Julie Rosenberg

Razorbill/Penguin Random House

My Manuscript Wish List

I'm looking for commercial, high concept middle grade and YA with great dialogue and believable, robust characters I've never met before. I want my books to entertain readers--they should laugh, cry, and have a great time doing it. I'm drawn to contemporary stories with a dazzling voice, and I like mystery and suspense if it has an original concept and big hook. I love lush international settings, high-stakes competitions, and slick tech gadgets. I'm a big fan of romance, especially if it's approached in a unique way. I'm generally not the best fit for high fantasy, historical fiction, or issue-driven books.

I'd love to find:

  • YA that feels like Never Have I Ever
  • Jasmine Guillory-esque romance
  • High concept thrillers like The Inheritance Games 
  • joyful books with unique takes on popular tropes

A few other things I like, in no particular order:

  • Prague
  • bacon
  • Hawaii
  • cross stitch
  • elite gymnastics
  • medical documentaries
  • champagne cocktails

I'm not looking for:

  • gritty YA or MG
  • Groundhog Day-esque stories
  • time travel
  • retellings
  • high fantasy
  • historical fiction (unless it has a really unique, high-concept hook)
  • stories about pop stars/bands

 


Fun facts about me:
  • I went to space camp, and it was awesome.
  • In high school I was on the reality show Switched, where I "switched lives" with a girl in Lake Tahoe and proceeded to have my one and only snowboarding experience televised nationally.
  • I used to consider myself an ice cream professional after holding summer jobs at both Coldstone and Ben & Jerry's.
  • I was a cheerleader at NYU, which was as awkward as it sounds.
  • I grew up in Honolulu but do not know how to surf or get a tan.

Submission Guidelines

I am able to review agented submissions only.

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Sports, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Cozy Mystery, Diversity, Fashion, Humor, Multicultural, Noir, Sports, Study Abroad Stories, Suspense
I'd like the next...
  • Loveboat, Taipei
  • You Should See Me in a Crown
  • The Inheritance Games 
  • American Royals
  • Red, White, and Royal Blue 

My favorites include...

Books

  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

TV

  • Never Have I Ever
  • Bridgerton
  • All American
  • Broad City
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Big Little Lies
  • Married at First Sight
  • Everwood
  • The O.C.
  • Basically all shows on TLC and ID

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