I also think it's fair to say that I LOVE to be surprised, so as long as you are sending me genres I'm open to, please send it to me. I'm excited to read more amazing stories by amazing writers!
Here's my #MSWL link: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-giuffrida/
Please remember, when I say something could be a comp that I don't mean exactly the same story. A comp exemplifies one or more elements, like voice, character development, pacing, tropes, writing style, etc.
Middle grade or YA contemporary stories - without romance or with it in the background. Stories like: American Street, The Hate You Give, Tiny Pretty Things, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Ghost, Harbor Me, Watch Over Me, and From the Desk of Zoe Washington.
Amy Giuffrida @kissedbyinkI am re-opening to queries tomorrow and will stay open for a week!
Here are a few things I am hoping to find in my inbox September 1st - September 7th:
Adult book club, commercial manuscripts that could comp: So Happy For You, Counterfeit, Killers of a Certain Age, If I Had Your Face, The House in the Pines, All My Rage, White Ivy, or Patricia Wants to Cuddle.
I am trying something new...going to open to queries the first week of each month in an effort to keep up on submissions. I will close again on Sunday, August 6th. My #MSWL is updated: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-giuffrida/
Submit queries using my QM link: QueryManager.com/AmyGiuffrida
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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...
In all age categories, whether angsty or joyful, I will especially focus on stories written by traditionally underrepresented creators.