Amy Stapp

Amy Stapp

Forge Books & Tor Teen

My Manuscript Wish List

Agented submissions only. 

I acquire mystery, suspense, historical fiction, and women’s fiction for Forge Books, and contemporary and historical YA for Tor Teen.

For me, the best stories indulge my love of travel—whether it’s a trip back in time or to another world altogether. I would love to find a great Southern voice, be it a modern Southern Gothic or more lighthearted women’s fiction. I never fail to pick up any book set in Paris, and would love to see something with an international flair. In YA, I’m looking for a mature voice in mystery, romance, and historicals. In mysteries, I enjoy both ends of the spectrum, from lighter, clever, historical mysteries with a touch of romance, to gritty, psychological suspense with a morally ambiguous but utterly engaging protagonist. I’m seeking historical fiction set in the early twentieth century, and I have a particular fondness for the sassy flapper, the determined, indomitable Rosie the Riveter, and all the other first-generation feminists who blazed their own trails.

I love a strong, smart, multidimensional, and endearingly flawed protagonist. (Basically, I want to read about Olivia Pope!) I appreciate secret pasts and romantic intrigue, and I will never say no to a great romance regardless of genre. I crave intelligent plotting with a quick pace, and I adore an author who can surprise me or offer a fresh perspective.

Fun facts about me:

When not reading, I enjoy travelling, experimenting in the kitchen, long runs with my dog, Bella, and champagne with friends.

Submission Guidelines

Agented submissions only. 

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Historical, Mystery, New Adult, Romance, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Domestic Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, WWII
I’d like the next…

Nora Roberts, Megan Abbott, Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman, Rainbow Rowell, Beatriz Williams, Tana French

My favorites include…

TV: ScandalThe Walking Dead, NashvilleHart of Dixie
Movies: Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Princess Bride, The NotebookMulan

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