Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™

Literary Agent

Belcastro Agency

literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

i’m *dying* for fantasy (both YA and adult!) right now and still don’t have a novel-in-verse on my list, so PLEASE send my way if you have one!!

i’m so excited to dive back in and see your beautiful work! β™₯️✨

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

and for everything else, same as usual! please check out my website (cortneyradocaj.com) for more detailed info on what i tend to gravitate toward

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

basically, for GNs, if your story fits what i’m looking for, send my way! i’m very open to a range of art styles right now, and would love to be surprised by something new 😊

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

for artwork, i like a wide rangeβ€”i love the grittiness of SAGA’s artwork, but also the muted tones and simplicity of KISS NUMBER 8. COVENANT and LORE OLYMPUS are two of my favorite webcomics with wildly different art styles

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

i’m accepting GN manuscripts by themselves, but my preference is author/artists. at this time, i'm not taking on artists only (just authors or author/artists)

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips
Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

for graphic novels, i’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror in a wide variety; both ends of the spectrum are wanted! sweet contemporaries, cozy fantasyβ€”but also dark, twisty SFF and horror that delves into navigating trauma

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

(basically, communication, respect, and consent is ✨super sexy✨ and my personal preference is sweet warm fuzzy romance with a smidge of heat versus hot steamy romance where sex is the focus)

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

a moderate amount of heat is fabulous, but i’m also okay with little to no explicit scenes (and this includes any variation of asexual romances!!). i’m probably not the best fit for a high amount of explicit scenes or erotica

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

in romance, i really want examples of healthy romances! it’s completely okay for characters to make mistakes (please, have them make mistakes lol) but i do NOT want books that idealize (or even just accept) toxic, codependent, or abusive behaviors in romantic relationships

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

as always, i am prioritizing marginalized authorsβ€”disabled, BIPOC, queer, neurodivergent, etc. my main goal is to lift and champion authors from underrepresented communities!

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

overall, i will be accepting:

ADULT:
β€’fantasy
β€’horror
β€’contemporary
β€’romance
β€’novels-in-verse
β€’graphic novels

YA:
β€’fantasy
β€’horror
β€’sci-fi
β€’thriller
β€’contemporary
β€’novels-in-verse
β€’graphic novels

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

the other changes:

β€’i will NOT be accepting adult sci-fi during this period (this is NOT permanent and i will likely be open to adult sci-fi again in the future)

β€’i will actively be looking for adult romance (with caveats, see below!)

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

UPDATE: i’m opening to queries!

i’ll be open starting october 1st through november 30th

there will be a few changes in what i’m looking for, but the biggest is that i will be accepting graphic novels!! πŸŽ‰

#amquerying #amwriting #amediting #writingcommunity

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips
Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

a quick FYI for my #mswl:

i love retellings (fairytale, mythology, etc.) and am always happy to see them in my box!

HOWEVER, i *do not* like super obvious retellings. they HAVE to be subtle for me to like them - think ACOTAR and ACOMAF, CINDER, or FOR THE WOLF

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

i’ve been listening to old gods of appalachia and reading an arc of SUMMER SONS by @leemandelo and y’all

i need more lush, atmospheric horror in my box stat pls and thank you #mswl

Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips
Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips
Cortney Radocaj πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr β€’ she/they β€’ queer β€’ neurodivergent β€’ CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

it's officially pride month!!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ and while ANY time of year is the perfect time to send me your queer MS

if you were waiting for a sign

this is it

send me the queer shinies ✨

#mswl