Metamorphosis Literary Agency Submissions

GENERAL GUIDELINES: (The entire agency will be closed to queries Thanksgiving (some agents will close 11/1) to New Years)

Include a query letter (state genre and word count), author bio, the first ten pages or three chapters (for Patty), and synopsis within the body of the email or QM. Please query only unpublished projects. Response time is 12 weeks. If we do not respond within that time, unfortunately, that means we have passed and are not currently interested in the work. We cannot accept submissions that do not follow these guidelines.


Please use the agents' individual links to submit what they're looking for. 

Jessica Reino:


  • Adult, she is particularly on the lookout for psychological/legal thrillers, mystery and suspense, women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and fantasy.

  • YA, she is looking for contemporary romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy with strong world-building and action to drive the story, magical realism and paranormal.

  • MG, she is open to any and all stories that are character-driven with heart and she is also on the lookout for MG horror.

  • Nonfiction, Jessica is interested in pop culture, health, sports, parenting, and humor books.


Erica Christensen: (Closed to all queries except for STEM/STEAM themed Picture Books, Cozy Mysteries, and YA Romance from 10/15/19-01/01/2019)


  • Romance:
    - Upper YA/NA to Adult in most subgenres. Open to any pairings, at any heat level from Sweet/Clean to High Heat.


  • Mysteries and Thrillers
    - Bonus points for light/clean Cozy mysteries (no murder on the page, no gritty details, and non-explicit language), and Psychological Thrillers.


  • Children's Books
    - Picture books with diverse characters that bring valuable lessons to children in an entertaining and lighthearted way. Bonus points for STEM themed children's books.


Stephanie Teater(Closing to queries 11/1/19-1/1/20.)


  • Steamy romances with a paranormal touch

  • Adult and YA fantasy

  • Stories based on fairy tales and Greek mythology are a plus

  • Interested in dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels

  • DOES NOT WANT historical romances or space Sci-Fi


Lauren Miller: (Closed to queries Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, & Nov. Open to queries Feb, April, June, Aug, & Oct.)


  • YA and MG-centric fiction

  • Picture books

  • Adult low fantasy

  • Adult clean romances (especially historical and inspirational)

  • Lighthearted women's fiction.


Leanne Tavares(Closing to queries 10/31/19-1/1/20.)


  • Romance in all age groups and genres

  • Women’s fiction

  • Contemporary stories, both Adult and Young Adult

  • Sports stories of any kind

  • Stories based near Boston, MA

  • Stories featuring a diverse cast

  • DOES NOT WANT thrillers/mysteries or historical fiction


Jana Hanson(Closing to queries 9/15/19. Tentatively opening back up 1/15/20.)


  • Romance (any pairing, any subgenre)

  • YA

  • Middle grade

  • Historical fiction

  • Cozy mysteries

  • Women's fiction

  • Suspense

  • Thrillers


Patty Carothers: (Contact via email:, open to queries during the months February, June, and October for 2020 and 2021)


  • Non-fiction

  • Graphic novels

  • Children's (illustrators)


Amy Brewer: (open to queries during the months February, June, and October for 2020 and 2021)


  • Romances of all kinds

  • General fiction

  • LGBTQ+

  • Women’s fiction

  • Book club reads

  • Quirky humor


Stephanie Hansen: (2019) January, April, July, and October; (2020) April and October; and (2021 forward) July)


  • Romantic comedies (YA & Adult)

  • YA contemporary with unexpected antagonists

  • Prose that flows as smoothly as poetry

  • Unforgettable plot twists

  • Well-rounded characters 

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