Jennifer Laughran


Literary Agent, Kid's Book Maven, Slytherin, Snacktivist. I prob'ly shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish. Art by @cuddlefishpress…

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Sep 29

agents/ editors, maybe pick up some books with Hindu kids in it that don't trash the religion or culture. Thanks.

I might be mis-remembering but I THINK I have NEVER seen a Hindu-kid MG or YA contemp (not fantasy) in my inbox. Wo…

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Aug 22

The flip side to "speak your truth! be authentic! any agent who doesn't want authentic you isn't worth your time!"…

PS: adorable queers cracking jokes and kissing and being extra, the book thank u . #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jul 26

seems like as good a time as any to radicalize a girl scout troop against the patriarchy 🤔


jennifer laughran @literaticat · Feb 10

I want to read the "Dear White People" of YA books. #DearWhitePeople #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Feb 8

It's apparently #MSWL day. Ummm... I guess I want kids/YA books that'll change the world. Too much to ask? Probably. :-/

skelatores umbridge @literaticat · Oct 26 2016

There's a limit to the times I can listen to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" but I haven't reached it yet. (THIS BUT A YA BOOK) #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Sep 26 2016

PS I still really wanna read a MG or YA book starring kids/teens whose parents are Yeoman Warders and who live in the Tower. Specific #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Sep 13 2016

I got goosebumps by 5 seconds in, was crying by 40 seconds in, now my goosebumps have goosebumps and are crying

I want a manuscript that gives me as many emotions as @CynthiaEriVo singing "Still Hurting" #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Aug 17 2016

I just want to see girls of colour being happy in books. Give them beach romances and meet cutes and wacky adventures. Let them be funny.


jennifer laughran @literaticat · Aug 9 2016

The 1st Olympic marriage proposal in #Rio2016 is between this rugby player & her girlfriend

omg please book based entirely on this picture please book please book please book please book I SHIP IT #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jul 29 2016

Listen my children and you shall hear / of today’s #BygoneBadassBroads entry, who outrode Paul Revere.

This thread is amazing and if there ISN'T a picture book about her, PLEASE WRITE ONE AND SEND IT TO ME. #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jul 15 2016

YA set in the days of Old Hollywood, by which I mean ON THE SETS, not the glamor. The early studio days are FASCINATING #RBWL


jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jun 30 2016

Oh I really like ensemble comedies. Behind the scenes in a restaurant or theatre or on a team or or or? AND FUNNY? YES PLEASE. #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jun 30 2016

Surprising MG and YA that breaks new ground, POVs that are under-represented, particularly from #OwnVoices creators. #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jun 30 2016

I should just Princess Bride my #MSWL list: "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, True Love, miracles..."


jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jun 30 2016

F/F and/or bi-girl non-gloomy YA, in any and all genres. Like, WAITRESS but about teenagers and with girl love. Or teen FINGERSMITH. #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Mar 24 2016

I don't think I've ever read a YA book set in a shop. Lots of YAs work I retail (I did!) and it's rife w kooky ensemble opportunities.#mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Mar 21 2016

My #MSWL post is up! Contains more than you ever needed to know about my taste in media (if you didn't know already)

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Feb 17 2016

In the mood to read a YA about REVENGE. And COUNTRY MUSIC. (this tweet brought to you by me being sick+listening to Carrie Underwood) #mswl

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jan 16 2016

Query me with fresh, compelling YA + MG fiction, particularly diverse authors #ownstories . Great writing a must, high concept a plus. #MSWL