Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How about a #middlegrade or #YAlit that kind of comps to A Night at the Museum, only set in the Louvre or the Guggenheim or something? Even better if it's written by/about #BIPOC! #mswl #WritingCommunity #kidlit #scbwi

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How about a YA art heist or DaVinci Code type story (maybe without the religious stuff though)? Something super high stakes, quick pace, lots of museums and/or cool architecture, but also with... a f/f/ romance built in? I'd read the crap out of that. #MSWL

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'd love a super romantic, totally swept off their feet, passionate YA love story, featuring Black characters (written by a Black person, please). Straight or queer, I don't care. Just heavy on the romance. Realistic contemporary preferred but that part's not a dealbreaker. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm not so into sitcom type television but I loved Schitt's Creek & Gilmore Girls, both of which are character driven small towns filled with quirky people, a strong set-up/hook, & all very... nice. The world is on fire around us. I want that "nice" vibe in a MG or YA book. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'd also love a #middlegrade or #yalit story featuring poor people, that is filled with joy & short on trauma. Not having money doesn't have to mean alcoholism, drug addiction, rape, mental illness, etc. Of course it CAN mean that but it doesn't HAVE to. Send me that story. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I want something that comps to Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by @rlynn_solomon. One of the things I love about this sweet, funny story is the tension & pace. The whole book happens in the course of 24 hours. It's a terrific enemies to lovers #romcom. Give me more of that energy! #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm really trying to hone in on what kind of projects I'd love to see coming into my inbox, and (with the help of some of my lovely clients) here are some of the things I'd like to see... (a thread) #mswl #middlegrade #yalit #WritingCommunity #kidlit

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I have not looked at my queries all week because sending a rejection this week would just be too mean. So, I don't know what's in there. I'm REALLY hoping for lots of queer stories & tons of submissions from #BIPOC & #Latinx authors. #yalit #romcom #middlegrade #MSWL 🤞🏽

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I know I haven't yet updated all the places (Pub Marketplace, our website, etc...) that I'm open to submissions. I'll do that tonight though! But do take advantage of me being open to submissions of PBs, CBs, MG & YA this November. I'm not often open to all (or any tbh). #askECLA

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Right now, I'm very eager for realistic contemporary fiction in both YA and MG. As I just tweeted, I'd love it if it's funny and queer. Hit a home run if it's by a #BIPOC author. (Sorry for the sports metaphor. I don't even like sports.) #askECLA

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @MandyHubbard

Yes! I definitely want YA romance but please make mine funny & queer, too! #askECLA

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

When I open to queries on 11/1 I really really really would love to find a #middlegrade or #yalit ms that is both Jewish & features Black, Asian or Latinx main characters. #ownvoices for both & bonus points if it hits both funny & poignant notes. Gimme uplifting & joyous! #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Just a reminder NOT to send me horror or murdery stories, anything scary & most things creepy. At @EmeraldCityLit send those to @MandyHubbard or @GarrettAlwert! I’m the wrong agent for thrillers, political intrigue, and most sports-themed stories. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I can’t stress enough that I‘m especially interested in receiving #PictureBooks #middlegrade & #YA ms by #BIPOC & #latinx authors when I open for queries on 11/1. Please flood my inbox! #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

When I open for queries on 11/1 send me your realistic #middlegrade sister stories & brother stories. Show me sibs who are best friends! I’d love a real sibling adventure, and even better if you’re a #BIPOC author. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
137 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

When I open for queries on 11/1 I’m crossing my fingers there are craftily written #PictureBooks by #BIPOC authors that are celebrations of joy. I really want to smile and laugh. #mswl