Katherine Harrison

Editor

Knopf Books for Young Readers

senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips

OK here's a free idea from my personal wishlist: a middle grade or YA graphic novel about drama and infighting in a school choir. Doesn't that sound delicious?

Brought to you by someone who got kicked out of sixth grade choir for having an "attitude problem"

#MSWL

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips

I updated my #MSWL page for the first time in... a decade? And I'm looking forward to reading some great submissions in 2024.

Agents, among other things, I'd love to find a feel-good underdog sports story to weep over and/or edit. Hit me up! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/katherine-harrison/

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips

Ok million dollar idea for whoever wants to write it: Phantom of the Opera meets Love Island—a murderous misanthrope haunts the set of a raunchy reality show. #mswl

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips

Binge-watching Ultimate Beastmaster and reading Wings of Fire has stoked my appetite for action-packed middle grade where kids/creatures compete in an arena or some kind of epic contest.

Does anyone have a manuscript matching this description? 🤔#MSWL

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 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 of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips