Derek Milman's SCREAM ALL NIGHT, in which a young man, legally emancipated from his eccentric family, inherits their failing B-horror movie studio and must save the family legacy, even if that means facing the monsters—both on screen and off—that have haunted him since his escape, to Viana Siniscalchi at Balzer & Bray, by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency while at Gelfman Schneider/ICM.
Young Adult Author of the forthcoming KISSING MAX HOLDEN, Katy Upperman's THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US, in which an aspiring photo-journalist tries to keep her blooming romance with an exchange student a secret even as their families try to tear them apart, to Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends, by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency (World).
Young Adult Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh's LEGENDARY, an anthology of re-imaginings of East and South Asian mythology, folklore and fairy tales, featuring stories by Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Roshani Chokshi, Alexander Chee, Renee Ahdieh, Alyssa Wong, Aliette de Bodard, Shveta Thakrar, Cindy Pon, Sona Charaipotra, Lori M. Lee, Aisha Saeed, and Preeti Chhibber, to Martha
Sarah Skilton's CLUB DECEPTION, chronicling life behind the velvet curtain of a private magic club in downtown Los Angeles, depicting the scandals, rivalries, and murder that surround a group of modern-day magicians and the women who love, inspire, or control them, to Maddie Caldwell at Grand Central, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider/ICM.
Anna Meriano's LOVE SUGAR MAGIC, in which a little girl discovers that she comes from a long and distinguished line of brujas - witches of Mexican ancestry- who have been serving up magic from their family owned panaderia for generations, but when she bungles a spell, she must race to fix it before her mother and sisters find out she's been practicing magic in secret, or she could lose not only their trust, but the first real friend she's ever had, to Jordan Brown at Walden Pond Press, in a two-book deal, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider/ICM, on behalf of CAKE Literary.
Elsie Chapman's ALONG THE INDIGO, in which a young woman's struggle to escape the seedy underbelly of her hometown - and the brothel where she's expected to work - is complicated by a newfound connection with a boy whose tragic past is more entwined with her own than either of them realizes, to Anne Heltzel atAbrams Children's,
Jeannie Vanasco's THE GLASS EYE, based on the author's believer magazine essay titled what's in a necronym, about being named after a deceased sibling and how that namesake shaped her identity in the wake of her father's death, to Masie Cochran at Tin House Books
Judy Reene Singer's IN THE SHADOW OF ALABAMA, after the recent death of her estranged father, a woman leaves her bucolic horse farm upstate for a military hospital in Alabama to search for answers about her Father's past, enlisting the help of a now elderly ailing veteran who served with him during World War II, to Esi Sogah at Kensington, in a two-book deal.
Sarah Jean Horwitz's CARMER AND GRIT, when a magician's apprentice and a one-winged fairy strike up a bargain--he will help her investigate a string of fairy disappearances if she'll use her very real magic to help boost his act--the two uncover a conspiracy that could change both their worlds forever, to Krestyna Lypen at Algonquin Young Readers, in a good deal, in a two-book deal,
YA and MG Author Corey Ann Haydu's FALLING GIRLS AND MISSING BOYS (soon to be re-titled) , following a group of friends who have grown up in the shadow of tragedy in a strange Brooklyn neighborhood where residents live in fear of their young women falling in love, to Andrew Karreat Dutton Children's
Mississippi-native Linda Jackson's BECOMING ROSA, a coming-of-age tale set in Mississippi in 1955, about a young African-American girl who dreams of a life beyond the cotton fields, to Elizabeth Bewleyat Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2016,
Iowa MFA grad and Publicity Director for Sarabande Books Kristen Radtke's untitled graphic memoir on ruins; a travelogue that explores the author's experience of loss through her obsession with abandoned places, to Dan Frank at Pantheon.