Nicole Sclama

Nicole Sclama - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Editor of critically-acclaimed middle-grade and YA books specializing in fantasy with 7+ years of experience at publishing houses

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I have over seven years of experience in traditional book publishing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Abrams Books. Books I have edited have received multiple starred reviews and landed on the NYT bestseller list. My specialty is YA fantasy but I've also worked on fantasy for ages 8-12 and contemporary/realistic fiction for teens and middle school age readers. I'm a very hands-on editor and my goal is to help bring your vision for your book alive. Together we will make your book the best version of itself so readers will fall in love with your characters and stories!

A little about me: I have a dog named Captain Elias Bede (also answers to Mr. Wiggle Butt) who snores on my lap while I'm editing and only sometimes uses my laptop as a pillow to get extra scratches when I'm trying to work. I love all things Disney and have Very Strong Feelings about how awesome Maleficent is. I've been known to pause time while binging TV to fit in a few more episodes. I'm addicted to seltzer.

"One of the most difficult parts of being a writer is knowing the story on the page can't quite measure up to the one in your head. Good editors help close that gap, and Nicole is among the very best. Every suggestion, big and small, resonated with me and made my book stronger and tighter. She's a truly gifted editor." —New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan
English (US)
Contemporary Romance
Epic Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
New Adult
Romantic Comedy
Space Opera
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Associate Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
June, 2015 – January, 2021 (over 5 years)

Assistant Editor

Abrams Books
September, 2013 – June, 2015 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

These Hollow Vows

Ryan, Lexi

Fire with Fire

Soria, Destiny

Splinters of Scarlet

Murphy, Emily Bain

West (East Book 2)

Pattou, Edith

Things That Grow

Goldstein, Meredith

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