I am looking for three Readers, to help me review middle grade and young adult manuscripts.Publishing experience isn’t necessary; I’m looking for keen, thoughtful readers, who love YA and MG fiction and whose personal taste isn’t wildly different than mine. Especially important is knowledge of recent award-winners and New York Times bestsellers. Readers will have a firsthand view into an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past readers have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students. All of them have been passionate about books for children and teens.
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I especially welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.To see if our tastes are a match, have a look at my client list here: http://susanhawk.blogspot.com/p/my-clients.html. In addition, here are some writers and books I particularly enjoy (but don’t represent). If you see your favorites on this list, I encourage you to apply!Writers:MT AndersonHolly BlackJulie BerryAbby HanlonFrances HardingePolly HorvathGary SchmidtLaini TaylorRita Williams-GarciaNovels & Series:Laurie Halse Anderson’s Seeds of America seriesChime and Folk Keeper by Franny BillingsleyWhat I Saw and How I Lied by Judy BlundelThe War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyA Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle CooperThe Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick NessFangirl by Rainbow RowellWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca SteadThe Spectacular Now by Tim TharpTo apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Usually, I receive quite a few applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space and twitter (@susanhawk) for more announcements.