I am looking for high concept picture books, contemporary, historical, sci-fi, and accessible fantasy YA. The projects I like to work on have a great voice, a marketable hook, and fantastic writing.
I am not looking for apocalyptic, dystopian, high fantasy, or paranormal books. I don’t work on Middle Grade fiction, but my colleague Curtis Russell does.
Some non-client books I love and would like to see some submissions in the tradition of are: I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen, BLACKOUT by John Rocco, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Regan, BOY + BOT by Ame Dyckman, THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen, CODE NAME VERITY Elizabeth Wein, anything by Sarah Dessen, John Green, Alice Kuipers, and Nina LaCour.
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