Caitlin White

Literary Assistant

Emerald City Literary Agency

editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

27. UNDEAD GIRL GANG by @ms_lilyanderson

I LOVE this book. It’s funny, it’s witchy, it has teeth—and it’s also about friendship 💜 The vibes are just perfect.

(Ahem #MSWL for anything comped to this book for those reasons)

Finished 6/10

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Only #YA and #MG. Whodunit mysteries like Truly Devious (riddles!). Closed door thrillers/mysteries. Witchy stories like Undead Girl Gang and The Craft, grounded in the real world. #mswl

Always looking for BIPOC writers!

If you have it and I miss it, please send anyway!

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

I'm dying (lols) to get a locked-room mystery #YA. I want high stakes, high energy, and I want to be guessing who did what and why and then be surprised that I was wrong. Send it if you've got it! #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

With ~everything~, I am really looking for some #contemporary #YA that will make me laugh. I want true LOLs with a bubbly voice. My grabby hands are out! #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Looking for contemporary realism #YA that would comp to Promising Young Woman — though a touch of magic wouldn’t hurt. Feminist dark YA comedies, please! #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

That's it for now on my #mswl. If there's ever a hesitation, go ahead and shoot me a query! So excited to get started!

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Right now, I am NOT the right person for books with pregnancy, babies, pregnancy loss -- they would be pretty much automatic "no thank yous." If it's a TINY part of your story and you REALLY think I'll like it otherwise, pls include a content warning. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

On the flip side, I'm not the right person to query with your high fantasy. It's just not my cup of tea and lots of agents would LOVE to see it from you, so don't waste your own time. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Random things I love that will catch my eye: I'm an aerialist with a soft spot for circus/acrobat stories; amusement parks; beach towns; casinos/card games/Las Vegas; heists (women-led even better); hotels (teen Eloise, pls); Halloween; summer camp; sharks (is that weird?!) #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Literary or fairytale #retellings – but they have to really stand out and bring something new. Bonus for more under-the-radar or lesser-told tales or mashups. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Contemporary WITCHES and covens. #YA and #MG, but keep it grounded in this world—think: The Craft or Practical Magic. I'm also on board with other #magicalrealism in styles of Laura Ruby, Anna-Marie McLemore, Emily X.R. Pan, Katrina Leno, Ibi Zoboi's American Street #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Girls who cause mischief and mayhem! Send me your troublemakers. Unabashedly #feminist POVs encouraged. #MSWL #YA #MG

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

Groups of teens who work! #YA set among servers, caterers, retail workers, lifeguards, camp counselors – any work. Think #Sweetbitter or Empire Records but a #YA book. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

In line with the last tweet, please send your manuscripts about groups of friends, and bonus points if it happens over one night or one weekend. Something like a high school gen's The Big Chill energy. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

I am 100% a realistic, contemporary #YA lover. I want all your rom-coms, your roms *sans* com, your BFF stories—anything with a unique or fun hook and swoons. Bonus points for SUMMER settings. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

In keeping with #mysteries and twists and adventures, I loved that new Amazon Prime show #TheWilds and would love to see any #YA that would comp to it. @thewildsonprime #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

I've been an Agatha Christie obsessive since my blessed 6th grade teacher gave me "And Then There Were None," so PLEASE send me all your #YA and #MG Agatha-inspired #whodunnits like #trulydevious and the movie #knivesout. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL