Kaitlyn Katsoupis

Literary Agent

Belcastro Agency

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

Really would love more Contemporary Graphic Novel storylines in general, for all ages

For Historical, things that are NOT WW1 or WW2 unless from a POV that isn't German, Polish, English, French, or American

#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

SUPER picky with Adult right now! Mainly contemporary, graphic novel, & historical. Fantasy worldbuilding MUST be on point & want more non-American/English storylines

Para romances not at top of my list
Looking for rom-coms, but selective
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

YA Graphic Novel

really looking more to contemporary side of things; I have a ton of Fantasy and want to branch out
Slice of life storylines
LGBTQ+ romance/friendships
Scavenger/treasure hunts
Historical 100%
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

For YA, I'm more turning to Historical, Contemporary, and Contemporary Romance. Super selective on Fantasy and Paranormal right now, though would still love to see concepts on witches or ghosts (and vamps if unique!)
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips
Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn

Officially open to queries!!!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/TE17elNEBt

quick #mswl update, I am primarily looking for MG (all genres), YA Contemporary, Historical (all ages), and Graphic Novel (all ages/genres). Those are my heaviest focus. BUT, also open to others, so check out my MSWL page!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

I am really dying to find historical fantasy or with spec fic touches. There are SO many locations outside of US/UK that I need to see in historical.

This goes for paranormal, too. Give me more cultural creatures (think the series Trese) #amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

Adult

GN - all genres but especially horror, dark fantasy, or LGBTQ+

Novels - romance, contemporary, historical, and MAYBE fantasy. Super picky there. Really want horror like Babadook or Midnight Mass or Haunting of Hill House

#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

YA Novels

contemporary, romcom, fantasy, historical

If fantasy, you've GOT to bring your A-game. Very picky here for my list in fantasy, but definitely open to so many more contemporary and historical stories!

#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

YA GN

again, I am dying for more LGBTQ+ and historical; would love contemporary, fantasy, and horror here, too

Think outside the box. For YA, it needs to be something that totally immerses me in the characters or the world or the emotions
#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

MG Novels

contemporary, fantasy, and historical

am open to novel in verse but must be very high concept
#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

Things I need more of in my query box:

MG Contemporary

Adult/YA Rom-Com

POC Historical

LBGTQ+ Historical

#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

Along with LGBTQ+ historical, I'm SUPER on the hunt for more MG in 2021. This is definitely going to be making up a lot of my list =] #MSWL

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips
Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

I've noticed some things I always fall for:

Wine shops/wineries
Swamps
HIlariously awkward gay boys
Historical where they brush fingers and is a MOOD
MG where girls like ghosts and frogs and deep convos
Flying ships
Nerdy yet awe-inspiring talents
ANGST

#amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

I REALLY love LGBTQ+ historical or MG first crushes kind of vibe. Always looking to build my list and want more Ace, Trans, and Nonbinary voices
#amquerying #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips

In Adult, my main focus will be historical, contemporary romance, and select fantasy/paranormal. Adult is a harder sell for me, so it HAS to really be unique, new, and with strong voice/conflict
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips
Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips