Jordan Hamessley

Literary Agent

New Leaf Literary

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

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

My query inbox is longing for MG and YA narrative non-fiction. Exploring history from a new angle? Finding fun ways to discuss STEM topics? Please send them my way! I want more non-ficton! #MSWL

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

Everyone is looking for non-fiction across all ages PB-YA. I would love to find some great MG and YA narrative non-fiction or memoir. Untold stories and POVs throughout history or STEM! #MSWL

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

I would love to find a teen pregnancy YA project in fiction or NF. I went to a HS with a daycare for student babies and teen pregnancy was a reality for students at my school. I want to see those stories. #MSWL

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

Agents! I desperately want fun non-fiction STEM-focused picture books. Open to biographies, too! #MSWL