ABOUT Metamorphosis Literary Agency
Stephanie Hansen - Owner, Senior Agent, and Subsidiary Rights Manager
Stephanie represents authors with their debut novels and New York Times-bestsellers and has brokered deals with small presses, mid-size publishers, major publishing houses, foreign publishers, audio producers, gaming app companies, and film producers. She holds a master’s degree with a Creative Writing Specialization. She represents everything fiction from children's to adult books. She's also seeking non-fiction projects with heart. Previously editorial for Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine and consulting with Hollywood book & film agent Michele Wallerstein, she joined Metamorphosis July 2016. Originally looking to help Midwest authors in "flyover states" to garner the attention of major publishing houses, she found camaraderie with multiple agents and editors. Covid has her missing coffees and lunches with publishers & major house editors and trips to NYC. Stephanie is unilaterally deaf with 90 dB tinnitus. She's dedicated to elevating voices that often go unheard.
Amy Brewer - Senior Agent & Subsidiary Rights Assistant Manager
Amy Brewer wears many hats everyday, from literary agent at Metamorphosis, to co-author of the Texting Prince Charming series, to social media manager, to yoga teacher. She graduated from Culver-Stockton College with a theater degree because drama, romance, and angst are lifelong passions. Her intuitive human understanding can help other writers bridge the communication gap and jump into the publishing world. For the last few years, she has been learning all she can about social media optimization and platform building in the publishing industry. Amy's experience in the mental health field and yoga training help her guide and assist clients with stress and anxiety in this highly competitive industry. She pulls all of this together with a multi-tasking, hyper-organized brain, so that at the end of every day, she feels accomplished and grateful.
Erica Christensen - Senior Agent & Subsidiary Rights Assistant Manager
Erica Christensen has been in the publishing industry since 2014, holding various positions. She was born and raised in the Heartland of America and now resides near the beautiful Emerald Coast with her family of five and her sassy, spunky lab-pit mix named Kali. She is seeking: Children's Books (PB and MG) that cover difficult topics in a gentle, child-friendly way. Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense anywhere from sweet/wholesome to sizzling. Inclusive manuscripts from #OwnVoices authors are welcomed and strongly encouraged! Erica is not a fit for Historical Romances or Historical Fiction, Fantasy, or Science Fiction.
Jessica Reino - Senior Agent
Working for many years as a freelance substantive editor and being a multi-genre author herself, it is no surprise that Jessica has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to storytelling. She's a member of SCBWI New England, The Women’s Fiction Writers Association where she was a Webinar Program Leader, and The Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also been a contributor for The Children’s Writer’s Guild Online Magazine as well as a reviewer for Story Monsters Ink. She has experience as an author coach and freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing. She also runs a monthly Twitter chat #thewriterszen. Whether the story is tackling tough topics, or serves solely to entertain, Jessica is looking for manuscripts that are well-written with a strong voice in order to make that emotional connection. Jessica is seeking MG, YA, Adult and nonfiction projects.
Katie Salvo - Senior Agent
A traditionally published novelist, certified copy editor, and avid reader with eclectic genre interests, Katie Salvo loves nothing more than to see authors succeed in introducing new ideas and fresh voices to the publishing industry. With a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Katie has a background in literary criticism, philosophy, political theory, and history. She is particularly interested in representing women’s fiction, romance, young adult, LGBTQ+, narrative nonfiction, and historical biography.
Jana Hanson - Senior Agent
Jana Hanson has been a book geek since the age of three, when she memorized her favorite ABC book but still made her mother read it every night. She became a freelance editor in 2006 and worked with several electronic publishers, most notably Loose Id, LLC, until late 2017. She has been an intern with Creative Media Agency, The Bent Agency, and Metamorphosis Literary Agency. She is seeking: romance (any pairing, any subgenre), YA, middle grade, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, women's fiction, suspense, and thrillers.
Kristina Slater - Junior Agent
Kristina Slater has known she wanted to write since she was six years old and wrote her first fairy tale. A voracious reader, she likes to disappear into other worlds. She is the youngest of 10 siblings, having nine older brothers. Kristina has an Animal Science degree from Kansas State University and is currently residing in Omaha, Nebraska. A fangirl at heart, she is looking for her next world to get lost in. She is seeking: Fantasy MG, YA, and Adult, Horror, STEM MG, and Paranormal Romance.
Jean Li Spencer - Literary Intern - SUCCESS STORY
Jean Li is a candidate for a BA in English (with honors) and Education Studies from Wellesley College. She is the Editor in Chief of GenerAsians, a cultural magazine for AAPI+ interests at Wellesley. As a once aspiring middle school teacher, Jean Li enjoys volunteering her time reading with children and learning more about how literacy education can be more holistic and liberatory. She is looking for women's fiction, thrillers, picture books, MG and YA, and mysteries (she is on the hunt for the next great feminist ghost story). Jean Li is joining the Metamorphosis Literary Agency as an intern before moving back to her hometown of New York City and working in publishing. NOW WITH Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as an Editorial Assistant reporting to Megan Tingley and Deirdre Jones
C.J. Shaleesh - Literary Intern - SUCCESS STORY
Previously editor in chief at New Literati, copy editor at Sorin Oak Review, and writer for KWIR Media. Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edward's University. CJ is a pleasure to work with, gives great editorial feedback, and has amazing social media support skills. NOW WITH: Scholastic as an editorial assistant
Haley Casey - Literary Intern - Success Story
Haley has always had a special place in her heart for stories, but it was when she wrote her first chapter book in fifth grade that her true love of literature was realized. In 2015, she graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and that fall, she attended the Denver Publishing Institute. She began her career at Ogden Publications, where she worked for four years as an editor, and now she’s focusing her career on book publishing. Haley
devours YA, fantasy, and #OwnVoices fiction, but romance is her guilty pleasure. NOW WITH: Creative Media Agency and has closed two deals with Familius.
Morgan Noble - Literary Intern - Success Story
Morgan has dreamed of working with authors since she was fourteen years old. She pursued her dream and earned her B.A. in English and History from Texas Tech University. She then spent time interning at two literary agencies before returning to Texas Tech and earning her M.A. in English. After a year away from the publishing world, Morgan is excited to return and join Metamorphosis Literary Agency as an intern. NOW WITH: Pippin Properties
Olivia Sergent - Literary Intern
Olivia Sergent is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a BA in Japanese. Most recently Olivia worked as the Student Marketing Assistant for the Ohio State University Press, she's had several poems published by journals in the US and the UK, as well as a short play produced in her hometown. Her love for stories has always gone hand-in-hand with her love of travel, and her favorite books have always been those which send her to the most unearthly, and fantastic of places.
Nicole Young - Literary Intern
Nicole Young is a junior at Iowa State University majoring in English with minors in Psychology and Technical Communication. Her relevant involvement on campus includes being a copyeditor for the Iowa State Daily and a member of the fiction and nonfiction editorial boards of Sketch Literary Magazine. Outside of these, she has a passion for music and plays in several ensembles at ISU, including marching band. She is drawn to realistic fiction and fantasy, but also likes exploring beyond these and keeping up with the current book market. After graduating, Nicole hopes to obtain a graduate degree and work within the publishing industry.
Emily Greenzang - Literary Intern
Emily Greenzang is a rising sophomore studying English at the University of Rochester. She's the former Op-Ed editor of Hi's Eye and currently works as a copyeditor with the Campus Times. She's run the blog readem.org, where she discusses everything bookish, since 2017. At home and school, Emily can usually be found reading, dancing, baking, or writing. She's excited to join the Metamorphosis team as an intern on her journey into the publishing industry.
Sharon Clark - Literary Intern
It's unclear whether A Wrinkle In Time or The Chronicles of Narnia turned Sharon Clark into a flashlight-under-the-covers reader, but she can't remember a time when she wasn't devouring books or making up her own stories. Growing up with four sisters in Norwalk, Iowa, her time was split equally between acting out fantastic adventures with them and getting lost in books when they started to irritate each other. After studying Communications at The University of Northern Iowa, Sharon worked as a copywriter and editor for Spoke Communications. Today she is a fiction author living with her husband and two spoiled dogs in Iowa, their three grown children living their own stories in different parts of the country. Her favorite genres include romantic suspense, YA fantasy, rom-com, and thriller works.
Natalia Mozzicato - Literary Intern
Natalia Mozzicato is invigorated by clever narratives that draw readers in with vivid depictions and complex characters. Her passion for Young Adult novels inspired her to found the blog Femme Fictional where she writes book reviews, opinion pieces and conducts author interviews. Natalia is a current senior studying English at Providence College, where she found her love for publishing in a Literary Editing and Publishing course. She is dedicated to pursuing a career in editing and publishing after graduation.