Caroline Trussell

Metamorphosis Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Caroline has a background in editing, writing, and communications and has worked  as an agent assistant, editorial assistant, journalist, and communications consultant. She is passionate about finding writers with unique voices and points of view and is looking for steamy romances, out of this world fantasies, and YA and MG that touch on vital topics that can’t be ignored. She’s also a self-published young adult author, a Columbia Publishing Course graduate, and a mental health advocate.

Fun facts about me:

I currently reside in sunny Florida but would love to be somewhere that it actually gets cold.

I'm a huge mental health advocate so making fun of mental illness or any disability is an immediate no from me (also including insensitive wording).

I love Fall (it's my favorite season)!

I love most animals and will appropriately freak out every time I see a cute cat or dog (and all dogs and cats are cute in my opinion)

I am a Capricorn, an INFJ, a huge movie buff, and love cheese (even though I shouldn't eat it).

Submission Guidelines

Please send me the first three chapters of your manuscript, a query letter, a synopsis, and a pitch. There will also be some questions on my form that you can answer so I can get to know you a bit better.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Romance, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Cozy Mystery, High-concept YA, Low Fantasy, Psychological Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, family saga, love stories
I'd like the next...

I would like the next WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, or TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. Give me characters who have lots of depth and who battle mental health concerns and navigate life as a teenager.

I love holiday-themed stories so LILY AND DASH vibes are always welcome.

I love characters that are sarcastic and/or just trying to figure it out.

I would like the next BOOK LOVERS but with more angst and maybe in a spookier setting.


I would also love anything with a STRANGER THINGS vibe or that has some of the same themes as SHUTTER ISLAND or LOCK EVERY DOOR.

My favorites include...

As far as shows and movies, I love WEDNESDAY, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, STRANGER THINGS, any Christmas Hallmark movie, BEAUTIFUL BOY, SUPER 8, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, any 80s movie,  and THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW.

Books that I've thought of as five stars include THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, PRIVILEGE by Mary Adkins, BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry, LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager, THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas, TWEAK: GROWING UP ON METHAMPHETAMINES by Nic Sheff, THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho, and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green.

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