Sarah Litt

Sarah Litt - Editor

New York, NY, USA

NYC-based editor, I've worked in publishing for over a decade. I have experience with fiction, non-fiction, comics, and graphic novels.

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I’ve worked in publishing for nearly a decade. As a literary scout at Franklin and Siegel, I reviewed books coming out on the U.S. market to determine which, if any, overseas markets they would sell in. That responsibility kept me in touch with top literary trends.

At Penguin, I served in two capacities, as editorial assistant and as the assistant to the publisher of the imprint. That dual role allowed me to be involved with many different projects in any given day. Yet there was always time to edit, and eventually acquire, my own projects.

I found a niche at DC Comics, where each day revealed something new. I've assisted on a majority of Vertigo's OGNs, such as Cuba and the critically acclaimed How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less.

At DC Entertainment, I worked on digital projects, as well as a number of very exciting licensed projects. I also work on kids comics, such as Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. It is through these books that I have rediscovered my love of children’s books.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Education & Reference
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Dystopian
Fantasy
Literature
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Glyph Award
  • Prism Award
  • Harvey Award
  • Science in Society Journalism Award

Work experience

Freelance Editor

All Black, LLC
January, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Manage calendar, production, and creative talent for all comics titles.
• Marketed crowdfunding campaign that exceeded goal by 300%
• Lead editor on critically acclaimed BLACK and BLACK [AF] series
• Scout and manage freelancers on all projects

Editor

The Princeton Review
April, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

Edit and plan content for test prep and high school subject-focused
books.
• Manage editorial, copy, and proofing of nine books on average
• Conduct competitive research to develop concepts for new titles
• Recruit and partner with freelancers to ensure deadlines are met
• Expanded print to digital workflow and platforms relationships

Digital Editor

Dynamite Entertainment
February, 2013 – September, 2013 (7 months)

Led a newly-formed department focused on developing digital
content for various platforms and devices.
• Outlined digital publishing, production, and marketing strategy
• Increased social media presence by 55% in three months
• Edited line of coffee table books and digital prose

Digital Assistant Editor

DC Comics
August, 2011 – January, 2013 (over 1 year)

Assisted in editing content for licensed and digital publications.
• Introduced project management applications to improve
workflow for managing freelancers and vital documents
• Independently edited licensed multiple series targeted at
younger readers, ages 6-12
• Strategized with editorial team on content development for digital
and social networks
• Managed talent relations and wrote promotional copy

Assistant Editor

DC Comics/Vertigo
October, 2008 – August, 2011 (almost 3 years)

Recruited to support launch of original graphic novel line as part of
DC Comics's critically acclaimed Vertigo imprint.
• Improved workflow and communications between creative and
editorial
• Edited Anthony Bourdain’s original graphic novel, Get Jiro.

Editorial Assitant

Penguin
August, 2005 – October, 2008 (about 3 years)

Helped acquire, evaluate, and edit various projects. Wrote rejection
letters, title information forms, and catalog copy.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

BLACK Volume 1

Kwanza Osajyefo

In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. Collects issues 1-6.

In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. Collects issues 1-6.

Black AF: America's Sweetheart

Kwanza Osajyefo

Can a black woman be America's first superhero?Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist thre... read more

Can a black woman be America's first superhero?Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist thre... read more

Get Jiro!

Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose

A New York Times BestsellerIn a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging.On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the "Vertical Farm," who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic di... read more

A New York Times BestsellerIn a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging.On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the "Vertical Farm," who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic di... read more

Casanova: Actor, Lover, Priest, Spy

Ian Kelly

"A sheer testament to the power of the written word." (The New York Times) Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes, founded state lotteries, and wrote forty-two books and 3,600 pages of memoirs recording the tastes and smells of the years before the French Revolution-as well as his affairs and sexual encounters with dozens of women and a handful of men. Historian Ian ... read more

"A sheer testament to the power of the written word." (The New York Times) Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes, founded state lotteries, and wrote forty-two books and 3,600 pages of memoirs recording the tastes and smells of the years before the French Revolution-as well as his affairs and sexual encounters with dozens of women and a handful of men. Historian Ian ... read more

Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Industry's Quest toManipulate Height

Susan Cohen, Christine Cosgrove

Winner National Association of Science Writers "Science in Society Award" for best book.A fascinating story of medical experimentation, parental love, and the extreme measures taken to make children fit within the norm. Most people rarely think about their height beyond a little wishing and hoping. But for the parents of children who are ridiculed by their peers for being extraordinarily tall ... read more

Winner National Association of Science Writers "Science in Society Award" for best book.A fascinating story of medical experimentation, parental love, and the extreme measures taken to make children fit within the norm. Most people rarely think about their height beyond a little wishing and hoping. But for the parents of children who are ridiculed by their peers for being extraordinarily tall ... read more

ASAP Biology: A Quick-Review Study Guide for the AP Exam (College Test Preparation)

Princeton Review

LIKE CLASS NOTES—ONLY BETTER. The Princeton Review's ASAP Biology is designed to help you zero in on just the information you need to know to successfully grapple with the AP test. Advanced Placement exams require students to have a firm grasp of content—you can't bluff or even logic your way to a 5. Like a set of class notes borrowed from the smartest student in your grade, this book gives yo... read more

LIKE CLASS NOTES—ONLY BETTER. The Princeton Review's ASAP Biology is designed to help you zero in on just the information you need to know to successfully grapple with the AP test. Advanced Placement exams require students to have a firm grasp of content—you can't bluff or even logic your way to a 5. Like a set of class notes borrowed from the smartest student in your grade, this book gives yo... read more

Cuba: My Revolution

Dean Haspiel, Inverna Lockpez

Revolver

Matt Kindt

REVOLVER is a tale of two worlds, and how the both test a man to his limits... Almost thirty and living in Seattle, Sam shuffles to his bed after a night out at the bars. The next morning he wakes up and catches the bus into the city, starting another day of his dead end life. But today on the radio he hears that the stock market has crashed, news of a bird-flu epidemic erupting in Asia pushes... read more

REVOLVER is a tale of two worlds, and how the both test a man to his limits... Almost thirty and living in Seattle, Sam shuffles to his bed after a night out at the bars. The next morning he wakes up and catches the bus into the city, starting another day of his dead end life. But today on the radio he hears that the stock market has crashed, news of a bird-flu epidemic erupting in Asia pushes... read more

Marzi: A memoir

Marzena Sowa

“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread.I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a walk in the park.”Told from a young girl’s perspective, Marzena Sowa’s memoir of a childhood shaped by politics feels remarkably fre... read more

“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread.I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a walk in the park.”Told from a young girl’s perspective, Marzena Sowa’s memoir of a childhood shaped by politics feels remarkably fre... read more

Gone to Amerikay

Derek McCulloch

Ciara O'Dwyer is a young woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slums of 1870; Johnny McCormack is a struggling actor drawn to the nascent folk music movement in Greenwich Village 1960; and Lewis Healy is a successful Irishman who's come to present-day Manhattan on his wife's anniversary-present promise to reveal the connection between him and them. The mystery originates with Ciara... read more

Ciara O'Dwyer is a young woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slums of 1870; Johnny McCormack is a struggling actor drawn to the nascent folk music movement in Greenwich Village 1960; and Lewis Healy is a successful Irishman who's come to present-day Manhattan on his wife's anniversary-present promise to reveal the connection between him and them. The mystery originates with Ciara... read more

The Green Woman

Peter Straub, Michael Easton

New York Times best-selling author Peter Straub resurrects his most sinister creation, Fielding “Fee” Bandolier, the unstoppable serial killer last seen in Straub’s bestseller The Throat. Aging and tired of a life devoted to death, Fee is preparing to end his long career of bloodshed. Bob Steele is a disillusioned New York detective out for redemption and to him redemption means a one-man crus... read more

New York Times best-selling author Peter Straub resurrects his most sinister creation, Fielding “Fee” Bandolier, the unstoppable serial killer last seen in Straub’s bestseller The Throat. Aging and tired of a life devoted to death, Fee is preparing to end his long career of bloodshed. Bob Steele is a disillusioned New York detective out for redemption and to him redemption means a one-man crus... read more

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Erich Onzik
Sarah was incisive and thorough. I wish I had used her earlier on my project.

Erich Onzik, February 2019

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