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Ms. Amy Giuffrida

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.jdlit.com/

Twitter: kissedbyink

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from NikkiAlexander
Jul 14, 2021 8:50 pm


FQ: 6/20/21
Partial Req: 6/29/21
Rejected partial 7/14/21. Helpful feedback on what wasn't working.

Adult LGBT Romance/Women's Fic
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 14, 2021 11:34 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

Thanks bubblyian
from bubblyian
Jul 13, 2021 7:42 pm


Specifically says "no science fiction" on her query form! But on her webpage says okay to submit MG scifi!
from lingiswriting
Jul 13, 2021 6:35 pm


EQ: 7/12/21

Con YA 66k
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2021 5:56 pm


Hi andyscontras, She was only added to their website today, and so is now listed on QT.
from andyscontras
Jul 01, 2021 1:07 pm


Why is Bre Stephens not listed as an agent here?
from mhknecht12
Jun 30, 2021 8:05 pm


alilbryn, She keeps going back and forth from what I've seen because originally she was open to it, then she was closed to it and now it's like a hybrid-type thing. If I had to guess, science fiction and fantasy would be a very difficult if not impossible sell with her.
from alibryn
Jun 30, 2021 7:38 pm


Her MSWL is highly confusing. Firstly, her agency bio pages states:

"In any genre, I am especially seeking stories written by marginalized authors. If you've written an authentic story featuring supernatural creatures, non-Western myths/legends, and horror, I highly encourage you to query me."

In any genre, to me, means including fantasy. And she also says she wants supernatural creatures, and myths/legends. That also suggests fantasy to me.

Then she also says:

"What I'm NOT looking for: Angels, demons, werewolves, zombies, mermaids, vampires, or pirates, or time travel."

And on her QueryManager page, it says, "Please do NOT submit to me the following:
• Fantasy/Science Fiction."

Lastly, on her QueryManager drop-down box for genre, fantasy is an option.

So, which is it? Is she open to fantasy from marginalised authors, or no fantasy at all? Fantasy is listed here as one of her genres but I'm not sure that it should be.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 29, 2021 9:24 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from ejhamdan
Jun 27, 2021 6:30 pm


Form Query: 6/22
Semi-form rejection: 6/25

YA Contemporary 65k. Said she didn't like the voice. Couldn't disagree more, have received the exact opposite feedback from others
from SarahKam
Jun 17, 2021 8:00 pm


Form Query: 4/27
Form Rejection: 6/17

YA Contemporary 65K words
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 12:14 pm


FQ:6/9/21
CANCER COOKBOOK
from tnmoore84
May 25, 2021 10:34 am


EQ: 5/11/21 (Like from #KissPitch)
WF/Rom 93k
ER: 5/24/21 (form rejection)

"Thank you so much for submitting sample pages of XXX to me. Even though I found many great qualities in your work, I must decline it at this time. I'm sorry to not have better news to share. The publishing industry is very subjective, so what may not work for me could be just what another agent is looking for.

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. I'm rooting for you!"
from shariadri
May 18, 2021 7:33 am


Requested from #HivePitch Twitter event 4/16/21
Form Query: 4/17/21
Full Request: 4/18/21
MG Fantasy 63k
5/17/21 A very kind personalized rejection. Shows how subjective this whole process really is!
from AJHumphreys
May 17, 2021 12:50 pm


Thank you so much for submitting sample pages of _____to me. Even though I found many great qualities in your work, I must decline it at this time. I'm sorry to not have better news to share. The publishing industry is very subjective, so what may not work for me could be just what another agent is looking for.

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. I'm rooting for you!

All my best,
Amy

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