Katherine Harrison


Associate Editor, Knopf Books for Young Readers. Opinions are my own.

Brooklyn, NY

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 2w

Cold weather and cozy, tea-clutching nights are making me crave classic-feeling middle grade fiction ala GREENGLASS HOUSE #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Apr 28

A ripped-from-the-headlines YA novelization of the #Fyrefestival debacle just shot to the top of my #MSWL https://t.co/U8PHnkGmli

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Apr 6

A stray #MSWL thought... As I kid, I loooved THE ELEVENTH HOUR. I'd be thrilled to edit a picture book that contains a puzzle to be solved.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Feb 8

I'm only considering agented submissions at the moment, but if your novel coincides w my #MSWL tell your future or present agent to send!

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Feb 8

Seeking strong-girl YA & MG that would suit the tagline: "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Feb 1

Eyes glued to #writeyourresistance , pining for YA that delivers the perspective of teens living through these nightmarish times #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Dec 13

Was clearing out what used to be my "idea jar" and found this. Can someone please write? #MSWL https://t.co/mK1XovrKHG

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Nov 21 2016

After reading @kierstenwhite 's AND I DARKEN and NOW I RISE, I'm craving more heroines who take power instead of asking politely #mswl

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Nov 9 2016

I've had a manifesto building about why I do this agenting thing. Today's the day to share it. https://t.co/Xq8iW5yAMC

We need revolutionary books. Thank you, Hannah #mswl https://t.co/ozQOQI87FE

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Oct 11 2016

ICYMI: Jim Henson's iconic show #FraggleRock is coming back to #HBO ! https://t.co/P8yBmvg3vZ šŸ™ŒšŸ¼ https://t.co/LLZKhOzPeC

On today's #mswl : something with the freakish whimsy of Fraggle Rock https://t.co/S5k4rkFIjT

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Jun 30 2016

I'm looking for YA that explores rivalry, toxic friendships, or f-ed up group dynamics. Agented only, pls. #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · May 13 2016

I'll feel better when all of @TheToast writers get new book deals. #ToastWake

Send here, pls! #MSWL https://t.co/tH5k33dehG

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Mar 30 2016

Cops bust Tumblr witch for allegedly selling human bones stolen from a local cemetery: https://t.co/W62wHn8Hrw https://t.co/JAsWX73rzT

Methinks there's an #MSWL -worthy novel in this... https://t.co/NS7idw98Ap

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Mar 22 2016

@KidlitKat I'd LOVE for someone to cover interesting topics like Mary Roach, but specifically written for the teen market.

Adding this to my #MSWL . Agents, send me topical science NF like Mary Roach for teens and/or MG! @runwithskizzers

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Nov 20 2015

Send me trail tales, your feral children raised by wolves, your camping trip where something terrible happens. Anything outside. #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Nov 4 2015

I would love to edit a teen book that deals with racial profiling written by an author who has dealt with racial profiling. #mswl

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Sep 1 2015

Totally serious, not-kidding-at-all #MSWL : A teen backpacker is haunted and chased by the ghost of Pres. McKinley while climbing Denali.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Aug 25 2015

And PW praises PLACEBO JUNKIES for its "twisted sense of humor," which, come to think of it, is something I should add to my #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Jul 28 2015

Today in #MSWL , I'm looking for contemporary middle grade in a school settingā€”something that will make me cry my eyes out.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Apr 17 2015

I think that I would like to edit a middle grade novel entitled THE ARBITRARIUM. In case anyone feels like writing it... #MSWL