Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm open to submissions for the month of May! Send me #PictureBooks, #chapterbooks, #middlegrade & #youngadult novels. Please look at my #MSWL threads so you can query smartly. All queries go to: QueryTracker.com/LindaEpstein
#kidlit #amquerying #WritingCommunity

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm open to submissions for the month of May! Send me #PictureBooks, #chapterbooks, #middlegrade & #youngadult novels. Please look at my #MSWL threads so you can query smartly. All queries go to: QueryManager.com/LindaEpstein
#kidlit #amquerying #WritingCommunity

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LaurenGraceBFYR

I like funny but I like substance. There needs to be a big hook and layers, multiple ways in to what makes it something that will stand out in an overcrowded picture book market. #picturebooks #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I LOVE retellings of stories but not so keen on a classic or fairy tale or Shakespeare or Bible story or whatever being retold in a contemporary setting. I know that's a thing. It's just not MY thing. #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

IF you send me a Jewish holiday book, make sure your story brings something new and different to the topic, a new angle, a new POV, a different way of seeing it or talking about it or telling the story. #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I would jump through hoops for submissions by Jewish #BIPOC authors, for picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA. I'd love joyful stories, romances, fantasies, quirky and funny, and... whatcha got? #MSWL #writingcommunity

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

A reminder that I'm the WRONG agent for horror, thrillers, or anything murdery. I'm also the WRONG agent for sports-related anything. Send all those things to @MandyHubbard @caitforestell & @GarrettAlwert

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm especially on the lookout for stories from historically marginalized communities (but no trauma). For biographies let me see inventors, doctors, scientists! I love fantasy & romance & mysteries. Gimme all the #BIPOC, queer, religious, disabled characters doing awesome stuff!

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Opening to queries for the month of May! I'll be looking for picture books, chapter books, middle grade, & YA novels. Please look at my previous #MSWL so you can query smartly. I'll repeat some of what I'm looking for here & will be adding to this thread over the next week.

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein

Got a rejection of and offer for the same book, within 5 minutes of each other today. I've said it before, authors, it only takes one. Rejections aren't personal. The game is trying to find the right match.

Whoa. This tweet’s getting a lot of love. Reminder: I’ll only be open to queries until February 15th. Looking for YA & MG ms, especially those written by Black authors & other POC, and LGBTQIA+ folx. Please see my #MSWL threads for the right kind of stories to query me with.

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Reminder that I will only be open to queries for 3 more weeks. I'm looking for Young Adult and Middle Grade manuscripts, especially those written by Black authors and other POC, as well as LGBTQIA+ folx. Please check out my #MSWL threads for the right kind of stories to send me.

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

You know what I love? A ticking clock. Think @rlynn_solomon's Today, Tonight, Tomorrow or @loversdiction's Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist or @NicolaYoon's The Sun is Also a Star. Give me 24 high stakes hours! #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I would LOVE an #ownvoices story featuring a Black Jewish main character. If there's a lot of food involved, even better. And loud relatives. And opinions. #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Send me #middlegrade & #YA adventure stories! Mysteries! Summer camp stories! Send me stories set during senior trips to Paris or Peru or the Grand Canyon! #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Please DO NOT send me pandemic stories or virus stories or stories about illness. I know these might be important but I'm taking care of my mental health and not reading those kind of stories right now so I'd just be the wrong agent for that. #mswl

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Please don't send me stories about dead parents or dead children. Those are an automatic rejection for me at the moment. I don't want to read them right now. #mswl

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm THE RIGHT agent for stories about friendship, 1st love, sex-positive teen relationships, anything art related (but especially a heist!), fighting climate change, navigating social injustice, food nerds, theatre nerds, Star Trek nerds, math nerds, nerds in general. #mswl