Meet the Editors

Mandy Ballard

Mandy Ballard

Mandy reads, writes, leads writers’ education groups, and does yoga in the cracks between all that drives life on a tiny

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Prefers
Young Adult  Fantasy  Dystopian  Contemporary Romance 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Katie DeGilio

Katie DeGilio

When not at Salt & Sage, Katherine DeGilio works as a literary agent intern for Creative Media Agency Inc, which she believes gives her a lot of insight into the query editing process. Her favorite book is ever-changing, but she always has a soft spot for Harry Potter (team Hufflepuff).

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Prefers
Young Adult 
Avoids
 
Megan Manzano

Megan Manzano

Megan fell in love with reading and writing from a young age. She grew up to receive a BA in English with a minor in philosophy; eager to stay as close to books as possible. She has and continues to wear many hats in the publishing world: freelance editor, writer, a marketer for Trade books, Pitchwars 2018 mentor, and now an Agent at D4EO Literary Agency. Read More

Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!
Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias is Associate Fiction Editor for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, a freelance editor, and a 2018 Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient.

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Prefers
YA  Middle Grade  Fantasy  Contemporary  Light Sci-Fi  Thriller/Suspense   
Avoids
Horror  Historical   
Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer is a fiction writer, poet, and indie bookseller with a B.A. in creative writing from American University. She has a great interest both in reflecting on her own experiences and in seeking deeper understanding of the world around her. She’s eager to bring these pursuits together with her life’s passion for language and storytelling as a sensitivity reader. Read More

Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Horror  Detailed medical stories 
April Jones

April Jones

April Jones has read, written, or edited her way through dozens of fictional worlds. When she’s not working as a teacher or freelance editor, she spends her time pretending to practice Korean by binge watching Korean dramas. She received her bachelors in English and her M.F.A. in creative writing.

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Prefers
Everything!
Avoids
Erotica 
Erin Olds

Erin Olds

As a former English teacher and current writer of 15+ years, Erin can help you with anything from story structure to emotional payoffs.

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Prefers
 
Avoids
Slasher Horror 
C. Michelle Jefferies

C. Michelle Jefferies

C. Michelle Jefferies is a published author who has studied structure and character for ten years. She’s taught structure

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Prefers
Suspense  Urban Fantasy  Romance  Young Adult 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Kim VanderHorst

Kim VanderHorst

Kim is an experienced and kind developmental editor. Maybe because she’s a mom. Maybe because she’s Canadian. But she has a knack

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Prefers
Fantasy (All Kinds)  Science Fiction  Dystopian  Horror  Humor  Dark  Quirky  Middle Grade  Young Adult  Adult   
Avoids
Historical  Military  Nonfiction   
Sara Olds

Sara Olds

Writer, mother—grandmother now too!, teacher, traveler and equestrian—Sara believes in making the most of the great loves in her life.

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Prefers
Romance  Action Adventure  Murder Mysteries  Fantasy  Historical  Science Fiction  Military  Young Adult  Childrens 
Avoids
Horror  Dark  Erotica 
Cindy Clark

Cindy Clark

Cindy has been writing for over 20 years and has a wide knowledge of fantasy, urban fantasy and science

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Prefers
Fantasy  Urban Fantasy  Sci-Fi 
Avoids
None!
Ravi Teixeira

Ravi Teixeira

Ravi Teixeira is a Cape Verdean American and transgender cartoonist, editor, sensitivity reader extraordinaire!

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Gory violence  Non-consensual sexual content