Jordan Hamessley

Literary Agent

New Leaf Literary

Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I would love some brilliant, atmospheric YA horror that is reminiscent of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE or a slasher like SCREAM.

I've also become a fan of novels-in-verse across middle grade and YA.

And I'd love to add a few more graphic novels to my list across all ages! #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I'm pulling back on science fiction in the children's/teen space, but would love interesting non-fiction projects about space travel/exploration like THE RIGHT STUFF for kids. For space in fiction, I'd like something like WE DREAM OF SPACE or I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

Right now I have a very robust list of text-only picture book clients, so I'm focusing on finding author/illustrators in the picture book space for now. I would love to find YOUR version of something like THEY ALL SAW A CAT. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I recently updated my bio and wishlist on the @NewLeafLiterary website. I've been here for three years and my list has grown a lot and now I'm trying to fill some holes and adjusting my needs! Give it a read and query if you think you are a fit! #mswl

newleafliterary.com/people/jordan-…

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

Was just chatting with @mer_barnes about BILLY ELLIOT and now I'm crying over "Electricity" again. I will say this until I get it, but I desperately want a YA project about a male ballet dancer in HS. What was Billy's life once he got to the academy? #mswl youtube.com/watch?v=muBrh7…

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I absolutely loved #TheHalfOfIt. Such pure queer high school feels. I'm sure I'll be rewatching. And it goes without saying that if you have project that feels like this movie, send it to me. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I've been watching a lot of ballet videos while self-isolating. Just a reminder that I am still on the hunt for a great ballet YA project from the POV of a male dancer. Billy Elliot grown up. Or this moment from Center Stage. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips
Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

Kyle Lukoff @Shekels_Library

It looks like there are a bunch of trans kidlit writers coming out with books in the next couple years, which is great, but...I'm not sure if there are any trans women? Which is the opposite of acceptable.

My client list is super queer but I am definitely on the lookout for stories by trans women, both in fiction and non-fiction! We need these stories. I represent all ages, but primarily focus on childrens, picture books through YA! #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I am still very much on the hunt from MG and YA non-fiction! I am always on the hunt for great queer books of all ages and I would love to add some more queer illustrators to my list! #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

Something I've been doing this week is look for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer illustrators. So many of the books I represent are written by and tell the stories of those identities and it would be great to have the covers illustrated by queer artists. Hit me up! #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m also really hungry for science and math non-fiction in middle grade and YA. My picture book list is really strong in NF these days and I want older kids to be inspired by math and science, too! #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I am really hungry for some non-fiction middle grade and YA in my queries and for the right topic (pop culture, feminism, theater/music/dance), I’m open to adult non-fiction projects. For ex: I’m an avid fan of @EggcellentPod, @WestWingWeekly, @GilmoreGuysShow, and #Cheer. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

If you have a YA project that has a break up scene that could be scored with @TheRocketSummer’s
“Goodbye Waves and Driveways”, send it to me. Man, I love that song. I like to travel back to 2005 now and then in my music. It was my jam then and now. #mswl youtu.be/JCOC8Wb8jiA

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips
Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

I had this thought yesterday: LEGALLY BLONDE but Emmett is Emma. #queeritup #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips
Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

Mornings with a slight breeze always instantly take me back to early summer mornings on the marching field with the band. I’m still desperate for a marching band YA. This Texas band geek and former drum major misses the field. #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips

If you have middle grade or YA project that feels like #OneDayAtATime with all of that amazing diverse representation, please send it my way. I’ll need to fill the hole created by its cancellation. #mswl

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, YA, and adult genre fiction. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
48 MSWL
2 Tips