John Cusick,
Agent and VP of
Folio Literary Management

John M. Cusick is a Vice President and literary agent with Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management, representing picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels. He is also the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (Candlewick Press), as well as a regular speaker at writers conferences. His client list of bestsellers and award winners include Julie Murphy (DUMPLIN’, Balzer & Bray), Laura Sebastian (the ASH PRINCESS series, Delacorte Press), S.K. Ali (SAINTS & MISFITS, Simon & Schuster), and Hafsah Faizal (WE HUNT THE FLAME, FSG). You can find him online at and on twitter, @johnmcusick.

Meet With John

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcome.

Book A Written Critique

Receive insightful notes on your pages–direct to your email. No need to schedule a time to be at a computer, or even deal with technology–all you have to do is keep yourself from hitting refresh. Your critique will arrive within 24 hours of the date selected on the calendar.