Amy Stern


Assistant Agent at the Sheldon Fogelman Agency (my views ≠ theirs). Alum of Bryn Mawr and Simmons CHL. Lover of kidlit, Muppets, comics, camp, reality TV & crit

New York, NY

Sheldon Fogelman Agency

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Jul 10

I'm struggling to find a way to check for that sensitivity without forcing an author to out themselves (as any type of marginalized) to me.

I'm going to stop including #ownvoices in my personal #mswl s because of these important conversations that have been happening lately.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Jun 8

#MSWL Periodic reminder that I would really love a YA novel with an aro/ace protagonist, especially an #ownvoices one.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Jun 2

"How I went from bystander to resistance leader" is the story we NEED right now.

#mswl btw

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Nov 19 2016

make art that Trump would demand an apology for


Amy Stern @yasubscription · Sep 20 2016

Thousands of girls are locked up for talking back or staying out late

Important for everyone who works with US to read, and also #MSWL

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Aug 30 2016

To echo @TristinaWright —I STILL haven't seen a book with well-done on the page asexual representation. Still.

#MSWL so much. (Also well-done aromantic rep, separately or together.)

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Aug 4 2016

After months of sitting in drafts, my #MSWL post is live! If you're interested in my interests, check out

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Jun 3 2016

Because I'm all about amazing puns based on homonyms and discovering they're just typos or misspellings is brutal disappointment.

Can that be a #mswl ? Picture books which have sprung from terrible puns? I was raised on ROCKY & BULLWINKLE and ANIMANIACS, I need these.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL (Or, more broadly, kids/teens who are able to get away with amazing things bc they're underestimated bc of their perceived age/gender)

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I mentioned loving comics, right? And I've tweeted about Black Widow before? GIVE ME YOUR TINY BABY SPY ASSASSINS. I want all of them.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

(I'm sitting here like "What's my favorite part of my favorite TV shows? How can that be written for kids? THAT'S MY #MSWL ." I am a pro.)

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL Teens with adult mentors! Complicated and nuanced is great, but I'm not looking for even hints at inappropriate sexual relationships.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I'd love stories for all ages about girls in STEM fields that aren't just recruitment masquerading as fiction.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL There should be more MG and YA novels taking place at comic cons. Just throwing that out there.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I love comics, and LUMBERJANES and MS. MARVEL embody a lot of what I like in lit. (Also BITCH PLANET ideologically, but that's not YA)

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I love books like I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and ON THE JELLICOE ROAD, with different parts coming together to form a satisfying whole.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I feel like the diagnosis narrative for mental illness is a lot like coming out for LGBT protags. There are more stories out there.

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL If you're an author/illustrator, I'm very fond of mixed media. (I do paper, comic, and magazine collage myself-I know how hard it is!)

Amy Stern @yasubscription · Feb 18 2015

#MSWL I don't want eating disorder stories, but I would love stories about characters IN RECOVERY from eating disorders.