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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

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!

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

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.

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Joyful stories written by diverse authors in any genre and age category.

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Angsty YA with messy characters—these are my favorite! I want to see teens make mistakes, learn from them, and move on.

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Friendship stories—break up, make up, fall in love…any of the above, any age category. There DOES NOT need to be a romantic element.

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I am DYING for a kitchen/restaurant story—aka The Bear, so if you have something unique with this setting…please send it my way.

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.
81 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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Just in case anyone was wondering…I’d love to see some non-romance YA in my inbox. #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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Tomorrow I will post a sparkly new #MSWL and reopen for queries!

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.
81 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Can I have at least a smidge of this vibe in a submission please? ❤️ #MSWL vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrVqW9h/

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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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.
81 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...