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) 🫀
67 MSWL
8 AskAgent

I’m closing to queries this Friday 10/13 EOD so I can catch up! Nothing set in stone, but I will likely be closed for the remainder of 2023 given the busy holiday season. Check out my #MSWL if you want to submit before then! #amquerying

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/caitlin-white/

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

I also ONLY rep kidlit, specifically #YA and #MG fiction. That may not have been clear on #MSWL because I got a LOT of adult fiction this time, which is an auto pass. Not to make people annoyed or that I don’t love it but because I specialize to better help my clients right now.

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
67 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) 🫀
67 MSWL
8 AskAgent

I’ve updated my MSWL page, too, if that’s easier to track all these! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cait…

#mswl #amquerying

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

I’m also a super-duper realistic horror fan (Scream and Jaws are two of my favorite all-time movies), so I’m here for contemporary realistic slashers that aren’t too gory, thrillers, and whodunnits (Scream is a whodunnit!!) in #YA #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
67 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) 🫀
67 MSWL
8 AskAgent

To explain more, when I think of high fantasy: if you’re talking about portals, realms, fae, different fantastical races…. I’m probably not the best fit anti-#MSWL

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

Some MG favorites and ones I’m excited for: This One Summer (but not graphic for my #MSWL), The Westing Game, Small Spaces, 102 Days of Lying About Lauren, The Line Tender, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, the Jumbies

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

Some of my YA favorites lately and upcoming books I’m excited for: Firekeeper’s Daughter, Undead Girl Gang, Truly Devious, Summer of Bitter and Sweet, Your Lonely Nights Are Over, and You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
67 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) 🫀
67 MSWL
8 AskAgent

For #MG, I’m really picky about voice because I think it’s so hard! I’m looking for a big heart without being saccharine, friendship-centered contemporary, and small adventures that feel big to them like Stand By Me. #MSWL

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

Related to the above, contemporary teens that work! Love stories in industrial fridges while waitressing, finding friends at the boardwalk surf shop, finding yourself at the water park (like one of my faves, the Way Way Back) #MSWL

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

Rom-coms!! Contemporary rom-coms!! I need your unique twists on the genre or fun details or settings that make it stand out. #MSWL

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

Always intrigued by stories told over one night like We Are the Wildcats, or thrillers over one night, like a #YA version of Survive the Night. #MSWL

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

I’m not looking for historical if, and especially if, if we’re using historical to cut out issues of cell phones or to tie to the author’s own decade of being a preteen/teen. Anti-#MSWL

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

Send me your contemporary witches WITHOUT actual fantasy magical powers or who think they don’t have them. Think, The Craft before Sarah arrived. #MSWL

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

I’m not a fit for Christian-centered or morality stories, trying to teach teens or tweens something. Anti-#MSWL

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

Send me your survival stories with a twist, think #Yellowjackets and #TheWilds, ideally contemporary #MSWL

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

Anti-#MSWL I’m not a fit for books centered on pregnancy or pregnancy loss. Would love a content warning if it’s a small piece of your story, but another agent would work better if that’s the theme or focus