Caitlin White

Literary Agent

Emerald City Literary Agency

editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

M. Miller @m_mwriter

Are you open to 80s-90s historical fiction or is that market dead and/or over saturated? Thanks! #AskECLA
Replying to @m_mwriter

I wouldn’t say any category is dead. IMHO, I’m wary of that time period because I worry it’s the writer telling a thinly veiled story of teenagerdom THEY know, instead of trying to speak with teens today. But as with everything, done well and differently is never dead! #askECLA

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Caitlin White @caitforestell

@meganthebookwrm Oooooh the prologue. Very controversial! :) I think they *can* work if you're honest with yourself as a writer and not just starting the manuscript in the wrong place. This is more for "action prologues" than anything. #AskECLA
Replying to @caitforestell

What I mean by that is when your Chapter One is less ~exciting~ so you tack on an eventful moment first thing as a prologue. That doesn't usually work. But sometimes, they are appropriate ways to tell the story you want to tell, so it's up to the prologue! #AskECLA #askagent

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Megan Lind Persinger @meganthebookwrm

How do you all feel about the dreaded prologue?

#AskECLA
Replying to @meganthebookwrm

Oooooh the prologue. Very controversial! :) I think they *can* work if you're honest with yourself as a writer and not just starting the manuscript in the wrong place. This is more for "action prologues" than anything. #AskECLA

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent
Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Judie Offerdahl is tapping away @judieofferdahl

#askECLA This may be a silly question but, if an agent says she loves the first MS you submitted, why do they need to see additional MSs before offering representation?
Replying to @judieofferdahl

No silly questions! I've never asked to see additional MSs, but I have asked what else the writer is working on to get a sense of what kind of writing path they envision for themselves. All kidlit, some adult? Plus how much they write, what stories they want to tell #AskECLA

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Lauren Simonis-Hunter @SimonisLauren

For those interested in YA horror, any specific elements you are looking for? #AskECLA
Replying to @SimonisLauren

Ooh that's such a good question. I love contemporary, personally, but atmosphere is most important. I want those creepy feelings to build and build so that I know something WRONG is going on, but I'm not sure what yet. Love twists and turns. #AskECLA

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent
Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
39 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Sara Kellar @SaraKellar

Would you reconsider a project you’ve previously rejected that’s undergone a significant revision? (I don’t want to make any assumptions lol) #AskECLA
Replying to @SaraKellar

Me too! But the changes really would have to be significant -- and particularly if I've already read and responded well but rejected a full manuscript. I always respond to fulls with personal notes, so if those concerns are addressed YES #askECLA #askagent