Contemporary Young Adult
How They Came to Us
It may seem like an author is sending their query into the void, but Quressa found Brittney through her query inbox. Brittney already had two offers of representation so Quressa knew she needed to get on top of things. Meanwhile, Kristin read quickly and kept messaging Quressa to hurry up and finish. After Quressa finished the manuscript—she even cancelled an editor lunch because she couldn’t put the book down—she finally understood why Kristin was so enthusiastic and offered Brittney rep. Brittney made Quressa wait two long weeks, where she ended up getting several more offers, before she finally accepted. While Brittney’s query was originally just to Quressa, Kristin’s enthusiasm was so infectious that Quressa decided to bring her along for the ride.
Brittney Morris is the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, and her work has been published in The Boston University Chimaerid Literary Magazine. She was chosen as a Novel-In-A-Day participant 2016, a four-time NaNoWriMo winner, and an active informal mentor in #PitMad and #DVPit. She will be a 2018 Pitch Wars mentor. You can find her on twitter @BMichelleMorris.