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 · Nov 1

Howdy, writers! Here's your reminder of our upcoming #AskUpstart session, 11/7 at Noon EST. And, in preparation for that, a note about the kind of manuscripts I'm hungry to see. First, MG and YA is where my head is these days. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Oct 24

It’s just a week until Halloween and I’m in the mood to read something spooooky! If you’re writing a heart-stopping horror story for MG or YA, I’d love to see it. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 6

So, time for another #MSWL, in the run-up to tomorrow's #askUpstart session. HUMOR, people! I love books that make me laugh, in every category; PB, CB, MG, YA. Here's a couple reasons why:

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 2

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

It's also time for more #MSWL! Generally, I rep all categories of children's and YA books, both fiction and nonfiction. At the moment I'm most hungry for MG and YA fiction.

I'm looking for fiction for kids and teens that relates to issues happening in our world right now: the refugee crisis, the opioid epidemic, the Flint, MI water crisis. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 2

It's also time for more #MSWL! Generally, I rep all categories of children's and YA books, both fiction and nonfiction. At the moment I'm most hungry for MG and YA fiction.

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 1

I love ambitious, literary YA, and would especially like one that's lushly, unabashedly romantic. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 1

Stories that are piercingly true to their characters, revealing their layers and deepest feelings -- this goes for every category of children's and YA books. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 1

In advance of our #AskUpstart session 8/7, I promised a few new #MSWL notes. I’m looking for “Activist Non-Fiction” (shout-out to @_GinaGagliano!), NF that explores a current issue, engages readers deeply, and calls them to action. YA, MG & Graphic Novels like this – all welcome!

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

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 · 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