Prize Donor Feature, Karly Caserza, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Hi Math is Everwhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Hopefuls,

To check out where you’re submitting your gif-inspired kidlit story of 150 words or less, go here:

Just when you thought we were done, we have a surprise for you! We have one extra prize donor!!! To find out about the other prize donors, check out the Prize Donor Feature Series.

This prize donor is a fun literary agent who just so happens to represent our own Ciara O’Neal…

🎉Karly Caserza🎉


Karly is donating a picture book or the first ten pages of an Mg or YA manuscript critique.


  • What is your favorite thing about spring?

My favorite thing about Spring is that feeling of opportunity. I’m not sure what it is but the air is filled with a chance to make a change, a difference, a move!

  • Spring is full of surprises bursting forth, what’s something you’ve found surprising about the publishing industry?

This question couldn’t come at a better time. With Covid-19 hitting every single industry hard, I’ve found it plenty pleasantly surprising the ability for the publishing industry to persevere and to continue to offer an escape, a moment of hope, for those who seek it.


Karly’s Bio

Associate Agent Karly Caserza was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Northern California as a child. She obtained her Business Marketing degree and has been a Freelance Graphic Designer for over 10 years. In addition to designing a wide range of print and web promotional material for clients, Karly creates book covers for Short Fuse and promotional graphics for Fuse authors. Professionally, Karly began her career in the publishing industry as a reader for Tricia Skinner at Fuse Literary. Her responsibilities quickly grew and she was promoted to Literary Assistant, a role that also included a spot on the production team of Short Fuse. Karly is also the Marketing Coordinator of the San Francisco Writers Conference, held every President’s Day weekend. In her spare time, Karly is an Adobe Technical Trainer, freelance graphic designer, Young Adult author, video game geek, and art noob.


Karly is one of now 19 wonderful prize donors for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2020 that starts on April 7th. Make sure to follow her on social media to show your support! And get gif-searching or creating!

In the comments, tell us what part of Karly’s MSWL you enjoy the most!


Kaitlyn and Ciara

If you need more info on the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest, check here and make sure to share with all your writing and author-illustrator friends!

8 thoughts on “Prize Donor Feature, Karly Caserza, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

  1. Halo! I had to do a little digging for her MSWL (linky no worky) but I’m glad to hear that she’s looking for multicultural characters w/ STEM involved. How does some archaeology sound? 🙂 So wonderful that she’s taking the time to donate a prize!!

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