Talia Benamy


Feminist; Ravenclaw; liberal Zionist; nature/travel enthusiast; trivia/politics junkie; lover of kids' books & happily editing them at @PhilomelBooks (she/her)

New York City

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Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 29 Sep 2019

Ok agents. Give me some MG or YA journalist books in which kids on their school papers learn what it really means to be fair and balanced. The power of the press is real and amazing; let’s show young readers its might and its responsibility. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 24 Sep 2019

On this #MSWL Day, I’m aiming high: Agents, I would be absolutely over the moon to get a modern-day Phantom Tollbooth. Adventure, innocence, sophistication, and my god the wordplay. My inbox awaits the next Lands Beyond.

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 11 Aug 2017

Agents: Got any middle-grade books about middle children? I'd love to see them. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 7 Oct 2016

Agents: I would love to see middle grade and YA submissions with positive, relevant, and relate-able Jewish content. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 9 Sep 2016

Even without manned missions to space, there is so much cool stuff @NASA is doing now. Would love a MG nonfiction about it. Agents? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 26 Jul 2016

Agents: Where is the next How Much Is A Million, a picture book that helps give kids context for this world? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 30 Jun 2016

Agents: Any modern-day retellings of Greek/Roman mythology that makes those stories relevant for today? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 3 Jun 2016

Agents: Anything along the lines of a more current Election (the movie) that could serve as a commentary on today's political climate? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 20 May 2016

Agents: Any manuscripts that take a look at or play with the English language and show just how wacky, fun, and interesting it can be? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 29 Apr 2016

Agents: What manuscripts do you have that kids/teens might read to help them understand what's going on in this crazy world of ours? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 22 Apr 2016

Agents: Looking for MG/YA, fiction/NF, that would allow a kid to read some news & know a bit about it because of a book s/he has read. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 15 Apr 2016

Agents: Would love to see books starring kids with parents who are gay, mixed race, mixed religion, or otherwise depicted enough. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 11 Apr 2016

Agents: I'd love to see commercial YA starring kickass girls who do things that girls don't "normally" do. #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 9 Feb 2016

Agents: Anything out there for middle grade about real life pirates? Captain Kidd, for example, led a fascinating life. #nonfiction #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 29 Jan 2016

Agents: Space is awesome. Space exploration is awesome. Anything out there in that vein that isn't scifi? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 11 Jan 2016

Agents, who's got some awesome nonfiction books (maybe picture books, maybe older) about the women who fought for the 19th Amendment? #MSWL

Talia Benamy @taliabenamy · 8 Jan 2016

Hey agents, any books out there with a female protagonist that a boy reader will still love? YA or MG... #MSWL