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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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 (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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
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 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
75 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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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 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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I've got a #mswl! I'd LOVE to see a #middlegrade or #youngadult novel w/POC Jewish characters, preferably by an #ownvoices author. Although I'm not currently open to submissions I am open for that. Use my submission guidelines emeraldcityliterary.com/lindaepstein/ & ignore the auto response.

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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

BUT, if you've got something in the same vein as say... Children of Blood and Bone! Or like... Six of Crows! I'M IN. I want to see that! #ownvoices #POC #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Just so you all know though, in general I usually steer clear of Holocaust stories and/or other stories set during WW2. Shanghai Ghetto would be an exception for me. #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Also, I know this is very specific, but I'm dying for a YA set in the Jewish ghetto in WW2 Shanghai. I've literally been thinking about this for years...If it's a love story, even better! #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein

I updated my #mswl page to give a sense of what I've been reading for my own pleasure... go take a look! manuscriptwishlist.com

Some things I'd love to see come in to my inbox: How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #ownvoices @POC #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'd REALLY like submissions by #POC writing #ownvoices stories. Realistic contemporary #middlegrade & #YoungAdult manuscripts. I want love stories & coming of age stories & stories about kids & their dogs. I want stories about the awkwardness of puberty & 1st kisses. #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Yearning for a voice-y solidly MG story with a non-white main character in a non-urban setting. #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
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

#mswl I would <3 a realistic contemporary middle grade graphic novel by/about a #poc #ownvoices Just saying. Magical realism ok, too.