Undated 2024 New Releases

 














Cubby Clark Is Not in Love by Mazey Eddings (Wednesday Books) - changed to "Untitled" on Goodreads, and publisher changed. WIll update when I have more details.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Untitled by Trang Tranh Tran (Bloomsbury) - likely a duplicate Goodreads entry for They Bloom at Night, releasing March 2025.











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.

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.

Seeds of Vengeance by Addie Thorley (Sourcebooks Fire) - previously titled Burn the Kingdom Down, moved from Summer 2024.
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired Burn the Kingdom Down by Addie Thorley. When Indira's older sister is murdered after being sent to the prince of a rival land as a captive bride, Indira is determined to avenge her—by taking her place as the new bride, in the hopes of destroying the kingdom from within. But everyone around Indira has something to hide, and even her sister had secrets—deadly ones. Publication is set for summer 2024; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management sold world English rights.

#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.

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.

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.

The Traffic Stop by Various YA Authors (Versify) -
not yet added to Goodreads.
"A collection of YA short fiction by multiple authors exploring American racism through the lens of horror, drama, science fiction, and fantasy."

Untitled by Unkown YA Author (Penguin Teen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter:
"All we can say about this final YA is that it's a debut sapphic post-zombie apocalypse love story between two girls—one mostly dead, one barely alive. For fans of Wilder Girls and The Last of Us.

Lucha of the Forgotten Spring by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Make Me A World) - not yet added to Goodreads.
"Lucha faces unexpected villains and a romance that tears her heart apart."

Escape Room 2.0 by Maren Stoffels (Underlined) - originally published in The Netherlands, not yet added to Goodreads.

The Truths I Can Tell by Allison Sweet Grant (Dutton)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
"Recent high school graduate Elizabeth tries to outrun her past by isolating in a remote cabin as a days-long snowstorm and blackout bears down upon her."


Midnight Melody by Lily Meade (Sourcebooks Fire) - title not yet updated on Goodreads.











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.









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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

A Pleasure To Have In Class by Kristina Forest (Kokila)
Penguin Teen on twitter: "
What happens when you mix enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, and revenge? Kristina Forest's new YA romance, A PLEASURE TO HAVE IN CLASS! You aren't ready for Amelia and Julian after he unseats her as class president."

Untitled by Unknown YA Author (Penguin Teen) -
not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter: "
All we're allowed to say about this next one is that it's a dark and twisted romantic thriller, for fans of Outer Banks and Holly Jackson."

Untitled by Unknown YA Author (Penguin Teen) -
not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter: "
a dark mystery that unpacks the obsessive impact of true crime as a genre, following a girl who will do whatever it takes to find her missing cousin."

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)









No releases currently scheduled.























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



















Heartstopper: Volume Six by Alice Oseman (Scholastic/Graphix) - YA graphic novel.
Description not yet released.




















The Deep Well by Laura Creedle (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
When five-year-old April Fischer heard a strange voice coming from the bottom of a superdeep borehole, it triggered a massacre. Among  the victims of the massacre was April’s foreman dad, but his body was never found.

Urban legend has it that the massacre was a blood sacrifice made by the mysterious Deep Well cult to open a portal to another dimension. It doesn’t help when the terrible movie based on her life called Hellhole! suggests that a demon-possessed April opened the portal on the day of the massacre.  After that, only April’s best friend, the skeptical, acerbic Grace stood by her.

Almost twelve years later, an online group of Deep Well cultists are convinced that the voice told April to open a portal to another dimension— and she needs to come back to the drill site on her seventeenth birthday to finish the job.

Nothing could bring April back until documents from the drill site convince her that her dad is on the other side of the portal— and that he's still alive. Aided by Grace, Zach, who lost his uncle in the massacre, and Slater, a mysterious newcomer with motives of his own, April searches for the truth about what happened that day with the hope of bringing her dad back home.

But the clock is ticking down towards her birthday, and the cultists need another sacrifice


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.

Bad Blood by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill) - moved from Fall 2023.
Gretchen Durning at Razorbill has acquired the next YA novel by Morgan Rhodes, bestselling author of the Falling Kingdom series, in a three-book deal. Bad Blood launches an epic saga about a wealthy vampire family, their badly behaved heirs, and the long-lost sibling who never even knew she was half-vampire. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated 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.


Of Fire and Ash by Tiffany Wang (Violetear Books)
Kevin Norman at Violetear Books has bought Tiffany Wang's debut novel Of Fire and Ash, in which a scorned princess has survived her murderous half-brother's many assassination attempts thanks to wits, magic, and blackmail. With her brother's coronation looming and her own life on the line, she hatches one last desperate plan: infiltrate the rebellion seeking to overthrow the monarch, then betray them to her brother in exchange for her own safety and freedom. Publication is set for fall 2024; Kelly Van Sant at KT Literary sold world English rights.

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.

The Bone Shepherds by Kurt Kirchmeier (Bloomsbury)
Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury has bought The Bone Shepherds by Kurt Kirchmeier (The Absence of Sparrows), a post-apocalyptic YA fantasy pitched as The 5th Wave meets New Dragon City with a nod to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, following two unlikely 16-year-old heroes on separate journeys through a ravaged landscape as they fight for survival against lawless raiders and the legendary monsters that brought the world to its knees. Publication is set for fall 2024; Ali Herring at Spencerhill Associates did the two-book deal for world rights.


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.


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.

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

Speaking on Climate by Rune Kier Nielsen (Lerner/Zest Books) YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Shaina Olmanson at Lerner/Zest Books has bought environmental speechwriter Rune Kier Nielsen's Speaking on Climate, a YA advocacy guide for young people using their voices for collective climate action by bridging the climate gap using emotions, hard-won lessons from history, and insights from the climate movement. The book is translated and revised from the Danish edition with publication slated for fall 2024; Natalie Kimber at the Rights Factory negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Science of Broken Things by Shannon Stocker (HarperCollins/Blink) not yet added to Goodreads.
Katherine Easter at HarperCollins/Blink has bought Schneider Family Book Award winner Shannon Stocker's The Science of Broken Things, inspired by the author's daughter's brain cancer diagnosis. In this YA novel, 14-year-old Twyla searches for answers about her mother's death, and the root of her own baffling medical symptoms, which are dismissed by everyone around her—including her doctors. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Allison Remcheck at Stimola Literary Studio sold world English 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.

The Hotel Balzaar by Kate DiCamillo and Júlia Sardà (Candlewick Press) - unclear if this is a YA title, not yet added to Goodreads.
Karen Lotz and Andrea Tompa at Candlewick Press have acquired world rights to The Hotel Balzaar by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Júlia Sardà. The fairy tale novella, set in the world of Norendy, tells the story of a girl and the mysterious countess who promises to tell her seven stories that will uncover the secret of her father's disappearance. A global release is scheduled for fall 2024; Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties represented the author, and Rebecca Sherman at Writers House represented the illustrator.

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.

Champion of the Rose by Cat Aquino and Dominique Duran (Viz Originals) - YA manga, not yet added to Goodreads.
Julia Patrick at Viz Originals has bought the debut YA manga series Champion of the Rose from Filipino duo Cat Aquino and Dominique Duran. In the first volume of this anti-imperialist fantasy series, a tournament is fought for Princess Rosa's hand in marriage and she strikes a deal with swordsman Rey—help her win her own hand, and he'll earn his freedom to return home. Publication of the first volume is slated for fall 2024; Paloma Hernando at Einstein Literary Management handled the deal.


Pretty Evil #1 by
Rebekah McKendry, David Ian McKendry and Tim Seely (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Sarah McCabe at McElderry Books has acquired world English rights to the first two books in Rebekah McKendry and David Ian McKendry's Pretty Evil YA graphic novel series, illustrated by Tim Seely. Mallori is the ultimate teen star with a platinum-selling singing career. But when her mother goes missing, Mallori discovers that she was living a double life as both Mallori's manager and a demon slayer—and the only way Mallori can save her is to take up where her mom left off. Publication is slated for fall 2024; Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary & Media represented the authors, and the illustrator represented himself.

Cemetery Boys #2 by Aiden Thomas (Feiwel and Friends) - not yet added to Goodreads.
"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)."

Where We Go at Night by Ikwo Ntekim (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Stephanie Cohen and Meghan McCullough while at Inkyard acquired, and Elizabeth Agyemang at HarperTeen is editing, Where We Go at Night by debut author Ikwo Ntekim, a YA contemporary fantasy about a teen girl, Trixie, who finds herself stuck in the middle of a Fae family feud. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Quressa Robinson at Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. sold North American rights.

Sorel by Sacha Lamb (Levine Querido) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Arthur A. Levine at Levine Querido has bought Printz Honoree Sacha Lamb's next YA fantasy novel, Sorel. It follows teenage runaway Sorel as she takes on the male identity of Isser Jacobs, but it soon becomes clear that there is a real Isser Jacobs—and people want him dead. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Free Girls by Kristen McCallum (Flatiron Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Sarah Barley and Sydney Jeon at Flatiron Books have bought North American rights to Kristen McCallum's Free Girls. The debut novel follows Jas, a teen girl adjusting to her new home, new family, and new life while keeping the secret that she's spent the last year in a juvenile detention center. Publication is tentatively scheduled for fall 2024; Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika negotiated the deal for North American rights.

To Have and Have More by Sanibel Chai (8th Note Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Katherine Pelz at 8th Note Press has bought the debut YA novel To Have and Have More by New York magazine staff writer Sanibel Chai, in one of TikTok's first book acquisitions. Pitched for readers of The Summer I Turned Pretty and K.L. Walther's The Summer of Broken Rules, it is an exploration of entitlement, friendship, and identity that follows the journey of a Korean girl adopted into a wealthy white family as she grapples with her place in a world of casual racism and white privilege. Publication is set for fall/winter 2024; Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group sold North American English rights in the six-figure deal.

Fighting Censorship by Various Authors (Lerner) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Shaina Olmanson at Lerner has bought Fighting Censorship by Christina Ellis, Renee Ellis, Edha Gupta, Ben Hodge, Patricia A. Jackson, and Olivia Pituch, all members of the Panther Anti-Racist Union in York, Pa., and the 2023 recipients of the Beloved Community Youth Influencer Award from the King Center. The book is a nonfiction YA sharing talking points they've used over two years in dozens of successful protests against book banning as well as personal stories from their journey on the front lines of fighting censorship. Publication is set for fall 2024; Sara Megibow at KT Literary sold world rights.

The City Beautiful #2 by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.
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) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Nightbreaker #2 by Coco Ma
(Viking)














Being for the Benefit of Dr Jekyll by Sabrina Cotugno
(Razorbill) - YA graphic novel series, previously published as a web comic.
The city of London is not the best place to be a mad scientist. Thirty years after the death of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, its citizens have gotten awfully good at killing creatures, destroying laboratories, and generally wrecking anything new or strange-looking. Soon, every scientist within city limits will find themselves behind bars, unless someone can turn their luck around, and fast.

This someone, it turns out, is a respected gentleman, an illustrious socialite– who also happens to be a scientist himself. He believes that rogue science can survive– and thrive!– as he has, if only they could improve their reputation in the public eye– and he plans to give them one hell of an image makeover. Together with his Society for Arcane Science, he can end the reign of fear and superstition that has held London captive for decades so long as no one discovers his one little secret, a secret that could ruin him and unravel the lives of everyone he knows.

This man’s name is Dr. Henry Jekyll.


Titan of the Stars by E.K. Johnston (Tundra Books)
Peter Phillips at Tundra Books has acquired E.K. Johnston's Titan of the Stars in a six-figure preempt, pitched as Alien meets Titanic, in which star-crossed lovers fight for survival aboard the first cruise ship in space when disaster strikes and aliens attack. It's scheduled for 2024; David Purse at Inked Entertainment did the two-book deal for North American and audio 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stepping Up by Kiara Valdez and Diana Tsai (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel.
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.

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.

Kloud 9 by AJ O. Mason and Dominic Bustamante - YA graphic novel, moved from 2023.
Erika Turner at IDW has bought, in a three-book deal, a YA graphic novel series by debut writer and illustrator team AJ O. Mason (l.) and Dominic Bustamante, called Kloud 9. The queer space opera is about Kal, a lonely orphan trying to keep himself afloat with odd jobs, and Cosmo, an extraterrestrial Star Soldier. After falling in love, the two are forced to go on the run and flee the solar system, joined by a motley crew. Publication of the first book is set for 2023; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented the duo for world 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.

The 12th House by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second) - YA graphic novel, moved from 2023.
Calista Brill at First Second has acquired The 12th House, a YA graphic novel by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, co-author of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, about a young woman named Camille who, following the sudden death of her grandmother, finds herself haunted by the 11 monstrous envoys of a mysterious creature that seems bent on her destruction. As she struggles to outrun what hunts her as well as her own grief, she enlists the aid of an otherworldly stranger who promises to help her look her demons in the eye so she can reclaim her life. Kiara Valdez will also edit. Publication is slated for 2023; Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management negotiated 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.

Sub-Zero by Junepurrr (Oni Press) - YA graphic novel, orginally published as a webcomic, not yet added to Goodreads.
Desiree Rodriguez at Oni Press has acquired Junepurrr's YA fantasy webcomic series, SubZero, in a three-book graphic novel deal. Sub-Zero details the story of Clove, the last princess of the near-extinct Azure dragon clan, as she marries her sworn enemy, Kyro, the prince of the Crimson dragon clan, in an effort to finally bring peace to her war-torn land. Publication of the first book is set for 2024; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management brokered the deal for world English rights.

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."The Exile's Gift by Tamora Pierce (Random House) - previously dated September 2021, 2023 and August 2024.
In which we learn of Numair's last years at the university of Carthak, the beginning of his conflict with the newly-made Emperor Ozorne (Numair's best friend), his quick departure from Carthak, and how he survives afterward.



Strike Down the Sun by Sara Holland (Wednesday Books)


Unitled by Ari Tison (FSG)

Untitled by Erika Turner (Feiwel and Friends)

Untitled by RaeChell Garrett (Little, Brown)

Untitled by Ally Condie (Dutton)

Untitled by Shade Lapite (Walker Books US)

Untitled by Wendy Heard (Little Brown/Ottaviano)

Untitled by K.L. Walther (Sourcebooks Fire)

Untitled by Danielle Parker (Joy Revolution)

Untitled by Rachel Moore (Katherine Tegan Books)


Untitled by Brian Wasson (Quill Tree Books)

Untitled by Delilah S. Dawson (Delacorte)

Untitled by Court Stevens (Thomas Nelson)


Untitled by Sarah Suk (Quill Tree Books)


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

Untitled by Alexis Castellanos (Bloomsbury) - 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 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 Erin A. Craig (Delacorte) -
not yet added to Goodreads.



Untitled by Elena Bruzas (Rocky Pond Books) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by H.D. Hunter (FSG) - not yet added to Goodreads.
 
Untitled by Autumn Allen (Kokila) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Finding Life's Story: Volume Three by Joy Hakim (MITeen/Candlewick)

Kloud 9 #2 by
AJ O. Mason and Dominic Bustamante (IDW) - YA graphic novel.
 
Thirstwood #2 by Elly Blake
(Little, Brown)


Bad Blood #2 by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill)

Once a Queen #2 by Sarah Arthur (Waterbrook) - some editions dated 2025.


Lancers #2 by Yoon Ha Lee (Delacorte)
- likely to be moved to 2025.

River City #2 by Harry Szabo (FSG) - moved from 2023.

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

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

Fallen City #2 by Adrienne Young (Wednesday Books) - moved from 2023.

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


The Rosewood Hunt #2 by Mackenzie Reed (HarperTeen) - 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.

The Boy from Clearwater #2 by Yu Pei-Yun and Zhou Jian-Xi (Levine Querido) - YA graphic memoir, not yet added to Goodreads.

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