Amy Giuffrida

Literary Agent

Belcastro Agency

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

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

In all age categories, whether angsty or joyful, I will especially focus on stories written by traditionally underrepresented creators.

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

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.

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

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.

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-…

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

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🔥

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-…

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 MSWL
92 AskAgent

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

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 MSWL
92 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 MSWL
92 AskAgent

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

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 MSWL
92 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
105 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!