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Danielle Binks
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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.


Examples of what she likes to read and could possibly be looking for; Danielle has a background as a book blogger, so she's quite literally an open book when it comes to celebrating and discussing her reading habits on her blog – Alpha Reader http://alphareader.blogspot.com.au/p/favourite-books-reading-recommendations.html  – and also through her opinion writing www.daniellebinks.com/opinion-writing/. 


Certainly some more manuscripts she'd love to read would include;  

  • A powerful verse-novel with a strong point of view and story elements (think; Kwame Alexander, Sarah Crossan, Ellen Hopkins, and Steven Herrick).  

  • An assured short-story collection or a story told in vignettes (think; Margo Lanagan, Sandra Cisneros, Kelly Link and Karen Russell)  

  • A graphic novel – in this, she’d be open to anything for YA or MG readers (but in the past she has loved; Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, El Deafo by Cece Bell, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, and This One Summer Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki).

Danielle will be looking at Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) works, across all genres including graphic novel formats!

Danielle will be looking at adult fiction and non-fiction, (especially historical and narrative non-fiction), crime, womens fiction, romance, and feminist themes explored. No memoirs please (including personal family biographies).