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We love fiction with superb writing and a voice that jumps off the page. A twisted or colorful plot that compels us to keep reading is a must.

We look for a unique voice and a strong protagonist that a reader can relate to whether it be commercial or literary. We like dark and intense, but we won’t turn away something that’s a little on the lighter side. We enjoy a touch of humor when the genre demands it.

Profound young adult with a strong male or female protagonist is a must. A thought-provoking read, big writing, an entertaining story line, and a fast pace will get our attention.

***We use Query Manager. Please read each agent’s wish list to find the agent that best matches your manuscript genre. Then use the Submit a Story button and that will take you to the query form. Thank you.

Send a query to one of our Agents:

Sharon Belcastro

Her love of books goes back to early childhood where some of her fondest memories were spent with Gulliver in Lilliput and Ishmael and his voyage on the Pequod…Learn More

WISH LIST

Nonfiction

Young Adult

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Action/Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Magical Realism
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Horror

Submit a story to Sharon


Ella Marie Shupe

Ella Marie has been a literary agent since 2008. She was drawn to helping authors achieve their dreams after she studied English at Youngstown State University…Learn More

WISH LIST

Adult

  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers/Suspense
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Historical

Young Adult

  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Mystery/Detective
  • Historical

I am always looking for diverse authors. I love fast-paced stories that keep me on the edge of my seat.

Submit a story to Ella Marie


Cortney Radocaj

Cortney grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and after spending her undergraduate years in downtown Manhattan at NYU…Learn More

WISH LIST

  • YA, NA, and Adult
  • LGBT (particularly F/F)
  • Neurodiversity
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Cyberpunk
  • Mythology/fairytale retellings
  • Gothic
  • Paranormal
  • Contemporary
  • Horror
  • Magical realism

Submit a story to Cortney


Kaitlyn Katsoupis

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind….Learn More

WISH LIST

Upper MG

  • Fantasy (high, urban, or magical realism)
  • Contemporary
  • light Sci Fi
  • Horror or Paranormal (more creepy dolls, ghosts, and curses, less blood and guts)
  • Historical

Young Adult

  • Fantasy (high, urban, or magical realism)
  • Contemporary
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical
  • Paranormal (ghosts, witches, and vampires if unique; open to new legends/creatures)

NA/Adult

  • Fantasy
  • light Sci Fi
  • Historical
  • Contemporary Romance/Rom-Com

For all ages, I really want historical that focuses on perspectives and places not in the mainstream. Give me legends, myths, events, battles that aren’t the everyday titles we see all the time. I’m not huge on retellings unless it’s in-depth and really makes me dig to figure out what story we’re rediscovering. I also really want more LGBTQ+ storylines and mental health themes and love stories where the people are just PEOPLE and it doesn’t have to be expressly about an issue.

Kaitlyn is NOT accepting

– Nonfiction
– Chapter or picture books
– Thriller/suspense/mystery
– Romantic Suspense
– Novellas, poetry, or short story collections
– Storylines heavily dependent on religious motives/events/themes
– Storylines heavily dependent on sexual/physical/drug abuse

Submit a story to Kaitlyn


Hannah VanVels Ausbury

Hannah’s life is consumed by all things bookish, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine…..Learn More

WISH LIST

Picture Books

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction focusing on biographies or eras that have been historically overlooked

Middle Grade

  • Historical (focusing on BIPOC stories and historically marginalized voices and characters)
  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Adventure
  • Horror or paranormal

Young Adult

  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Thrillers
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction

New Adult/ Adult

  • Romcom
  • Horror
  • Fantasy

I’m actively building an inclusive list with a variety of voices and genres. I love working with #OwnVoices authors, and I’m looking for voices from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, regardless of genre.

Submit a story to Hannah


Kortney Price

Kortney graduated with a B.A. in English from Greenville University in 2014. Since then she has interned  with several prominent literary agencies…Learn More

WISH LIST

Nonfiction (for kids)

  • “How to” books for kids (specifically: concepts or skills such as art, cooking, handiness, computers, wilderness skills, etc.)
  • Books for girls (or boys!) featuring body image, body changes, lifestyle, stress management, mindfulness or health

Picture Books 

  • Engaging stories that evoke movement or introduce young readers to new things such as music, animals, cooking, etc. (Such as Mix it Up by Herve Tullet)

Middle Grade

  • Adventure/Survival 
  • Mystery 
  • Paranormal 
  • Science Fiction 
  • Contemporary 
  • Magical Realism or Fantasy

Young Adult 

  • Mystery 
  • Thriller 
  • Magical Realism or Fantasy 
  • Science Fiction 
  • Historical 
  • Romance 
  • Contemporary

New Adult/ Adult

  • Romance

I am committed to building a list that reflects the diversity of our world and so I am passionate about diverse representation in the books I work with. Because of my experience working with children and adults with disabilities, I am especially excited for books featuring characters with uniquely special brains and bodies.

Submit a story to Kortney


Amy Giuffrida

After Amy earned her BA at the University of Kutztown and a M.Ed. from Lock Haven University, she incorporated her love of reading and books with being a middle…Learn More

Wish List

Non-Fiction

If you have a strong platform and love what you do, feel free to pitch me a concept.

  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Business/Social Media/Tech/Cooking books for teens

Upper MG

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Contemporary
  • Historical (focusing on BIPOC stories and historically marginalized voices/characters)
  • Novels-in-Verse

Young Adult

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Science fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Historical (focusing on BIPOC stories and historically marginalized voices/characters)
  • Novels-In-Verse

Adult

  • Women’s Fiction
  • Book Club/Commercial Fiction
  • Non-Political Thriller
  • Horror
  • Contemporary Romance/Rom-Com

For all ages, I am always looking for unique stories written by diverse authors. I am especially seeking stories with a voice that pulls me in and haunts me for days.

Submit a story to Amy

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