Mishma Nixon

Mishma Nixon - Editor

Editorial Assistant at Little Brown Books for Young Readers with experience working with award winning and bestselling authors

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Overview

I am currently an editorial assistant at a Big Five children's imprint, and have experience working with picture books through YA, with also an interest in select adult fiction - especially romance. I have worked with NYTimes bestselling, award-winning authors and debut talent.

I was previously a book blogger for over seven years, and have extensive experience working with upcoming and established authors, and have enjoyed being a part of a book's journey from its conception to release, while being able to support first time authors navigating publishing. As an editor, I can help with early to mid stages of story development, query process, and developmental editing. If needed I can also offer detailed line edits to refine your prose.

I am excited about picture books that center joy and tells a story about a place or people that hasn't been told before. In MG and YA, I look for contemporary and fantasy, with a soft spot for coming of age narratives, gothic fiction, and sweeping fantasy settings. I am also an avid fan of romance, and would love to work with both YA and NA romance. As someone who grew up in the global south, I am also keenly interested in stories set outside of the US.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Coming of Age
Epic Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books
Romance
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Little Brown Books for Young Readers
June, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Senior Editor

The Tempest
March, 2018 – December, 2021 (almost 4 years)

Editor for Social Justice and News. Accepts pitches, edits drafts at multiple stages and assist editorial fellows and staff writers with rewrites and revisions. Fact checks articles and makes sure that each article under the article offers a unique and multifaceted perspective.

Freelance Writer and Book Blogger

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

I have covered books for multiple platforms, including my own book blog, as well as sites such as Buzzfeed, Apartment Therapy and The Tempest, which has given me extensive market knowledge and experience, as well as experience working with upcoming and established authors, industry professionals, and trade outlets

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Door of No Return

Alexander, Kwame

Wolfpack

Brunskill, Amelia

The King Is Dead

Dean, Benjamin

The Killing Code

Marney, Ellie

American Desi

Gopal, Jyoti Rajan, Kelkar, Supriya

An American Story

Alexander, Kwame, Coulter, Dare

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