Category Archives: Literary agents

Introducing AGENT HUNTER

It gives all of us here at WW great delight to finally reveal to you a significant new project which we have been developing for some time; our new website www.agenthunter.co.uk It struck us that there was no modern, interactive … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Funny Prize, 2013

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We’ve just opened the doors on the Funny Prize for 2013. Last year was so much fun, and we found such a star in Pip Jones (a WW client) and her young series SQUISHY McFLUFF (pictured celebrating her deal with … Continue reading

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Literary Agent Etiquette

In a comment on a post elsewhere on this blog, a writer, Chloe, wrote this: Hi Harry, thanks for the great blog and for this post. I’m in need of a little advice… I had two full MS requests for … Continue reading

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More on Brit Writers

Sorry but, yes, here’s more. Following my recent post, I received the following email from another participant in the Brit Writers’ horrible publishing scheme. I’m another one of the group who paid out a substantial sum of money to be … Continue reading

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The Getting Published Event, 2013

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding our third ‘Getting Published’ event on Saturday 2nd March, 2013, and this year we’re doing things a little differently… We have a spanking new venue slap bang in central … Continue reading

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Flirting with agents

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One of the questions we’re asked a lot at the Festival runs approximately as follows: Agent XYZ read my first few chapters and really wanted to see the rest of my manuscript. Trouble is, I know that the middle bits … Continue reading

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Crime by moonlight

I’m generally an honest soul – working hard for my crust, sticking to the straight-‘n’-narrer, loyaller than Liz’s favourite Corgi – but now and again I do like to moonlight. Specifically on 10 and 11 November this year, I’m co-running … Continue reading

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If an agent accepts your work, what are your chances of getting a publishing deal?

A typical agent receives 2000 manuscripts in a year and will take on 2 authors from that total. Those odds are fairly well known and are somewhat scary. What’s less well known is what your chances are of getting a … Continue reading

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Dear Agent: the Letter That Sells Your Book, by Nicola Morgan

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A guest post today from Nicola Morgan, a hugely prolific children’s writer and also author of some very useful books on writing & getting published. More info about Nicola’s books here, and her blog here. Also see the links at … Continue reading

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Why genre fiction isn’t what you think it is (and why literary fiction isn’t either)

Go into a bookshop and you might be fooled into thinking the world was simple. There’s genre fiction (crime & thriller / women’s fiction / sci-fi, fantasy, horror). And then there’s classy fiction. That slice of the market doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Juliet Pickering from AP Watt

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Juliet Pickering, AP Watt Juliet Pickering joined A P Watt in September 2003, and became an Associate Agent in 2007. Prior to joining the company, she studied English Literature at the University of Surrey before becoming a fiction buyer for … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Susan Armstrong, Conville & Walsh

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Susan Armstrong, Conville & Walsh Susan is an agent at Conville & Walsh. Susan joined Conville & Walsh in 2005 after working at Macmillan. As an agent, she is particularly interested in debut literary fiction, accessible fantasy and science fiction, … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Charlie Brotherstone from A.M Heath

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Charlie Brotherstone, A.M Heath Charlie joined A.M Heath in 2008. He represents literary and commercial writers of fiction and non-fiction. Founded in 1919, AM Heath is one of the UK’s leading literary agencies. They now represent a broad range of … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Lisa Eveleigh from Richard Becklow Agency

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Lisa Eveleigh, Richard Becklow. Lisa founded, and is the primary agent at Richford Becklow, working with specialist sub-agents where relevant. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Durham and also studied American literature for two years. … Continue reading

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Why it’s hard to get published

There’s an excellent article here by Francesca Main, a very good & nice editor, who also just happens to be one of the lovely people coming to our Festival of Writing. The article is worth reading in full – it … Continue reading

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