Becky Herrick

Becky Herrick

Sky Pony Press

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m looking for YA, middle grade, and chapter books in most genres — I like reading and working on a wide variety of books, and I am actively seeking diverse characters, authors, and stories. I tend to like more commercial books that I can’t stop reading and aren’t bogged down by heavy description.

My wish-list includes:

  • Contemporary friendship and coming-of-age stories (like Roller Girl and This One Summer — though I’m not looking for graphic novels!, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
  • Contemporary romance in YA (like Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins)
  • Fresh/unexpected and accessible fantasy and magic (like Graceling, Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, Neil Gaiman, Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles)
  • Quirky mysteries with a relatable narrator (like Veronica Mars, Kirsten Miller’s Kiki Strike books, The Westing Game)
  • Humor (like Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicolson books; Better Nate Than Ever)
  • For chapter books, fun series with great characters/high concept (like Geronimo Stilton, Clementine)

I am NOT looking for stories that involve fake (or real) celebrities, anything involving angels, or very serious “issue” books.

Submission Guidelines

Agents: please email your pitch and the manuscript to me at Skyhorse.

Authors: to submit a manuscript or proposal to Sky Pony, please send an email to skyponysubmissions@skyhorsepublishing.com.

Please note that Becky only works on children’s/YA.

Attach all material as Word documents—or as a jpeg if art is involved. Include relevant information about yourself, a summary of your project, your publishing history (if any), any relevant associations you have, and, for informational books, your qualifications as an expert in your subject area.

Please note: do not mail hard copies to our office unless requested. Unrequested hard copies will be returned unopened.

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult

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My favorites include…

Books: The Golden Compass, A Wrinkle in Time, Matilda, Harry Potter books, Anne of Green Gables, The Magicians, American Gods, The Poisonwood Bible

TV shows: Friday Night Lights, Call the Midwife, Veronica Mars, The Bletchley Circle, Orphan Black

Movies: The Incredibles, Ratatouille, basically anything else Pixar, Home Alone 2, Ocean’s Eleven, Mean Girls, The Sound of Music

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