Caitie Flum joined Liza Dawson Associates in July 2014 as assistant and audio rights manager. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2009 with a B.A. in English with a concentration in publishing studies. She interned at Hachette Book Group and Writers House. She was an editorial assistant then coordinator for Bookspan, where she worked on several clubs including the Book-of-the-Month Club, The Good Cook, and the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club.
What she's looking for
Caitie is looking for commercial and upmarket fiction with great characters and superb writing, especially historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers of all kinds, romance, and book club fiction. She is open to science fiction and fantasy that crosses over to a young adult market.
She is also looking for Middle Grade and Young Adult projects, particularly romance, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and contemporary books with diverse characters.
In nonfiction, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, especially history that’s impossible to put down, books on pop culture, theater, current events, women’s issues, and humor.
Caitie would love to see
- A mystery featuring an investigative journalist. Think Rory Gilmore doing her dream job
- Women’s fiction with millennials (THE ASSISTANTS)
- Historical fiction from perspectives we usually do not see and untold stories (BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY)
- Multi-POV told from different sibling perspectives. Characters that are lovable and flawed like the Bravermans
- Adult and YA books that feature a child-free MC who doesn’t change her mind
- LGBQT projects from all genres and age groups
- YA SFF, please send me your epics. If it has huge battles, sweeping love stories, and twists and turns (THE CROWN’S GAME, ILLUMINAE)
- Middle grade projects that have a voice that sounds like a kid, but also has beautiful writing (SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS, THE REAL BOY)
- Any feminist projects, fiction or nonfiction, but the feminism needs to be intersectional
- Complex, difficult girls/women as the main character (ALL THE RAGE), characters making decisions readers might not agree with
- Narrative nonfiction looking at the impact pop culture can have on American culture at large, especially written by diverse voices.
Caitie will be closed to queries January 15 through February 28. She looks forward to receiving your query when she reopens on March 1.
Please send only a query letter in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org .