Kaitlyn Katsoupis

Belcastro Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Historical Fiction

  • All ages
  • Not a huge fan of Henry VIII, Shakespeare, roman/greek legends and retellings
  • Would love non-Western world setting and situations
  • Would love some with a humor bend but open to the dark and decadent as well

Horror

  • All ages
  • Less gore, more psychological/haunting
  • LOVE ghosts
  • Would love lesser known creatures/legends (think vast stretch of shows like Grimm)
  • Horror Media I love: sinister, the conjuring, Cabin in the Woods, Yellowjackets, A Quiet Place, Hereditary, Oculus, Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass
  • For MG, would love Goosebumps vibe; also enjoy feels like Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Coraline, Corpse Bride, The Pagemaster. The Curse of Bridge Hollow

Contemporary

  • All ages
  • Dark, light, fun, sad, gimme!
  • Love to find LGBTQ+ storylines
  • Interested in mental health angles
  • Enjoy romance, though it doesn’t need to be central
  • Enemies to lovers, rivals to friends or lovers, sibling rivalry/loyalty stories
  • Still looking for an escape room story!

Fantasy

  • All ages (heavier on MG/YA & crossover)
  • Very selective at the moment
  • Looking for marginalized/BIPOC voices and settings/POVs
  • Not a fit for fae/fairies, elves, trolls/ogres/orcs, or most werewolves
  • Into vampires (Buffy always!) but need it to be super unique and strong writing

Suspense/Thriller

  • YA & Adult
  • Think gothic, spooky, and psychological
  • Not into Crime fiction or procedurals
  • Craving a locked room concept (whether contemporary, historical, or paranormal!)

Graphic Novel

  • All ages, though hunting for more kid lit
  • Interested in mental health stories, humorous MG, queer relationships, quirky casts and found families, and harrowing creatures/survival plots
  • Hoping for commercial hooks on MG titles

 

I am not the right fit for:

Nonfiction
Chapter/Picture Books
Crime Thriller/Cozy Mystery
Romantic Suspense
Novellas/Poetry/Short Story Collections
Stories heavily dependent on graphic rape, drug or physical abuse


Fun facts about me:
  • I have a calico cat named Keiko, a gray tabby named Nilly, and a Chackie named Topher (chihuahua corgi Jack Russel) who often star on my Twitter feed
  • I LOVE pickles, especially fried
  • While I can't drink red (damn tannins), I'm always happy with a full wine glass or a whisky ginger
  • Karaoke Queen

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to https://querymanager.com/query/KaitlynKatsoupis

Belcastro Literary Agency utilizes Query Manager for all submissions. To query me, please be sure to follow this link and fill out all mandatory blanks (I require a query, synopsis, and first five pages). Submit here: https://querymanager.com/query/KaitlynKatsoupis


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Children's, Commercial, Fantasy, Historical, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Adult, Disability, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, MG, Mental Health, Women's Fiction, YA, contemporary
I'd like the next...
  • Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
  • Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
  • Bruja Born - Zaraida Cordova
  • One Day - David Nicholls
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
  • Just One Day - Gayle Forman
  • Serpent King - Jeff Zentner
  • Starfish - Akemi Dawn
  • When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

 


My favorites include...

Fave reads: Cornelia Funke (Inkheart series); Michael Buckley (Undertow series);  John Green (more Looking for Alaska, less An Abundance of Katherines); Gayle Forman (Just One Year and Just One Day); Lois Lowry (The Giver series); Scott O’Dell (Island of the Blue Dolphins).

Favorite tv shows: Doctor Who, Buffy, Supernatural, Firefly, basically the nerdier the fandom the better. Anyone who can get into deep Doctor Who convos is my new best friend =]

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