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.

WHO WILL YOU CHOOSE?

CATHERINE PELLEGRINO

Arabella Stein - Literary Agent at The Bright Agency offering Literary Agent 121s

16 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

2 JULY 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.

SUSAN PENNY

Susan Penny - Agent at The Bright Agency

16 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

2 JULY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ILLUSTRATORS OR ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHORS

Agent at The Bright Agency, Susan Penny is dedicated to nurturing and empowering artists at all stages of their creative journey.  Tuned-in to the needs of publishers, she is a go-to for curating artist options across the spectrum of children’s book publishing. Having been instrumental in launching the careers of illustrators who have been able to turn their passion into a full-time career, she delights in providing actionable advice and coaching artists to tap into their strengths.  Her background in academia and international law gives her a considered insight where the creative meets the commercial. Susan is only interested in illustrators or illustrator/authors. She does not wish to receive text only submissions.

Susan would like you to submit a covering letter, detailing where your aspirations lie, your website and Instagram information where applicable and artwork in the one particular style you are most interested in pursuing. It is particularly useful if you can show examples of children, adults and babies with different facial expressions and if you are interested in illustrating non-fiction, animals and scenes of nature would be good if you have them. Please submit a PDF with up to 10 examples. 

For illustrator / authors, please submit your story, with illustration samples or a dummy.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Susan 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

16 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

2 JULY 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. 

(In addition to the paid sessions, Diana 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

Kate Barker - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

17 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

3 JULY 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.

KATE BARKER

Kate Barker - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

17 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

3 JULY 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 ).

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.

ROBBIE GUILLORY

Robbie Guillory - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

17 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

3 JULY 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 ).

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.

JORDAN LEES

Jordan Lees - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

17 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

3 JULY 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 ).

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

18 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JULY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Ludo Cinelli joined Eve White Literary 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. Unless it’s very experimental, sci-fi and fantasy isn’t really his thing. 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.

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.

JOHN BAKER

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

18 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JULY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: YA FANTASY, ADULT FICTION

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.

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. He is also happy to look at 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.

MEGAN CARROLL

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

18 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JULY 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 ).

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.

ROBYN NEWTON

Robyn Newton - The Bright Agency

18 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JULY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ILLUSTRATORS OR ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHORS

Agent at The Bright Agency, Robyn Newton, has worked with just about every publisher in the UK across many genres of children’s book publishing, from middle grade fiction to nature non-fiction, and everything in between. Her passion for children’s books and their integral place in the lives of young readers makes her a highly enthusiastic and supportive agent. Robyn specialises in young/MG fiction and works with artists to hone their talent for mono art and cover design, helping them achieve their goals within the industry. Robyn is only interested in illustrators or illustrator/authors. She does not wish to receive text only submissions.

Robyn would like you to submit a covering letter, detailing where your aspirations lie, your website and Instagram information where applicable and artwork in the one particular style you are most interested in pursuing. It is particularly useful if you can show examples of children, adults and babies with different facial expressions and if you are interested in illustrating non-fiction, animals and scenes of nature would be good if you have them. Please submit a PDF with up to 10 examples. 

For illustrator / authors, please submit your story, with illustration samples or a dummy.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Robyn 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.

SANDRA SAWICKA

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

19 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

5 JULY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: YA, ADULT FICTION

Sandra Sawicka joined Marjacq in 2014. Her main interests are genre fiction (SFF, speculative, crime, horror) and YA. She also handles translation rights for all authors represented by Marjacq. She would love to see action-packed adventure in far-flung settings, accessible SF, crime with a speculative edge, gothic historical fiction, campus novels, spooky mysteries, ghost stories, high concept, YA adventure, anti-heroes, popular science non fiction (especially linguistics, cybernetics, and astronomy).

Sandra would not like to receive anything spiritual, comedies, military SF, steampunk, hard SF, techno-thrillers, slasher horror, World War II stories, beautiful writing with no plot, conspiracy theories, tear-jerkers, animal cruelty, travel non-fiction, memoirs, chick-lit, middle-grade or picture books.

Sandra 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, Sandra 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.

LORNA HEMINGWAY

Lorna Hemingway - Literary Agent

19 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

5 JULY 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.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Lorna 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.

WEEKLY SLOTS

HANNAH SHEPPARD

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

7 JULY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

28 JUNE 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.

SILVIA MOLTENI

Silvia Molteni - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

29 JUNE 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

18 JUNE 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: MG & YA FICTION & NON-FICTION

Silvia Molteni is the head of the children’s and YA books department at Peters Fraser and Dunlop. She manages her own list of clients alongside selling foreign rights in our children’s and YA titles worldwide. Silvia also handles all audio rights for the agency. The Bookseller named Silvia 2019’s Rising Star.

Silvia is actively looking for edgy, funny and moving Middle Grade novels with strong and diverse voices, brave narratives and contemporary and realistic settings. She is also looking for YA fiction across all genres and would like to find a great psychological thriller and a horror in particular. Generally speaking, across MG and YA fiction, she is drawn to voice-driven and character-driven narratives, LGBTQI story-lines and characters, endearing narrators, magical realism and upmarket literary fiction. Non-fiction books aimed at children and YA, from memoirs to manuals, popular science and humorous books would also be welcome. Silvia 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. (Silvia’s free slot has been taken for this date) 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

15 JUNE 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 JUNE 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. 

(In addition to the paid sessions, Diana 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.

SUSAN PENNY

Susan Penny - Agent at The Bright Agency

9 JUNE 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

31 MAY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ILLUSTRATORS OR ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHORS

Agent at The Bright Agency, Susan Penny is dedicated to nurturing and empowering artists at all stages of their creative journey.  Tuned-in to the needs of publishers, she is a go-to for curating artist options across the spectrum of children’s book publishing. Having been instrumental in launching the careers of illustrators who have been able to turn their passion into a full-time career, she delights in providing actionable advice and coaching artists to tap into their strengths.  Her background in academia and international law gives her a considered insight where the creative meets the commercial. Susan is only interested in illustrators or illustrator/authors. She does not wish to receive text only submissions.

Susan would like you to submit a covering letter, detailing where your aspirations lie, your website and Instagram information where applicable and artwork in the one particular style you are most interested in pursuing. It is particularly useful if you can show examples of children, adults and babies with different facial expressions and if you are interested in illustrating non-fiction, animals and scenes of nature would be good if you have them. Please submit a PDF with up to 10 examples. 

For illustrator / authors, please submit your story, with illustration samples or a dummy.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Susan 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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ROBYN NEWTON

Robyn Newton - The Bright Agency

3 JUNE 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 MAY 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ILLUSTRATORS OR ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHORS

Agent at The Bright Agency, Robyn Newton, has worked with just about every publisher in the UK, across many genres of children’s book publishing, from middle grade fiction to nature non-fiction, and everything in between. Her passion for children’s books and their integral place in the lives of young readers makes her a highly enthusiastic and supportive agent. Robyn specialises in young/MG fiction and works with artists to hone their talent for mono art and cover design, helping them achieve their goals within the industry. Robyn is only interested in illustrators or illustrator/authors. She does not wish to receive text only submissions.

Robyn would like you to submit a covering letter, detailing where your aspirations lie, your website and Instagram information where applicable and artwork in the one particular style you are most interested in pursuing. It is particularly useful if you can show examples of children, adults and babies with different facial expressions and if you are interested in illustrating non-fiction, animals and scenes of nature would be good if you have them. Please submit a PDF with up to 10 examples. 

For illustrator / authors, please submit your story, with illustration samples or a dummy.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Robyn 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.

CHARLOTTE SEYMOUR

Charlotte Seymour - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

27 MAY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

17 MAY 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 ).

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.

ROBBIE GUILLORY

Robbie Guillory - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

18 MAY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 MAY 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 nonfiction 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.

(Robbie’s free session is no longer available for this date).

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.

JORDAN LEES

Jordan Lees - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

13 MAY 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

5 MAY 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 ).

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.