Linda ~washing Hands~ Epstein


Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids & teens. Also a writer. Yes, it's hard. Repped by @renarossner

Pretty over it.

Emerald City Literary Agency

Linda ~washing hands~ 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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

Replying to @LindaEpstein

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 ~washing hands~ 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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Replying to @LindaEpstein

I probably don't need to say this, but I will: I want ALL THE QUEER THINGS™️in both #MG and #YA Realistic contemporary, historical, speculative fiction, light fantasy, light scifi, mystery, romance, etc... #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 3 Nov 2019

The Beccadook @RebeccaPodos

@LindaEpstein I wish one for you 🙏🏼

Replying to @RebeccaPodos

Thanks, friend! I'd LOVE to see a contemporary YA Jewish girls in (surprise!) love come into my inbox. Like, maybe neither one knows the other's queer? Or maybe at camp? Or something... #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Oct 2019

You know what I really want to see in my inbox when I'm open to submissions 11/1-12/15/19? Super romantic, swoon-worthy & humorous YA in all genres (well, not horror or thrillers). I'd particularly LOVE to see stories by #POC & always welcome the full spectrum of #LGBTQIA #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Oct 2019

Since my 1st book sale as a new agent I've wanted & sold ALL THE GAY THINGS. 🌈🦄 And I still do! One of my greatest joys is repping the #LGBTQ+ community. Please send me all genres repping the full rainbow when I'm open to submissions 11/1-12/15/19. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 24 Jun 2019

Jessica Russak-Hoffman @HoffmanJess

@LindaEpstein Staying open to Jewish YA in case I have anything to send you while you're closed?

Replying to @HoffmanJess

I'll be closed to all submissions except for two very specific things I've been looking for for years:
1. a queer feminist re-telling of the Book of Esther
2. a MG or YA set in the Shanghai ghetto (Hongkou)

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 28 May 2019

BTW big #MSWL, in case you all don’t already know this, please send me all your #MiddleGrade and #youngadult #JewishKidLit manuscripts! Particularly interested in anything #queer #fantasy #scifi #romcom #mystery

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 19 Mar 2019

When I open in April, as always, I encourage #ownvoices submissions of YA and MG by #POC and #LGBTQ+ I will not be open to picture book submissions. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 11 Mar 2019

So if someone has a feminist YA Purim retelling or a queer Vashti/Esther story (must be YA), definitely send it to me! Doesn't matter that I'm closed to queries right now. I want to see it! Submission guidelines are here: #MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 14 Mar 2018

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein

Where is my YA witch book? #MSWL

Replying to @stephlystein

I'd LOVE a feminist, multicultural witch story... something working to topple the patriarchy, and extra points if it's LGBTQ! #mswl