Michella Domenici (thebluecray0n on QT) has signed with agent Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency.
Seventeen-year-old Alice Li wants to play Hamlet so bad she might slip poison into someone’s ear. After a flawless audition, the role goes to her very male nemesis, and Alice’s shot at a prestigious drama scholarship is ruined. But Alice can’t be stopped that easily—she decides to perform a gender-swapped Hamlet at the community theater and recruits her friends and ex-girlfriend’s help.
That’s easier said than staged. When her location falls through, Alice doesn’t know how to tell her newly assembled cast they have no theater. Vowing to fix it by herself, rehearsals push on. But when her best friend would rather stay with the school’s production, Alice’s panic attacks take on a life of their own. Juggling school, a part-time job, therapy, fundraising, rehearsing, and a crush on the distractingly cute boy playing Ophelia is enough to drive a girl madder than the prince of Denmark.
Everyone is counting on Alice, as a director and star of the show, but if she can’t get a grasp on her anxiety, procure a theater before everyone finds out she’s lying, and avoid a huge Hamlet-Style meltdown, their show and her scholarship chances will be as dead as Poor Yorick.
LADY HAMLET is a YA novel complete at 75,000 words, with a biracial and bisexual protagonist. I think it will appeal to readers of Stephanie Perkins, Becky Albertalli, and Nicola Yoon. The first ten pages are below, as per agency guidelines.
I am an undergraduate student at [X] and work part-time at [X]. I also intern for a literary agency.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.