Tiffany Liao, Penguin Random House
Fantasy / Horror / Literary Fiction / Middle Grade / Romance / Young Adult

Tiffany Liao, Penguin Random House

I’m looking for ambitious, high-concept YA/MG projects with that irresistible commercial hook, but I will always have a soft spot for a really beautiful literary story. Some projects I’m currently hankering for… A YA romance with a “5 minutes in the future” premise a la MORE HAPPY THAN NOT and that terrible/wonderful movie “Timer.” High … Continue reading

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Middle Grade / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins

I’m looking for YA and middle-grade fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, historical, and everything in between. I love stories that play with narrative structure (non-linear timelines, unconventional POVs, quirky or unreliable narrators) and/or twist the rules of genre. And there’s a special place in my heart for all things … Continue reading

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Cookbooks / Humor / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Pop Culture / Romance / Young Adult

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency

these days, i’m hungry for: (young adult) emotional, funny, UCB-inspired contemporary Wet Hot American Summer for teens something fun but hearty to do with LARPing Funny People for teens contemporary story about a storm, flood, blackout, or other natural disaster stories that happen over short timelines (like over 24hrs or a weekend) — a short … Continue reading

Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Science Fiction

Catherine Kovach, Skyhorse Publishing

I’m very much looking to expand my list in a sci-fi fantasy direction, so I’m basically looking for anything in that area. I will, however, give extra attention to any work that has at least one of the elements I have discussed below: Ideally I would like to see a book that mixes all of … Continue reading

Caitie Flum, Liza Dawson Associates
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / LGBTQ / Memoir / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Narrative / New Adult / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Romance / Suspense / Young Adult

Caitie Flum, Liza Dawson Associates

I am interested in adult, NA, YA, and middle grade fiction and nonfiction For all ages: historical fiction in any era, especially if it is from the perspective we normally don’t hear from. Think the maid or valet instead of the princess and king. Contemporary romance or romantic suspense in all heat levels with smart … Continue reading

Kirsten Carleton, The Prospect Agency
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Kirsten Carleton, The Prospect Agency

I’m interested in YA, speculative, and literary fiction in which I connect with the characters and can’t wait to read what they will do next. Great writing is a must, but not enough to stand alone: I want plot, action, movement. I’m particularly interested in stories that bend and blur genres; literary takes on high … Continue reading

Alycia Tornetta at Entangled
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / LGBTQ / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Alycia Tornetta at Entangled

For Young Adult, I am looking for contemporary, sci-fi, and thrillers. I also love books that combine genres in a unique and clever way. I’d love to see more interesting settings and cultures. And I’m also looking for fun, romantic dual POV contemporary romances. Bad boys and cute nerdy guys are my favorite. For New … Continue reading

Kaylee Davis, Dee Mura Literary
Adult Fiction / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Science Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Kaylee Davis, Dee Mura Literary

MG: I really gravitate to the more mature middle grade that is voice-driven and deals with bigger issues. I also like diverse, unique protagonists who take charge and push the story forward. YA: Especially in contemporary and scifi, I love anything where unlikely allies join forces or where reluctant heroes come into their own. I’m … Continue reading

Katherine Harrison, Knopf BFYR/Penguin Random House
Children's / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Young Adult

Katherine Harrison, Knopf BFYR/Penguin Random House

I’m seeking literary, character-driven middle grade and YA, plus the occasional picture book. It’s no exaggeration to say that voice has been the deciding factor in 100% of my acquisitions. Here are a few things I’m looking for specifically: Humor (whether it’s a quirky MG romp or a sad YA contemporary that brings levity to … Continue reading