Emilia Sowersby

Roaring Brook / Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

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Emilia Sowersby is a Japanese-American assistant editor at Roaring Brook Press, which is part of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group (MCPG).

She was born in Japan but grew up mostly in Colorado; she then went to Brown University where she studied Literary Arts and Public Health. Through it all, she's always used books to escape, and she's particularly fond of YA fantasy that plays off of familiar tropes, but still manages to surprise her, gripping romance, and genre-bending. Otherwise, she is also a board game enthusiast, MMORPG obsessed, and forever a fangirl.

She is currently acquiring YA and middle grade. She is open to all genres (excluding nonfiction) but is especially interested in fantasy, anything historical, anything with romance, and always cutting edge stories that address social issues of race, class, sexuality, and gender (Asian American representation a plus!). She loves smart escapism, detailed world-building, and stories that make her laugh and cry in the same chapter.

You can find her hiding in the shadows of twitter, or stalk her LinkedIn.

Fun facts about me:
  • Dog AND cat person
  • Extroverted introvert
  • Milk before cereal, as a personality trait

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to emilia.sowersby@macmillan.com

I am currently only accepting agented submissions.

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Epic Fantasy, Gothic Horror, Historical Fantasy, Literary Middle Grade, Social Issues, Soft Fantasy, Space Opera, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy
I'd like the next...
  • Graceling
  • Iron Widow
  • Addie LaRue
  • A space odyssey...
  • Your Name. (2016 anime movie)
  • A YA Red, White & Royal Blue

My favorites include...

Video Games:

  • Elder Scrolls!
  • Dragon Age

TV Shows:

  • Downton Abbey
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Outlander


  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Les Mis

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