Alex Borbolla


Associate Editor at Atheneum/S&S | My dog’s biggest fan | The whitest Cuban you'll ever meet

New York, NY


Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · Jun 16

I'm getting lots of YA and picture book submissions lately and would love, love, LOVE to see more middle grade! Agents, check out my #MSWL for what I'm looking for 👇

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · Apr 30

If any agents have anything remotely comparable to NEVER HAVE I EVER, I want it. #mswl

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · Jan 8

I would love a MG or YA about life after recovering from illness like ALEXA AND KATIE on Netflix or Barbara Dee’s HALFWAY NORMAL #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

Broaden my horizons--send me something told with a fresh voice and from an unexpected perspective #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

Sibling relationships are weird. I like weird. #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

I'm looking for disability rep across the board--YA! MG! PB! Fiction! Nonfiction! And everything in between! #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

I just...really want a picture book about dogs. Or manatees. Or both. #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Sep 2019

Please send me all the contemporary YA.

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 6 Jun 2019

Am I months behind on submissions? Yes. Will that prevent me from asking for more? NOPE!

Anyone have a young, funny YA to send my way? Think Meg Cabot with a little heft. #mswl

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 22 Apr 2019

This weekend I:

-watched Someone Great
-finished Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-caught up on Jane the Virgin

And now I’m just wondering where a girl can get YA versions of every single one of these??#MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 29 Jan 2019

I’m in the mood for a thoughtful and emotional yet still funny YA to hit my inbox. #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Jan 2019

Hello agent friends! I made a #MSWL website and forgot to tell you about it. Oops. Take a look and feel free to reach out if you think our tastes align 😃

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 24 Oct 2018

Listen guys. I don’t know much about graphic novels (yet) but I DO know a graphic novel set in Cuba would be 💯 #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 5 Oct 2018

Little know fact about me: I bake! I’d love a project that has a baking element to it. #MSWL

(GIF is my semi-famous blackberry and lime pie.)

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 1 Aug 2018

As someone with a sister with Down Syndrome, I'd LOVE a picture book about relationships between typical siblings and siblings with disabilities. #MSWL

Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · 10 Jul 2018

Reminder that I’d love a YA about a white-passing character and the social/political/personal issues or benefits that come about because of their looks #mswl