Katherine Harrison

Editor

Knopf Books for Young Readers

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

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

Flashback to @laurenspieller’s #MSWL for a YA Drop Dead Gorgeous that I literally haven’t stopped thinking about since—someone write this!

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

I would kill to read a heady literary mystery about a character who slowly loses it in a shoddily disguised replica of the Love Island villa that turns increasingly hellish. Does this exist? Can someone write it? #mswl

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

Here's something I haven't seen in my submissions: a frothy, compulsively readable YA that is enthusiastically & unapologetically socialist. Like, what would RED WHITE & ROYAL BLUE or THE PRINCESS DIARIES look like if they glamorized equality/working class interests? HMU, #MSWL

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

Avoiding toxic positivity is extremely reflective of my picture book taste 😀. Let's feel our feelings, people! #mswl washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/well…

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/they 🌹
36 MSWL
1 Tips

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