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! She loves contemporary fiction and novels that play with magical realism— Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi was a recent favorite— but most of all, you can’t keep her away from a good YA section. When not reading or writing, you can find her watching Freeform dramas about young professionals or building her produce empire in Stardew Valley.


  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism
  • Asexuality/the ace spectrum
  • Child of a same-sex couple and of separated/remarried same-sex parents
  • Conception via sperm donation
  • Phobias
  • Aromanticism
  • Tabletop gaming
  • Spanish language (working fluency, translation)

 Preferred Genres


 Avoided Genres

Horror  Detailed medical stories