Danielle Binks is a writer and reviewer, with a particular interest in youth literature.In 2016 she joined the literary agency, Jacinta di Mase Management, as 'Agent-at-Large' - seeking authors of Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) fiction works.In 2017, she edited and contributed to 'Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology', of new Australian young adult writing; inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement; and released by HarperCollins.
Anything, really. I will say I am very keen on 'Own Voices' stories - everything from neurodiversity, to different representation of family, sexuality, Disability and everything in-between in every single genre. I am completely open to reading *anything*.
I really am an open book, my review blog is still up and active and I'm very open about the types of books I gravitate towards. By the same token, you can look at the authors I already rep and if you're writing a little *too* similar to them, I may be unable to take you further just because I'm already committed to someone, and it's not a good idea for me to rep someone who could eat into their sales.
One area I am very keen to expand on is young-adult and middle-grade narrative non-fiction. Look at the books out of America via the YALSA Nonfiction award and know that I'm keen for similar to sell in Australia. Be it about Australian events or historic figures (think Clare Wright's We Are the Rebels, YA version of her Stella-Prize winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka!) I really see this as a growth-area, especially after the commercial success of titles like Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu.
Danielle is not looking for family or personal memoirs/autobiographies, thank you - that is NOT the non-fiction I am looking for.
Be warned: if you are writing first-person POV about a protagonist from a minority background, when you do not share that background - I will be asking questions, and unlikely to take you further.
Danielle will be providing written feedback with her assessments.
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