Genevieve Gagne-Hawes


Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. Tweets are my own (or yours, if you want them)

Alaska, mostly.

Writers House

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · Aug 22

A more abstract #MSWL, but I loved this story about the last Blockbusters of Alaska and the role they played in their communities. I'd love to see a literary novel, YA or adult, that focuses on these social shifts due to technology.…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · Jun 25

#MSWL Would totally love a novel with the light spirit and sweet heart of "Set It Up" (Reader, I watched it). Maybe something not set in NYC, but another city with a young professional class, where the setting could be part of the story.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · May 15

#antiMSWL check-in: Amy Berkower is not actively acquiring picture books, nonfiction (including memoirs), or poetry -- we've been getting a lot of queries in all three categories lately, and I hate to waste folks' time. #querytips #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · Apr 12

Personal preference, but if you're going to write/pitch a #MeToo novel, I'd prefer ones that don't center the experiences of the harasser as the most central/essential part of the story. #antimswl #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · Feb 22

I'm just going to own it and say: I would read the hell out of a women's fiction novel based on Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Nov 2017

Inspired by the last DaVinci going up for auction, literary fiction about art theft or lost paintings #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 6 Nov 2017

Literary-historical fiction (or literary historical suspense?) about that time in 1911 when someone stole the Mona Lisa #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Sep 2017

And what the heck - a novel with the lush & immersive visual imagination of the Night Circus; images you can almost touch. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Sep 2017

Literary historical or contemporary fiction about the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban-American experience. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Sep 2017

That Gatsby-from-Daisy's-POV I'll never stop talking about 👯#MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Sep 2017

Adult lit fic about complex, weighty relationships between women, both of whom are flawed, neither one of whom is "good" or "bad". #MSWL