Megan Carroll

Literary Agent

Megan graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in English and American Literature in 2013 and has worked at the agency since 2014, first as the assistant and now as a Literary Agent. She is assisted by Annie Ku.

Megan is looking for writers in a variety of areas, and from a wide range of backgrounds – she is particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ writers across all genres.

In Fiction, Megan is keen to see all kinds of love stories from the very commercial through to upmarket/reading group for adults and YA readers, both contemporary and in the ‘romantasy’ space. She’d especially love to see those familiar romance tropes – enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, love triangles, forbidden love etc. – with underrepresented characters at the centre.

Megan is also actively looking for upmarket fiction and would love to see high concept love stories, layered family drama, coming of age narratives, contemporary stories about life today and darkly comic novels that explore a specific time, place or experience.

In YA, she is keen to see contemporary stories with humour, and romance at the heart – fun and emotional novels that appeal to the interests and issues of the teenage readers. She’d also love to see thrillers and horror stories for this age group too, as well as epic fantasy as long as there is a thread of romance throughout.

On the younger end, Megan is looking for funny, contemporary middle grade – think Louise Rennison and Karen McCombie – and anything creepy and spooky for 8-12 year old readers too. She’d love to find something like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and is keen to find original adventure stories in both fantasy and realistic settings.

Please note, Megan is currently closed to picture book submissions. She is also not the right agent for crime, thriller and science-fiction novels.

You can reach her on Twitter (@MeganACarroll) with any questions.