Querying Kaitlyn Johnson

Thank you so much for considering me for your representation! Please complete as many options below as possible, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If I have not responded by 3 months at the earliest, feel free to check in. Be sure that your query is 1 page, the synopsis is no more than 2 double spaced pages, and the first 5 pages are the very first ones from your book! If submitting a graphic novel, give me the pitch, synopsis of the full story, and no more than 5 pages of script.

What I really want to hear most are your book details—character, conflict, and consequences. Keep the bio brief and save our bonding for the possible phone call. Also, save the reply email that allows you to check your query status! This is also the link that will allow you to message me to report if you've received an alternate offer.

If you're researching, you can find my MSWL here (or check my Twitter #MSWL at @RedPenKaitlyn): https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kaitlyn-johnson/

My sales list can be found here: https://www.strictlytextual.com/agenting

What I like to see in my inbox:

- Graphic novels - MG/YA/Adult; Fantasy, Horror, Historical Fiction Light Sci Fi, and Contemporary.

Upper MG
- Really on the hunt for more Contemporary in MG; also eager for fantasy, light sci fi (for MG only!), Horror (more creepy dolls and curses, less blood and guts), and Historical

Young Adult
- Fantasy (all subgenres), Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Historical, Paranormal (ghosts, witches, and vampires if unique; looking for new legends/creatures)

Crossover/Adult
- Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Contemporary Romance, and Horror (more paranormal, less thriller/suspense)

I do NOT accept:

Nonfiction
Chapter/Picture Books
Thriller/Suspense/Mystery
Romantic Suspense
Novellas/Poetry/Short Story Collections
Stories heavily dependent on religious motives/events/themes
Stories heavily dependent on rape, drug or physical abuse
Stories focusing on Henry VIII, Shakespeare, American Civil War (unless BIPOC), or Greek gods/myths

Hello! Thank you for considering me for your representation. This form is for any requests I made for your materials during a specific Pitch Contest. Be sure to include the name of the contest in your query!

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