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Obtaining a literary agent one-to-one is a rare and valuable thing. Fabulous feedback from an industry professional can alter the course of your writing. And on your journey to getting published all good advice is surely welcome. While events and festivals are great ways to engage with agents, however, some of us face restrictions. Cost, physical disabilities and logistical limitations may all hamper you enjoying the experience of a literary agent one-to-one.

So the face of literary agent one-to-ones is changing.

By teaming up with top literary agents, and using the magic of the internet, I AM in print provides a solution. Enter our online room from your own home and discuss your manuscript with some of the best in the business!

HOW IT WORKS

Booking your agent one-to-one appointment:

To meet the agent of your choice, follow these instructions carefully:

  • Make sure your manuscript is finished to the best of your ability. Do not book if your manuscript is incomplete.
  • Carry out an internet speed check on your laptop, desktop computer, tablet or phone.
    You can use this Broadband Test. Your download and upload speeds should both be above 2mbs.
  • Read the literary agent bios to decide your best genre fit.
  • Book your 15 minute appointment.
  • Prepare your submission in accordance with your chosen agent’s requirements.

Emailing your attachments:

  • Email your submission attachments in a word document to agent121@iaminprint.co.uk by the stated submission deadline.
  • State your agent’s name in the subject line of the email.
  • Attach you word documents: covering letter, synopsis, part of manuscript as requested by the individual agent.
  • Add your name / 1-2-1 date / time to the header of all you send.

Preparation for your agent one-to-one:

Letting go of your precious manuscript when you’re on submission can be nerve-wracking and lengthy.

  • I AM in print will be in touch to run a quick connection test with you and familiarise you with the online meeting room in advance.
  • On the day of your one-to-one you can log into the private room fully prepared to meet your booked agent who will provide feedback on your material.

Disclaimer:

I AM in print takes no responsibility for the advice given through our #agent121 service.

LUCY BROWNRIDGE

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

27 NOVEMBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

20 NOVEMBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Lucy Brownridge is a Commissioning Editor at Wide Eyed Editions and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and formerly Thames & Hudson where she helped to establish the Children’s list. She has developed and edited books for children with Alan Ahlberg, Quentin Blake, Bruce Ingman, Sandra Dieckmann, Yuval Zommer and Joe Coelho among others. She is the author of Illuminightmare as well as the Portrait of an Artist and Art Masterclass series.

She is interested in the history of picture books and is always looking for innovative ways to use the book format. Her favourite books are funny, deceptively simple, thoughtfully written, distinctively illustrated and encourage a love for reading both words and pictures.

Lucy would like you to submit the following depending on whether you are a picture book writer / illustrator or both.

ABOUT YOU
Include a covering letter, in a word document, telling Lucy about yourself and your sources of inspiration. If you have one, include a link to your website. She is keen to read stories she hasn’t seen before or see artwork with a distinctive style rather than something that fits with trends. She has particular experience with picture books and illustrated narrative non-fiction.

AUTHORS
Please send a full manuscript (or 3), in a word document, starting with a short summary/blurb. Make the summary punchy and engaging. Remember that the best picture book stories are simple and every word should count. Do you see this book as part of a series?

ILLUSTRATORS
If you have a picture book idea please send a story board and a summary of the story. Please send a diverse selection of artworks from your portfolio. It is useful to see examples of the following: people of different ages and ethnicities, character studies showing a range of clothes and expressions, animals, a selection of everyday objects, wide-angle vistas, an example of a book cover (i.e. a classic book reimagined). Please send these in PDF where possible.

Lucy’s free session has been taken for this date.

ELENA LANGTRY

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

1 DECEMBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 NOVEMBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Elena has assisted Lisa Moylett at Coombs Moylett Maclean Literary Agency since 2017, from reviewing submissions and pitching books to processing contracts and rights. She also manages her own list of writers which includes debut author Hannah Sunderland, published by Avon, HarperCollins. Elena has a degree in Human Biology and has worked at leading marketing and advertising agencies with blue chip pharmaceutical clients. Elena is interested in fresh and easy to read commercial women’s fiction with quirky and current life stories, big hooks and diverse characters, as well as original, pacy psychological thrillers and cutting-edge non-fiction from popular science to true crime. She enjoys writers similar in tone to Matt Haig, Harriet Tyce, Adam Kay and Laura Jane Williams, and welcomes voices that are not heard often enough.


Elena would like you to submit a max 1 page covering letter including a short blurb & bio, a max 1 page synopsis and the first 3 chapters of your completed manuscript, all in a single word document.

 

(In addition to the paid sessions, Elena is kindly offering one free session for low income/underrepresented writers. Please email agent121@iaminprint.co.uk to apply, outlining your case for this option which is offered at the discretion of I AM in print ).

By selecting the PAY NOW button you understand you need to conduct an internet connection test with I AM in print prior to the event. You also agree to email your material to reach I AM in print by the stated submission deadline and note that I AM in print take no responsibility for the advice given in your agent 1-2-1.

ALICE WILLIAMS

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

15 JANUARY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JANUARY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Alice Williams set up the Alice Williams Literary Agency in 2018 after representing children’s books for over ten years at David Higham Associates.

Alice is offering 121 sessions for middle grade and picture book writers. For fiction, please submit a covering letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document. For picture books, please submit a covering letter and two texts or for illustrators one dummy and examples from your portfolio or a link to your website.

She is especially keen to consider playful, funny books for all ages, and is on the lookout for heartwarming, exciting and empowering stories, whether in a realistic, contemporary setting, or a wildly imaginative fantasy world – or somewhere in-between.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Alice is kindly offering one free session for low income/underrepresented writers. Please email agent121@iaminprint.co.uk to apply, outlining your case for this option which is offered at the discretion of I AM in print ).

By selecting the PAY NOW button you understand you need to conduct an internet connection test with I AM in print prior to the event. You also agree to email your material to reach I AM in print by the stated submission deadline and note that I AM in print take no responsibility for the advice given in your agent 1-2-1.

TANERA SIMONS

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

20 JANUARY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

13 JANUARY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Tanera Simons joined Darley Anderson in 2017 with a view to building their women’s fiction list. She is actively looking for standout stories and compelling voices in all areas of the genre, but particularly enjoys contemporary rom-coms, uplifting love stories, and sweeping historical romances. Tanera currently represents authors Beth O’Leary, Sandie Jones, Mandy Baggot, Claire Frost, Lauren North, Nicola Gill, and Mary Hargreaves, to name a few. Collectively, her authors have Sunday Times top 5 bestselling status, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, and WH Smiths’ Fiction Book of the Year.

Tanera would like you to submit a covering letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

She is always on the lookout for fiction that has a clear, standout hook, high-concept love stories, and voices from under-represented backgrounds. She doesn’t currently have any historical fiction on her list and would love to find a character-driven timeslip or historical romance. She loves fiction that challenges her expectations and that brings something new to the genre, as well as feel-good, escapist rom-coms – there is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’ book! Recent reads that she has really enjoyed include Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years, Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half, and debut author Emily Houghton’s Before I Saw You.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Tanera is kindly offering one free session for low income/underrepresented writers. Please email agent121@iaminprint.co.uk to apply, outlining your case for this option which is offered at the discretion of I AM in print ).

By selecting the PAY NOW button you understand you need to conduct an internet connection test with I AM in print prior to the event. You also agree to email your material to reach I AM in print by the stated submission deadline and note that I AM in print take no responsibility for the advice given in your agent 1-2-1.

JOHN BAKER

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

28 JANUARY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

21 JANUARY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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John Baker joined Bell Lomax Moreton in February 2019, after previously working for Stripes Publishing, Usborne Publishing and the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, whilst completing the Kingston University Publishing MA. As the agency assistant, John provides administrative and editorial support across all the agents’ lists, and he has begun to build his own small, cultivated list, shaped around his passion for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

John would like you to submit a covering letter, synopsis and the first three chapters (or 10,000 words whichever is longest) of your manuscript in a single word document.

He is looking for anything under the broad church of adult SFF, from literary to pulpy, high fantasy to gritty urban, but he would especially love to hear from anyone under-represented in the genre, particularly neurodiverse writers. John is also open to horror submissions, but definitely in the vein of psychological terror more than straight gore-fest.

(In addition to the paid sessions, John is kindly offering one free session for low income/underrepresented writers. Please email agent121@iaminprint.co.uk to apply, outlining your case for this option which is offered at the discretion of I AM in print ).

By selecting the PAY NOW button you understand you need to conduct an internet connection test with I AM in print prior to the event. You also agree to email your material to reach I AM in print by the stated submission deadline and note that I AM in print take no responsibility for the advice given in your agent 1-2-1.

MEGAN CARROLL

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

10 FEBRUARY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

3 FEBRUARY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Megan Carroll graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in English and American Literature in 2013 and worked as an intern at Watson, Little and Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency before returning to the agency as the assistant in July 2014. She is now a Literary Agent at Watson, Little Agency and is building her own list.

Megan would like you to submit a covering letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document. For picture books, please include texts for two completed stories.

In Fiction, Megan is keen to see commercial fiction & reading group fiction with original voices and an interesting hook. She’d love to find a regional family drama, a uniquely told love story or a brilliant ghost/witch story in the vein of Laura Purcell.

In Children’s and YA, Megan would love to see contemporary YA tackling realistic issues and big, epic love stories as well as funny, female focused MG – think Louise Rennison – and an Abi Elphinstone style adventure for that age group too.

She’s also keen on finding new Picture Book authors writing funny, commercial texts tackling the big issues and is growing a list of talented illustrators for all ages.

Non-Fiction is another area of interest and Megan is keen to see interesting memoir and good narrative non-fiction on film, music, popular culture and issues from a female perspective. She is also keen on hearing from Black, Asian and LGBTQ+ writers (this applies to all genres).

(In addition to the paid sessions, Megan is kindly offering one free session for low income/underrepresented writers. Please email agent121@iaminprint.co.uk to apply, outlining your case for this option which is offered at the discretion of I AM in print ).

By selecting the PAY NOW button you understand you need to conduct an internet connection test with I AM in print prior to the event. You also agree to email your material to reach I AM in print by the stated submission deadline and note that I AM in print take no responsibility for the advice given in your agent 1-2-1.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the incredible agents that have taken part so far. And thank you to the writers who sought feedback. We are humbled to be part of your writing and publishing journey. Hope to see you in print very soon.

ELLA DIAMOND KAHN

DKW LITERARY AGENCY

YASMIN KANE

YASMIN KANE LITERARY AGENCY

CHLOE SEAGER

MADELEINE MILBURN LITERARY, TV & FILM AGENCY

ALICE SUTHERLAND-HAWES

ASH LITERARY

LAURA WILLIAMS

GREENE AND HEATON LITERARY AGENCY

BRYONY WOODS

DKW LITERARY AGENCY

HANNAH WEATHERILL

NORTHBANK TALENT

HANNAH SHEPPARD

D H H LITERARY AGENCY

DAVINIA ANDREW LYNCH

ANDLYN LITERARY AGENCY