Jessica Harriton

Jessica Harriton

Penguin Random House, Razorbill

My Manuscript Wish List

As an assistant editor, I’m looking for YA and MG with strong hooks and fresh voices to add to my growing list.

I love stories with evocative settings that transport the reader, such as Emily Henry’s The Love That Split the World, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, and Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Small town angst always gets me!

In terms of both YA and MG, I’m on the lookout for stories inspired by non-western myths and fairy tales like The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.

I also have a soft spot in my heart for women’s fiction and would love to find some great beach reads with depth and with female friendships at the forefront, much like Liane Moriarty’s novels on the adult side, or an updated version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

Lastly, I love reading essay collections from hilarious, strong women and would love to add a YA version to my list. Examples include, I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley, Bossypants by Tina Fey, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort, You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson, and Razorbill’s own This is Really Happening by Erin Chack.

Submission Guidelines

Vital Info

Fiction: Middle Grade, New Adult, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Humor, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres: Diversity, Feminism, Magical Realism, Speculative Fiction
I’d like the next…

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Jessica Jones-esque character

The Wrath and the Dawn

The OA

Friday Night Lights

My favorites include…


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Mothers by Britt Bennett

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Liane Moriarty

Nicola Yoon

Jhumpa Lahiri

Alexandra Bracken



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