Deeba Zargarpur


πŸ“š Editor S&S @SalaamReads @simonteen @simonKIDS ✍🏽 Writer πŸ’« All opinions are my own πŸ‡¦πŸ‡«πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ #reading : BLOOM

New York, NY

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Jul 8

i'm really in the mood for sweeping and treacherous contemp fantasy/fantasy/scifi plsssssss. i wanna see a world with advanced magic AND tech. where you at?? #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · May 11

where is my twisty murder mystery thriller set in an elite Islamic boarding school with a cast of unreliable but lovable characters that showcases the diversity within the Muslim Ummah?????? SEND it to me PLEASE! #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 25

I'd love a twisty thriller like ELITE on Netflix that keeps me guessing til the very last moment! #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 24

I would really, really like some non-Western royalty stories! Modern, fun and highly aspirational pls! #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ’” Stories that center on complicated history, trickery and deceit, and a full cast of characters just trying to get by (and slay some baddies). Think INUYASHA. If you know, you know. 😭😭😭 YA. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ’ž Also related, but I'm a sucker for contemp fantasy too! πŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈI'm a kid at heart, and to this day, I am convinced there is magic right around the corner, waiting to take me on the adventure of my life (and defeat some villians who maybe had nice hearts once upon a time) MG. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ”Š FANTASY! You heard it. I want it. I'm looking for lush, non-Western settings that are epic in scope, with grand magic systems. πŸ™πŸ½ Let me escape in this world, let it be a world I WANT to escape into! Make it treacherous but alluring ala THE CRUEL PRINCE. πŸ’« #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ˜‚ Humorous and witty picture books! Would love something whimsical featuring a duo of adventure (and trouble making) siblings. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ“š Stories with Muslim protagonists who inspire and lead! Give me that grand love story. Take me on an epic quest. Transport me to a magical world where Islam is what makes the world beautiful. πŸ’« #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

πŸ’ž Family means everything to me and I'm a sucker for stories that feature big, multigenerational, immigrant families. 🎁 Have a story that has a treasure trove of family history? πŸ’« Bonus points for multilingual households and prose that keeps me up at night. YA or MG. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur

πŸ’ Nowruz mubarak everyone πŸ’
In these times, it's important to find the things that bring you joy. And nothing brings me more joy than getting lost in a new story. #MSWL thread πŸ‘‡πŸ½

πŸ’« Nowruz/Sale Now πŸ’« has always felt so magical to me. It reminds me of new beginnings, of spring overcoming darkness, of the feeling of change just beyond the horizon.
Have something that captures this feeling? I want it. πŸ‘€ Bonus points for humor and romance. YA or MG.

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 18

It feels surreal to say, but I have some good news:

πŸ₯° I'm so thrilled to announce that I've joined S&S BFYR and Salaam Reads as Editor! πŸ₯° I've hit the ground running and I can't wait to see what lands in my inbox.
πŸ’« AGENTS: #mswl to come! πŸ“š