Sylvan Creekmore joined St. Martin’s Press / Wednesday Books in 2013, has built her list in YA fiction and adult nonfiction, including authors Lily Anderson and Sophie Gonzales, acclaimed historian Hugh Ryan, and superstar DJ Steve Aoki’s memoir. In YA, she’s looking for high-concept projects across genres (including romcoms, contemporary, fantasy, thrillers, and horror), especially with queer characters and female friendships, from marginalized perspectives. In adult nonfiction, she’s looking for gripping, boundary-pushing narrative nonfiction, especially upmarket true crime; practical/light inspirational millennial nonfiction; witchy mind/body/spirit with a prescriptive element; pop psychology and science books with a fresh, intersectional approach; and popular history with contemporary implications. She’s also expanding into adult genre fiction, acquiring buzz-worthy projects with a mainstream feel in fantasy, historical, queer romcom, or horror.
A lifelong reader, Sylvan developed her reading taste within fanfiction communities, and so she’s always looking for an all-consuming, engrossing read that will make her miss her train stop, and will keep a teen up all night under the covers, reading and then sharing fanart on tumblr.