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Ms. Patty Carothers

Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Oletha, Kansas

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from KristenH
Dec 22, 2018 1:51 pm

EQ 9/3/18 (Venom)
CNR 12/21/18 (No nudge)
from HairyBaby
Dec 19, 2018 6:37 pm

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 01, 2018 8:14 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from IWriteSometimes
Oct 12, 2018 9:03 pm

This agent responded quickly to my initial query but red flags went up right off the bat, she called me by the wrong name and there were typos in her email. Against my better judgment (and writer friends’ advice), I decided to ignore them. Every interaction thereafter also produced an unsettled feeling. For the most part, she seemed friendly enough, but her last email had a bit of snark (or that’s how I took it anyway—I could very well be wrong). I followed my gut this time and decided not to pursue further communication. While this was my personal experience, others have reported a positive outcome.
from billricardi
Aug 03, 2018 4:32 am

Query window has ended. No reply from agent.
Closing query.
Self publishing 'Rhythm' - YA Urban Fantasy.
from Catsamoa79
Aug 02, 2018 10:52 am

EQ: 5/9/18
CNR: 8/2/18
from Zooks3
Jul 24, 2018 7:13 pm

4/25/18 - EQ re: Brogwin - MG
6/15/18: CNR
7/24/18: Form rejection
from thewhipslip
Jul 18, 2018 6:37 am

EQ: 5/26/2018
FR: 5/26/2018 with synopsis
Offer: 5/13/2018

Received an offer of rep from the agency. Patty is super nice and enthusiastic. She'd be great to work with and her clients love her. The agency has mainly published with small pubs, but they submit to the Big Five as well. Decided to take my book another direction, but regardless of some online chatter this is a legit agency with an enthusiastic set of agents.

66K YA Fantasy
from Voltjut
Jun 26, 2018 11:45 am

EQ: 4/26
CNR- 6/26

YA Contemporary 57K
from danniemolguin
Jun 25, 2018 5:51 am

6/24/18 EQ Between Safe and Real -- Contemporary YA

I pitched Patty at a conference and she seemed kind and sincere. I let her know my WIP isn't quite done yet before going into the pitch. She was excited about the project requested I send her the first 3 chapters right away and the full when it's done. Later that night, she reminded me to submit to her, which made me feel good.

from JackTorrance
Jun 12, 2018 1:39 pm

I've also had poor interactions with this "agent". I would classify her as a schmagent -- I.E. someone who doesn't have the education, experience or credentials, but has declared themself an agent. I would stay far away. I've read bad things about Metamorphosis Agency, but I decided to give them a chance. I guess their woes continue.
from ToTheWind
May 27, 2018 9:20 am

@duke25 -- You're right, it is absolutely unprofessional for an agent of anything to verbally shred a submission in a reply. I'm not a literary agent; I represent visual artists, and the professional guidelines that apply to me, apply to everyone seeking to represent anyone for any purpose.

@thewhipslip -- A brief (single-page) synopsis extends the query blurb, and so should come directly after the query in a pasted email submission, and if not stated otherwise, in a separate document for an attached submission. If the submission requirement states the synopsis and sample chapters should be in one attached document, then the synopsis comes first within that document.
from duke25
May 26, 2018 12:13 am

EQ: 5/2
FR: 5/3

YA Horror
Super scathing, very hurtful rejection. I wouldn't bother.

To clarify, I've been at this a few years, and have taken some hits as far as rejection goes. You grow each time, try again, try harder. But there is one thing that doesn't add up. On the writers side of things, we're told to be of the utmost of professional, that we'll be in contact with professionals. But then comes a long a response that truly knocks the wind out of you, along the equivalent of first shaking hands with someone then having that same person knee you down south and smile while they do it. "Hey, don't get mad, it's subjective--and I'm a professional."

Don't be fooled. You got to stand up for you. You represent you. Not your work. So in this agent's case, I'd say look else where. Professionalism should be clear across the board, not one sided.
from jldelozier
Apr 25, 2018 6:11 pm

EQ: 4/24/18 72,000 commercial action
FR: 4/24/18 - submitted same day
She emailed stating she'd stayed up late reading it and requested a phone call. We spoke and she was super-enthusiastic about it but states she doesn't think it would sell in the adult market. She requested a revise and resubmit as a YA. Told her I'd give it a go, but warned her the last YA book I've read is The Hunger Games!

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