Category Archives: Literary agents

Meet the Agents – Sallyanne Sweeney from the Watson Little Agency

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Sallyanne Sweeney, Watson Little Sallyanne was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Cambridge University. She is building her list and is looking for talented writers of literary and commercial fiction. She is also passionate about writing for children & young … Continue reading

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Do you love your publisher? The results of our survey

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A few weeks ago, The Writers’ Workshop launched a survey, open only to professional authors, entitled Do You Love Your Publisher? We launched this survey because we felt authors were too seldom asked directly for feedback by the industry that’s … Continue reading

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Author Survey: The Data

This post contains all the data gathered from our Do You Love Your Publisher? Survey. That survey was launched on our blog here. It benefitted greatly from the help and support offered by The Society of Authors, The Crime Writers … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Peter Buckman from The Ampersand Agency.

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Peter Buckman, Ampersand Agency Peter Buckman was on the editorial board of Penguin Books, and moved to New York to be a commissioning editor with the New American Library. He then became a full-time writer, producing books, films, plays, and … Continue reading

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I wish I’d known that a year ago…

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Those at the 2011 Festival of Writing will remember Claire McGowan’s instantly gripping opening page (from the Saturday evening competition awards.) She had in fact already just recently secured an agent and a book deal. Here’s what she wishes she’d … Continue reading

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Announcing the Greenhouse Funny Prize

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We are thrilled, delighted & tickled every shade of pink to announce that the Greenhouse Literary Agency, in conjunction with the Festival of Writing, has created the Greenhouse Funny Prize for children’s writers. Greenhouse’s Julia Churchill loves every kind and … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Penny Holroyde from Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency Ltd.

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Penny Holroyde, Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency Ltd. Interested in children’s books for all ages – She particularly like’s laugh-out-loud books aimed at middle grade children but also loves books with emotional depth and strong plots for older children. For her … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Sam Copeland from Rogers, Coleridge & White

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Sam Copeland, Rogers, Coleridge & White Sam is an agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White. Sam’s first job in publishing was at Curtis Brown, where he started in 2001.  He left in 2006 to help create the Robinson Literary Agency, … Continue reading

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How to beat yourself with a stick

Why go to all the trouble of getting an agent to reject you, when you could just reject yourself? See here for an auto-rejection generator. Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned version: the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.

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Meet the Agents – David Headley from DHH Literary Agency

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David Headley, DHH Literary Agency DHH was founded by David Headley in 2008, based in London, they represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, historians, short-story writers and children’s authors. David created the D. H. H. … Continue reading

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Meet the Agents – Juliet Mushens from PFD

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Juliet Mushens, Peter Fraser & Dunlop Juliet Mushens is an Agent in the Books Division of PFD. Before becoming a literary agent, Juliet worked in fiction marketing and editorial at HarperCollins, after reading history at Cambridge. She is always looking … Continue reading

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PUNCTUATION by Fay Sampson

A Guest Blog from Fay Sampson. Fay is the author of numerous books for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted three times for the Guardian Children’s Book award, and is winner of the Barco de Vapor award for … Continue reading

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Who are you? (We’ve got the answers).

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A little while back, we asked you about you. What made you write. What you wrote. What you expect from your writing. And what holds you back. And here are the answers. I guess that most users of this site … Continue reading

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The Slithering Child by Dexter Petley

A Guest Blog from Dexter Petley. Dexter is the acclaimed author of a number of novels: a literary noir whodunnit, Little Nineveh (Polygon 1995), Joyride (Fourth Estate, 1999), and White Lies (Fourth Estate 2003). White Lies was shortlisted for the … Continue reading

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Do you love your publisher?

This survey is now closed to responses. Our deep thanks to all who contributed. [Comment added Sunday 20 May.] As the industry evolves, it has become possible – arguably for the first time in history – for authors to detach … Continue reading

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