John M. Cusick


Agent with Folio Literary Management / Folio Jr. Author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY. Mostly harmless. Submission guidelines at

New York, NY

Folio Literary Management

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · 6d

#MSWL Academy participants, be prepared to meet my cat, who is very interested in Skype. And my keyboard.

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Apr 18

Especially #MG that will make me laugh AND cry. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Apr 18

Authors! I'm searching hard for #MG . Fantasy, contemporary, coming-of-age, you name it. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 8

#MSWL Also fresh, action-packed YA fantasy and sci-fi, and quirky, adventurous MG a la Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 8

#MSWL YA and MG fantasy set in our world, amazing contemp YA a la SERPENT KING & SUN IS ALSO A STAR, #ownvoices #ownvoices #ownvoices !

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 7

@johnmcusick what's currently on your #MSWL ?

#ownvoices #ownvoices #ownvoices . Also my kingdom for more heartbreaking MG and original, fantastical YA. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Dec 8

While we're on the subject, I am looking to take on some serious #Fantasy #YA for 2017. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Oct 20

Writers: want to know what I'm looking for? Check out my new #MSWL page:

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Sep 16

BTW, if you are writing a YA about how people are targeted and harassed on the internet, I would love to read it. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016

Send me the books kids will sneak / steal / borrow in secret. Those personal, dangerous, life-saving stories. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016

Boundary pushers. A pitch that makes (certain) people say, "You can't write a YA about THAT!!" #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016

Spooky, fun, weird MG-- think Neil Gaiman / @marinacohen 's INN BETWEEN #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016

Teens forced to fend for themselves, or be the parent. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016


John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Jun 30 2016

Beautiful, character-driven YA and MG that connects like an emotional gut-punch. Make me cry. #MSWL

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Mar 28 2016

Love seeing these responses to my #MSWL , but gang please don't forget my sub guidelines (like including the first 2500 words of your novel)!

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Mar 24 2016

#MSWL time: Looking for some unforgettable contemporary YA characters. Gimme some human beings I'll never forget.

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · Mar 21 2016

Hey gang, I'm really keen for some middle-grade with magic and adventure. Whatcha got? #MSWL