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

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

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 · 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 · 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

Give me the witty banter, the messy mistakes & heartwarming moments--I need YA with strong mother-daughter relationships #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Still hunting for a time travel historical YA ala Outlander (can be set in diff time/era) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Would love a YA or MG with a body-positive message #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 11 Jun 2017

If Band of Brothers were a YA novel...not sure what that would look like but let's make it happen people! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 May 2017

Agents! Looking to acquire more picture books, chapter books, MG and YA- See my updated #MSWL profile for details manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/simo…

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 13 Sep 2016

Would love a contemporary crossover YA in the same vein as Fangirl. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 17 Aug 2016

After staying up to watch Kerri Walsh Jennings last night (so sad they lost), I totally want a YA starring a female volleyball player #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 30 Jun 2016

Would love a contemporary #YA featuring a protag with a unique hobby, passion or sport. #MSWL