Amy Giuffrida Is Closed To Queries
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Someone please make this a horror story! #MSWL
Ahhhh! Just realized it’s #MSWL day! I really love messy characters, twists and turns I never saw coming, diverse characters written by BIPOC & Latinx creators that are both impactful & joyful, and horror in all age categories🤩 manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-…
1. Only query one Belcastro agent at a time.
2. I ONLY accept queries via my Query Manager: QueryManager.com/AmyGiuffrida
Any queries sent to my email, Twitter DM, Instagram, or LinkedIn will be deleted without being read.
If you hit anything on my wishlist, send it! If you have a little mix of a few things, send it! But if it's on my NO list, it's not for me...
In non-fiction, if you have a strong platform or the credentials to support your writing, I am open to most ideas. A strong narrative voice that will draw me is especially important.
Lastly, I have a wide-range of adult stories I'm seeking--many are the same from last year. BUT I am really into finding a paranormal romance and romantic suspense in 2023. My steam level varies, but the plot matters more than the sexiness. I don't rep erotical.
Teens who run illegal gambling rings--cards or sports--is an interest. Love when teens are smart, make their own money, and fool everyone!
I've been searching for a YA werewolf story FOREVER.
So many teens are reading a particular author, but I really would LOVE an authentic teen contemporary romance. The emotional rollercoaster. The disapproving parents. Messy. Concentual. Sweet. NOT written for adults--think the new season of Ginny and Georgia.
I mention sports stories in my #MSWL, but I really want them in conjunction with romance, mystery, or horror. Give me a teen looking to break out as a MMA fighter who is solving the murder of her trainer, while falling for the killer...I will faint.
I am looking for a lot of YA this year! Here's a little more of what I would love to see...
My middle grade list is fairly full, so I am only looking for: magical realism, contemporary, or mystery series (or with series possibility).
In all age categories, whether angsty or joyful, I will especially focus on stories written by traditionally underrepresented creators.
This is the first time I am open to Picture Books! I am selectively looking for: whimsical and funny stories, especially those that showcase diversity. Family and friendship themes are my favorite. It's a plus if you are an author/illustrator, but not a must.
I reopen to queries TOMORROW! I have my fresh new #MSWL is posted, but I figured I'd give a little more explanation of what I am super excited to see in 2023.
Want to see what I'm really excited to find in my 2023 inbox? My new #MSWL is live! Don't forget...I won't be open to submissions until January 9th🔥
I am probably forgetting something, but until October 1st I am open to all of your amazing submissions. If you think we’d be a good fit, please feel free to query me!
Non-fiction from those with a strong platform, especially written by BIPOC creators. Can be a unique perspective regarding art, science, food, current issues, mental health, etc.
Joyful stories written by diverse authors in any genre and age category.