Julia McCarthy


Editorial Assistant of Atheneum BFYR by day (acquiring), purveyor of dad jokes by night. My tweets are my own.

New York

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 6

Hello I would really love to edit some Lovecraftian YA that empowers a marginalized protagonist (so basically Lovecraft Country for Youths) please and thank you #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 22

Dream picture book concept for my #MSWL : a young witch in training explores her forest and uses the science found in nature to help tend to the world around her.

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 15

I dream of a picture book that looks and reads like a Joanna Newsom song #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · May 7

All these 🔥 Met Gala lewks are reminding me that anything with a Passion of Dolssa or Jeanne d’Arc vibe is very much on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Apr 25

I really just want to work on a graphic novel about magic and friendship and #LatinX culture and identity and laughs for days #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Apr 3

Dear world, please give unto me a YA novel with a @LeonoraCarring1 vibe #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 30

Friendly reminder that picture books, MG, or YA novels about Brasilian culture or protagonists are at the top of my #MSWL ! Very hype to hear that @fsgbooks is publishing O sol na Cabeça by Geovani Martins!

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 1

I really want to work on a darkly humorous Baba Yaga story. That’s all I ask. #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Feb 9

Listening to @caetanoveloso on the way to work makes me want to work on a picture book biography of him so badly. #MSWL #LatinX #MusicaBrasileiro

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jan 8

If we’re being honest, my truest #MSWL is anything that can be compared to @RealGDT . Give me dark fairytales that turn the world on its head, send me gothic romances that pulsate with life, mail me heartbreak and adventure wrapped up in the heart of a child!

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jan 8

Okay, folks! I’ve entered my Thirties and I am ready to acquire all of the books! Agents, if you’ve got any magical realism, dark humor, own voices, STEAM-based books, multicultural contemporary stories, or anything rooted in folklore, I’m your gal! #MSWL