Elizabeth Bewley

Elizabeth Bewley

Sterling Lord Literistic

My Manuscript Wish List

I am looking for upmarket commercial YA and MG fiction, YA memoir, and YA and MG narrative nonfiction. I particularly enjoy realistic contemporary stories, love stories, and books that give readers an inside take on a little known world.

About me:

Elizabeth Bewley represents young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2002, Elizabeth got her first job as an editorial assistant at St. Martin’s Press. She then went on to hold editorial jobs at HarperCollins, Intervisual Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, where she was an Executive Editor. Elizabeth has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors including Jennifer E. Smith, Estelle Laure, Claire LaZebnik, Linda Williams Jackson, Ashley Herring Blake, Sophie Flack, Kass Morgan, Josh Sundquist, Alyson Noël, and Nic Sheff, amongst others. She joined Sterling Lord Literistic in 2017, and she has an affinity for upmarket commercial fiction and accessible nonfiction that illuminates real world issues for young readers. Elizabeth loves books that: transport readers to foreign lands; explore family dynamics; capture the feeling of first love. She would also like to represent memoirs geared towards young readers.  She enjoys working closely with authors on each and every stage of the publication process.  Elizabeth accepts email queries at ebewley@sll.com.


Fun facts about me:

I love tiny things! I would be really excited to find a new novel about tiny people (a la the Borrowers) or tiny garden fairies or elves. The idea of secret little worlds has always fascinated me.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to ebewley@sll.com

Please email your query + the first 10 pages of your manuscript. The pages should be pasted into the body of the email.

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Commercial, Historical, Literary, Middle Grade, New Adult, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I’d like the next…

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. The Namesake. The Borrowers. The Fairy Rebel. The Indian in the Cupboard. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler.  Anna and the French Kiss. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Secret History. Prep. Gossip Girl. Mosquitoland. 

My favorites include…

Sloppy Firsts. The Goldfinch. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. This Raging Light. Brooklyn. Hamilton. The Vacationers. Teen Vogue. The New Yorker. Lenny Letter.

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