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Ms. Caitlin White

Emerald City Literary Agency


Twitter: caitforestell

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sara_gilbert_writes
May 07, 2021 12:07 pm

#WMPitch request
FQ: 5/7/21

Upmarket YA 51k
from monicaelizabeth
May 03, 2021 1:21 pm

Q: 4/6 via Linda Epstein
Full Request: 4/11
Pass: 4/21

YA Fairytale retelling, 63k

Query submitted for different novel: 4/24
from MelissaMcKinnon
May 03, 2021 1:05 pm

#LGBTNPit Request
EQ: 4/15/2021
ER: 5/3/2021 (Form)

YA Rom Com 60K
from SherLeeWriter
Apr 24, 2021 9:22 pm

Echoing what @vickipet said! I originally queried Linda Epstein, who requested the full and passed my MS to Caitlin. She and Linda offered co-representation.

I went with another agent (I had five offers of rep), but I would totally recommend querying Caitlin! She's whip smart, passionate about stories, and is building her list. She is very editorial and has a sharp eye for craft.
from AmandaRMcBride
Apr 23, 2021 5:20 pm

Congratulations, vickipet!
from vickipet
Apr 23, 2021 5:15 pm

11/9/20 Query to Mandy Hubbard (MG Contemporary)
2/15/21 Full request (from Mandy)
4/7/21 Notification from Caitlin White that my manuscript was passed to her, phone call set up
4/13/21 Offer of Representation from Caitlin!
4/23/21 Offer Accepted!!
I ended up with multiple offers, but I chose Caitlin due to her professionalism, excellent story sense, and enthusiasm. Yes, she's new to agenting, but she has excellent editorial skills and the full support of the agency behind her. Linda Epstein will be co-repping.
Don't hesitate to query her. She's amazing!
from cjgomez
Apr 22, 2021 9:53 pm

EQ: 4/22/2021

MG Contemporary Fantasy yeyeyeye u know what it is
from melonpan
Mar 31, 2021 8:33 pm

EQ: 3/25/21
ER: 3/31/21

from CarlyADavis
Mar 09, 2021 12:19 pm

#SFFpit request 2/3/21
EQ: 2/3/21
FR: 2/15/21, sent same day
ER: 3/9/21

Thought my prose and my balance of humor and handling trauma was great, but didn't jive with the worldbuilding. She was very nice in her rejection, and I would recommend querying her. She seems like a really lovely person.

82k YA Contemporary Fantasy
from rickpryll
Mar 08, 2021 6:39 am

Form query, 3.6.2021
MG school story, 25K
Form rejection (still helpful) 3.7.2021
from SaraCo
Mar 07, 2021 1:08 pm

FQ: 3/4/21
Form rejection: 3/7/21
from MHofmann
Mar 01, 2021 3:39 pm

EQ: February 24, 2021
(submission receipt said to follow-up if NR in 8 weeks)
ER: March 01, 2021
Very kind and said it wasn't what she was looking for at the moment (I wondered, but thought I'd give it a shot anyway--you never know and it couldn't hurt). I'm glad I did query her as she provided a list of resources which I'll share below.
YA MR 58,000

[] (a group blog featuring agents, editors, sales reps, and authors)

[] (A discussion board, with a fantastic YA section as well as a "background check" section for agents, and a place to post your query for critique. You must have a thick skin, but it's an excellent resource!)

[] (A curated list of resources created by a talented, New York Times bestselling YA author!)

[] (It's not often updated, but I find the archives so helpful for comments on queries to help guide writers.)
from roxananourishad
Feb 10, 2021 1:03 pm

EQ: 1/4
ER: 1/10

form rejection
from catmarauder191
Feb 05, 2021 10:37 am

EQ: 2/3/21
ER: 2/5/21
form letter
99k YA fantasy
from maltdash
Feb 01, 2021 1:36 pm

EQ: 1/26/21
ER: 1/29/21
Kind form letter with query resources

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