Elle holds a B.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting from Drexel University. Before joining Ladderbird Literary Agency, Elle worked at Hotchkiss Daily & Associates as an Assistant Literary Agent and 21Ninety as a Managing Editor. She loves to read a variety of genres but is particularly drawn to stories with strong female voices.
What she's looking for?
Elle is seeking POC-driven and/or Queer-driven stories for Children (Picture Books), Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult audiences. She is easily drawn to fiction with a strong emotional core, layered world-building, complex characters, nuanced relationships, and forward-moving plots. Equally alluring, she also enjoys nonfiction narratives that identify in history, memoir, pop culture, and/or true crime genres. Overall, Elle loves works that draw on literary traditions and reimagine them as something completely, captivatingly new.
Children ● Art-driven picture books
MG / YA / Adult ● Fantasy grounded in reality with series potential ● Contemporary with a focus on current issues and diversity ● LGBTQ+ romance (YA / Adult) ● Coming of age (YA) ● Lyrical and ambitious storytelling
Fiction Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, Historical, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Romance, Picture Books, Science Fiction Thriller
Nonfiction Biography, History, Memoir, Pop Culture, True Crime
Submit to Elle: queryme.online/ellemckenzie
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