Caitlyn Averett


Editorial assistant (acquiring) at JIMMY Patterson Books @HachetteUS , writer, & diverse book enthusiast. INTJ/Virgo/Slytherin. She/her. (Opinions my own.)

New York, NY

JIMMY Patterson Books

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Mar 11

#MSWL Would really love some mega queer YA. So long as it's hooky, I'm not super picky about genre (just not huge into high fantasy/high sci-fi). I love being surprised by pitches I might not've normally expected to go for. (A lot of what I bring to acquisitions starts that way.)

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Jan 29

#MSWL Really in the mood for voicey, gritty contemporary YA. Give me messy characters struggling to hold it all together while dealing with difficult situations/emotions. I love bittersweet stories that hurt & also make me smile. (A plus if it’s LGBTQIA.) Please send them to me!

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · Jan 7

It has come to my attention that the JIMMY list has no books containing dragons. This must be remedied, so agents, please send me MG submissions with dragons in them! I had a huge thing for dragons as a kid and would love to see some unique takes on them now. #MSWL

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · 10 Dec 2019

I’d love to see some really fun, quirky, voicey commercial MG in my inbox as of January. (I mean, feel free to send it in December, but I’m working through my current submissions rn.) #MSWL

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · 1 Nov 2019

#MSWL MG with evil geniuses à la Artemis Fowl. Like, it’s great when kids save the world, but I’d love to see them trying to take over the world, too.

But in a way that makes me root for the main character. I want to *want* them to succeed, no matter their goal.

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · 4 Oct 2019

General #MSWL stuff: magic/spells gone wrong, ghosts, resurrections, possessions, the end of the world scenarios, characters who get themselves into weird/messed up situations that push them to their emotional limits, & friendship stories, especially friendships that ended badly.

Caitlyn Averett @craverett · 30 Sep 2019

Agents, send me stories with nonlinear narratives, please! I love the way foreshadowing can be done with non-chronological timelines, and how knowing the ending can make me all the more drawn into the story. #MSWL