Manuscript Wishlist

As an Assistant Editor at Square Fish and Feiwel & Friends, imprints of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, I work on children's books across all age ranges. Currently, I am looking to acquire picture books, middle grade, and young adult.

What I'd like to publish: Diverse, inclusive books from #ownvoices creators. I am eager for projects that feature Asian/Asian American and LGBTQ+ characters and voices that are not issue-driven. I acquire across all genres, but I am most interested in contemporary, magical realism, high fantasy, and fantasy with a literary feel.

In picture books and middle grade: I'm looking for books that deal with self-discovery, identity, and friendship and family issues, something that will make me cry, but also laugh! I love The Astonishing Maybe, Wishtree, Front Desk, and Diary of a Worm.

In young adult: I'm interested in contemporary and fantasy. Some of my favorites include Throne of Glass, Shatter Me, and Six of Crows—books that are high concept with complex characters and strong worldbuilding. For contemporary, I'm looking for stories focused on multicultural experiences, travel/food, first love, and complicated high school dynamics (think Maurene Goo, Jenny Han, Nicola Yoon).

Specific interests: travel and study abroad romance; 24-hour adventure; historical fiction set in a non-western country; immigration; mental health; anxiety and depression; family trauma; divorce; Italian opera; music; food as memories; cooking; girls in sports.

Please note: I am currently only reviewing agented submissions.