Brittany Smith is an agent assistant with Metamorphosis Literary Agency. At the 2019 Kentucky workshop, she is taking pitches on behalf of all her co-agents at the agency. She is happy to hear pitches for the following batches of categories and genres:
- For Stephanie Hansen: Romantic comedies (YA & Adult), and all YA with unexpected antagonists. She is intrigued by prose that flows as smoothly as poetry, unforgettable plot twists & well-rounded characters.
- For Amy Brewer: Romances of all kinds, if your plot revolves around love or angst or both, send it to her. She is also looking for general fiction, LGBTQ+, women’s fiction, book club reads, and quirky humor.
- For Patty Carothers: Anything YA, with an innate fondness for contemporary stories whose characters she’d want to claim as her BFF’s. She’s also looking for paranormal (romance or not) and horror.
- For Jana Hanson: romance (any pairing, any subgenre), young adult, middle grade, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction, suspense, and thrillers.
- For Leanne Tavares: Romance in all age groups and genres sits high on her list, followed closely by women’s fiction and contemporary stories in both Adult and Young Adult. Sports stories of any kind are welcomed and encouraged. Extra credit to stories based near Boston, MA and/or feature a diverse cast. Leanne is not a great fit for thrillers/mysteries or historical fiction at this time.
- For Nicole Bezanson: #ownvoices, contemporary fiction in ages 16+, and YA in all forms and genres, particularly with romance or mystery subplots. Manuscripts featuring animal appearances are always appreciated, cats and horses in particular, as are stories taking place in Canada. Nicole is not a great fit for historical fiction, non-fiction, or memoirs at this time, and requests to only be forwarded fantasy novels focusing on mythical creatures – mermaids, unicorns, sirens, and the like.
For as long as she can remember, Brittany has had a book in hand and story ideas whirling in her mind. A voracious reader and lover of ice cream, she often dreams of owning a personal library to rival Belle’s. A former mental health counselor, Brittany is currently working on a nonfiction book and preparing to launch her blog Real Life Real Well. “A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle