Ellen Goff

HG Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

Ellen graduated from The University of Chicago with a BA in English, a minor in Cinema and Media Studies, and a focus in Creative Writing. Ellen has worked everywhere from The White House under the Obama administration to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At HG Literary, she assists Carrie Hannigan on all children's titles from picture books to middle grade to young adult. Ellen's own list consists of YA writers and illustrators. She is also a member of HG Literary's foreign rights team.

Ellen is interested in all genres and formats of YA, especially anything spooky, historical fiction, and graphic novels. She has a soft spot for Shakespeare as well as southern gothic stories that remind her of her home state of Kentucky. She also runs a YA writing group and workshop in NYC. Instagram: @ellenpgoff

Fun facts about me:

I have a side passion/interest in politics and have previously worked for the Obama administration. I'm also a long-time martial artist and love stories about girls in martial arts.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to ellen@hgliterary.com

Please send your query to me at ellen@hgliterary.com and paste the first five pages at the bottom of your email.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, Literary, Middle Grade, New Adult, Picture Books, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, History, Humor, Illustrated, Travel

Favorite sub-genres: Gothic, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction YA, Southern Gothic, Speculative Fiction, horror
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...

A few of my favorite things: 

YA (of any kind)

Older YA: The stuff you're not sure is YA but not sure it's adult either (anything you might label "New Adult" like Red, White, & Royal Blue)

Novels in Verse

Graphic novels

Spooky stuff (ghosts, vampires, lore)

Gothic/Southern Gothic

Southern settings

Shakespeare-inspired & retellings
Historical Fiction (only YA)
Inventive Cookbooks

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