Lerner editor Amy Fitzgerald is accepting proposals for top-notch middle grade manuscripts through the month of May. She is looking for:
Manuscripts that are funny and/or heart wrenching. The best will be both.
Manuscripts that transcend time either because they are historic but relevent today or contemporary but with solid roots.
Manuscripts that represent underrepresented facets of American life. This doesn’t mean that she will turn down your middle class white character but this story will have to shine to impress her.
As always be sure to find out as much as you can before you submit. Good Amy’s name and see what else she likes. Read her books. Check out the company website. Educate yourself. If you have something that you still think is a good fit, check out the full blog post here for information on how to submit.