Chelsea Eberly

@chelseberly

Senior Editor @ Random House Children's Books; interested in good stories & good people; ISO a fireplace to read beside. Opinions are my own.

New York, NY

Random House Children's Books

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · 5d

Fake dating trope meets quinceañero w/ rich and nuanced family relationships alongside the YA romance please. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 30

Full #MSWL to be posted this week on the agency's site and Pub Marketplace. But if you have a MG, YA, children's graphic novel proposal, are a PB author/illustrator, or write women's fiction, send me your queries following Greenhouse Literary's sub guidelines!

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

A MG with the incredible voice, fully-realized characters, and sense of family love of Schitt's Creek. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

A closed room mystery a la TWELVE ANGRY MEN for YA. Would be amazing if this had a social justice angle! And/or the tight list of suspects in and fast-pace read like ONE OF US IS LYING. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I love a fractured fairy tale! But please surprise me with something new. And while talking about fairy tales and myths, I'd love a MG fantasy with the cultural specificity and the fresh contemporary voice of Sayantani DasGupta's THE SERPENT'S SECRET. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I'm a sucker for enemies to lovers. A la SERPENT & DOVE and RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

One regret as an editor is that I never had my "kid and their dog" story. It doesn't have to be a dog... but the sensibility of an animal teaching a MG character to better understand Big Truths in a bring-your-tissues kind of read is so satisfying! #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Send me your great Southern voice in MG and YA! Specificity of setting with clear stakes and hook, please. I loved WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, great Southern voice and a murder mystery/courtroom drama to boot! How to do this younger? #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Did I say I want graphic novels? I really want to see your graphic novel proposals, especially if you are an artist. I ❤️KISS NUMBER 8, MONSTRESS (any way to do this younger? that art-deco style is to die for!), ROLLER GIRL, SANITY & TALLULAH, and anything with cats... #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Climate change is THE issue of our time, but how can we deliver it in an escapist read? If you know, send it my way! #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I love a closed set. Think MAZE RUNNER and WILDER GIRLS. Stories with with an exciting, creepy, high-stakes setting that drives plot. (And I know the perfect editor to send this to...LOL) #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Please send me the humorous MG where the main character's voice is like Mitch Hedberg!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I would love a YA love story with the meet cute of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and Black main characters who have the celebratory feeling of Beyonce headlining Coachella. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Can you write a great ensemble? Victoria Schwab and Leigh Bardugo are the masters, and I will forever be looking for talent who can write a group dynamic. If Jessica Cluess's HOUSE OF DRAGONS were out, I'd point you to that as a great example. (Look for it in May 2020!) #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Have you read WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS? A journal to the main character's therapist had me hooked from the first page! I love when author's really think about structure and PoV. Letters and journals can be so revealing. 💌 #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

Looking for BIPOC and white LGBTQ+ contemporary and fantasy authors with strong hooks in the query and an uplifting vibe. YA and MG alike. Graphic novels too, please! #MSWL