Linda Epstein (is Taking A Break)

Literary Agent

Emerald City Literary Agency

Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LindaEpstein

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 (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LindaEpstein

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 (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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 (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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.

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LindaEpstein

I get a lot of Ashkenazi Conservative/Orthodox submissions, which is FINE but send me #mg & #YA novels with casual Judaism too & w/all kinds of representation like Jewish people of color; Sephardim; Mizrahi; Reconstructionist & reform; non-affiliated or practicing; atheist. #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
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 Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LindaEpstein

Is it possible to have a #MG or #YA story about a popular kid where that's ok? I know so many of us book people felt like oddballs as kids, but what about a popular kid who's not a jerk, not getting bullied, not mean? Things HAPPEN to everyone. We all have challenges. #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LindaEpstein

I'd love to see a #mg or #YA novel with art & art museums or something historical including artists. Like Girl w/a Pearl Earring for kids or something like that? Something at the British Museum? The Louvre? Wouldn't that be awesome? #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I've asked for this before, but I'm DYING for a #YA or #MG novel set in the Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, preferably written by someone who's connected w/that history. It's the only kind of WW2 novel I want to read, tbh. #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'd love a realistic contemporary #MG adventure featuring African American kids. Like, I REALLY want to read that. Something fun & lighthearted & exciting! #ownvoices #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Is it possible for a #mg novel to be both high concept AND literary? If so, I want THAT. Something with a BIG hook but also beautifully written, complex characters, a story that will make me both LOL & weep. #MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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)
#MSWL

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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 Epstein (is taking a break)
@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
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips