Caitlin McDonald

@literallycait

Literary agent at DMLA & major geek. I rep SFF for adults & YA, plus geeky, feminist, or foodie nonfic. I really like dinosaurs.

Philadelphia, PA

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Donald Maass Literary Agency

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 1w

Common mashups: 1. SAILOR MOON + SIX OF CROWS 2. STAR TREK + FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3. GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF + COWB… https://t.co/CIq6vjiARw

#mswl honestly! https://t.co/Mx60I3vBjY

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Aug 24

@GayathriKWrites I propose a new Leverage series called BOOK CRIMES. 😂

#MSWL , honestly https://t.co/13hRBBmBbW

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Feb 8

It's hard to think of #MSWL items when my feed is filled with disheartening news. One certainty: I'm looking for diverse #ownvoices .

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Aug 10 2016

Warner Bros Firms ‘Ocean’s 8’ Lineup: Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham… https://t.co/sdiJHHw1f8 https://t.co/yYcVRg5wTL

Ocean's Eleven with an all-female cast has been on my #MSWL forever, I never thought it could be real!!! https://t.co/u7blE3TDCe

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

SF/F where LGBTQ+ is and has always been seen as a natural part of the world. Worlds that don't reflect our current bias. #MSWL

please and thank you #MSWL https://t.co/s51zbVgrVS

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

While I wait for this lunch meeting to start: I want all the epic YA fantasy with intersectional diversity and #ownvoices . #MSWL

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Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Do you know what identity porn is? Hint: it has nothing to do with actual porn. https://t.co/WfIojz3E2U

It's the name for the narrative trope "secret identities causing relationship drama," and I LOVE IT. Send me stories w/ identity porn! #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Story idea: Ouran High School Heist Club. #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

I'm tired of broody or aggressive love interests. Give me a LI who is a huge loser puppy like Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins. #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Getting more specific on #MSWL : I'm a huge foodie/cook & would love a YA involving food or cooking competitions in some way.

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Also always looking for SFF stories that address important real-world topics/themes in thoughtful ways a la Ursula LeGuin, #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Also when you're sending me diverse queries, I love to know if they are #ownvoices ! That is always a plus in my book. #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

As always, stories about women and female friendships, rivalries, & relationships (platonic or otherwise) are always high on my #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

I don't sign a lot of MG, but for an idea of what I like: ARTEMIS FOWL, The Bartimaeus trilogy, FLY BY NIGHT by Francis Hardinge #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

Every #MSWL I rave about Leverage and how much I want a Leverage-esque novel. STILL TRUE. Send me your found-family heist stories!

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jun 30 2016

ok so #mswl ! I am always looking for amazing ensemble casts, epistolary or non-traditional narrative structures, and all kinds of diversity.

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Feb 11 2016

Talking w @KateMcBooks about her #FaradayFiles books the other week made me realize how awesome Hufflepuff protags are. Send me more! #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Feb 11 2016

I feel like this goes w/o saying but I'm really really dying for non-Western fantasy. Either on Earth or a secondary-world is fine. #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Feb 11 2016

BTW, I also handle nonfiction, so hit me up with any particularly geeky book proposals you might have! #MSWL