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Agency represented the illustrator.

School Spirits by Nate Trinrud, Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen (Clarion/HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Kate O'Sullivan at Clarion/HarperAlley has bought, at auction, world English rights to School Spirits, a YA graphic novel series by Nate Trinrud (l.), Megan Trinrud (c.), and Maria Nguyen (r). The first book follows a teenager who finds herself living her own personal nightmare: she's been murdered, she's stuck haunting the halls of her high school, and she's pretty sure her ex-boyfriend killed her. When she finds that the school is haunted by others who died there over the past hundred years, she has to deal with being the new girl in the afterlife while investigating her own murder. Publication of the first book is set for fall 2024; Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management brokered the two-book deal.

Kokoro by Christine Mari (Little, Brown) - YA graphic memoir, previously self-published.
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown has acquired, in a preempt, Kokoro by Christine Mari, a YA graphic memoir of growing up and negotiating her place in two worlds—America and Japan—while navigating the mental and emotional legacy of being a “hafu”—half Japanese, half American. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Samantha Haywood and Devon Halliday at Transatlantic Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Flip Side by Jason Walz (Rocky Pond Books) - YA graphic novel.
Lauri Hornik at Rocky Pond Books has bought, in a preempt, Eisner Award-nominated author-illustrator Jason Walz's YA graphic novel, The Flip Side, which explores grief, depression, and mental health, packaged as a thriller. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Elena Giovinazzo at Pippin Properties brokered the deal for world English rights.

Good Mourning by Circe Moskowitz and Caleb Hosalla (Dial) - YA graphic novel.
Michelle Lee at Dial has bought, in a preempt, world English rights to Good Mourning, the debut YA graphic novel by Circe Moskowitz, pitched as Schitt's Creek meets HGTV. Black vampire Theo trades in the city and her coven for a quiet, New England inn only to find it more rundown than advertised. After (accidentally) murdering the current owner, Theo places herself in charge and ends up falling in love: with running a bed and breakfast... and with Ronny, the handywoman, who knows Theo's vampiric secret. Caleb Hosalla will illustrate; publication is slated for fall 2024. Natascha Morris at the Tobias Literary Agency represented the author, and Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency represented the illustrator.

No Rules Tonight by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic novel.
Rachel Sonis at Penguin Workshop has acquired, in a two-book preempt, No Rules Tonight by Banned Book Club creators Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada. Based on Hyun Sook's real-life experiences, this YA graphic novel, pitched as Persepolis meets Love, Actually, takes place in 1980s South Korea under the brutal Fifth Republic and follows a group of students as they embark on a Christmas break trip to the Jiri Mountains, where one magical weekend empowers them to ask the ultimate question: what would you do if you only had one night of freedom? Publication for the first book is set for fall 2024; Janine Kamouh at WME did the deal for North American rights.

My January Heart by Noor Rasoul (Knopf) - YA graphic memoir.
Marisa DiNovis at Knopf has acquired, in an exclusive submission, My January Heart by Noor Rasoul. Pitched as Giant Days meets Hey, Kiddo, the semi-autobiographical YA graphic novel follows 17-year-old Noor's attempt to leave her anxiety behind in the Middle East as she pursues her dream of going to art school in California—only to find that running away won't solve all of her problems. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Jessica Errera at the Jane Rotrosen Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Dark Room by Victoria Setian and Savanna Ganucheau (Abrams/Amulet) - YA graphic novel.
Emily Daluga at Abrams/Amulet has acquired The Dark Room, a YA horror graphic novel series by debut writer Victoria Setian and Savanna Ganucheau (Bloom), about a young photographer named Mina whose interest in a mysterious shipwreck brings her into the dark orbit of Raf, the brooding new kid who has everyone swooning over him—but Mina soon realizes that Raf may have a sinister secret. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management represented the authors for world English rights in a two-book deal.
 
Whale Eyes by James Robinson (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic memoir.
Nicholas Magliato at Penguin Workshop has bought documentarian James Robinson's Whale Eyes, an illustrated memoir-style exploration of seeing and being seen, inspired by his New York Times Opinion video in which he invites viewers to see the world through his disabling eye conditions, questioning our perceptions of the world and appealing for more meaningful human connections. Publication is set for fall 2024; Stephen Barr at Writers House brokered the deal for world rights.


Basketball IQ by Michael Ralph, Nia Palmer and Laura Molnar (Algonquin) - YA graphic novel.
Krestyna Lypen at Algonquin has acquired, in a two-book deal, world rights to two YA graphic novels by Michael Ralph, illustrated by Nia Palmer (c.) and Laura Molnar (r.). Fishing demonstrates how incarcerated people communicate and build networks through the unique form of attachment known as "fishing," and Basketball IQ explores the cerebral, strategic approach to the game that separates the greatest basketball players of all time from their competitors. Publication is set for spring 2023 and fall 2024, respectively; Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary represented the author and illustrators.

Hick by Sarah Miller (Random House Studio) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Ann Kelley at Random House Studio has acquired Hick by Sarah Miller (The Borden Murders), a YA nonfiction book about Lorena Hickok, a journalist and romantic partner of Eleanor Roosevelt. Publication is tentatively set for fall 2024; Wendy Schmalz at Wendy Schmalz Agency negotiated the deal for world rights

Untitled by Jen Calonita (Disney Hyperion) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Brittany Rubiano at Disney Hyperion has signed Jen Calonita to write three books in a new YA series, The Enchanters, which reimagines the origin stories of some of Disney's most beloved magical characters, starting with the Fairy Godmother. Publication for book one is scheduled for fall 2024; Dan Mandel at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated the deal for world rights.

Faeries Never Die by Various YA Authors (Feiwel and Friends) - not yet added to Goodreads.
"Author of the anthology VAMPIRES NEVER GET OLD Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker, eds.'s MERMAIDS NEVER DROWN, stories by the editors and Darcie Little Badger, Kalynn Bayron, Preeti Chhibber, Rebecca Coffindaffer, Julie C. Dao, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Adriana Herrera, June Hur, Katherine Locke, Kerri Maniscalco, Julie Murphy, Gretchen Schreiber, and Julian Winters; and FAERIES NEVER LIE, including stories by the editors and Nafiza Azad, Holly Black, Dhonielle Clayton, Christine Day, Chloe Gong, Tessa Gratton, Ryan La Sala, Kwame Mbalia, L.L. McKinney, Anna-Marie McLemore, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, Linda Raquel Nieves Perez, and Rory Power, to Foyinsi Adegbonmire and Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends, for publication in fall 2023 and fall 2024, respectively, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media for Cordova and Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for Parker (world)."


The Unfinished by Cheryl Isaacs (Heartdrum) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Rosemary Brosnan and Cynthia Leitich Smith at Heartdrum have bought, in a preempt, debut author Cheryl Isaacs's The Unfinished, a YA horror novel about a Kanien'kéha:ka girl who stumbles on a black pond in the forest and becomes haunted by an ancient evil and Unfinished beings who steal people from the town, and must turn to the culture she never felt connected with before to save everyone, including her missing best friend. Publication is set for fall 2024; Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Agency negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

Untitled by Molly Horan (Clarion) - n
ot yet added to Goodreads.
Lily Kessinger at Clarion has acquired an untitled book by Molly Horan (Epically Earnest), a contemporary YA novel in which 17-year-old Mia accidentally finds herself at the center of her classmates' drama when her role as the theater club's unofficial counselor goes public and her advice on life and love becomes a hot commodity, to mixed results. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Laura Crockett at Triada US negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Not-So Secret Love Life of Winnie Franklin by Trisha Kelly and Jess Lome (Chronicle) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Elizabeth Lazowski at Chronicle has bought Trisha Kelly and Jess Lome's The Not-So Secret Love Life of Winnie Franklin, a contemporary YA graphic novel pitched as Heartstopper meets To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Winnie Franklin thought she could skate by junior year being the unassuming fat, queer, romance obsessed person she's always been, until her love letter to the most popular girl is posted on her high school's confession page. When the president of the Queer Club offers to fake date to take the spotlight off, Winnie jumps at the chance, but will she be able to avoid real feelings developing? Publication is set for fall 2024; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Soup by Oliver Gerlach and Kelsi Jo Silva (Little Bee Books/Yellow Jacket) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Charlie Ilgunas at Little Bee Books/Yellow Jacket has acquired Soup by Oliver Gerlach, illustrated by Kelsi Jo Silva. This YA graphic novel tells the story of Soup, a cook in a fantasy world who discovers her boss's villainous grip over her beloved town and decides it's time to dismantle his power through a magical cooking competition. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Stephanie Winter at P.S. Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Cemetery Boys #2 by Aiden Thomas (Feiwel and Friends)
"NYT-bestselling author of CEMETERY BOYS Aiden Thomas's CEMETERY BOYS 2, the hotly anticipated YA sequel told from Julian's point-of-view, pitched as The Sixth Sense meets Final Destination when a monster starts creating malingo spirits in East L.A, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends, in a good deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in the fall of 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world)."

The City Beautiful #2 by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press)
Author on twitter: "My Fall 2024 book will be a sequel/companion novel to THE CITY BEAUTIFUL, told from Frankie's POV.  It'll have more of a gritty, noir feel, but same setting, winter of 1894."

Untitled by Nia Davenport
(Balzer + Bray)

Deathlings #2 by Coco Ma (Viking)












Something Like Right by H.D. Hunter
(FSG) - moved from 2023.
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has acquired, in a preempt, world English rights to Something Like Right and an untitled YA novel by H.D. Hunter. Something Like Right follows a Black boy sent to an alternative school where he finds himself experiencing the highs and lows of first love, all while contending with his complicated feelings about the reunion of his estranged mother and previously incarcerated father. Publication is scheduled for spring 2023; Leah Pierre at Ladderbird Literary represented the author.












The Isles of the Gods #2 by Amie Kaufman (Knopf)
Description not yet released.



















Out of Our Leagues by Various YA Authors (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2023.
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought world rights to Out of Our League, a YA anthology of contemporary short stories about girls in sports, co-edited by Dahlia Adler (l.) And Jennifer Iacopelli
. Contributors include Carrie Allen, Sara Farizan, Juliana Goodman, Maggie Hall, Leah Henderson, Sarah Henning, Naomi Kanakia, Miranda Kenneally, Yamille Saied Méndez, Cam Montgomery, Marieke Nijkamp, ​​Amparo Ortiz, Aminah Mae Safi, and Kayla Whaley. Publication is planned for summer 2023; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency represented Adler, and Chloe Seager at Madeline Millburn Literary Agency represented Iacopelli; Alice Sutherland-Hawes at ASH Literary now represents Iacopelli.



These Precious Stones by Michael Barakiva (FSG) - moved from Fall 2021, then from 2022, release date not changed on Goodreads.
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has acquired world English rights to These Precious Stones by Michael Barakiva (Hold My Hand). Pitched as Sailor Moon meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the contemporary YA fantasy features an eclectic group of queer and international teens who learn that they must bear the magical gems that will save the universe from an ancient galactic threat. Publication is slated for 2022; Josh Adams at Adams Literary handled the deal.

Perfect Girl by Tracy Banghart (Feiwel and Friends)
Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends has bought, in a preempt, Perfect Girl by Tracy Banghart (Grace and Fury), a YA novel in which a picture-perfect girl next door has to shed her image (and her manners) to take down a killer at a sleepover gone very wrong. Publication is planned for 2024; Pam Gruber at Irene Goodman Literary Agency sold world English rights.

We Shall Be Monsters by Tara Sim (Penguin/Paulsen) - moved from 2023, change announced on twitter by author but not yet updated on Goodreads.
Stacey Barney and Caitlin Tutterow at Penguin/Paulsen have bought world rights, in a preempt, to We Shall Be Monsters, a YA fantasy duology by Tara Sim (Scavenge the Stars) that's pitched as Mary Shelley meets Indian mythology, in which a young woman desperate to resurrect her sister escapes accusations of witchcraft by joining a group of rebels on the condition she raises their rightful prince from the dead. Publication is tentatively planned for spring 2023; Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency brokered the deal.

The Floating World by Axie Oh (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired The Floating World by Axie Oh (The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea; XOXO). In this YA fantasy duology inspired by Celestial Maidens from Korean myth and pitched as Final Fantasy meets Castle in the Sky, an amnesiac sword-for-hire and a theater troupe performer with mysterious powers discover that their destinies will change the fate of multiple worlds. Publication is planned for 2024; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Black Girl Survives in This One by Various YA Authors (Flatiron Books)
Sarah Barley and Caroline Bleeke at Flatiron Books have bought The Black Girl Survives in This One, edited by Saraciea J. Fennell (Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed) and Desiree S. Evans, a YA anthology of horror stories centering Black girls who battle monsters, both human and supernatural, and who survive to the end, featuring Erin E. Adams, Monica Brashears, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tananarive Due, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Daka Hermon, Justina Ireland, Jessica Lewis, L.L. McKinney, Brittney Morris, Maika and Maritza Moulite, Zin E. Rocklyn, Eden Royce, Vincent Tirado, and a new voice to be selected through an open submissions call. Publication is set for 2024; Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.

Illusions of Fire by Nisha Sharma (Union Square & Co.)
Suzy Capozzi at Union Square & Co. has bought Illusions of Fire by YA and contemporary romance writer Nisha Sharma. Pitched as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets North Indian Hindu mythology, the YA paranormal fantasy follows the descendant of a fire goddess raised by a trio of rakshasi demons, the cocky warrior-in-training she meets, and most unfortunately, the end of the world prophecy. Sharma's first YA paranormal fantasy includes her trademark wit and a swoony romance. Publication is slated for 2024; Joy Tutela at David Black Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

The Good Girls by E.K. Johnston (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has acquired E.K. Johnston's YA novel The Good Girls, about five friends who use their privilege to exact revenge during their last year of high school. Publication is planned for 2024; Josh Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

Peekaboo by Charlene Thomas (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has acquired Peekaboo, the speculative sophomore YA novel from Charlene Thomas. The tiny town of Peekaboo is firmly divided—with Have-Lots and Have-Nots—and Kady knows all too well which side is hers. But when she meets a stranger at the annual Halloween carnival, Kady gains the power to get everything she wants—until her addiction to perfection uncovers Peekaboo's biggest secret of all. Publication is planned for 2024; Ann Rose at Prospect Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

The Encanto's Daughter by Melissa de la Cruz (Putnam)
Jennifer Klonsky and Polo Orozco at Putnam have bought, in an exclusive submission, The Encanto's Daughter by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods), a YA fantasy duology inspired by Filipino folklore. In the first book, Princess of the Summer Court, a girl learns that her late father was an Encanto, the fairy king of the Summer Court, and now she must navigate a backstabbing court, claim her throne, and wage war against the Winter kingdom. Publication is set for 2024; Richard Abate at 3 Arts Entertainment sold world rights.

Thirstwood by Elly Blake (Little, Brown) - moved from 2023, release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Deirdre Jones at Little, Brown and Molly Powell at Hodder & Stoughton have acquired Elly Blake's new three-book fantasy series. The first installment, Thirstwood, features a sylvan princess and a demon boy whose forbidden friendship causes a war between their kingdoms. Several years later, the friends-turned-enemies must again learn to trust one another to save themselves and everyone they love. It's slated for summer 2023; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary and Media brokered the deal for world English rights.

For Girls Who Walk Through Fire by Kim DeRose (Union Square Kids)
Laura Schreiber at Union Square Kids has acquired For Girls Who Walk Through Fire by Kim DeRose, pitched as The Craft meets Promising Young Woman meets Moxie. It follows four teens who form a coven to get back at their assailants, only to discover that the spells they are using unlock the magic inside each of them, causing them to use their newfound power to help other girls find their own. Publication is slated for 2024; Kathryn Green at Kathryn Green Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Just Another Epic Love Poem by Parisa Akhbari (Dial) - moved from 2023.
Ellen Cormier at Dial has bought, in a preempt, debut contemporary YA Just Another Epic Love Poem by Parisa Akhbari. The novel, which pairs poetry and prose, tells the story of best friends Mitra and Bea, who have been writing a never-ending poem together for five years, and how that poem—and their friendship—changes when the two girls fall in love. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Lanie Davis at Alloy Entertainment sold world English rights on behalf of Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary.

A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2023.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur, a YA historical mystery that follows a girl and a prince who must join forces to save her sister and the kingdom from King Yeonsangun, one of Korea's most hated tyrants. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for North American rights.

The Darkness Within Us by
Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel and Friends)
Holly West at Feiwel and Friends has acquired the next four YA fantasy novels by Tricia Levenseller. The Chromamancer Chronicles, a trilogy in which an orphan, princess, and ranger must stop a magical serial killer from destroying their world, will follow an expedited schedule with titles releasing six months apart in 2024 and 2025. The Darkness Within Us will be a companion novel to the author's bestselling The Shadows Between Us focusing on Alessandra's sister, and is slated for 2023. Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Gates by L.M. Elliott (Algonquin)
Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers has bought L.M. Elliott's photo-illustrated historical YA novel Gates. The story centers on a teen girl serving as a Capitol page in 1973—the year of Watergate and President Nixon's unraveling presidency—following the ways in which she and her politically minded friends must evolve their thinking in a time that forces them to question everything, including what they believe about the ERA and Phyllis Schlafly's fear-mongering campaign against it. Publication is set for 2024; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management did the deal for world rights.


Benten School of Esoterics by ila Nguyen-Hayama (Abrams/Amulet)
Charlotte Greenbaum at Abrams/Amulet has acquired ila Nguyen-Hayama's debut YA novel, Benten School of Esoterics. In this magical boarding school story set in Japan and drawing on Asian myths and folklore, an ordinary Tokyo girl discovers her powers and her best friend, a Korean fox spirit, battles prejudiced suspicions as they hunt the evil spirit attacking students. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Janine Le, while at Sheldon Fogelman Agency, along with Julia Byers, handled the deal.

Scholar's Mate by Chris Kindred and Coleman Engle (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has bought, in a preempt, Scholar's Mate, a YA graphic novel by Chris Kindred and Coleman Engle about the valedictorian at a science and tech high school who discovers a passion for competitive chess in his senior year, putting him into conflict with his parents' plans for his future. Publication is planned for 2024; Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management handled the deal for world English rights.

The Worst Ronin by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Faith Schaffer (HMH/Etch) - YA graphic novel.
Lily Kessinger at HMH/Etch has acquired world rights to The Worst Ronin by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (l.) (The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea). The YA graphic novel saga, to be illustrated by Faith Schaffer, tells the story of two women samurai—one running from the grief of her past, and the other hoping for glory. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself.

Humanities 101 by Myisha Haynes (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Samia Fakih at First Second has acquired Humanities 101, Myisha Haynes's YA graphic novel about Hakeem, a boy who moves to a strange town with mysterious supernatural occurrences, and falls in love with an alien, and another untitled YA graphic novel. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Judy Hansen at Hansen Literary Management negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.

The Harrowing by Kristen Kiesling and Jen Hickman (Abrams/Amulet) - YA graphic novel.
Charlotte Greenbaum at Abrams/Amulet has acquired world rights to The Harrowing, a YA graphic novel by Kristen Kiesling (l.), illustrated by Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper). Pitched as Minority Report meets I Hunt Killers, it's a near future story about a psychic teen girl who is forced to use her powers to track down killers, until she discovers her boyfriend is her next target. It asks questions about how far a person might go to protect those they love, while wrestling with the value of individual choice, punishment, and rehabilitation. Publication is set for 2024; Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary represented the author, and Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary Agency represented the illustrator.

Corpse de Ballet by Megan Kearney (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Calista Brill at First Second has bought Corpse de Ballet, Megan Kearney's YA graphic novel about two students at a private ballet academy who investigate the disappearance of another dancer, who they believe has been murdered, all while being haunted by an unseen force. Kiara Valdez will edit. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Susan Graham at Einstein Literary Management negotiated the deal for world rights.


Cover Your Tracks by Jordan Morris and Bowen McCurdy (First Second) - YA graphic novel, previously titled Youth Group.
Calista Brill at First Second has bought YA graphic novel Youth Group by Jordan Morris (l.) (Bubble) and Bowen McCurdy (Specter Inspectors), about a cynical young goth who reluctantly joins the youth group at her local mega-church, only to discover that the Christian youth are sneaking out at night to slay actual demons. Alison Wilgus will also edit. Publication is slated for 2024; Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary Agency represented Morris, and Tamara Kawar at ICM Partners represented McCurdy in the deal for world rights.

Ripple by Sami Brice (Random House Graphic) - YA graphic novel.
Whitney Leopard at Random House Graphic has acquired world rights to Sami Brice's Ripple, a contemporary YA graphic novel based on the author's own life. Fourteen-year-old Noéme suddenly finds her home filled with extended family when Haiti is hit by an earthquake. Life was hard enough as she started high school, but now she has to deal with a new side of her identity she had been putting on the back burner, and deal with her cousins at the same time. Publication is planned for 2024; the author was unagented.

The History of Everything by Victoria Evans (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
Andrew Arnold at HarperAlley has acquired Victoria Evans's debut, The History of Everything. The graphic novel tells the story of two best friends who decide to tackle everything on their friendship bucket list during their last summer together before one has to move across the country—only for a boy to complicate their plans (and their friendship). Publication is scheduled for 2024; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Sugar Coated by Amber Padilla (Scholastic Graphix) - YA graphic novel.
Megan Peace and David Saylor at Scholastic Graphix have acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Sugar Coated, a debut graphic novel by #OwnVoices creator Amber Padilla. In this coming-of-age YA novel, Latinx protagonist Annabelle Romo is the awkward new girl in school who is trying to fit in and find love… as somebody else. Through the sweet treats she bakes and the sugar-coated online profile she makes, Annabelle soon discovers that finding friends and finding love isn't nearly as challenging as finding herself. Publication is set for 2024; Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary negotiated the deal.

Reject Squad by Alyssa Cole and ONeill Jones (Balzer + Bray) - YA graphic novel.
Tiara Kittrell at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired, at auction, in a six-figure, two-book deal, world English rights to Reject Squad by Alyssa Cole, illustrated by ONeill Jones. In this Sleeping Beauty-inspired YA fantasy romance graphic novel, a perfectionist princess powered by rage is hexed, placing her kingdom and her life in jeopardy, unless her newfound friends (the magical hot messes of the Reject Squad)—and the irritating boy she's betrothed to—can help her save herself. Publication is set for 2024; Lucienne Diver at the Knight Agency represented the author, and Claire Draper at the Bent Agency represented the illustrator.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas (Candlewick) - YA graphic novel re-release.
Kate Fletcher has signed graphic novelist Mel Valentine Vargas (l.) to create a graphic novel interpretation of award-winning YA novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina, about a Latina teen who is targeted by a bully at her new school and must discover resources she never knew she had. Publication is planned to coincide with the book’s 10th anniversary in 2024; Elizabeth Bennett at Transatlantic Agency brokered the deal for world rights, and Jen Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary represented Medina.

Walker by Clive Hawken (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel.
Mark Podesta at Henry Holt has acquired the YA graphic novel Walker by Clive Hawken. A transgender teenager hits the road in search of a monster in this debut that explores the complexities of otherness and connection. Though it doesn't attract the same attention as Mothman or Sasquatch, the "Plains Walker" is a legendary cryptid, feared and beloved in its own right; the question is, does it actually exist? Publication is scheduled for 2024; Alex Slater at Trident Media Group negotiated the deal for world rights.

Another World is Possible by Danica Novgordoff (First Second) - previously titled Climate Change, YA graphic novel.
Mark Siegel at First Second has bought Climate Change, Danica Norvgorodoff's YA graphic novel, which ranges from the tsunamis and hurricanes that devastate entire populations to the scrim of pollution and the warming weather that has changed our ecosystems gradually. Publication is scheduled for 2021; Tanya McKinnon at McKinnon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Dam Builders: The Colorado River, The Great Depression, and the Construction of the Hoover Dam by Simon Boughton (Little, Brown/Ottaviano) - YA non-fiction.
Christy Ottaviano at Little, Brown/Ottaviano has bought, in an exclusive submission, The Dam Builders: The Colorado River, The Great Depression, and the Construction of the Hoover Dam by Simon Boughton. This YA narrative nonfiction debut explores the building of the Hoover Dam, revealing the causes, effects, and lasting legacies of one of America's most recognizable landmarks, and its place in the story of the American West. Publication is planned for 2024; the author represented himself.

Maelstrom by Lora Merriman (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel.
Brian Geffen at Henry Holt has bought, at auction, YA graphic novel debut Maelstrom by Lora Merriman, and an untitled YA graphic novel. Aimed at fans of Nimona, Maelstrom follows a ragtag group of rebels, led by the prophesized Hero of Virtue, who improbably teams up with Maelstrom, the demon son of the evil necromancer queen, in a quest to take her down—that is, unless Maelstrom decides to betray them first. Publication is set for 2024 and 2026; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary did the six-figure deal for world English rights.

Controlled Burn by Marie Enger (Random House Graphic) - YA graphic novel.
Whitney Leopard at Random House Graphic has bought YA horror graphic novel Controlled Burn by Marie Enger. Sparrow knows something is wrong: with their town, with their brother... and definitely with them. Publication is slated for 2024; Cory Casoni at CRWN Studios represented the creator for world rights.

Gutless by Rose Bousamra (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has bought Gutless by Rose Bousamra. The YA graphic novel follows the last mermaid in the world, a witch princess, and a wooden knight as they embark on a journey of self-discovery while trying to stop an ancient magical being from destroying the earth. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Tamara Kawar at ICM Partners brokered the deal for world English rights.

Prince Félix and La Pluma Magia by Kelly Fernández (Scholastic/Graphix) - YA graphic novel.
Cassandra Pelham Fulton at Scholastic/Graphix has bought, in an exclusive submission, Prince Félix and La Pluma Magia by Kelly Fernández (Manu), a queer YA romantic adventure graphic novel featuring Prince Félix, who receives a magical feather from the Bird of Many Colors and is lead to a hunter named Ramón instead of a princess. Publication of this contemporary fairytale is planned for 2024, and an untitled standalone graphic novel will follow. Tanya McKinnon at McKinnon Literary handled the deal for world rights.

Red by Cherry Zong (Andrews McMeel) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Jean Lucas at Andrews McMeel has acquired Cherry Zong's Red, a YA graphic novel that's a twisted version of "Little Red Riding Hood." Red lives in a forest that has been dying for years, and her grandmother instructs her to hunt the monsters at the cause of the decay, until she meets a wolf-girl named Sil. As she begins to develop a relationship with her, Red begins to uncover the somewhat sinister truth behind everything she's ever known, in a story pitched as Tangled meets Princess Mononoke. Publication is set for 2024; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency did the deal for world English rights.

I'm the Grim Reaper by Graveweaver (VIZ Media) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Julia Patrick at VIZ Media has acquired, in a four-book deal, Graveweaver's YA graphic novel series, I'm the Grim Reaper, based on the webcomic of the same name, in which a girl named Scarlet dies and makes a Faustian bargain to become a grim reaper and deliver souls to the underworld. Publication of the first book is scheduled for 2024; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management negotiated the deal for world rights.


Stepping Up by Kiara Valdez and Diana Tsai (HarperAlley)
- YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Carolina Ortiz at HarperAlley has acquired, in a four-house auction, Kiara Valdez's (l.) debut Stepping Up, a YA graphic novel inspired by the author's life and illustrated by Diana Tsai Santos, and a second untitled graphic novel. Stepping Up follows Kiara as her hard-fought place on the stepping team helps her navigate freshman year as one of the only Black students at a predominantly white boarding school, Phillips Academy Andover. Publication of the first book is planned for 2024; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management did the deal for North American rights.

We Don't Have Time for This by Brianna Craft (Disney Hyperion) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Christine Collins at Disney-Hyperion Books has acquired climate researcher Brianna Craft's YA debut, We Don't Have Time for This, a romance wherein a tied election throws two rival teen activists together to lead their school's environmental justice club, and they are surprised when their clashes lead them to discover what they're up against and why they've never cared more—for their communities and each other. Publication is slated for 2024; Veronica Park sold world rights while at Fuse Literary. Gordon Warnock now represents Craft.

Untitled by Brittney Morris (Simon and Schuster)
"The contemporary YA follows a group of Seattle teens who enter a cryptology contest run by a mysterious entity called The Order, which will offer the winner high-tech resources that the teens plan on using to stop the placement of an oil refinery in their neighborhood."

Fyrebirds by Kate J. Armstrong (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books)

Death Is My BFFLAD by Katarina E. Tonks (Wattpad Books)

The Deathly Grimm by Kathryn Purdie (Wednesday Books)

Being for the Benefit of Dr Jekyll by Sabrina Cotugno
(Razorbill) - YA graphic novel series, previously published as a web comic.



The Second Son by Adrienne Tooley (Little Brown/
Christy Ottaviano Books)

Forget Me Not by Gry Kappel Jensen (Arctis Books USA) - originally published in Denmark.

An Unlikely Proposition by Rosalyn Eves
(FSG)

My Salty Mary by Brodie Ashton, Jodie Meadows and Cynthia Hand (HarperTeen) - moved from 2023.

Strike Down the Sun by Sara Holland (Wednesday Books)

Unitled by Ari Tison (FSG)

Untitled by Erika Turner (Feiwel and Friends)

Untitled by H.D. Hunter (FSG)

Untitled by Sophie Kim (Entangled Teen)

Untitled by RaeChell Garrett (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Lex Croucher
(Wednesday Books)

Untitled by Ally Condie (Dutton)

Untitled by Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen)

Untitled by Shade Lapite (Walker Books US)

Untitled by Edward Underhill (Wednesday Books)

Untitled by Wendy Heard (Little Brown/Ottaviano)

Untitled by K.L. Walther (Sourcebooks Fire)

Untitled by Farah Naz Rishi (Quill Tree Books)

Untitled by Danielle Parker (Joy Revolution)

Untitled by Rachel Moore (Katherine Tegan Books)

Untitled by Kaylie Smith (Disney Hyperion)

Untitled by James Ramos (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Brian Wasson (Quill Tree Books)

Untitled by Lily Meade (Sourcebooks Fire)

Untitled by Delilah S. Dawson (Delacorte)

Untitled by Natasha Preston (Delacorte)

Untitled by Allison L. Bitz (HarperCollins)

Untitled by Allison L. Blitz (HarperCollins)

Untitled by Gabriella Lepore (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Court Stevens (Thomas Nelson)

Untitled by Ellen O' Clover (HarperTeen)

Untitled by Jason June (Disney Hyperion)


Untitled by Jennifer D. Lyle (Sourcebooks Fire)

Untitled by Kara H. L. Chen (Quill Tree Books)

Untitled by Olivia Worley (Wednesday Books)

Untitled by Katya de Becerra
(Page Street)

Untitled by Kyrie McCauley (Katherine Tegan Books)

Untitled by Kara McDowell
(Wednesday Books)

Untitled by Sarah Suk (Quill Tree Books)

Untitled by Vanessa Montalban (Zando)

Untitled by F. T. Lukens (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Untitled by Jamison Shea (Henry Holt) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Arushi Avachat (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Little, Brown) - first book in series mentioned in Entertainment Weekly article, not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Simon and Schuster) - moved from 2023.

Untitled by Guadalupe Garcia McCall and David Bowles (Bloomsbury)

Untitled by Hannah Vardit (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.

Untitled by Autumn Krause (Peachtree Teen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Kaviyon Lewis (Nancy Paulson Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Khadijat VanBrackle (Holiday House) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Shveta Thakrar (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Elena Bruzas (Rocky Pond Books) -
not yet added to Goodreads.
 
 
Sing Me to Sleep #2 by Gabi Burton (Bloomsbury)

We Shall Be Monsters #2 by Tara Sim (Penguin/Paulsen)

Bittersweet in the Hollow #2 by Kate Pearsall (Putnam)

The Crimson Moth #2 by Kristin Ciccarelli (Wednesday Books)

Whisper of the Ravens #2 by Malene Sølvsten (Arctis Books USA) - translated from Danish.

Bonesmith #2 by Nicki Pau Preto (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

In Every Generation #3 by Kendare Blake (Disney Hyperion)

Castles In Their Bones #3 by Laura Sebastian (Delacorte) - moved from 2023.

A Dark and Hollow Star #4 by Ashley Shuttleworth (Simon Pulse) - moved from 2023.

Song Of Silver, Flame Like Night #2 by
Amélie Wen Zhao (Delacorte)

Royal Blood #3 by Aimee Carter
(Delacorte)

The Bones of Ruin #3 by Sarah Raughley (Simon and Schuster)

House of Marionne #2 by J. Elle (Razorbill) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Charm City Heights #3 by Paula Chase (Wednesday Books)

The Scarlet Veil #2 by Shelby Mahurin (HarperCollins) - moved from 2023.

Monsters #3 by Vanessa Len (HarperCollins) - moved from 2023.


Ava's Demon Book Two: Untitled by Michelle Fus (Skybound Comet)

The Rosewood Hunt #2 by Mackenzie Reed (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Thieves' Gambit #2 by Kaviyon Lewis (Nancy Paulson Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

This Woven Kingdom #3 by Taherah Mafi (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Missing Clarissa #2 by Ripley Jones (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Red as Blood #2 by Sorboni Banerjee and Dominique Richardson (Wise Wolf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

A Hundred Vicious Turns #2 by Lee Paige O'Brien (Amulet) - not yet added to Goodreads.

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