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 · 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 .

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · 12 Oct 2018

The more books I acquire, the more I realize that my brand is 100% “friendship is magic.” Give me your spooky, magical romps with strong relationships! #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · 4 Sep 2018

Guys, @capeybara just said she’s “casting pasta spells,” and now that concept is on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · 2 Aug 2018

Guys I just really love pigeons ok? In fact, a picture book about pigeons would definitely be on my #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · 30 Jul 2018

We need to do right by this planet. Would absolutely love a picture book about the Amazon that sheds light on how desperately we need to care for our natural resources and marginalized societies. #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · 26 Jul 2018

My big #MSWL mood tonight: What if Fargo, but YA?