LITERARY AGENT ONE-TO-ONES

Want feedback on your manuscript? Book a literary agent one-to-one right here!

We have been hosting online agent one-to-one sessions for almost two years so are very experienced in helping you team up with top literary agents. And after the success of our sold out April #Agent121 weekend here we present our second one. We have a line-up of THIRTEEN agents offering SIX opportunities each to chat with them about your work in our online room. As ever, each agent is kindly offering one slot to a marginalised writer free of charge – but be quick with your application as those free slots are like gold dust!

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 your word documents in one document: covering letter first, then synopsis, and the part of your manuscript as requested by the individual agent.
  • Add your name / agent one-to-one date / time to the header of the document.

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.

I AM in print are unable to refund you for your 121 slot if it is cancelled less than two weeks before the date of the one-to-one.

#AGENT121 OCTOBER WEEKEND

ANNA GAMBLE

Anna Gamble - Literary Agent

8 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: CHAPTER BOOKS, MG

Anna Gamble is an Assistant Agent with the Liverpool Literary Agency focusing on children’s books for ages 5 years through to pre-teen. She has been active in the publishing industry – both writing and editing fiction – over the last 5 years, and before this worked with the transformative power of stories over a 16-year career in theatre. Her early career as a Nursery Nurse – with an emphasis on reading for pleasure – also allowed her to develop a good sense of what children love which continued into her theatre work, using well-loved stories as a gateway into creative play and drama.

Anna would love to see high concept chapter books with a strong hook and middle grade fiction that really knows its audience and offers a sense of adventure. She is very excited to help great northern talent and creativity become high quality manuscripts that publishers and children will love.

Anna would like you to submit a covering letter, 1 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Anna 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.

LUCY BROWNRIDGE

Lucy Brownridge - Commissioning Editor

8 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 SEPTEMBER 2021

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 is no longer available) 

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.

HATTIE GRUNEWALD

Josephine Hayes - Literary Agent at The Blair Partnership offering Literary Agent 121s

8 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Hattie represents commercial and upmarket fiction – including women’s fiction, crime and thriller, historical and book club fiction – as well as some non-fiction in the areas of lifestyle and personal development. Before joining The Blair Partnership she was a literary agent at Blake Friedmann Agency, where she worked for six years. Hattie has a degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and she is also a poet. In 2020, Hattie was a Bookseller Rising Star and the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Agent of the Year.

Hattie would like you to submit a covering letter, a 1-2 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Hattie 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

9 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

25 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION

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.

(Tanera’s free session is no longer available) 

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.

NELLE ANDREW

Nelle Andrew - Literary Agent at Rachel Mills Literary offering Literary Agent 121s

9 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

25 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Nelle Andrew joined RML in 2020. She previously worked as an agent at Peters Fraser and Dunlop for eleven years, and prior to that at Macmillan publishers. Nelle represents an array of internationally bestselling and award-winning authors across both fiction and non-fiction. Among those on her list are Sara Collins (winner of the Costa Debut fiction award), Jing-Jing Lee (a longlistee for the Women’s Fiction Prize and Walter Scott prize), Beth Underdown and Cecilia Ekback (HWA Goldsboro Award winners) and six Richard and Judy Book Club picks such as the bestselling Heidi Perks, Bryony Gordon and Elizabeth Day.

She was crowned Literary Agent of the Year in 2021 at the Nibbies – The Bookseller Awards; the most prestigious accolade for a literary agent in the UK. And was also a Bookseller Rising Star in 2016 and was shortlisted for Agent of the Year in 2018.  Nelle also became a published author in her own right under the name Nelle Davy.  She helped to build the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize for Unpublished Authors into one of the most eminent prizes for unpublished voices, and sat on the original board for The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer’s Award.

Nelle is looking for fiction and narrative non-fiction. She loves historical, literary, commercial female fiction, reading group, suspense and thrillers and intelligent crime and feminist narratives. She is particularly interested in books that shine a light on new ideas or little known histories, but above all are entertaining reads with a compelling story, well told. She is actively looking for new voices to add to her list. She does not represent any children’s books, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, erotica, poetry, short stories, novellas, cook books, illustrated works of any kind.

Nelle would like you to submit a covering letter, a 1-2 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(Nelle’s free session is no longer available)

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.

LAURA WILLIAMS

Laura Williams - Literary Agent providing Literary 121s

9 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

25 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: YA, ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Laura Williams is literary agent at the Greene and Heaton Literary AgencyShe is seeking literary fiction, commercial fiction, psychological thrillers and high concept Young Adult.  

Laura is actively building a fiction list and a small non-fiction list. She is currently looking for literary fiction, edgy commercial fiction, psychological thrillers and high-concept contemporary young adult, as well as narrative non-fiction of all types. Her taste is quite dark, and she loves gothic, ghost stories, horror and anything sinister. She also loves books that make her cry, from big love stories to intense family dramas. She is open to historical or horror YA, but not magical or fantasy.

Laura would like you to submit a covering letter, a 1-2 page synopsis and the first 3 chapters of your completed manuscript in a single word document.

(Laura’s free session is no longer available)

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.

LUCY MORRIS

Lucy Morris - Literary Agent at Curtis Brown providing Literary Agent 121s

9 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

25 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Lucy joined the Curtis Brown Books Department in September 2014 from Bloomsbury Publishing. She represents commercial and literary fiction, as well as a range of narrative non-fiction and memoir. She is fortunate to represent a list of hugely talented authors, including Hazel Barkworth, Cash Carraway, Gillian McAllister, Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ and Elizabeth Lee. Across fiction and non-fiction she is always drawn to clever observation and imaginative storytelling and loves structural conceits and deftly woven plots, writing with purpose – and a sense of mischief. She will read anything by Liane Moriarty, Maggie O’Farrell and Mhairi McFarlane, while other favourites include Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong, Take Me In by Sabine Durrant, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason and Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.

Lucy would like you to submit a covering letter, 1-2 page synopsis and the first 3000 words of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Lucy 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.

LUDO CINELLI

Ludo Cinelli - Literary Agent

10 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

26 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Ludo Cinelli is a Literary Agent and the Managing Director at Eve White Literary Agency. He first joined the agency in 2017, after various internships in the publishing industry. He assists Eve White on her list of clients as well as building and maintaining his own. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. His clients include Betty Trask Prize Winner James Clarke, advertising-executive-turned-woodsman Ben Short, and author-illustrator James Norbury, creator of @BigPandaandTinyDragon.

Adult literary fiction that pushes and prods at the limits of its form is Ludo’s bread and butter, but he also enjoys clever, pacey thrillers, laugh-out-loud romcoms and uplifting reading group/commercial novels. He also loves creative non-fiction of all kinds, like travel, nature writing, memoir, or a mishmash of the above. Ludo does not wish to receive children’s book submissions and unless it’s very experimental, sci-fi and fantasy isn’t really his thing.

Ludo would like you to submit a covering letter, 1-2 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Ludo 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.

CLARE COOMBES

Clare Coombes - Literary Agent

10 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

26 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION

Clare set up the Liverpool Literary Agency in 2020 to help address inequality and underrepresentation in the publishing industry. With more than 15 years’ experience of writing and editing professionally, including the publication of two novels, Definitions (2015) and We Are of Dust (2018 – which has received development funding from the Liverpool Film Office for a TV adaptation), she has developed an in-depth knowledge of what commissioning editors and publishers expect to see from a submitted manuscript. With a background in PR and marketing, alongside teaching on creative writing programmes, Clare also has extensive experience in pitching and promoting writers.

Clare would love to see historical fiction, crime fiction, psychological thrillers and women’s fiction, but as a new agent, she is open to all great writing with a strong hook in any area (excluding non-fiction, children’s and YA).

She actively encourages submissions from writers who have been traditionally under-represented.

Clare would like you to submit a covering letter, 1 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Clare 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.

HANNAH SHEPPARD

Hannah Sheppard - Literary Agent at DHH Literary Agency providing Literary Agent 121s

10 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

26 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: MG, YA, ADULT FICTION

Hannah Sheppard is literary agent at the D H H Literary Agency. Since 2020 has been a funny old year Hannah has updated her wish list after reflecting on the books that helped her through it. The following is from Hannah…

“I struggled to read for pleasure for a lot of it and turned to audio books to see me through. Here I discovered and devoured Menna Van Praag’s books – The Dress Shop Of Dreams, The Lost Art Of Letter Writing etc. They reminded me of my secret favourite, cosy Netflix watch – Good Witch – and various made for TV Hallmark Christmas movies and I’d love to find a book/series that would appeal to the same audience.

The book that finally broke me out of my physical book reading slump was V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue – I got completely lost in it one Saturday afternoon in that delicious way that sometimes happens when you don’t look up for hours without realizing it. It made me think of The Time Traveler’s Wife and, to a degree, The Binding and I’d love to find something that had a big, original idea at its heart.

In children’s fiction I’m also looking for those hooky, original concepts – mostly in middle grade (readers of 8+) and some teen and YA. In middle grade funny would also be great.

And across the board I’d love to see more diverse voices and characters. I’m still a sucker for lost and misdirected letters and I’d love to see more uplifting stories.”

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Hannah 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.

DAVINIA ANDREW-LYNCH

Davinia Andrew Lynch - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

11 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

27 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: YOUNG MG, ADULT FICTION

Davinia Andrew-Lynch is a Literary Agent and the founder of boutique literary agency Andlyn. Initially specialising in children’s and YA Fiction the agency has now expanded to represent adult authors of commercial fiction and non-fiction. Previously, Davinia was an associate agent in a film/TV agency and a freelance children’s fiction editor. She has drawn upon these skills to offer an intimate service tailored around her client’s needs.

Davinia is mainly on the hunt for younger middle grade fiction – firmly in the 5-8yrs bracket. She would also love to find illustrated fiction/graphic novels for younger readers of the same ilk as: Rabbit and Bear by Julian Gough/Jim Field, The Investigators by John Patrick Green, Bunny vs Monkey by Jamie Smart, Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey, Scribble Witch by Inky Willis.

If it’s adult then she would just like to find a great locked room mystery in an unexpected setting, or contemporary cosy crime but with a frankly more diverse cast.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Davinia 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

11 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

27 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, MG

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

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.

Alice is offering 121 sessions for middle grade and picture book writers. For MG, 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.

(Alice’s free slot is no longer available)

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.

LORNA HEMINGWAY

Lorna Hemingway - Literary Agent

11 OCTOBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

27 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS

After graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature, Lorna Hemingway gained a first in her MA in Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, where she was personally mentored by Michael Rosen. Lorna is now a Junior Agent at Bell Lomax Moreton and specializes in picture books.

Lorna is searching for picture books that have heart at the core of their foundation that then stay with her for a long time after reading; narratives that subvert classic hooks (e.g. bedtime, new home, friendship) and tell them in a fresh new way and characters that exude warmth and familiarity. She also has a weakness for all things colourful, bold, and shiny! Lorna is particularly interested in hearing from LGBTQIA+ authors and illustrators as well as other submissions from diverse and marginalised individuals who are currently underrepresented in the industry.

Lorna would like you to submit a covering letter to introduce yourself plus the following:

Picture book authors: Please include the full text of up to 3 manuscripts and a short blurb about each story.

Illustrators: Please submit a dummy text and/or a portfolio including 10+ illustrations that showcase your work and your versatility.

(Lorna’s free slot is no longer available)

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.

WEEKLY SLOTS AVAILABLE

CATHERINE PELLEGRINO

Catherine Pellegrino - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

16 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

8 SEPT 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: MG, YA, ADULT FICTION

Catherine has worked in publishing for 30 years: in translation rights at Victor Gollancz, Penguin and Bloomsbury; as a literary scout; and in her current role as an agent specialising in Children’s and YA literature, first at Rogers, Coleridge and White and currently at the dynamic and fast expanding agency Marjacq where she represents an eclectic and talented stable of children’s and some adult authors including – Finbar Hawkins, Roopa Farooki, Steve Feasey, Bryony Pearce, T.C Shelley, Harriet Whitehorn.

Her tastes are eclectic but tend towards literary, but a cracking story with great characters whether sci-fi, fantasy, literary or historical will always win the day.
Wish list – Smart and funny YA Romance (think a younger Meg Rosoff’s Jonathan Unleashed); high concept middle grade like the brilliant The Call by Peadar O’Guillen

Catherine would like you to submit a covering letter, 1 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Catherine 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.

DIANA BEAUMONT

Diana Beaumont - Agent at Marjacq

22 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

10 SEPTEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Diana joined Marjacq in 2017. She started agenting with Rupert Heath Literary Agency in 2011 before moving to UTA. Before that she was senior commissioning editor at Transworld. Diana was chosen as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2012. She was shortlisted for Agent of the Year 2019 by the RNA.

Diana represents adult fiction and non-fiction. She is looking for upmarket women’s commercial fiction with depth and heart, including reading group, historical, saga, uplit and contemporary stories that are irreverent and make her laugh; accessible literary fiction, high-concept crime fiction and thrillers. On the non-fiction side: memoir, smart, funny feminists, lifestyle, cookery and social justice, and open to anything with a strong, original voice. She also encourages submissions from writers who have been traditionally under-represented.

Diana would like you to submit a covering letter, 1 – 2 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document. 

(Diana’s free slot has been taken for this session).

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

John Baker - Literary Agent at Bell, Lomax, Moreton for Literary Agent 121s

20 OCT 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 OCTOBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: YA FANTASY, ADULT FICTION

John Baker joined Bell Lomax Moreton in 2019 where, as a junior agent, he is focusing on building his own small, cultivated list, shaped around his passion for Science Fiction and Fantasy, alongside providing administrative support across the agency.

Alongside reading every book containing a jaded space captain, an in-over-his-head supernatural detective, or a past-their-prime mercenary crew on one last mission and all possible adventures in between, John has been building a small but unique list of authors, who all share a passion for subverting expectations and creating rich new worlds of adventure.

John is looking for anything under the broad church of 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 keen to grow his horror list, but definitely in the vein of psychological terror more than straight gore-fest. John will also accept YA fantasy.

John would like you to submit a covering letter, 1-2 page synopsis and the first three chapters (or 10,000 words whichever is longest) of your manuscript in a single word document.

(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.

KATE BARKER

Kate Barker - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

2 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

23 OCTOBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION

Kate Barker has worked in publishing for over twenty years as an agent, commissioning editor and ghostwriter. Before setting up her own company, Kate Barker Literary Agency, she spent ten years at Penguin, where she was an Editorial Director for Viking, acquiring fiction and non-fiction. She has also worked for Orion, Curtis Brown and for digital publisher Bookouture.

She is looking for commercial and reading group fiction for adults and would love to find an unputdownable thriller like Rosamund Lupton’s Three Hours, a funny, heartbreaking ​contemporary novel like Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams or a romantic comedy with a unique premise like The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. She also loves historical fiction and series crime.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Kate 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 ).

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MEGAN CARROLL

Megan Carroll - Literary Agent at Watson Little Literary Agency providing Literary 121s

10 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

1 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, MG, YA, ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

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, 1-2 page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document. For picture books, please include a covering letter and 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 ).

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JORDAN LEES

Jordan Lees - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

18 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

8 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Jordan Lees is an Associate Agent at The Blair Partnership. He represents crime/thrillers of all stripes, book club fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, true crime and smart non-fiction.

He is particularly drawn to writing with a darker edge, and is open to crime/thrillers with a high-concept or speculative heart. Crime/thrillers told in a different way or from an unconventional perspective would be particularly interesting, as would any kind of detective fiction. He is usually excited by anything which infuses horror or folklore into the narrative, or blends one genre with another. Authentic historical fiction, thoughtful book club fiction and provocative literary fiction are also very welcome, as are proposals by journalists or experts in the true crime and smart non-fiction space.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Jordan 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 ).

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ROBBIE GUILLORY

Robbie Guillory - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

26 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

15 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Robbie Guillory is a junior literary agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency.  He grew up in North Norfolk and worked as a butler before moving to Glasgow in 2005 to study, obtaining a degree in Comparative Literature and Slavonics. After a brief foray in education, he embarked on a career in publishing. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Emerging Publisher of the Year Award.

Robbie is looking for outstanding writing across a number of genres: stand-out commercial fiction, science fiction that focuses on communities and relationships whilst the galaxy looks after itself, crime and psychological thrillers with a difference, gripping historical dramas, and beautiful non-fiction with roots in the natural world.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Robbie 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 ).

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CHARLOTTE SEYMOUR

Charlotte Seymour - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

10 DECEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

29 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Charlotte Seymour is a literary agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates. Since joining the agency in 2015 she has been building a list of fiction and narrative non-fiction ranging from crime to cookery, short stories to popular science. Currently on Charlotte’s wish list is:  

  • Fun, conversation-starting fiction with something to say about society, such as Candice Carty-Williams Queenie and Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age.
  • Contemporary fiction about families, relationships, friendships. Some examples Charlotte has particularly enjoyed are: Anna Hope’s Expectation, Tess Hadley’s Late in the Day, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge and Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow. A multi-generational story could include historical strands too.
  • Crime, thriller and other genre fiction, though at the more literary end of the spectrum, and particularly from authors of diverse backgrounds, for example Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister the Serial Killer and Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind. Psychology, voice and setting are what spark Charlotte’s interest the most, while action thrillers, espionage, sci-fi and fantasy are not for her. 
Charlotte would like you to submit a covering letter, a one-page synopsis and the first three chapters or 50 pages of your manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Charlotte 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 ).

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