Amy Stapp


Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny

New York

Wolfson Literary Agency

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Feb 25

Child-in-danger thrillers. What's your stance?

They've never bothered me, and folks used to tell me, You'll get it when you're a mom... Um no, sorry, guess I'm missing that particular mom gene. Ha! I still like dark. #mswl #thrillers

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Feb 24

#MSWL More WWII fiction set somewhere other than the UK or France. Give me the new voices. There are so many more stories we haven't heard. #WomensFiction #HistoricalFiction

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Feb 21

I think my new editor soulmate is on to something... "What happens if someone is murdered during their Amish Rumspringa? Would their family ever know what happened to them?"
๐Ÿ™Someone write this please! #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Feb 7

I've received a wave of queries from incredibly talented LGBT authors lately, so it seems like a good time to send the reminder: I'm always looking for diverse voices of ALL varieties and cultures, in YA/Adult/MG. I want to know your unique story. #mswl #ownvoices

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Jan 30

๐Ÿ“šUpdated #mswl for 2020 ๐Ÿ“š
2019 brought a lot of great YA to my inbox, and oh how I love it, but really looking for a lot more adult fiction in 2020.
Particularly hungry for suspense and women's fiction with a high concept hookโ€ฆ

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Jan 30

Great meetings with editors this week. Some #MSWL takeaways that really resonated with me: the "PTA-mom-finally-loses-her-sh*t"-style female thriller (YES love this!); and the "gentle horror," aka creepy and atmospheric but not too gory...
Yes, please!

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 22 Nov 2019

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY

1) Heard fellow Hoosier Buttigieg say something today that I completely relate to: โ€œI didnโ€™t realize how Midwestern I was until I left the Midwest.โ€ First moving South at 18 And then I didnโ€™t realize how very American I was til I saved every dollar I earned to go to Paris at 21.

2) It got me thinking about why I love travel stories or fish out of water stories or stories of cultures different from my own, particularly in the young adult space. Travel stretches you in ways you canโ€™t anticipate. #MSWL But at heart, still a midwestern girl here in NYC ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 15 Nov 2019

I just watched that netflix show about pirates... entertaining, but my point is... WHY have I never read a book about Ching Shih before?? I've seen nonfic, but this is begging to be a novel in a talented author's hands. This woman's story is incredible! #MSWL #HistoricalFiction

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 28 Oct 2019

I'd love a novel of the female code breakers of WWII. I've seen non-fic, but I haven't yet found it in upmarket #WomensFiction and I can't help but devour new WWII stories--I'm automatically picking up that book ๐Ÿ“š #MSWL #historical

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 28 Oct 2019

I'm eagerly looking for an #ownvoices immigration story. #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 10 Oct 2019

I've been seeing a lot of queries with sophisticated tinges of horror (both YA and adult) and I am Loving it right now! Especially the Gothic horror. Perfect fall reading... #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 30 Sep 2019

I can't wait to meet the talented Southern writers at #MoonlightandMagnolias #MMConference19 this weekend in ATL, my old stomping grounds. I'll be looking for mystery, historical, women's fic, and of course a lil romance! I love a determined character full of grit & grace #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 26 Sep 2019

#MSWL Transitioning from high school to early college years with a lot of girl friendships, awkwardness, and tons of humor. I want to feel like I'm reading a YA Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick's voice in my head.

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 16 Sep 2019

High on my #MSWL right now: Sophisticated, twisty (adult) thrillers and suspense! I want secrets galore! I want to be surprised. Bonus points for a strong sense of place.

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 2 Aug 2019

I just got pitched a novel with a hidden trunk in the attic and family secrets galore! Somebody knows my #MSWL ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‰
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Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 31 Jul 2019

#MSWL Iโ€™m very interested in projects from active duty military, veterans, and their family members. I want to hear your unique story! My brother suffers PTSD from his tour in Afghanistan and I have a soft spot for this underrepresented group of brave men and women.

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 28 May 2019

The holiday weekend meant I finally got to dive into Becoming Mrs. Lewis by @pcalhenry Her writing is so lovely and the story has me glued to the page ๐Ÿ“– #inboxgoals ๐Ÿ˜‰ #mswl

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 23 May 2019

Did I miss your amazing #pitdark pitch? Query me any ol' time. Guidelines at I want to read your dark thrillers, suspense, mystery, gothic, historicals... Let's go! #mswl

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 15 May 2019

Every time I hear @kanebrown "What Ifs" I think how much I want this song in book form. I'm obsessed. All that swoony angst brings out my inner 17-year-old. #MSWL ๐Ÿ˜

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 31 Jan 2019

YA Friendship stories. Girls supporting girls without competition, judgement, or stereotypical high school jealousy (I'm tired of seeing the cliche mean cheerleaders). I'm still buds with all my high school girlfriends. I'd love to see more of this in YA #mswl #YAlit