Sky Pony Press
My Manuscript Wish List®
I’m looking for YA, middle grade, and chapter books in most genres — I like reading and working on a wide variety of books, and I am actively seeking diverse characters, authors, and stories. I tend to like more commercial books that I can’t stop reading and aren’t bogged down by heavy description.
My wish-list includes:
- Contemporary friendship and coming-of-age stories (like Roller Girl and This One Summer — though I’m not looking for graphic novels!, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
- Contemporary romance in YA (like Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins)
- Fresh/unexpected and accessible fantasy and magic (like Graceling, Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, Neil Gaiman, Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles)
- Quirky mysteries with a relatable narrator (like Veronica Mars, Kirsten Miller’s Kiki Strike books, The Westing Game)
- Humor (like Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicolson books; Better Nate Than Ever)
- For chapter books, fun series with great characters/high concept (like Geronimo Stilton, Clementine)
I am NOT looking for stories that involve fake (or real) celebrities, anything involving angels, or very serious “issue” books.
Agents: please email your pitch and the manuscript to me at Skyhorse.
Authors: to submit a manuscript or proposal to Sky Pony, please send an email to email@example.com.
Please note that Becky only works on children’s/YA.
Attach all material as Word documents—or as a jpeg if art is involved. Include relevant information about yourself, a summary of your project, your publishing history (if any), any relevant associations you have, and, for informational books, your qualifications as an expert in your subject area.
Please note: do not mail hard copies to our office unless requested. Unrequested hard copies will be returned unopened.