Hi all! I am so happy to share that I am now back open to submissions. As you may know, I closed for four months in preparation for an intensive surgery that required me to take a medical leave while I recovered. Recovery took longer than expected, hence why I ended up extending my time closed. Thank you to those of you who were patient and understanding. I truly missed receiving queries, and hesitated to even close in the first place. Before I closed, I asked one of my co-workers, “Do I, like, HAVE to close to queries though…?” She scoffed and said, “You’re going on *medical leave* you dum dum, it’s the least you could do to take something off your plate!” I couldn’t help but imagine myself lounging on the couch reviewing submissions in a post-surgery haze and just straight up emailing every writer, “I want to be your agent!!” Ha! I think I hesitated to close because reviewing queries has always felt like a treat to me, not a chore. I’m so happy to be back open and can’t wait to receive the gems that you all send me. It’s an ongoing honor and delight to me that everyday, people scattered all over the world, send me their stories to read. What a privilege! I will particularly be looking for picture books, middle grade, graphic novels (all ages), and adult fiction, but you can take a look at my MSWL post for more specifics.
As always: please know that I WANT you to submit your work to me, and I hope you do. If you’re on the fence about whether you think your project is the right fit for me, but you think we’d make a good team, just go for it.
P.S. I’m feeling GREAT!