Susan Hawk


Children's Book Agent at Upstart Crow Lit, repping picture books, MG and YA.


Upstart Crow Literary

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

Time for more #MSWL! In terms of categories, I am really hungry for MG. Stand-alone or series, classic-feeling or not, contemporary or historical, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure - I’d like to see more MG!

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jan 28

Especially interested in HistFic that takes place during the second half of the 20th C, in a non-Western setting, though I’m open to all places and periods…#MSWL 2/3

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jan 28

Hi all! I’m open to queries after a break and would love to find gripping, immersive historical fiction that centers the experience of a marginalized person… #MSWL 1/3

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 9 Jul 2018

Immersive historical fiction, particularly in non-Western settings; I’m very interested in the post-WW II period. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 9 Jul 2018

I love historical mysteries - think The Woman in White or The Alienist – if you’re writing something like that for YA, I want to see it! #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

In terms of genre, my favorites (in no particular order) are: mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, hist-fic. I love a genre mash-up. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA or MG historical fiction about the Cold War in the 50s and 60s, esp in non-European/American settings. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 30 Jun 2016

I LOVE historical fantasy. Am most interested in non-Western settings, but open to all. #MSWL