Bess Cozby


Bess Cozby is an Editor at Tor/Forge books, where she is actively building her list with a focus on historical fiction for adult and young adult audiences. On the adult side, Bess is also seeking suspense and women’s fiction. For YA, she also would love to find fun, fast, or nail-biting thrillers and contemporary novels with a high-concept hook. A few things she is particularly interested in: fame and its effects on people, sibling dynamics, American history, and philosophy. An element of romance is always a plus. The intersection of commercial, heart-warming, and surprising is where she is building her list.

Looking For: Historical fiction, Women’s Fiction, Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, YA contemporary, YA mysteries and thrillers, YA Historical

Not Looking For: Fantasy and Science Fiction (I know! They still let me work at Tor)

Representative Titles: Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh, Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk, Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky, and Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid