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 · 9 Mar 2018

I agree with everything in this piece on Jane the Virgin, particularly talking about the visuals. Honestly, if you have a book that will make me laugh, gasp, and cry like Jane the Virgin, with complete with diverse rep, send it my way. #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.

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 11 Jan 2018

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache

I'm obsessed with #Chopped and #MasterChef. I love the teen/kid competitor episodes. A YA foodie novel would be a ton of fun. #MSWL

What happens to the kids AFTER they win Masterchef or Top Chef Junior and they go back to real life after being on tv for three months? Do they feel pressure to go to culinary school when they are 17 after spending months saying that's their dream at 11? #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 11 Jan 2018

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache

Also putting it out there that I am DYING for a sexy YA ballet book from a boy dancer's POV. My working title: FOUETTES FOR DAYS. #mswl

It's been nearly four years and I'm still dreaming of this project. Someone please write me FOUETTES FOR DAYS. I'd love the teen male POV on ballet with some drama and romance. #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 4 Jan 2018

I would love to find something in my queries that gives me those Friday Night Lights and Parenthood feels. Some contemporary YA that tugs at my heartstrings, makes me cry, and then smile to wash away the tears. #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 8 Aug 2016

Agents! I'm looking for graphic novel/hybrid-illustrated middle grade novels. What do you got for me? #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 1 Aug 2016

My good friend @aecbks has returned to the world of agenting! #kidlit peeps, go check out what's on her #MSWL.

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 30 Jun 2016

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

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 30 Jun 2016

I'm also looking for format bending YA reading experiences. Think a YA HOUSE OF LEAVES or ILLUMINAE. #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 30 Jun 2016

Not currently accepting unagented subs, but actively looking for MG and YA graphic novels that are funny and diverse. #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 22 Jun 2016

Agents, if any of you have a YA House of Leaves on your list, please let me know! #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 22 Jun 2016

Submissions are starting to trickle in. Here we go! Right now, I'm looking for picture books, MG, & YA with strong visual components. #MSWL