Aubrey Poole

Little Brown, JIMMY Books

My Manuscript Wish List

Former editor at JIMMY Patterson Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, and Sourcebooks acquiring MG and YA. California native, NYC transplant. I love to travel, relax in the sun, cheat at Uno, play Kubb in the park, and list to Hamilton non-stop. Ambivalent about Oxford commas.

Fun facts about me:

I used to crochet, but now I'm lucky if I can make a scarf. I like tea and coffee equally. My favorite recent vacation destination was Morocco - it's gorgeous and amazing, and you should go. I'm a Tumblr lurker. I was a movie theater usher, a nanny, construction worker, notary public, dish washer (for one night), office temp., executive assistant, IT liaison, de facto HR manager, fundraiser cold caller (the worst job), newspaper editorial assistant, marketing intern, and now book editor.

Submission Guidelines

*On Hiatus: Seeking new publishing home*  Agents only. Please email a pitch letter with the full manuscript or proposal attached. Links to dropbox and other cloud servers are okay for large files. Bonus points for complete synopses.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Diversity, Domestic Suspense, Epic Fantasy, Feminism, Historical Fantasy, Literary Middle Grade, Multicultural, Multiple POV, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense
I'd like the next...

Pride by Ibi Zoboi; I love fresh take retellings. Pushing Daisies; cancelled before its prime - I don't know how a show about death could be so darned cute. Stranger Things in Graphic Novel format; weird, spooky, visual mysteries. Hunger Games; NOT dystopia, but flipped gender roles, high stakes, tight pacing, smart, and emotional action adventure. Eleanor and Park - but platonic; where my boy-girl epic friendships at?

My favorites include...

Brooklyn 99, Please Like Me, Community, The 100, Game of Thrones, Merlin, The White Queen, Firefly, Farscape, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Call Me By Your Name, Grosse Point Blank, Lord of the Rings, The Baroque Cycle or literally anything by Neal Stephenson, Jurassic Park (first movie, both books), Throne of Glass, The Hate You Give, The Book Thief, Graceling.

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