Megan Manzano

Literary Agent

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Vartul @VartulSri

@Megan_Manzano What kind of profanity is considered acceptable in YA? Are words like sh*t and cr*p okay? What about f*ck? Are agents/publishers reluctant to take on YA novels with profanity?
Replying to @VartulSri

Personally I don't mind swearing in YA. Some teens curse. I know I did and still do ALOT. 😂

As long as it's not overwhelming in the story, I think dropping a curse here and there is fine.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Nat Graves 🏳️‍🌈 @graves_nat

@Megan_Manzano What level of "this still needs work" do you still offer to? What parts do you want nailed down, and what parts are you willing to support the writer with through revisions?
Replying to @graves_nat

For me personally, I've done significant development edits with my clients.

The biggest thing that factors into me signing a client despite revisions is being able to see how the pieces can be rearranged and knowing the right ways to fix it.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

LivMacy @MacyLiv

@Megan_Manzano @JessShaut What exactly is significant revisions? Or what qualifies as?
Replying to @MacyLiv

Overhauling the plot or altering how the plot is set up, changing character arcs, significant word count changes due to improvement of pacing, etc.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

C.J. Listro 🖤 reading A SONG BELOW WATER @sarcasmlemons

@Megan_Manzano What questions do you recommend asking an agent when they make an offer? #askagent
Replying to @sarcasmlemons

- What's their communication / editing style?

- What did they love about your book?

- Can I see a draft of the agency contract?

- Can I speak to some of your clients?

- Foreign / sub rights?

- Is my MS sub ready or do we need to revise?

- Next steps if I sign?

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Aprajita Agnihotri @AprajitaAgniho2

@Megan_Manzano When can you re query a manuscript? Is that ok?
Replying to @AprajitaAgniho2

I'd only requery a manuscript if you made significant revisions. If you send it to the same agent, include in the query that you revised.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

K.R. Garcia @katerpillar43

@Megan_Manzano How long would a YA sci-fi have to be for you to reject it outright? Also, when choosing comp titles, should they all be from the past 3-5 years, or could some be older?
Replying to @katerpillar43

For me personally, I wouldn't want anything over 100k.

For comps, you should stick with comps within the last 2-3 years. If you use an old comp, make sure to mix it with a more recent comp to show you know the market.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Adam Breckenridge @agbreckenridge

@Megan_Manzano How much stock do you put in previous short story publications? Do they matter? Does anyone care?
Replying to @agbreckenridge

Getting short stories published is awesome and you can mention most recent pubs in your bio while querying.

However, agents are looking to sell novels.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Carol Lucas @callydcfc

@Megan_Manzano Hi Megan, what does it mean when an agent doesn't like your voice?
Replying to @callydcfc

It could mean several things:

1. An agent wasn't pulled in by the character

2. The voice isn't as engaging/we're not close enough to the character to form a connection.

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Megan Manzano
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary • #RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips