Merit Press

Under the guidance of New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard, each Merit Press title explores the honest inner workings of today’s young adults—their issues, their nobility, their flaws—in stories that crackle with tension, drama, and compelling issues of teen life.


At the crest of the new wave of YA fiction—dramatic realism and mystery for the emerging audience of teen and adult readers—Merit Press plots will twist and turn with extraordinary, heartbreaking, and unthinkable challenges, from shattered friendships and searing secrets to life-and-death danger.

The name Merit Press says it all.
Connect with us on Facebook
Browse Merit Press titles online in the Adams Media Store

“The actor David Garrick is famous for saying that although death is easy, comedy is hard. The same goes for suspense. It is thought to be easy, when in fact, it is staggeringly difficult. No one knows the complex elements of suspense better than Jacquelyn Mitchard, the fact that it is more than action, more than character, more even than pacing, that suspense must be embedded in both the outer rim and the inner sanctum of the narrative. In my experience, no one has ever understood this more fully than Jackie.”
Thomas H. Cook, Edgar Award Silver Dagger Winner, author, The Chatham School Affair


“You’re in the hands of a master. Close your eyes and hold on!”
Karin Slaughter, author, Fractured


“Jacquelyn Mitchard knows great writing like a gardener knows great orchids. She’s smart and careful and has astonishing taste.”
James Strauss, author, screenwriter, and TV writer for House

Tempestuous Louder Than Words Girl in the Wall
Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Learn More
Louder Than Words
Laurie Plissner
Learn More
The Girl in the Wall
Daphne Benedis-Grab
Learn More
Exposure The Namesake Merit Press
Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Learn More
The Namesake
Steven Parlato
Learn More
Find more Merit Press
titles online!

For information about submitting a book proposal or to submit one that you’ve already written,
as a hopeful publication by this new imprint, please read our submission guidelines.

One thought on “Merit Press

  1. Pingback: Release Day Book Review: ‘Exposure’ by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes | Ink and Page

Leave a Reply