Who am I?
Hola! I'm Amarilys Acosta, a passionate and creative Latina with an obsession for stories. I'm also a professional reader, writer, and editor of fiction.
My daily adventures include getting lost (on purpose) in the pages of books, building worlds from scratch and helping others do the same, and planning my next big vacation adventure. Learning is a big part of who I am, so following research threads to fascinating topics, developing new creative skills, and picking up new hobbies and classes every few months is a common thing.
My passion for writing and editing stems from my love of wonderfully crafted fiction stories that immediately transport me to new worlds while making a point to teach me things about real life. I like sneaky lessons. But what thrills me the most is helping others tell their own stories.
English Literature, BA - Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Writing Popular Fiction, MFA - Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Copyediting Certificate - University of California San Diego Extension
Editorial Freelancers Association - Diversity Initiative, Volunteer
ACES - Interview with an Editor: Amarilys Acosta - October 2020
Acquisitions Editor - Entangled Publishing
Check out my Manuscript Wish List and follow me on @AmarilysWrites for updates on what I'm looking for.
I accept agented and unagented submissions via the submissions portal at entangledpublishing.com
Please submit query, synopsis, and FULL manuscript with ATTN to Amy Acosta.
Authenticity Reader - Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Audiobook QC Proofer - Penguin Random House Audio
Descriptive Copy Translator - Penguin Random House Audio, Spanish and Original Content