Jordan Hamessley


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

SoCal, CA

New Leaf Literary

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · Apr 17

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 · Mar 24

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 · Mar 18

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 12 Feb 2018

In honor of the #alayma this morning, here is a #MSWL of the awards I'd love to have a client receive someday. The Schneider Family Book Award and The Stonewall Book Award. Even better if it's in one book! So send me your LGBTQAI+ and disability rep.