Della Farrell

Holiday House Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List

I'm an associate editor at Holiday House Publishing. I'm always on the lookout for MG and YA narrative nonfiction, especially on labor history, social movements, and art history. For nonfiction picture books, I'm looking for manuscripts on STEAM subjects. If there is almost as much back matter as there is main text, I want to read it!

I also work on middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels. My favorite genres include contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery. I gravitate most to stories with working class characters, thoughtful world building, and a touch of humor.

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Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Illustrated, Science

Favorite sub-genres: Children's Nonfiction, Contemporary YA, MG Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, YA Nonfiction, YA/MG graphic novel, narrative non-fiction YA/MG
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...


Jason Chin's Grand Canyon

Juan Felipe Herrera's Jabberwalking

Katherine Roy's How to Be an Elephant

Traci Sorell's We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Jan Thornhill's The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow


Mira Bartók's The Wonderling

Erin Entrada Kelly's The Land of Forgotten Girls

Renée Watson's Piecing Me Together


Somaiya Daud's Mirage

Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves

Leah Thomas's When Light Left Us

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