Syrone Harvey

Belcastro Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

My Manuscript Wish List® Items

I’m eagerly seeking picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts. Currently I’m focused on finding stories with strong diverse and multi-cultural voices. I am drawn to picture books filled with humor, whimsy, heartfelt, make-me-giggle storytelling, and fun, SEL concepts. In Middle-Grade fiction, YA fiction, graphic novels, I’m looking for strong, distinct voices, multi-dimensional characters, compelling stories of friendships, coming-of-age, emotional angst, family saga. Kids should see themselves reflected in the stories that they’re drawn to.  Throw in a little fun, adventure, humor, edginess and a stories that are overall engaging. If you think your MS might be a good fit, feel free to query me.


  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Christian Fiction
  • Family Saga
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Funny Women’s Fiction
  • Humor/Satire
  • Commercial
  • Multicultural

I am eagerly seeking diverse, underrepresented voices and perspectives. In Adult fiction I’m looking for rich, compelling, character-driven stories, multi-layered, realistic characters. In Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction I’m craving a sweet, inspirational, compelling story. I am partial to contemporary but will consider carefully crafted historical. In all areas I am looking for unique voices and deep, edgy storylines that evoke around-the-table conversations. Books that are gripping, heartfelt and highly relatable. Stories of faith, redemption and forgiveness that hook me after the first few pages. Some humor, fun and adventure would be enticing. If you’re not sure if your book will fit one of my must-have categories, query me anyway. I may give it consideration.


If you have a strong platform and love what you do, feel free to pitch me one of the following concepts:

  • Autobiography/Memoir
  • Food/Drink
  • How To/DIY
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Self-help
  • Christian
  • Women’s Issues
  • Lifestyle
  • Inspiration
  • Cultural/Social Issues


Fun facts about me:

  • I still love playing with toys. (I can’t resist the smell and feel of Play-Doh.)
  • I’m quirky and proud of it.
  • I love big words and singing tunes that get stuck in my head.
  • I enjoy watching classic tv and believe that you can still learn a lot from Sesame Street.
  • I may not walk well wearing Big Girl shoes, but I love them or at least love looking at them.
  • I’m low-keyed jealous of my furbaby who can nap anytime and anywhere.
  • I’m am a wine aficionado…cheers!
  • Caramel and pecans are the yum-factor for me.
  • The motto- Live, Love, Laugh sums it all up beautifully!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Belcastro 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 20 pages). For nonfiction, please send your query, proposal, and the first 10 pages. If I’m interested in reading more I will send you a request to upload the full manuscript. Please submit here:

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