Catherine Laudone

@CatherineLaud

Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (acquires YA, MG, and Picture books). Writer rep’d by @DorianMaffei . Lover of all things chocolate.

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jun 7

I’d love to acquire a fun, contemporary #YA rom-com that will appeal to fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson (for the age 12 and up crowd). *Agented submissions only, please! #MSWL #Youngteen

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 15

Would love to find a #YA with #magicalrealism ala The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. #friendshipstories #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 15

Would love a voice-driven contemporary #YA rom com (frenemies to lovers, anyone?) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

Yep, I’m still looking for a #historical #YA take on Outlander (or any historical time travel premise). #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

Agents—My new year’s resolution is to acquire a voice-driven #MG (I like contemporary and magical realism!) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

Would love to find a feel-good #YA version of #Friends, shenanigans and all. #MSWL (agented submissions only, please)

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Looking for a modern-day #YA #SisterhoodoftheTravelingPants with strong, positive female friendships! Magic realism is always a plus! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Dogger by Shirley Hughes, #TheNightGardener by The Fan Brothers, #NotQuiteNarwhal by Jessie Sima—just a handful of picture books that I wish I had acquired. Send me your charming, timeless #PB projects, please! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Would love to see #MG or #YA where the protagonist has to interact with the older generations. Imagine a world where the parents or grandparents aren’t dead, complacent, or missing—come on, dream with me. 😃 #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

“Ask and you shall receive” so I will keep asking until I receive! Please send me your Outlander/time travel #YA! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

It’s #MSWL day! Agents—I’m desperate to see more #MG in my inbox! Looking for voice-driven contemporary and magical realism like #Rooftoppers and historical like #TheWarThatSavedMyLife and #BostonJane Also open to a fun fantasy—looking for the next #EllaEnchanted!

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 20 Aug 2018

Would love to acquire a YA or MG with a strong female friendship like Idgie and Rachel’s in #FriedGreenTomatoes. Bonus points if it’s historical! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Jul 2018

Watching one of my favorite childhood movies—My Louisiana Sky. Would love to find a #MG in the same vein! #MSWL #HistoricalMG

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Would love to see a protagonist with an unusual hobby/passion #MG #YA #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Do you want to know a secret? I have a soft spot for dragons--in MG or YA! #MSWL #MG #YA

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Would like to edit a modern-day Amelia Bedelia #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Looking for a nonfiction picture book ala Finding Winnie or A Pocket Full of Colors #PB #picturebook #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

I was a fan of the chapter book series Hank the Cow Dog-would be great to find a humorous animal chapter book in the same vein! #MSWL