Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books

Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books

My Manuscript Wish List

Erica Finkel hails from Maryland and studied English Literature at Tufts University in Boston. After graduation, she taught English in a teeny town in France, then returned to Boston to earn an MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College while interning at Harvard Education Press and Shambhala Publications. She moved to New York to take a job at Abrams Books in 2010 and has been there ever since.

She now works on a variety of children's books from picture books to young adult novels. Some of her favorites include In My Heart (a USA Today bestseller) by Jo Witek, Fraidyzoo (an ALA Notable Book) by Thyra Heder, Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions by Sheila Grau, and My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula Freedman. She's especially looking forward to the publication of her acquisitions Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz and The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch. She loves character- and relationship-driven stories, with a vivid atmosphere and a strong sense of place.

Fun facts about me:

In high school I was in the madrigals, which is this a cappella singing group that dressed up in Renaissance gear to sing 16th century chorales. In other words, I was super cool.

I don't not believe in horoscopes and tarot cards.

Once when I was seven I was so scared on a haunted hayride, that I refused to get off when the ride "broke down." I could not sleep for an entire year afterwards.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to efinkel@abramsbooks.com

Agented submissions only, please! I prefer emailed queries.

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...



The Raven Boys


The Time Traveler's Wife


The Handmaid's Tale

My favorites include...

The Little Prince

Jane Eyre

Pride and Prejudice


The Golden Girls

Flight of the Conchords

Eleanor and Park

I'll Give You the Sun


Moulin Rouge

Shakespeare in Love

When Harry Met Sally

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