Julia McCarthy


Editorial Assistant of Atheneum BFYR by day (acquiring), purveyor of dad jokes by night. My tweets are my own.

New York

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Sep 4

Guys, @capeybara just said she’s “casting pasta spells,” and now that concept is on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Aug 2

Guys I just really love pigeons ok? In fact, a picture book about pigeons would definitely be on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 30

We need to do right by this planet. Would absolutely love a picture book about the Amazon that sheds light on how desperately we need to care for our natural resources and marginalized societies. #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 26

My big #MSWL mood tonight: What if Fargo, but YA?

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 16

Didn’t get the lovely submission I wanted, but it just means my heart is open to more picture books about activism, compassion, and self-esteem! #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 6

Hello I would really love to edit some Lovecraftian YA that empowers a marginalized protagonist (so basically Lovecraft Country for Youths) please and thank you #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 22

Dream picture book concept for my #MSWL : a young witch in training explores her forest and uses the science found in nature to help tend to the world around her.

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 15

I dream of a picture book that looks and reads like a Joanna Newsom song #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 7

All these 🔥 Met Gala lewks are reminding me that anything with a Passion of Dolssa or Jeanne d’Arc vibe is very much on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Apr 25

I really just want to work on a graphic novel about magic and friendship and #LatinX culture and identity and laughs for days #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Apr 3

Dear world, please give unto me a YA novel with a @LeonoraCarring1 vibe #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 30

Friendly reminder that picture books, MG, or YA novels about Brasilian culture or protagonists are at the top of my #MSWL ! Very hype to hear that @fsgbooks is publishing O sol na Cabeça by Geovani Martins!

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