Katelyn Detweiler

@katedetweiler

literary agent at @jillgrinberglit | YA author of IMMACULATE, TRANSCENDENT, and THE UNDOING OF THISTLE TATE (july 2019)

Brooklyn, NY

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

i'm sure i'm forgetting at least a thousand other things i'd like to see, and i'm always up for being surprised with a project that was never on my wishlist radar. at the end of the day it's all about voice. a magic kind of chemistry you can't explain. so please: send away! #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

there's always room for more MG and picture books on my list, too. contemporary, fantasy, somewhere in between. lots of humor, lots of heart. those MG years are weird, funny, sad, hard, beautiful, and i want to feel alllll of it. take me back. (for better or for worse) #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

i'm also here for smart rom coms and women's fiction, bright and joyful and swoony and fresh. unexpected love that comes in all shapes and sizes. real people, real dilemmas, real dreams. i just devoured RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE and oh my god, yes, everything about that book. #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

send me a dark, twisty, literary thriller, YA or adult - a complicated narrator that i hate to love or love to hate. i'm a gigantic kate morton fan and would l-o-v-e that kind of dual timeline sweeping generational mystery. please. seriously. PLEASE. #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

i'm a sucker for a good family story, a good friendship story, and of course some good romance, too, but it's okay if that's not front and center. i didn't date until i was in college, so i know there's more to being a teen than romance! #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 24 Sep 2019

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler

i'm terrible at #MSWL because i usually don't know what i'm looking for until it lands in my inbox and i start reading and suddenly i'm halfway through and three hours have magically disappeared...

but to try and be at least remotely helpful (!) i'm always on the lookout for new YA of all stripes, though i have a forever love of contemporary - a fresh take on an every day idea, a twist i haven't seen before, a tearjerker (ideally of the happy kind, but i'll take both) #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 4 Sep 2017

watching the #westindiandayparade & really wanting to read an #ownvoices YA about teens who meet & fall in love on this beautiful day #mswl

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 30 Jun 2016

so write what you know, what you love, what you feel deep down, and send me all those words, please. #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · 30 Jun 2016

i've loved manuscripts with premises that didn't grab me at all, & hated manuscripts that sounded like my total cup of tea... #MSWL