Katherine Harrison


senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/her 🌹

Brooklyn, NY

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Jun 30

Sophie Vershbow @svershbow

So jealous the girl with the green ribbon could take her brain off. pic.twitter.com/aVUkI3krKr

This post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Apr 14

Julie Falatko @JulieFalatko

Falatkos in every window checking out my new best friend, baby squirrel. pic.twitter.com/KoewwdjL4t

Big #MSWL energy for a middle grade caper about neighborhood kids solving a mystery while social distancing, so they can only communicate through windows and tin cans connected by string. REAR WINDOW meets LITTLE RASCALS. Someone write it, I beseech you!

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 24 Sep 2019

I would LOVE to edit a satirical MG or YA novel about student government. Think Mean Girls meets Wag the Dog. Or, like, Election without the gross teacher. #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 24 Sep 2019

Hiya, #MSWL

I'm on the lookout for middle grade nonfiction that specifically explores:

1. Climate change and ecology.
2. American History through the lens of marginalized people.

Bonus points for graphic novels!

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 12 Jun 2019

In the future, celebrity picture books will all be written by attractive robots #Mswl...?

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 18 Oct 2018

Dear writers: The world needs more amazing #middlegrade voices—maybe YOUR amazing mddle grade voice. Won't you kindly get on that? Sincerely, an editor of middle grade #amediting #amwriting #mswl

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 26 Sep 2018

Anyone want to write a children's book about the impeachment process for supreme court justices? Just asking for no particular reason. #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 12 Sep 2018

Dipping out of sabbatical for #mswl!

First, I’d love to see more nonfiction. Especially interested in ecology/conservation & American history through the lens of marginalized people.

I’m also on the lookout for big-hearted, voice-driven middle grade—with plenty of humor, obv.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 8 Feb 2018

I'm not really a horror person, but I would totally dig a MG or YA graphic novel about an escape room that turns deadly... #mswl

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 7 Nov 2017

Cold weather and cozy, tea-clutching nights are making me crave classic-feeling middle grade fiction ala GREENGLASS HOUSE #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 28 Apr 2017

A ripped-from-the-headlines YA novelization of the #Fyrefestival debacle just shot to the top of my #MSWL

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 6 Apr 2017

A stray #MSWL thought... As I kid, I loooved THE ELEVENTH HOUR. I'd be thrilled to edit a picture book that contains a puzzle to be solved.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 8 Feb 2017

I'm only considering agented submissions at the moment, but if your novel coincides w my #MSWL tell your future or present agent to send!

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · 8 Feb 2017

Seeking strong-girl YA & MG that would suit the tagline:
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." #MSWL