Rebecca Kuss

Editor

Disney Books

senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

finally, for disney hyperion MG plz send me your contemporary πŸ“š full of heart, family, & friendship

i want memorable, under-repped characters starring in highly commercial stories that feel like a DCOM (iykyk) in book form & make me laugh & cry on the same page (6/6)

#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

for disney hyperion, i'm looking for YA by underrepresented creators ft. underrepresented characters, specifically commercial, contemporary πŸ“š that lead with joy

i love diverse romcoms & romdrams & anything soap-y, highly aspirational, & with high emotional stakes (5/6)

#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

for RRP MG, i want snarky, funny, action-adventure πŸ“š featuring young BIPOC & deeply rooted in ✨mythology & magic ✨

here too i'd love to see even more intersectional protagonists & stories that subvert the typical RRP formula, like the upcoming SERWA BOATENG! (4/6)

#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

this means love stories β™₯️, horror πŸ‘», contemporary, scifi πŸ€–, speculative, & more!!

RRP is known for mythology & magic, & while those remain the pillars this imprint is built on, id love to see stories that explore culture & identity in new & unexpected ways (3/6)

#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

#RickRiordanPresents does YA now! i'd love to seeπŸ“š that center BIPOC w/ an emphasis on intersectionality, & stories that feel deeply tied to culture & identity.

i want to explore genres outside of fantasy+cont. fantasy! i truly think this imprint can do it all β™₯️ (2/6)

#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

ICYMI i'm now a senior editor at #RickRiordanPresents & disney hyperion...so its time for my 2021 #mswl! its a long one, but it covers what im looking for across RRP & disney hyperion, in both YA & MG

agents, i cant wait to see the stories you have for me β™₯οΈπŸ“š (1/6)

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i was an ecology major, but somehow i still reference the episode of the wild thornberrys where eliza ruins the galapagos ecosystem by giving a bird a needle more than anything i learned in college.

anyways, i acquire MG now & i would ❀️ a BIPOC eliza thornberry-esque mc! #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

finally, i'm still looking for my ✨YA indiana jones✨ re-telling, with the mc taking cultural artifacts back from museums and returning them to their countries of origin. plz plz plz send this to me. #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i need more stories about immigrants, immigrant communities, and immigrant experiences - especially ones with a multi-generational family angle!! #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i want stories with big hooks that are stuffed with YA tropes πŸ₯° and center BIPOC. i'm a big fan of stories about "lasts" (the last day of school, the last summer before college, the last dance, the last chance) #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

contemporary fantasy!! i want it!! ESPECIALLY (really only) if it draws from diverse folklore and/or reimagines evergreen fantasy elements (witches, vampires, chosen ones, etc) with BIPOC at the center of the story πŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ§™πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ
#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i'm desperate for diverse, commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. basically, if it feels like a shonda rhimes show in book form, with teenagers, I MUST HAVE IT #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

DIVERSE LOVE STORIES, ROM COMS, & ROM DRAMS! πŸ’–πŸ’–i need to see more teens of color falling in love and embarrassing themselves with a grand gesture. i want more proms and first dates and fake dating and childhood-best-friends-to-enemies-to-lovers stories πŸ’–πŸ’–#mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent
rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i'm looking for a YA that gives me the same feeling i get when tom holland lifts up his arms and is drenched in water at the exact moment rihanna sings "gonna let the rain fall" (1:29 for reference). in other words, total joy.

https://t.co/dbbksAXxuX

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

where is my YA indiana jones re-telling that has our mc taking cultural artifacts back from museums and returning them to their countries of origin? minus nazis, plus more kissing #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent
rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader

agent friends! watching bong joon ho make history last night πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ₯³πŸ’• has restored my faith in the power of creativity

so here is my 2020 YA #mswl. let's make stories together & continue to strive towards a better world that offers mirrors, windows, and doors to all young people

after a full week of being in bed with a fever, cough, body aches, and chest pains i'm finally coming out in the other side and ready to do something other than watch the office...

agents, check out my #mswl and ✨PLEASE✨send me those YA submissions. i am R E A D Y to read.