Agent Spotlight: Megan Manzano with D4EO Literary Agency

Megan fell in love with reading and writing from a young age. She grew up to receive a BA in English with a minor in philosophy; eager to stay as close to books as possible. She has and continues to wear many hats in the publishing world: freelance editor, writer, a marketer for Trade books, Pitchwars 2018 mentor, and now an Agent at D4EO Literary Agency.
In her spare time, she’s either traveling, hiking, or binge-watching television shows.  If you can’t find her, offer to show her pictures of your pet, especially if it’s a dog. It works 100% of the time.

She is on the hunt for Middle Grade and Young Adult stories that burrow into her mind and don’t let go. She loves stories with a strong voice, unforgettable characters, and a plot that keeps her flipping from page to page, eager to find out what’s next.

  • Science Fiction: Give me your end of the world disasters, your post-apocalyptic societies, your stories of survival, stories set in space, time travel, gripping futuristic worlds filled with robots. Give me virtual reality, AIs, and overall chaos.
  • Fantasy: Give me a spin on classic fairy tales, magical realism, your everyday societies with a spark of magic, and your gritty urban underground worlds. Got Fae? Yes, please. Got someone overthrowing a magical overlord? Even better.
  • Contemporary: Give me some darker contemporary with complex family dynamics or odd jobs or shadows lurking in a forest. I am also massively requesting quiet young adult stories – ie stories with more personal and character driven stakes.
  • Romance: I’d absolutely love more diverse romances, best friends to lovers, and stories that make me feel good while reading.

She loves strong character voice, gray morality, slow burn relationships, geeky characters, and absolutely wants to hear from authors from marginalized backgrounds.

For a more in-depth look at what Megan is looking for, please visit her MSWL page.

Twitter: @Megan_Manzano
Blog: Written Infinities

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