Sean McCarthy

@mccarthylit

Founder/Literary Agent at Sean McCarthy Literary Agency, long-suffering Mets fan, amateur ice creamologist.

Astoria, NY

Sean McCarthy Literary Agency

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Mar 14 2016

Devoured HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by @Carrie_Rachel over the weekend. Still would love to see a Riot Grrl-inspired YA novel! #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Jul 28 2015

In MG and YA, I'd love to see genre-bending narratives (like a noir-Western or mystery-fantasy) that shows mastery of both forms. #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Jul 28 2015

Always looking for humor (character-driven, not wacky), strong voices, and underrepresented characters across all genres (PB, MG, YA) #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Jul 28 2015

Would love to see mystery/adventure-driven MG w/ an emphasis on puzzles and word games. Hardy Boys meets Auster's NEW YORK TRILOGY. #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Feb 18 2015

For YA, I'd love to see characters that would fit in a Miranda July novel while they're still in high school #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Feb 18 2015

I'm not the best match for historical Southern voices. But I love anything Victorian/steampunk that has a contemporary feel to it #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Feb 18 2015

Also still looking for a subversive literary detective ms for MG or YA. Think Paul Auster meets THE HARDY BOYS. #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Feb 18 2015

Still looking for a Riot Grrrl YA (not necessarily about the movement - though that's OK - but the ethos) and a concussion/sports YA, #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Sep 3 2014

I'm always looking for off-beat characters and concise storytelling in PBs. Funny, but not wacky. Re-readability essential #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Sep 3 2014

I would love to see a noir detective/adventure story set in a fantastical world for MG or YA (or really most genre mash-ups). #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Sep 3 2014

Re-post, but still true: I would love to see a Riot Grrl YA. Not necessarily historical, but embodying the ethos of the movement. #MSWL

Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · May 6 2014

I would love to see a Riot Grrl themed YA. Not necessarily historical/set in the 90s, but embodying the ethos of the movement. #MSWL