Brian Geffen


Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

New York

Penguin Group USA

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Apr 6

#MSWL Agents: I'd love to see more YA contemporary submissions in my inbox! It would be especially cool to see submissions that comp well to recent favorites, I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER and DEAR MARTIN.

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Feb 7

Agents: Forever and always, I'd love to edit a YA or MG with an MC who is a rapper. A man can dream! #MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 15 Nov 2017

I absolutely loved THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET. Exactly the type of MG realistic fiction I'm looking for. Agents, if you have MG that comps well to this book, please send it my way. #MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 29 Sep 2017

#MSWL So great to see the rise in #ownvoices YA realistic fic inspired by energized movements like BLM--I'd love to see more for MGers, too!

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 22 Sep 2017

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen

#MSWL Always and forever, I'd love to find an MG or YA novel about an aspiring rapper. Send me those hip hop stories!

Replying to @Brian_Geffen

#MSWL Last one for the day! MG for fans of Kelly Barnhill's masterpiece, THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON. One of my all-time favorite MGs.

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 22 Sep 2017

#MSWL Agents, I'm intrigued by MG & YA characters who are a little damaged--antiheroines, emotionally scarred, suffered loss, outcasts

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 21 Sep 2017

Agents: I love affecting, beautifully written middle grade in the vein of Jackie Woodson, Kate DiCamillo, and Katherine Applegate. #MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 18 Sep 2017

1/#MSWL Agents: I'm on the hunt for great mses! MG and YA fict: fantasy, magical realism, realistic fic (dark and dangerous), act/adventure

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 13 Jul 2017

Agents: #MSWL MG w quirky characters, heart, & whimsy (realistic fic, fantasy, magical realism). YA contemp fantasy with fresh worldbuilding

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 19 May 2017

I'd love to find a YA that reminds me of @azizansari's brilliant, funny, and wise Master of None on @netflix #MSWL @PhilomelBooks

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 12 Apr 2017

Agents: I'd love to see an MG fantasy with the whimsy and brilliance of a book like JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL #MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · 2 Mar 2017

Today, I heard a librarian say her Dominican-American students don't see themselves rep'd in the books they read. Let's change that. #MSWL