Category Archives: Literary agents

A Guest post from Laurence O’Bryan.Traditional Publishing is Dead.

My third novel, The Manhattan Puzzle, will be published by Harper Collins October 10, 2013. But this is not a traditional puff piece about the novel. This is about my experiences being published by a major publisher in the second … Continue reading

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Agent Polly Nolan on this Year’s Greenhouse Funny Prize

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the rib-tickling delight of judging entries for the Greenhouse Funny Prize. This is the second year that we’ve held the Prize and once again we were lucky enough to have Leah Thaxton, … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Charlie Brotherstone, A.M Heath

Charlie Brotherstone, A.M Heath Charlie has been at A.M.Heath since 2008 and is actively building a list of fiction and non-fiction authors. He is on the lookout for strong and exciting voices, whether they be commercial or literary. He’s loved … Continue reading

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How Not To Write A Bestseller

We recently came across How Not To Write a Bestseller by Walter Ellis, available to e-bookers for a princely £2.99. The book made us laugh and it has some tough and honest points to make. So here’s how the book … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Carrie Kania, Conville & Walsh

Carrie Kania is an agent at Conville & Walsh. Before packing her bags and leaving ‘Bright Lights’ to search for ‘Brideshead’, Carrie Kania worked in US publishing for 15 years at Random House and HarperCollins. Most recently, she was the … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Hilton Pashley on his road to success.

 In a recent email, Harry mentioned to me the importance of luck in the process of getting a manuscript to publication. It’s a funny thing, luck. Regardless of how hard and how well you work at a manuscript, of how … Continue reading

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On Being a Writer: some reflections

I recently received an email from a writer, who said: I wanted to write to you directly because there’s something I’d be keen to learn from your own personal experience – Did you find, when you first started out writing, … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Juliet Mushens, The Agency Group

Juliet Mushens is an Agent in the UK Literary Division of The Agency Group. Before becoming a literary agent, Juliet worked in fiction marketing and editorial at HarperCollins, after reading history at Cambridge. Juliet represents a bestselling list of fiction … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Jenny Savill, Andrew Nurnberg Associates

Jenny Savill, Andrew Nurnberg Associates Andrew Nurnberg Associates was founded in London in 1977 and represents some leading UK and US agent and publisher clients for translation rights through ANA’s offices in the UK and overseas. The company opened its … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Madeleine Milburn,The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

Madeleine Milburn, The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency Madeleine Milburn has a reputation for launching new writers internationally. The Agency has a long-term vision and an international plan for each author, negotiating significant deals with publishers in the … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Francesca Main, Editorial Director at Picador

Francesca Main is Editorial Director at Picador.  She graduated from the University of Warwick in 2002 and began her publishing career with an internship at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency before working at Penguin and then at Simon & Schuster.  She joined … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: Andrew Lownie’s David Haviland

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David Haviland, Andrew Lownie David is an agent at the Andrew Lownie agency, he is also a writer, editor, and ghostwriter, with a number of bestselling books to his name.The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, founded in 1988, is now … Continue reading

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Meet the Industry: A.M Heath’s Julia Churchill

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Julia Churchill, A.M Heath Julia Churchill joined AM Heath in 2013 as Children’s Agent, after four years building up the UK side of the Greenhouse Literary Agency, and six years at the Darley Anderson Agency where she grew the children’s … Continue reading

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Back by popular demand: The Meet the Industry blogs

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After the wonderful response to our ‘Meet the Agents’ blogs in the run up to last year’s Festival of Writing, we’ve decided to do it all again. So we’re going to be running a series of ‘Meet the Industry’ blogs … Continue reading

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How to find a literary agent

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Our post yesterday announced the news of a birth. This post tells you exactly how to use Agent Hunter and suggests some strategies for how best to use it Register & subscribe Just go to www.AgentHunter.co.uk. Once there, follow the … Continue reading

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