as of october 1, I am closed to submissions for the remainder of the year. i will accept query letters again in early 2020 (exact date tba).
Are you looking for literary representation? Below is an overview of categories I represent as well as my current wish list items. I welcome and encourage submissions from marginalized creators, whether or not your story is considered #ownvoices. And remember, I will still consider manuscripts in the below categories even if your story doesn’t fit with the specific items on my wish list—sometimes I don’t know what I’m looking for until I see it.
If you’d like to send me a query letter for potential representation, take a look at P.S. Literary Agency’s submission guidelines.
Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books
My graphic novel wish list (as of fall 2019) includes:
contemporary YA graphic novels
If you are working on any type of illustrated project, I want to see it! I am looking for illustrated projects in all age categories (even the occasional adult title). If you are an illustrator or author/illustrator, please provide a link to your portfolio when sending a query letter.
Some of my favourite graphic novels:
Amulet / Anya’s Ghost / Archie / Aquicorn Cove / Click / The Encyclopedia of Early Earth / Jane, the Fox & Me / Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me / Lighter Than My Shadow / Operatic / Phoebe and Her Unicorn / Sheets / Spinning / The Tea Dragon Society / This One Summer / Through the Woods / The Unwanted / The Witch Boy / Witchbody
My nonfiction wish list topics (as of fall 2019) include:
the history of a pop culture topic
lifestyle for millennials
the intersection of feminism and (pop) culture
nonfiction for kids and teens
smart essay collections
illustrated gift books
I am looking for nonfiction projects for readers of all ages. I expect any nonfiction book proposal to offer a new perspective on an entertaining topic. I particularly enjoy nonfiction books in the following categories: pop culture, science, design, and lifestyle. Also, if you're a millennial journalist hoping to turn your expertise on a topic into a book, please get in touch!
I’M LOOKING FOR nonfiction books SIMILAR TO:
As If!: The Oral History of Clueless / The Curated Closet / Eating Animals / The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy / Girl Squads / Literary Witches / Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic! / Nobody Cares / One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter / The Science of Orphan Black / Queer: A Graphic History / A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities / Reasons to Stay Alive / This Will Be My Undoing / This Will Only Hurt A Little / What We See in the Stars / Witches of America / Wonder Women
My YA wish list includes:
lighthearted stories by POC and LGBTQ+ writers
contemporary focused on best friends
macabre fairy tale retelling
LGBTQ+ rom com
a new take on vampires
a girl in a rock band
an eerie mystery
contemporary that reads like super fun fanfiction
magical realism novel with gorgeous prose
I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy—just to name a few! I am always looking for diverse characters. I enjoy literary prose and a strong, unique voice. Also, if you could list any of these TV shows as comp titles for your YA manuscript, then I would love to see it: Dawson’s Creek, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Glee, The Affair, Riverdale, Pushing Daisies, or Scream Queens. I would very much so like to find the next Blair Waldorf or Veronica Lodge... so send me your sassy, messed up, dark-haired beauty queens!
Some of my favourite YA NOVELS:
Children of Blood and Bone / Definitions of Indefinable Things / Emergency Contact / Empress of a Thousand Skies / Fangirl / Girls Made of Snow and Glass / The Graces / Kill the Boy Band / Looking for Alaska / Monday’s Not Coming / Simon Vs.. / Since You’ve Been Gone / Stargirl / The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender / They Both Die at the End / We Are Okay / When the Truth Unravels / The Wicker King
Middle Grade & Chapter Books
My MG wish list (as of fall 2019) includes:
a luscious fantasy
chilling horror (Goosebumps for today's generation)
a modern-day Sweet Valley Twins series (featuring best friends)
a protagonist with immigrant parents
an animal story
anything with an environmental theme (I really love Wall-E)
I am currently looking for all genres of middle grade (yes, really!). I am very interested in reading middle grade stories based on myths and traditions from various cultures. I am open to a variety of chapter book topics, but I do prefer those projects have strong series potential.
Some of my favourite MG NOVELS:
The Boundless / The Doldrums / Doll Bones / Dragon Pearl / The First Rule of Punk / Furthermore / The Girl Who Drank the Moon / Goodbye Stranger / Goosebumps / The Graveyard Book / Pax / The School for Good and Evil / Silverwing / Snow & Rose / Sweet Valley Twins / The Thing About Jellyfish / The Wild Robot / The Year of Shadows
Topics on my picture book wish list (as of fall 2019) include:
the Wheel of the Year
tales of mythology and lore
I am currently only accepting picture book submissions for illustrated picture books by author/illustrators.
A few of my favourite picture books:
The Day You Begin / Honeysmoke / How to Catch a Star / I Want My Hat Back / Islandborn / Leo: A Ghost Story / Lubna and Pebble / Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein / Nobody Hugs a Cactus / Not Quite Narwhal / Out of the Ice / Petra / Pink is for Boys / Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox / Spork / This is Sadie / Virginia Wolf