Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez

HarperCollins Children's

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m looking for children’s books for all ages and most genres. I like well-crafted mysteries (for MG think The Westing Game or books by Rebecca Stead, for YA think Veronica Mars). Other middle grade books I’m looking for include: stories that blur the line between fantasy and reality (like the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Wildwood trilogy, Coraline, etc.); quirky, funny, outside-the-box stories (Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl are some of my favorites); smart, adventurous stories with heart; and stories with troublemakers for narrators. If it sounds like it could be a Pixar movie, then it’s probably also for me. For young adult books, I’m also looking for: realistic fiction with a witty voice; literary science fiction (like Noggin, Grasshopper Jungle, Every Day, etc.); anything with fast-paced, action that feels fresh. I’m also a big fan of Kelly Link’s and Karen Russell’s short stories and would welcome novels that were in the same vein.

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Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Humor, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Picture Books, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Diversity, Magical Realism
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My favorites include…

Books: A Series of Unfortunate Events, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, When You Reach Me, Bone Gap, Grasshopper Jungle, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Roald Dahl, Saga, American Vampire, Fables, Y:The Last Man, Lumberjanes, Ms. Marvel…

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Royal Tenenbaums (and other Wes Anderson), Inside Out (and other Pixar), Marvel, Miyazaki, Christopher Nolan…

TVOrphan Black, Jessica Jones, Walking Dead, Fargo, The Fall, Fresh Off the Boat, House of Cards, Master of None, Pushing Daisies, Battlestar Galactica, Sherlock, Avatar, Gravity Falls…

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