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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Looking for #YA and #MG with big, complicated family dynamics like #Succession, but kids, think: dramedy. Please though, nothing with tons of POVs #MSWL

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

I’m open to queries as of right now!! You can send me your letter and first 10 pages on QueryManager here: QueryManager.com/caitlinwhite

To help you out, here’s a thread of #MSWL and anti-MSWL for any #amquerying writers thinking of submitting their fiction #YA and #MG

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
66 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) 🫀
66 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Love, love #YA girl friendships with bite -- and I don't mean vampires (though I could!). Think: Undead Girl Gang or Marlena for young adults. #MSWL #amquerying

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

ALWAYS want #YA whodunnits/mysteries that are puzzle-y or riddle-strewn and have touches of humor and lively characters in the spirit of Agatha Christie, like #TrulyDevious or the Inheritance Games series. #MSWL #amquerying

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

I'm looking for #YA survival stories in the vein of #Yellowjackets (the teen timeline), #TheWilds or even something like Wilder Girls. Questions! Mysteries! A hint at mystical or fantastical without going full fantasy. #MSWL #amquerying

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

Caitlin White @caitforestell

To writers who submitted before I closed last time: I still have a handful of outstanding full manuscripts that I am reading, and I will be getting back to everyone soon! Thank you for your patience and understanding through a busy fall and holiday season.

And to help #amquerying writers, here's some of my #mswl in a thread.

ALWAYS looking to partner with and support writers of color, writers who live with disabilities (me too!), neurodiverse writers, and otherwise underserved and underrepresented authors in #YA and #MG.

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

Hello #amquerying and #amwriting writers! I am open to queries again starting right now! I only accept #YA and #MG fiction at this time. You can submit to me here with your query letter and first 10 pages: QueryManager.com/caitlinwhite

If you need any help, please DM me!
A thread!

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

#MSWL Still looking for a #YA novel that would compare to The Wilds tv show on Amazon. Elements of survival + beachy + dynamics among groups of girls + mysteries.

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

I finished #CruelSummer recently, and I would adore a dual-POV #YA novel with not one, but *two* unreliable narrators like that show. (If you haven't seen, start for Gabrielle's "Dreams" in the opening scene, stay for the guessing games.) #MSWL

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

As always, anything at all in #YA that comps to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with sparkles of fun, too, not just punishing. I'm picky on these, but looking so hard for one I love. If riddles are involved, that's a bonus. #MSWL

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

I took a class at Boston College ALL ABOUT Edgar Allan Poe, and I want your #YA that draws inspiration from his tales and poems 🫀 #MSWL

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

I want to read #YA and #MG set on boats (but not historical)! Give me your cruise ships, yachts, sailboats, catamarans, pontoons... (i'm running out of boat names I know) #MSWL