Sara Schonfeld

Katherine Tegen Books | HarperCollins

My Manuscript Wish List

While my wishlist includes picture book up to teen, I'm searching primarily for middle grade and teen. I'm looking for diverse voices as I build my list, and aim to center authors and stories that have too often been marginalized.

I love books that draw me in with engaging and cinematic voices, compelling characters, relationships that propel the narrative, and engaging hooks. I'm also a big fan of "feel-good" reads or adventure-style stories that introduce young readers to important themes such as self-confidence, acceptance, and love.

For teen, this means I'm searching for rom-coms and sibling or friendship stories. In middle grade, I'm looking for something that really captures the ridiculousness of being a tween. A light-hearted mystery, adventure that gets out of hand, or middle school friendship/crush story would probably be a good fit for me! In all age levels and genres, I especially love stories that have underlying themes that validate, encourage, and inform readers on issues of identity, responsibility, and choice.

Fun facts about me:
  • I had pet rabbits growing up (a total of 6!)
  • My older sister and I used to write books together—so I'm a fan of a good sister story!
  • I played alto saxophone in jazz band. I was not very good.

Submission Guidelines

Agented submissions only

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Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Adventure, Paranormal, Rom-com, Speculative, Thriller, contemporary, mystery
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...


  • Truly Devious
  • The Westing Game
  • Fangirl


  • Anything Marvel!
  • Free Guy
  • You've Got Mail


  • The Bold Type
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • The Good Place

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