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 · 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 Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

I am particularly looking for realistic contemporary and romcom #YA from #POC. I want love stories (straight & not); sister or brother stories; stories about finding oneself or finding a best friend. I want to really feel the setting, too. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Oct 2019

Something I VERY much want more of: submissions by Jewish people who aren't Ashkenazi! I want to see more stories by/about Jewish #POC, Sephardic, Mizrahi, & Ethiopian Jews. Love stories. Fantasy. SciFi. Humor. Historical. Non-scary mysteries. Literary. Bring 'em all! #MSWL

Linda 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 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 Epstein @LindaEpstein · 13 Feb 2019

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 @LindaEpstein · 26 Oct 2018

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 @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

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 @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

And a reminder: I prefer speculative fiction to high fantasy & don’t usually like portal fantasy. Send me speculative fiction set in this world or almost this world. #POC #YA #mswl

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 29 Sep 2018

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 @LindaEpstein · 9 Jan 2018

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 @LindaEpstein · 19 Apr 2016

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