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

Laura Stone, Entangled Publishing
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Suspense / Thriller

Laura Stone, Entangled Publishing

I thoroughly love suspense and thriller romances of all types, and while I’ll definitely take a peek at any of these, I’m currently looking for conspiracy-based thrillers along the lines of National Treasure or a Dan Brown plot with strong romantic arcs. A romantic adventure similar to Romancing the Stone would be wonderful, again with … 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

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

A YA with an atmosphere & setting impossible to extract myself from. (I felt this way about adult novels RULES OF CIVILITY & THE SECRET HISTORY, and Laini Taylor’s DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE in YA.) I want a middle grade that will make me cry, but also laugh–maybe at the same time. I’m a … 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

Sara Sargent, Simon & Schuster
Children's / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Sara Sargent, Simon & Schuster

I am forever a fan of: forbidden romances; reimagined myths, classics, or fables; love triangles; stories told in alternating POVs; stories told in Before/After; evocative settings like the South, the beach, or the contemporary West; stories set during summer; stories with surprises and mystery. My favorite genres are realistic contemporary, fantasy, magical realism, romance, and … Continue reading

Suzanne Evans, Entangled Publishing
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / New Adult / Romance / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Suzanne Evans, Entangled Publishing

For adult romance, I’m looking for historical romance with a good balance between romance and story, though I shy away from westerns and regency. I love suspense with realistic action that can still keep me on the edge of my seat and paranormal that steps out of the confines of vampires and werewolves. I love … Continue reading