Caitlin McDonald


Literary agent at DMLA. Gamer. Nerd. Foodie. I rep SFF for adults & YA, plus geeky, feminist, or foodie nonfic. I really like dinosaurs. She/her.

Philadelphia, PA

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 22h

I know we all love medieval fantasy but I am hugely into ancient civilizations and in love with @Fall_of_Civ_Pod by @PaulMMCooper. I would LOVE stories set in or inspired by these civilizations--historical or fantasy, either is fine! Would also love nonfic on the subject! #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 30

Jessica James @literarilyjess

Favorite romance tropes that AREN’T hate-to-love, go!

rivals to lovers (not the same thing!), friends to lovers, fake dating, secret identity shenanigans, there's only one bed #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 23

Just updated my website with an extensive #mswl post for when I open to queries next week. If you're thinking of querying me, please be sure to check it out! #askagent #querytip

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 2

tooootally unrelated #mswl....

all types of wlw stories are Good and I am loving all the soft lesbians I'm seeing, but also someone please send me something where the MC is just thirsty as hell for a girl who can benchpress her

#Beauregard vibes

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 2

Women come in all body types and are capable of all sorts of different things. I'd like to see a wider range of physicalities for women represented in queries! #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 2

Where are my super buff lady protagonists? I'm not talking rogue-buff, I'm talking barbarian-buff. I adore Catra and Beau and I'm delighted to see queries with women like them, but also where are my protags built like She-Ra and Yasha? #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Jul 2

Here's a #mswl: I love all the stealthy, crafty, swift, creative, highly trained and skilled ladies I see in queries fighting with all manner of imaginative weapons. But there's still a lack of female characters wielding weapons that require brute strength.

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 30 Nov 2018

#mswl: enemies to lovers is a very good trope, but friends to enemies to lovers is god tier

I'm still thinking about She-Ra, can you tell

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 29 Nov 2018

The new She-Ra is pretty close to being everything I want in media. So, yanno, #mswl and all that 😍

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 12 Sep 2018

actually let's make that a graphic novel with dinosaurs, please!! #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 12 Sep 2018

I keep reassuring people that it's okay to send me queries without dinosaurs but... what if you actually sent me queries with dinosaurs? #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 12 Sep 2018

I'm also looking for more nonfiction--particularly smart, accessible books about feminism, science, history, or travel; and prescriptive or art/gift books with a geeky subject. Author platform preferred! #mswl

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · 12 Sep 2018

It's #MSWL day! I would love to find a great graphic novel that fits my list. I get very few GN queries. Especially if an artist is already attached--please send it my way!