Megan Staunton

Megan Staunton – Editor

Literary agent specialising in non-fiction: personal development, mind, body, spirit and memoir. Previously at Penguin Random House.

Overview

Literary agent with 7+ years experience specialising in representing, selling and editing some of the UK’s biggest digital talent, including Mrs Hinch, Paula Sutton and Grace Victory. Megan holds a degree in Publishing Media and English Literature and begin her career at Penguin Random House. A leading agent in her field, she specialises in commercial, self-help and literary non-fiction across the genres of memoir, mindfulness, interior design and midwifery. Previously at Penguin Random House, Megan pivoted to agenting at Gleam Futures where she developed ideas and secured publishing deals for authors such as Influencer of the Year Grace Victory, Paula Sutton of Hill House Vintage and the award-winning midwife, Marley Hall. She is a committed advocate for emerging and diverse writers, she's hosted writing workshops in partnership with gal-dem magazine and is a mentor for the not-for-profit group Black Girl Writers.


Megan is looking for expert voices, evocative narratives and authors who are unafraid to take up space. Interested in a range of non-fiction, she is looking for emotive life writing, stories told from voices that have been omitted from our shelves, and social commentaries on the things that affect our community today. She is particularly interested in books that challenge her perception of the world, teach her something new through fact or illustration and start conversations.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Inspirational Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • English Literature & Publishing Media BA Hons

Work experience

Bergstrom Studio

Mar, 2022 — Present

Represent leading journalists and content creators helping transition their writing career to become bestseller authors. I work with authors on content ideation, editing and development.

Gleam Futures

Apr, 2018 — Aug, 2021 (over 3 years)

- Developed a commercial and innovate list propelling digital content creators onto the bestseller list
- Translated seeds of ideas into marketable book concepts resulting in multiple publisher auctions
- Clients included: Mrs Hinch, Paula Sutton, Nadia Sawalha, Grace Victory and Marley Hall

Megan has 4 reviews

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Paul F.

Paul F.

Dec, 2023

As a first-time writer, I asked Megan to assess my manuscript primarily to be certain that I had something worthy of writing about and also to consider my ability to write. What Megan returned to me was far more than I had expected. Her feedback picked out aspects that I had hoped shone through in my writing and also gave me significant guidance on how I should consider structuring my writing t...
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John S.

John S.

Oct, 2023

Megan was the ideal collaborator. Her communication was consistent and clear. Her work was incredibly thorough, and she raised my level of professionalism. I recommend her with enthusiasm. She made me look really good.
Angelika K.

Angelika K.

Oct, 2023

She did such an amazing job and even let me send my query letter over to her for a second look and more thoughts. I highly recommend her.
Kohei U.

Kohei U.

Nov, 2022

I was lucky to have worked with Megan. She was professional. If it had been a few months, or even a few weeks later, I would not have been able to work with her who would have become very busy. She pointed out how the letter would look and helped me clarify the crux of the story by taking into account the agent's personality. I appreciate for her polite and incisive comments. Looking forward t...
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