Elizabeth Lee

Editor

Penguin Workshop

☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

I'm also acquiring the select picture book! I'm looking for heartfelt stories about marginalized folks' experiences, nonfiction bios, and laugh-out-loud pbs with sneaky adult humor.

#mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars

#mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
- contemporary, joyful, humorous slice-of-life stories about marginalized characters and their middle school problems
- commercial light fantasy adventures with extraordinary heart
- sister stories, competitor-turned-friend narratives, first crushes

#mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL
Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

Just re-watched Akeelah and the Bee and remembered how much I LOVED it as a child. Like, 10 yo me could not stop saying "pulchritude." It has its problems, but its hopeful message and diverse cast are things I NEED RIGHT NOW. If you have MG like this, please give it to me #mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

I'm binge-watching #Outerbanks this week, and would LOVE LOVE LOVE a YA mystery / adventure featuring a diverse group of friends and of course, heaps of romance. #mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
- Literary, character-driven stories featuring diverse ensembles and strong points of view
- Joyful romcoms about marginalized protagonists
- Light fantasy / speculative fiction

#MSWL

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
- Funny and sweet contemporary coming-of-age stories
- Light fantasy adventures with great heart
- Historical fiction highlighting lesser-known narratives about marginalized folk

#MSWL

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL
Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

Woohoo! We’re living in uncertain times, but I’m still acquiring and editing books and excited to read all your future submissions. ;) With that said, here’s my #MSWL . . .

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL
Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL
Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

IN GENERAL:
- Mother / daughter relationships
- Diverse stories by diverse creators
- And of course, stories that I don’t even know I want. I love to be wowed. (And proceed to ramble about how much I love something to @GraceKendallLit) 😉❤️

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
- A fresh, self-aware diverse romance ala #JaneTheVirgin for teens
-A LGBTQIA+ story that doesn’t feature a coming out story
-A freshman year of college story!!
-A gritty, heart-pounding thriller rooted in character with a slow-burning romance

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
- #OwnVoices magical realism, reimagined folk tales, and sweeping, character-driven adventures
- Literary, contemporary stories about tween female friendship and the ins and outs of tweendom (if that’s a word)

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

PICTURE BOOKS: thoughtful, uplifting pbs that make me want to cry and also read to every child I know.

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

Can't stop watching #FourWeddingsAndAFuneral miniseries and now I really want a YA version: diverse, tight-knit friend group, romance abound, lots of drama with just as much heart #MSWL