Emilia Rhodes

@emiliarhodes

Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own.

New York, NY

HMH Books

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · Sep 12

YA thrillers that feel surprising and new. I'm a murderino at heart and am currently loving Sadie by Courtney Summers. Also would really love to see thrillers written by POC writers and other writers from marginalized backgrounds. I know they're out there! #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · Sep 12

Also, weird books that can't easily be categorized! A.S. King and Emily X.R. Pan's Astonishing Color of After are favorites. Speculative books that break rules and push boundaries. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · Sep 12

A little fall submission #MSWL! At the top of my list is YA contemporary realistic that is emotional and layered and classic coming-of-age. This summer I loved Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian and We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. Two different books that really got it.

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 13 Sep 2016

A friendly reminder I can't accept direct submissions from writers. Writers, keep me in mind if you work with an agent down the line! #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 13 Sep 2016

In YA and MG, very much looking for more diversity and especially #ownvoices. We want to see your stories and share them. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 13 Sep 2016

In YA, contemporary realistic with a voice that nails emotion, subtlety, and has a specificity to it. A book only that author could do #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 13 Sep 2016

I'm still looking for a classic, heart-wrenching MG animal story, like Because of Winn Dixie or Pax. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 10 Mar 2016

YA realistic fiction that feels true-to-life. Realistic friends and esp. realistic romance. Simon Vs. Homosapiens Agenda, for ex. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 10 Mar 2016

It really can't be underestimated how much I want books featuring dogs in big and small ways (big and small dogs, too). Happy or sad. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 10 Mar 2016

More than anything, looking for something I've never seen before: unique structure, weird story, so different it's not for everyone. #MSWL

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · 10 Mar 2016

Shonda Rhimes-esque YA--high-stakes, dramatic, addictive storytelling. #MSWL