Stephanie Stein

@stephlystein

Editing books and taking names. ๐Ÿ“–: @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen ๐ŸŒƒ: ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅƒ๐ŸŒˆโœˆ๏ธ. Occasional bar trivia champ, 47% caffeine by volume. She/her.

New York, NY

HarperCollins Children's Books

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Dec 2

Back at my desk with this #mswl thought from the holiday weekend: I would love a book about advice columns! (Do I read not one but several? Yes. Did I write one for my high school newspaper? MAYBE.)

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Nov 13

Very specific #mswl time: I've been craving a middle grade book about wishes (with any degree of actual magic). Agent friends, if you've got one of these up your sleeve, send it my way!

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

Done with lunch and have to leave Twitter now, but I'll leave you with this last #MSWL: an EPIC star-crossed love story! Can be enemies-to-lovers (think CRIER'S WAR or SERPENT & DOVE), kept-apart-by-circumstances, or just... slow-burning mutual pining because Feelings Are Hard

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

Speaking of which, if anyone sends me a YA that feels like HBO's GENTLEMAN JACK, it's possible I'll die of happiness #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

Would also still love some fun, swashbuckly, queer/feminist/all of the above YA historical fiction (with or without magic) #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

Still, always, forever dying for the one true magical school book of my heart. I would especially love to hear more from marginalized voices and POC authors on this subject. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

I always love books that play with structure, format, and narrative conventions. I'd love something that does for a YA or MG narrator what (stay with me) FLEABAG did for the fourth wall in TV. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

You'll have noticed that I've acquired a fair amount of queer YA lately and I am not! done! Always looking for more LGBTQ+ characters for both YA and MG audiences, and no, it does not have to be a rom-com! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

I'm dying for more fun, FUNNY, escapist YA with a killer one-sentence concept. The mood is 100% Red, White, & Royal Blue with younger characters. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

In MG, my list is fantasy-heavy, and, like, don't stop sending me MG fantasy because I love it--but I want to see more MG contemporary! Particularly one that will make me ugly cry on the train, and then carefully glue my heart back together. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

YA fantasy is evergreen, but what I want to see is where the genre is going next. A more contemporary direction, a new take on paranormal, twists and turns on some heavy-hitting elements like dragons, gods, monsters, the nature of story? Bring it to me!! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

Hi, #MSWL Day! Agents, as many of you know, I'm acquiring a range of YA and MG (open to fiction, narrative nonfiction, and graphic novels), and I'm still looking for a lot of the things I've tweeted about on this hashtag in the past! twitter.com/search?q=(%23Mโ€ฆ