Nicole Eisenbraun

Ginger Clark Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am looking for YA and MG of all genres that remind me of the reading experiences I had as a young person – books that excite, teach, evoke empathy, and create a safe space.

Things I am particularly interested in right now:

– Fresh, colorful fairytale retellings – especially ones that haven’t been done often! I would be excited by retellings of stories like “The Willful Child,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” or “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

– Stories based in lore and myths from around the world

– Contemporary stories set in the Midwest- Family stories centering around the family business (think FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang)

– Stories that tackle difficult issues in an unexpected way with a strong voice – something like RIVERLAND by Fran Wilde. I am a huge fan of portal stories.

– Anything involving STEM

– I have always been a sucker for enemy-to-lover romances.

– I’m craving an eerie, atmospheric thriller in the vein of YELLOWJACKETS. I really enjoy stories that examine the human psyche in unusual and/or difficult situations. I also love the idea of speculating whether something more (supernatural) is going on. I am also down for other fun, pacey thrillers.

– layered mysteries in the vein of THE INHERITANCE GAMES.

Fun facts about me:

  • I am originally from a small town in South Dakota that has a tourist trap centered around free ice water.
  • I ran three half marathons in 2023 (and am taking a break from running in 2024).
  • One of my favorite parts of publishing is foreign rights.
  • I love to travel.
  • I am the oldest of four.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please email queries to nme (at) gingerclarkliterary (dot) com with ‘nmequery’ in the subject line, including your query letter, contact information, and the first 15 pages in the body of the email. I try to review all quires within three weeks but will only respond if I am interested in seeing more.

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