Susan Hawk

@susanhawk

Children's Book Agent at Upstart Crow Lit, repping picture books, MG and YA. susanhawk.blogspot.com

Brooklyn

Upstart Crow Literary

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 19

Last year, I made a plan to tweet monthly about what I’m looking for. Life got in the way shortly after that, and then I was closed to queries for awhile. Happily, I’m now open again and bringing my mid-month wishlist post back to life! (thread) #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

Overall, I want gorgeously written, emotional, surprising stories that resonate deeply with the reader. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

Immersive historical fiction, particularly in non-Western settings; I’m very interested in the post-WW II period. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

I love YA fantasy, and want to see worlds and characters that are fresh. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

Books for kids and teens that capture the current spirit of resistance, fiction or non-fiction. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

I'm actively looking for Author-Illustrators, and love work that's witty and warm-hearted. Some of my fav illustrators are Sophie Blackall, Zachariah O'Hora, Frann Preston-Grann, Emily Hughes and George Marshall. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

I'm looking for fresh chapter books with a diverse protagonist and possibly some magical realism. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

If your YA project can be compared to one of these recent movie/tv shows, I want it: Get Out, Broad City, GLOW, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

I love historical mysteries - think The Woman in White or The Alienist – if you’re writing something like that for YA, I want to see it! #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

Here are more #MSWL items! I'd love to see some contemporary, literary YA that’s unabashedly romantic – make me swoon!

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

Last week I tweeted a couple things I'm looking for. A refresher: a dark, creepy Fantasy for older MG readers – I love Joan Aiken, Franny Billingsley, Holly Black, Francis Hardinge, Laini Taylor. If you’re writing like this, I want to read! #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 3

As I said yesterday, I'm opening to queries next Mon & tweeting my wishlist this week. First up: a dark, creepy Fantasy for older MG readers – I love Joan Aiken, Franny Billingsley, Holly Black, Francis Hardinge, Laini Taylor. If you’re writing like this, I want to read! #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 15 Nov 2017

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

PB, MG or YA books that make a difference in a child or teen’s life; that make you stop and SEE the world. #MSWL

Replying to @susanhawk

A heart-stoppingly romantic YA novel. A book that breaks your heart and makes you feel all the possibility of first, deep love. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 15 Nov 2017

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

I want to be surprised! Something that feels fresh, in YA, MG, and PB. #MSWL

Replying to @susanhawk

Writing that is clean and true, elegant and emotional. YA, MG and PBs that are bound to be the new classics. #MSWL