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 and comprehensive online resource for writers seeking representation – so we created one. There is nothing like Agent Hunter in the world and it is, quite simply, the best course of action you can take when you feel you have a manuscript which is ready to be viewed commercially.
Previously the only resource available to writers has been a published directory of agencies which gives scant and general details. Agent Hunter allows you to not only search the agencies but search the agents themselves. We’ve been working direct with the agents – as it’s in their interests that you find them too – who have supplied us with copious amounts of in-depth information as to who they are and what they’re looking for.
When you first log on to Agent Hunter, you can immediately and simply whittle our entire database of every UK agent down to the few who will be best suited to you by inputting search information that pertains to the genre and audience your work is intended for. Once you have that list, you can start to scrutinize the information those agents have provided – their likes and dislikes, their availability to meet, how to submit to them, you can even find online articles and interviews they have participated in along with contact information and their Twitter handles.
You’ll also find a wealth of advice on the site to guide you through the whole process of seeking representation – all of the things you will need to consider before you start, exactly how to go about doing it and what you might expect.
We’ve been able to create this resource because of our unique position within the publishing industry. We have warm, longstanding relationships with agents, who consider our Festival of Writing as a key date in their calendar, and we also understand the needs and demands of aspiring authors as we’ve been working intensively with them every day since 2005.
We hope you love it as much as we do – check it out!