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Ms. Stephanie Hansen

Metamorphosis Literary Agency


Twitter: hansenwriter

AAR Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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If no response after three months, consider it a rejection.

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from Freisinger
Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm

45 days total from query to request to rejection w/ feedback and invitation to resubmit revision with caveat: no sooner than 3 months from now
Very actionable and generous notes.
from Patrick (admin)
May 01, 2019 10:22 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from chivarnado
Apr 26, 2019 10:03 am

Ms. Hansen was extremely helpful in her suggestions for my Middle Grade manuscript. I've revised and resubmitted with her wonderful ideas in mind!
Chi Varnado
from BridgetBishop
Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm

They recently posted: "2018 in Review - Multiple Metamorphosis Literary Agency authors have received thousands of dollars in advances through Metamorphosis' deals with prominent publishing houses. One of the most recent deals included illustrations from one of the top agencies. Many of the authors who signed with smaller houses received multiple offers. Many of their deals were negotiated to higher advances and/or royalties covering the agency commission. Many of the most recent deals with smaller houses included audiobook publication. Sub-rights are also co-agented with successful foreign and film agencies. Metamorphosis Literary Agency has made over 30 book deals and continues to grow."
from HairyBaby
Apr 19, 2019 8:34 pm

Something to consider for anyone considering this agent (or anyone at the agency, for that matter):

This agency is made up mostly of writers who embarked into the agenting world. They all represent each other, and none of them have sales to any major houses (aside from eBooks). Their bios claim they represent bestselling authors, yet they list no specific names and none of my searches turn up any big-names they’ve represented. Many of their sales are to small presses that accept un-agented submissions—so deals a writer can get on their own without representation, and the client now has to cut the agent in 15% for the deal.

They’re nice people and I think they genuinely mean well, but they don’t have any pull within the publishing agency nor any connections at major publishing houses (from what I can tell). So think carefully about your publishing goals before submitting here or accepting an offer.

Also, I’m not sure why a certain user on here is constantly trying to bury negative comments. But it’s obvious what you’re doing and it’s suspicious.
from Elysia
Apr 19, 2019 1:33 pm

I have mixed feelings about submitting here. There are a lot of positive recent comments, but HairyBaby's comment further below is important, and it seems like these positive comments have all been posted only after Hairy's. The thread on absolute write is also a little concerning.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2019 9:10 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from mfdeluna
Apr 08, 2019 3:49 am

Form Query: 4/5/2019
ER (form letter): 4/8/2019

Fastest rejection I've ever received. At least she didn't make me wait.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 30, 2019 9:17 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from Lindsay_BR
Mar 15, 2019 1:51 pm

EQ 1/10/19
Full Request 1/13/19
Full Submitted 1/14/19
ER 3/3/19

Although this was a rejection, she sent me detailed and thoughtful notes on my writing not only from herself, but other agents from the agency. I was encouraged to resubmit in 3 months if I completed thorough revisions. I feel like she and her team spent a great deal of time on my MS!! It seems like a great agency to work with!
from LaceyCottingham
Mar 03, 2019 6:26 pm

EQ 1-20-19
ER: 3-3-19

Form rejection.
YA/Sci-Fi/Modern Fantasy
from ashmawey
Feb 03, 2019 1:06 pm

Query sent: 8/28: Sci-fi 80K
Full MS request: 9/1
Representation: 11/05

I got great feedback from Stephanie Hansen when we spoke about my manuscript. Most things, I hadn't noticed at all in my writing. She also got me different opinions and critiques from around Metamorphosis, which really helped me to gain different perspectives.

Professional, courteous, and incredibly helpful. I'm really happy working with Stephanie and Metamorphosis!
from SurtAdrianus
Feb 02, 2019 9:50 am

I was excited to hear from Ms. Hansen who responded quickly to my query. She gave good advice and feedback on how to make my opening better and to ground my character as well as the parts she enjoyed in my story. She also offered an R&R which I'm currently working on and hope to send my revised manuscript to her again in three months.
from Sheritha
Feb 02, 2019 7:00 am

I submitted to Miss Hansen after following her on Twitter. I am happy to report that I received a R&R. I also received incredibly insightful feedback on how to improve the opening pages of my manuscript, what was working and what didn’t work. I am presently working on the R&R and will be submitting to Ms Hansen in the near future.
from SuhaALKhalifa
Feb 02, 2019 6:41 am

We came across Stephanie Hansen on Intsagram. After asking a few questions and getting a warm response, we sent a query for our book 27th August 2018 and a request for the full manuscript the next day. We got got a response 6th October saying she wished to rep us. We signed with her 9th October 2018.

Stephanie has been insightful with her ideas for our story and regular and thorough in her feedback to us. We are working with her well and wait eagerly to hear that she has found us a suitable publisher.

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