Amy Giuffrida

Literary Agent

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

And of course I forgot to add my anti-#MSWL Most of this hasn't changed but things I'm not a good fit for:
Pandemic stories
YA Fantasy
Science fiction set in space
Talking animals
Angels, demons, zombies, mermaids, or pirates
Military or Medical-based stories
#WritingCommunity

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

In 2022, I will continue to build my list with stories that amaze me from the beginning. I believe that all people deserve to see themselves in books, so above everything I will be seeking stories that showcase diversity. Cheers!

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

And last but not least...NON-FICTION
If you have a strong platform and love what you do, feel free to pitch me a concept.

I am specifically seeking:
Narrative non-fiction
Business/Social Media/Tech/Cooking books for teens

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Here are the ADULT GENRES I am seeking in 2022:
Women’s Fiction
Book Club/Commercial Fiction
Contemporary Romance/Rom-Coms
Non-Political Thrillers/Mysteries/Suspense
Horror
Historical Fiction - with a contemporary feel

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I REALLY want to see more characters who are older! I'd love to see more 40+ year-old protagonists who fall in love or finally figure out their shit. I am here for it!

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

My ADULT wishlist is sparkling & new!
In addition to dark and gritty, I really want to read about people’s joy. I want to laugh and cry with your characters and root for them to the very end. I want to read about people I don’t know, but become my best friend in the end.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

🌲Kids who are activists and engage in their community to invoke change
🔪Vengeful and angry main characters
😆Humor with heart
🧶Close-knit family stories with underlying tensions
🗾Big, sweeping adventures
💀Dark and gritty horror full of tension
🐕Rescue dogs
😍Emotion

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I REALLY want some COLLEGE-AGE YA! I binged The Sex Lives of College Girls and just adored these characters so much. I want to see diversity, humor, willingness to be messy, friendship, and honesty.

There can be romance, but it doesn't need to be the center of it all.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I really need to be pulled in immediately by your characters--keep me invested by the voice, the tension, the hook. THAT is what I am looking for in a story, no matter the genre. BUT I am seeking some specific things this year...

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Now for some fun! A #MSWL 🧵
Let's start with MG and YA...

Other than YA Fantasy...I will be completely open to every genre in MG and YA for 2022!

**Fantasy writers...I do make special requests during pitch contests so keep an eye out for me lurking. Lol.
#writingcommunity

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Why aren’t more people talking about The Sex Lives of College Girls???? When I re-open to queries on January 4th I am looking for comps to this BIG TIME! #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

The Fear Street movies are everything I love about horror and more. #MSWL I’d love to see anything along these lines in YA horror. Make it contemporary, sassy, full of friendship, enemies that band together, and don’t forget the jump scares. #FearStreetNetflix

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I can’t stop thinking about the twists in Panic. I’d LOVE to see something in this vein with a friendship twist and some sort of romantic entanglement. Make it dark, twisted, and set somewhere fresh and new. #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

This week has felt like a year, so please send me some fun contemporary! Give me all the MG and YA goofiness that makes me giggle and gives me all the feels. I’m ready to open my inbox and smile🥰 #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Just watched the finale of Superstore. I’d LOVE a YA version of this—diversity is a must. I mean reality is that high schoolers and college kids truly run most fast food restaurants, retail stores, and grocery stores, especially at night. Oh and the antics... #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
71 MSWL
92 AskAgent