Susan Hawk


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


Upstart Crow Literary

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA, MG and PB projects that are feminist in nature. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA and MG projects that are heavily illustrated; hybrid graphic novels. #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 · 29 Sep 2017

I’m fascinated by how our siblings affect who we become. Give me close, intense, layered sibling relationships in YA. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA novels that include a complex but ultimately positive mother-teen relationship. So often I see toxic mothers, want something else. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

Diversity! Diversity! Diversity! All kinds of diverse stories and writers. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

A YA novel that will start conversations; change and open reader’s minds. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 27 Sep 2017

A heart-stoppingly romantic YA novel. A book that breaks your heart and makes you feel all the possibility of first, deep love. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 12 Sep 2017

What I crave the most are stories & characters I haven't seen before. That surprise and challenge me. That see the world differently. #mswl

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 17 Feb 2017

I'd love to see a MG or YA novel based on/related to the Flint Water Crisis. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 15 Feb 2017

As a former children's librarian, I'm always hunting for PBs, MG or YA about libraries or librarians - the more fierce the better! #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 1 Feb 2017

Shanah Salter @ShanahSalter

@susanhawk anything particular you are seeking in chapter books?

Replying to @ShanahSalter

My fav CBs have truly dynamic characters and are hysterical. All-time fav: DORY. Really want a diverse CB series. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 22 Dec 2016

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

MG and YA fantasy! I want to fall in love with your MC, be completely immersed in a world that's surprising and original. #MSWL

Replying to @susanhawk

Epistolary novels; a novel-within-a-novel; a journal format; secret letters; found documents – MG or YA that uses these elements. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 22 Dec 2016

Holiday Wish Lists on the blog! Here's mine: Diverse voices and authors, in PB, chapter book, MG, YA. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 30 Jun 2016

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