Julia P. McCarthy


Associate Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her 🇧🇷🇺🇸 Avatar by lovely @NicoleGoux

New York

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 27

Hi I would give ANYTHING to acquire a middle grade novel that’s like the nostalgic, slice-of-life, utterly precious gift that is Only Yesterday. #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 7

Hello, who wants to discuss #DarkNetflix ? And who wants to write its spiritual YA component? #mswl

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · Feb 12

Hello! I am on the hunt for a dark, magical YA that has elements of romance but is more largely focused on Some Grand Mystery/Threat, in the vein of Chime or The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Gimme that spooky, transportive grit, especially if it’s from a BIPOC perspective! #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 7 Oct 2019

Hi, I am always in the mood for spooky, feminist witch stories, so that’s a hard #MSWL right there for ya

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 6 Aug 2019

I want to believe that stories can change hearts. I’m actively seeking stories about immigrants, refugees, and the marginalized, so please send me your graphic novels, your picture books, your YA, your MG! Love and empathy and awareness can be radical. #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 2 Jul 2019

Um WOW I am finally reading Circe by @MillerMadeline and I am completely smitten. Give me witchcraft and lore and lush words and write it as YA, please! #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 20 Jun 2019

I just learned that mummies require passports in order to travel and that is now 100000% on my #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 18 Jun 2019

Hello, I would love a picture book about Boaty McBoatface and its contributions to climate change research! #MSWL telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/1…

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 8 Jun 2019

Hi it’s Brooklyn Pride and I just want to publish and celebrate sweet, earnest, cozy queer stories until the cows come home—picture book, MG, YA, you name it! Open to any and all reading recs, definitely also on my #MSWL

Julia P. McCarthy @thejumbles · 7 Jun 2019

Oh, hey! After discovering the majesty of Hersheypark’s teen employees last week, I’d love to find me a goofy, funny, earnest YA about a group of kids spending the summer working together at an amusement park. #MSWL