Amy Giuffrida

Associate Literary Agent

Amy joined the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency as an Associate Literary Agent in 2020. She has been a part of the publishing industry since 2015. In her spare time, you can find Amy renovating her house, binge-watching TV shows, or reading—all while snuggling with her three rescue dogs.


I am especially seeking stories written by diverse creators—BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, and disabled creators are encouraged to query me.

Middle Grade and YA

Other than YA Fantasy, I am completely open to every genre in MG and YA for 2022!


Some things I am especially seeking in MG and YA this year:


•        Kids who are activists and engage in their community to invoke change

•        Vengeful and angry main characters, girls who are not made of soft edges

•        Commercial and character driven—anything with a strong voice and a big hook

•        College-Age YA - PLEASE give me something like: The Sex Lives of College Girls

•        Humor with heart

•        Close-knit family stories with underlying tensions

•        Big, sweeping adventures

•        Dark and gritty horror full of tension

•        Rescue dogs

•        Diverse cast of characters



In 2022, I would love 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 who become my best friend. Give me a new home, a new world, a new sense of self. Characters who are older also need to shine, so don’t hesitate to send me your 40+ year-old protagonists who fall in love or finally figure out their life. I am here for it.


•        Women’s Fiction

•        Book Club/Commercial Fiction

•        Contemporary Romance/Rom-Coms

•        Non-Political Thrillers/Mysteries/Suspense

•        Horror

•        Historical Fiction - with a contemporary feel



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


What I'm NOT Looking For

•        Pandemic stories

•        YA Fantasy

•        Science fiction set in space

•        Talking animals

•        Angels, demons, zombies, mermaids, or pirates

•        Military or Medical-based stories

•        Novellas, short story collections, screenplays

•        Previously published work

•        Chapter/picture books

•        Time travel/Portals

•        Stories that include: religious themes, suicide, rape, physical/mental abuse, or abductions


How to submit

Queries should be submitted through QueryManager: http://QueryMe.Online/AmyGiuffrida


Emailed queries will be deleted unread. For fiction, please include your query letter, synopsis, and the first 10 pages of your manuscript. For nonfiction, please send your query, proposal, and the first 10 pages.

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