Sally Morgridge

Sally Morgridge

Holiday House Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m most passionate about older middle-grade and YA fiction, though I can be persuaded by a killer chapter book manuscript and am open to nonfiction.

I love mysteries, unusual settings, diverse voices, and beautiful writing, and I always look for vivid and unforgettable characters. Bonus points for characters who are socially on the outskirts, and opposites attracting. Please send me your weirdo stories!

I don’t like sickly sweet books, or stories with low stakes. Be real, and be memorable.


In particular…

  • I grew up in New York City and would love to see more stories in urban communities, à la In the Heights.
  • A food-inspired novel that’s Chopped Junior-ish (, with humor.
  • A YA thriller where babysitting goes wrong.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult

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

Broadchurch for teens

My favorites include…

All-time favorites include Harriet the SpyWonder, Eleanor & Park, A Wrinkle in TimeMatildaThe Westing Game, the Betsy, Tacy, and Tib series, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Bridge to Terabithia.

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