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

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Mar 3

I hope this was clear in my earlier thread but hey I REALLY want to see more stories about queer women by queer women! #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 8 Feb 2017

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 · 30 Jun 2016

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait

Do you know what identity porn is? Hint: it has nothing to do with actual porn. fanlore.org/wiki/Identity_…

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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 · 30 Jun 2016

Story idea: Ouran High School Heist Club. #MSWL

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 2016

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

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 30 Jun 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 · 11 Feb 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 · 11 Feb 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