Linda Epstein

@LindaEpstein

I'm a senior agent at Emerald City Literary Agency @EmeraldCityLit repping children's books (PB, MG, YA). Also a writer. Yes, it's hard. Repped by @renarossner

Pretty over it.

Emerald City Literary Agency

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Mar 4

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I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a Grateful Dead picture book for years but can’t figure a way into the story without mentioning drugs so... Someone else might have a good idea though so I guess I should tag it with a #mswl ✌🏼❤️😊💀

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Mar 2

I'm thinking about Biblical re-imaginings & can we re-claim Lilith? What about a feminist YA about the badass 1st partner of Adam? Remember how evil Morgan Le Fay was reclaimed as awesome Morgaine in The Mists of Avalon? Somebody do that for Lilith in a YA & SEND IT TO ME! #mswl

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Mar 2

It's almost Purim! Who's going to send me a YA retelling of the Book of Esther (and my girl Vashti)? Perhaps a little f/f/ queer? Definitely feminist though and #ownvoices Jewish. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Feb 26

This is fascinating. What if, like tomorrow, Earth captured a new moon that was even larger than a car? Then what might happen? Could we go to it? Could we build on it? #YA #mswl newscientist.com/article/223542…

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 24

How’s about a #middlegrade haunted White House #mystery with humor and not scary ghosts? #mswl

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

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For anyone who doesn't already know me, let me state loud & clear once again: Please send me your #BIPOC #LGBTQ+ #ownvoices #middlegrade & #YoungAdult manuscripts! Look at what I'm asking for in my other #MSWL tweets to see if we'd be a good match. (Ah! So many hashtags!)

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

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And yes, my friends, not to worry, I'm still very much looking for MG & YA books with all types of Jewish rep by ALL types of Jewish people who practice (or don't) all kinds of Judaism. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

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If you write middle grade stories that might be compared to (the incomparable) @Nnedi then you should query me! I LOVE Nnedi Okorafor's books. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Some middle grade fantasy books I love are @TaherehMafi's Furthermore; @sofipasternack's Anya & the Dragon; @LaurelSnyder's Orphan Island; EVERYTHING ever written by @kellybarnhill; @AdamGidwitz's The Inquisitors Tale. If you have have a MG like any of these? Query me! #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Honestly, I'd really like a realistic contemporary YA romcom or romance featuring BIPOC characters! Hit me up with something akin to Jenny Han or Sandhya Menon's books. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Something I want to see in my inbox: a YA romcom set in space; even better if the main character is BIPOC and extra points if it's LGBTQ+ too! Not too sciencey & not fantasy or characters w/superpowers (other than being smarty pants and/or physically fit). #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Now that I'm open to queries again, please check #MSWL to see what kind of manuscripts I'm CURRENTLY on the lookout for.

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Guess what?! I'm open to queries!
Chapter book, middle grade, and YA only.
Check #MSWL for the kind of projects I like & don't like.