John Cusick

@johnmcusick

Agent and VP with Folio Literary Management / Folio Jr. Author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY. Mostly harmless. Sub guidelines at bit.ly/2i7dTOJ

New York, NY

Folio Literary Management

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 17h

Also, I would love to work with more graphic novels this year, so #graphicnovel authors and artists, hmu with your MG, YA, and even adult ideas. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 17h

Secondly, YA: I love genre stuff, fantasy, sci-fi, even the right historical. I'd love to see some really high-concept stand alone, too. And in all things, diverse voices, diverse stories, under-represented points of view, ALWAYS. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 17h

John Cusick @johnmcusick

Hi gang, I'm pretty much caught up on queries, so time for a #MSWL thread:

Firstly, middle-grade! Adventure, suspense, quirkiness, heart. @marinacohen, @Qsosnaspear, @anndeeellis, @cmheidicker, @josephinewrites, and @jerameykraatz are some of my MG people, and I'd love to work with more brilliant humans like them. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2018

And also YA that's a little quirky in ways comical, fantastical, and/or romantical, like A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2018

As always, I'd love some heartfelt, tear-jerker MG like THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH and COUNTING BY 7'S #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2018

John Cusick @johnmcusick

So before it gets too late, let's do some #MSWL tweets!

Firstly, of course, I'd love some more #ownvoices, and specifically contemporary (rom-coms, perhaps?), like TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and DUMPLIN' (can never get enough). #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 17 May 2018

It's #MSWL time! I'm on the hunt for contemporary middle-grade, and middle-grade with speculative or magical realism elements. Sound like your book? Hit me up.

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 19 Apr 2018

In all seriousness, if you are working on a YA that has a fresh take on vampires, I am legitimately into that. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 11 Dec 2017

Guys, I want the book that explores the aftermath of the “bullied kid is supported by celebrities after their story goes viral.” Could be YA or MG, from either/or victim and bully’s POV. Watchable got? #mswl

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 30 Oct 2017

Hey #podcast peeps, I'm looking to work with #podcasters who want to develop book projects. Get at me yo. #mswl

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

If you send me the next When You Reach Me you can have my first born. Same goes for Serpent King. #MSWL #MG #YA

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

Absolutely #ownvoices, but looking for stories of ALL kinds from marginalized writers. #MSWL #YA #MG

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

Give me a sense of place, a definite local culture and attitude. Don't see enough stories in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Maine. #MSWL #YA #MG

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

Give me a mysterious middle-grade that unfolds like a puzzle box. Think Westing Game meets Nail Gaiman. Westing Gaiman? #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

Always always: I want ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND for #YA. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · 12 Sep 2017

Send me the books kids will sneak / steal / borrow in secret. Those personal, dangerous, life-saving stories. #MSWL #YA #MG