Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 12, 2018

Page Street Publishing – Lauren Knowles 4th Editor of the Month

Lauren Knowles is an editor at Page Street. She graduated with a masters degree in English Literature from Portland State University, and worked at the New York Public Library before accepting her job at Page Street. 

She loves unique fantasy, magical realism, lyrical writing, gothic romance, and character-driven contemporary. An f/f contemporary romance with a happy ending is at the top of her wish list, but she is always looking for inclusive stories and diverse voices.

Editor at Page Street Publishing

  • Epic fantasy with LGBTQ main characters
  • f/f contemporary romance with a happy ending
  • Stories about diverse witches
  • Diverse sci-fi
  • Gothic romance with a unique twist. I’m a sucker for Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, and the enemies-to-lovers trope.
  • Literary writing paired with magical realism
  • Historical–the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries are my favorites. I would also be interested in something set in the 1920s.
  • I am always looking for inclusive stories and diverse perspectives

Fiction: Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, Humor, LGBTQ


In the subject line, please write “JULY 2018 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” (Also indicate YA PB or NF in Subject line) Example: JULY 2018 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE – PB or NF or YA. Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it’s a picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED!Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be passed over if you do not follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc. This is where most people mess up.

DEADLINE: July 20th.
RESULTS: June 27th & 30th

Look for Interviews next week. 

Talk tomorrow,


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