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 · Nov 14

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

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · Apr 25

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 · Mar 14

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 · 17 Sep 2018

I saw #ASimpleFavor last night knowing very little about it. I highly recommend going in like that. If you have seen it, I now want a YA with the same level of tension and comedy. Thriller comedies, please! #MSWL

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 12 Sep 2018

I tweet out #MSWL thoughts pretty regularly so you can always search those. That said, my list is pretty full of contemporary YA right now. I'd love a great YA thriller or horror novel to add to my list!

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 23 Jul 2018

I've been saying it for years, but I desperately want a YA novel about a male ballet dancer. OR a memoir by a male ballet dancer about his experiences growing up in ballet. Give me the YA Billy Elliot I've been dreaming of! #MSWL…

Jordan Hamessley @thejordache · 14 Jul 2018

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 · 23 Apr 2018

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 · 23 Apr 2018

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 · 23 Apr 2018

I’m in the mood for a YA romance with an amazing first kiss. Girls kissing boys, girls kissing girls, boys kissing boys. Any combo of gender and sexual identity works for me. I just want to swoon. #MSWL

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 · 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