Julie Rosenberg

Julie Rosenberg

Razorbill/Penguin Random House

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m primarily looking for commercial, high concept middle grade and YA with great dialogue and believable, robust characters I’ve never met before. I’m drawn to contemporary voice- and character-driven stories, and I always like mystery and suspense. I also enjoy a good cry brought on by heartwarming or heartbreaking circumstances, though usually not the super heavy stuff. I love lush international settings, awkward male narrators, quirky romance, high-stakes competitions, logic puzzles, and slick tech gadgets. I’m generally not the best fit for high fantasy, though I do enjoy some stories with magical elements.

I’d love to find:

  • MG mystery or detective novel, particularly with an international backdrop
  • MG/YA cheerleading or gymnastics novel that brings something new to the table
  • accessible sci fi YA or MG
  • hilarious and charming YA rom com
  • heartbreaking and smart MG

A few other things I like, in no particular order:

  • Prague
  • bacon
  • Hawaii
  • elite gymnastics
  • medical documentaries
  • Prince Harry
  • champagne cocktails


Fun facts about me:
  • I went to space camp, and it was awesome.
  • In high school I was on the reality show Switched, where I “switched lives” with a girl in Lake Tahoe and proceeded to have my one and only snowboarding experience televised nationally.
  • I used to consider myself an ice cream professional after holding summer jobs at both Coldstone and Ben & Jerry’s.
  • I was a cheerleader at NYU, which was as awkward as it sounds.
  • I grew up in Honolulu but do not know how to surf or get a tan.

Submission Guidelines

I am able to review agented submissions only.

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Memoir, Pop Culture, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Cozy Mystery, Diversity, Fashion, Humor, Multicultural, Noir, Sports, Study Abroad Stories, Suspense
I’d like the next…
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Friday Night Lights
  • The Selection

My favorites include…

Books & Authors

  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (a given!)


  • Everwood
  • Broad City
  • Friday Night Lights
  • The O.C.
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Office
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Big Little Lies
  • Basically all shows on TLC or ID

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