Julia McCarthy


Assistant Editor of Atheneum BFYR by day (acquiring), purveyor of dad jokes by night. My tweets are my own. she/her

New York

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Aug 6

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 McCarthy @thejumbles · Jul 2

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 McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 20

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

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 18

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 McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 8

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 McCarthy @thejumbles · Jun 7

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

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Apr 23

Hello hi I’d really love to find YA horror like THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST but with kickass women of color. That’s all, folks! #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 27

Hello hello, I am very much seeking a YA novel like Darius the Great Is Not Okay that centers on queer WoC #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 12

Hi there, I’d really love a YA novel that’s the spiritual equivalent of Jitterbug Perfume. #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Feb 7

Hello, I’d love a fictionalized (factually accurate, respectful, but pull-no-punches) account of Frida Kahlo’s teenage years, possibly verse (think Blood Water Paint). #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Jan 19

I’d be honored to help amplify Native American voices through literature, and am very much seeking Native stories—picture book, MG, YA—as part of my #MSWL .