Molly Cusick

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Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips
Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

Agents! I am especially looking for funny MG right now. Help a girl out! #MSWL

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

About 5% of the submissions in my inbox right now are by BIPOC authors. I'd love to see that change, today and always. #MSWL #kidlit

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I'm working from home from now until ... someday, so agents, please send me all your kidlit! I'm going to have even more reading time. #MSWL #publishinginthetimeofcoronavirus

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

A #MSWL for this rainy Tuesday: I'd really love to see some dark, sexy, boundary-pushing YA right now. Maybe it even has crossover potential!

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

Submissions update: I'm caught up through 12/8! And eager to find some great new projects in 2020, particularly some pacey, hook-y YA, and humorous and/or fantastical MG. (I can only consider agented submissions!) #MSWL

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

Let's start 2020 off with a #MSWL! Over the holiday I read & enjoyed THE STARLESS SEA (possibly 2019 fave?), GIDEON THE NINTH, and THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS. If you have any YA that's similar to one of these (great world building! fresh voice! dark, pacey, & twisty!) send it over, pls!

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips
Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I only have a few pages of Leigh Bardugo's #NinthHouse left and I have NO idea how I'm going to make it through work today. Boy, would I love a YA with similar vibes ... #MSWL

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I don't know if paranormal is going to be the Next Thing in YA, but I DO know that if you've got a fresh take on it, agents, I'd love to take a look. #MSWL

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

Uh, #MSWL! This 17-year-old YouTube star makes wholesome ASMR videos as your boyfriend, but he’s never had a girlfriend.

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Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

A few more from my YA #MSWL:
- Kiera Cass's THE SELECTION, but queer
- A new ANGUS, THONGS, & FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING (dated, I know, but nothing's made me laugh that hard since)
- Something different in fantasy (paranormal? a unique format? surprise me!)

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

#MSWL/bonus shameless cat photo: This is my cat, Donut. He loves books. I love cats. Send me all your books with cats in them.

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

#MSWL I'd love a thoughtful picture book addressing the refugee crisis at our borders, preferably with some back matter on how kids can help

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

#MSWL: #ownvoices #MG or #YA protagonists with chronic illness, pain, and/or a disability in a story not focused on that, and where no one dies--it's just a part of life. This kind of rep is important to me & I rarely see it in subs or published books.

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I'd love to see more body diversity in my subs. When you don't describe a character, the reader (and the cover designer, etc.) is often going to default to the most privileged body types, the ones we typically see celebrated in media. We don't really need more of that. #MSWL

Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips
Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor. Brooklynite currently living in STX, USVI. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I'm caught up on agented submissions through 7/15! I'm hungry for all kinds of PB, MG, and YA. #MSWL of the moment: funny-sad MG, sex-positive YA, something in the vein of ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING. (Please note: I can't consider unagented subs.)