Allison Moore

Allison Moore – Editor

12+ years as an editor at Bloomsbury and Little Brown, passionate about making good stories star-worthy and positioning pitches for success


I am not currently taking new projects.

I have spent the last decade as a Children’s and YA editor, working with authors and illustrators to create books that will help kids and teens fall in love with reading, see themselves in great stories, and find windows to new experiences and points of view. I also have a passion for strategy and positioning, and have spoken extensively at SCBWI conferences about publishing market topics. I have been to countless editorial and acquisitions meetings and can help you determine if you are on the right track — or how you can get there.

My sweet spots in middle grade and YA are realistic fiction and magical realism (I am not the best match for high fantasy); I also enjoy any kind of picture book. I’m open a wide range of topics, but I may have positioning notes for you!

I am also a voracious reader of general fiction, essays, domestic thrillers, and contemporary romance and happy to review anything in those genres. I may also be open to ghostwriting.

I'm also open to query editing (with quick turnaround if needed).

Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance LGBTQ Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience


Mar, 2022 — Present

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

May, 2017 — Jan, 2022 (over 4 years)

Atlas: DIY (aid and empowerment to immigrant youth)

Oct, 2012 — Dec, 2019 (about 7 years)

Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Aug, 2010 — May, 2017 (over 6 years)


Aug, 2009 — Aug, 2010 (about 1 year)

Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library

Jun, 2003 — Aug, 2005 (about 2 years)

Allison has 15 reviews





Carey P.

Carey P.

Mar, 2023

I have worked with Allison before, and she is prompt, easy to work with, and affordable. I appreciate the care that she puts into my work, and she helps me find ways to cater to my specific audience. She's great!
Anne K.

Anne K.

Mar, 2023

Allison was an excellent proofreader and editor for my manuscript! Her communication was very clear and she responded to my questions quickly.
Amy T.

Amy T.

Feb, 2023

Very good experience.
Leslie Eva T.

Leslie Eva T.

Feb, 2023

Another great review by Allison. Thanks so much. Until next time...
moniza H.

moniza H.

Dec, 2022

Allison really knows what she's doing! Her advice and feedback was spot on.

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