Grace Kendall

Editor

Farrar, Straus & Giroux for Young Readers

Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

Grace Kendall @GraceKendallLit

Guy: Do you still want the food?

Me: Actually yeah. The malai kofta was really good last time...

Guy: [gasps] You’ve warmed my buttered chicken heart!!

Me: Ummm 😅

#MSWL Two teens fall in love over the phone. One is addicted to [insert dish] & is so terrified the restaurant will close during the pandemic, they order it every night. The other works for their mother’s restaurant, taking orders & such. Soon their hearts are READY FOR PICK-UP!

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

For more about me and the books I publish, follow me #onhere or visit my (slightly outdated) website, GraceKendallBooks.com. FSG has a Facebook page you should check out, and definitely follow all our gorgeous books at @MacKidsBooks, @FierceReads & @MacKidsSL (fin)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

If your project connects with any of these topics, I hope your agent will consider submitting it to me this year! And yes, I’m only open to agented submissions, or submissions from attendees of conferences that I’m visiting.)

(6/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

GN
-all ages and genres with an eye toward the topics above. Especially STEAM elements (I love *seeing* things explained) and coming-of-age stories.
-currently reading and loving Jen Wang, Vera Brosgol, Kat Fajardo, Alice Oseman, and many more

(5/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

YA
-***THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING WE MUST CHANGE OURSELVES***
-juicy love story across power/privilege axes (which interrogates that power)
-again, joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center teens from marginalized backgrounds
-plot-heavy, pace-y historical fiction

(4/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

MG
-**we can fight climate change y’all**
-queer MC on an adventure, heist, terrible sports team etc (tho plot not necessarily about their queerness)
-STEM/STEAM threads
-joyful/frivolous/funny stories that center kids from marginalized backgrounds
-dogs, horses & sassycats (3/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

PB
-climate change exists! (a gentle introduction)
-PB bios featuring STEM/STEAM subjects
-queer princess adventure
-commercial character-driven pb (w/ series potential) featuring kid from historically marginalized background

(2/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

HAPPY 2020 Y’ALL!

For agents and conference attendees I will meet with this year (@kwelijournal @scbwisf), I put together my rough #MSWL for the year. These aren’t the only things I want, just projects I’m particularly hungry for....

(1/7)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL
Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL
Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

It's the holiday season, so I'll put a #MSWL out into the world: I'd love to have a new #DearGenius out in the market BUT written by one of our great editors of color. A memoir, a how-to, a narrative guide to succeeding in this business from a POV beyond the white center. (1/2)

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

For any of you who have a Teen-Girl-Becomes-Serial-Killer-Who-Targets-Misogynists-with-Overwhelming-Success manuscript sitting on your hard drive, have your agent submit it to me in the morning, please and thank you. #mswl

Grace Kendall
@GraceKendallLit
Editor
Senior Editor of picture books & novels at FSG BYR / @MacKidsBooks . Dog lover, reluctant reader, sports fan. (Tweets are mine alone.) #BLM #WNDB #AccessIsLove
15 MSWL

My best friend and her wife adopted their first child last night, and now I'm realizing I don't have any board books on my list. Hmm. #MSWL