Razorbill/Penguin Random House
My Manuscript Wish List
I’m a children’s book editor looking to acquire primarily middle grade and young adult commercial fiction. I’m drawn to stories with a strong hook, a compelling voice, intricately drawn worlds, deeply developed characters, and high stakes. I love books about small town secrets, found family, and I always love to read book with wry humor and dry quips. I’m actively looking to acquire novels by marginalized authors and about marginalized stories to build an inclusive list.
In middle grade, I’m looking for classic mystery stories or murder mysteries, adventure stories, accessible fantasy and paranormal stories, and spooky horror. I’m a big fan of puzzles in a MG mystery, and for this age group I’d prefer to see fantasy that’s grounded and has no barriers to entry. Really strong friend and family relationships are always something I'm drawn to in MG.
In YA, I’d love to see fantasy novels that draw from mythology or folklore, especially from cultures that haven’t been as fully explored in fiction before. I’m more open to a high-concept fantasy in the YA range, though I still love super grounded and accessible fantasy in this age range, too. Paranormal or supernatural fantasy is on my list, as well. I’m also interested in grounded scifi, murder mysteries and thrillers, and some light horror or ghost stories, plus the occasional romcom if it has a really great hook. I’m open to darkness in the thriller or fantasy genre, though I’m not the right person for a dark realistic novel.
I'm accepting select graphic novels in both MG and YA age ranges, and in the same genres listed above.
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I'm not the best fit for:
I'm also typically not the best editor for stories about fairies and pirates, though if submissions with these elements do otherwise seem like a fit for me, feel free to send them my way.
I am able to review agented submissions only.
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