Meet the Editors

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 
Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer is a fiction writer, poet, and editor with a B.A. in creative writing from American University in Washington, D.C. The great love of her life is working with stories in development and figuring out what they want and need to be the greatest they can be. You can be confident she’ll take your fictional character children as seriously as you do!

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Horror  Detailed medical stories 
Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown wrote her first book at the age of 6, (a fantasy!) to the wild acclaim of her kindergarten class. She’s been helping other writers get their words out into the world ever since.

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Prefers
Scifi  Fantasy  Romance  erotica  LGBTQ+ stories  nonfiction 
Avoids
Horror  Domestic violence  Racist violence 
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 
Kim VanderHorst

Kim VanderHorst

Kim is an experienced and kind developmental editor—maybe because she’s a mom, or maybe because she’s Canadian. But she has a knack

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Prefers
Fantasy  Contemporary  Romance  Science Fiction  Mystery  Dystopian  Horror  Humor  Dark  Quirky  Middle Grade  Picture Books  Young Adult  Adult 
Avoids
 
Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias is an associate developmental editor at book packager Dovetail Fiction. She was also an associate fiction editor for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, a 2018 Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, and a 2019-2020 Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellow.

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

Katie DeGilio

Katherine DeGilio’s greatest dream is to have one of her quotes said at the beginning of a Criminal Minds episode. So far, her writing has reached the readers of Maudlin House & Scribble Literary, among others. DeGilio has worked as a creative writing teacher for Young Authors Workshop LLC, a writing intern for Psych2Go Magazine, and a literary agent intern for Creative Media Agency Inc. Read More

Prefers
Young Adult  Thriller  Mystery  Literary 
Avoids
 
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 
Erin Olds

Erin Olds

Erin’s officially been writing for over half of her life, and has the stacks of scribbled-in notebooks to prove it! She can help you with anything from story structure to emotional payoffs.

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Prefers
Fantasy  Historical  Middle Grade  YA 
Avoids
Slasher Horror