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