Andrew Karre

Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am a children’s book editor at Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. I don’t publish books for the adult market.

I maintain a small list of primarily fiction for YA and MG with some nonfiction. My taste is not particularly commercial, and I’m quite slow. I’m interested in ambitious projects from debut and mid-career authors, especially if those projects seem risky or somehow unsuited to the market. I like books that are first and foremost about very specific children and teenagers, especially from cultures and situations not well represented on the shelves now.

Some representative recent projects include:

  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
  • Dig by A.S. King
  • The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
  • Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy
  • Star Child by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be by Shannon Gibney
  • Enter the Body by Joy McCullough
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  • A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers
  • No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

I accept fiction and nonfiction YA and MG submissions from agents and by referral.