Kaitlyn Johnson - Literary Agent Apprentice
Kaitlyn is currently OPEN to queries.
After receiving a BA in Writing, Publishing, and Literature from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. Centering her life around everything literary, she started her own freelance editing company, K. Johnson Editorial, as soon as her diploma came in the mail.
Holding two years of literary magazine editing experience, Kaitlyn is proud to be on staff for the increasingly popular Muse and the Marketplace Conference held in Boston every April/May through GrubStreet. She currently works as both the Muse Conference Assistant and the Donor Communications Assistant at GrubStreet.
What Kaitlyn likes to see in her inbox:
- YA, NA, and A are her main interests. She mostly drools for fantasy (yes, that very much includes urban!), time travel, select dystopian, romance (with erotic elements is OK), and historical fiction if it is anything other than Henry VIII.
- Contemporary can grab her attention only if the concept is unique enough and executed well. Overplayed tropes/characters make her cringe. Same goes for upper MG.
- Please no chapter or picture books, horror, thriller/suspense, or nonfiction.
- LGBT (as well as characters questioning their sexuality) welcome in all genres accepted above
Her favorite authors/books include the following: Cornelia Funke (Inkheart series); John Green (more Looking for Alaska, less An Abundance of Katherines); Gayle Forman (Just One Year and Just One Day); Lois Lowry (The Giver series); Scott O’Dell (Island of the Blue Dolphins). Her favorite tv shows are Doctor Who, Buffy, Supernatural, Firefly, basically the nerdier the fandom the better.
When not drowning in words, Kaitlyn can be found exploring beautiful Boston, working with a fabulous community of writers at GrubStreet, or home hanging with her fatty calico cat, Keiko.
You can see Kaitlyn's freelance editing website at kjohnsonfreelance.com or her personal blog emlita.wordpress.com.
Please follow the submission guidelines on our "Submissions" page and send to email@example.com with the subject title: "Query: Kaitlyn Johnson, [name of manuscript]"
- Strong query
- Five page sample
- 1-2 page synopsis
Please do not e-mail unsolicited queries to her personal work e-mail. They will not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.