Linda ~washing Hands~ Epstein

@LindaEpstein

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

Pretty over it.

Emerald City Literary Agency

Linda ~washing hands~ 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 ~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 · 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 ~washing hands~ 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 ~washing hands~ 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 ~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 · 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.

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

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Is it possible for a #YA mystery to be not scary or spooky or have a murder in it? Maybe even funny? I'd like to read that. A story where I'm trying hard to figure out who done something (nonviolent). #MSWL

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

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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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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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 · 6 Dec 2019

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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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

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 ~washing hands~ 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 ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 24 Nov 2019

I loved The Farewell, and @awkwafina’s brilliant performance in it. I want more movies like that! And books, too. So if you’ve written a #YA manuscript like that? Make sure to send it my way. #MSWL

Linda ~washing hands~ Epstein @LindaEpstein · 9 Nov 2019

Just finished Season 3 of #Atypical If you haven’t watched it, get on it! Funny, poignant, smart writing & wonderful acting. Really can’t recommend it enough. I’d love a YA with that same kind of fun but weirdly authentic and true vibe! #MSWL