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.

WHO WILL YOU CHOOSE?

ANNA GAMBLE

Anna Gamble - Literary Agent

23 AUGUST 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

9 AUGUST 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 be joining Liverpool Literary Agency, where she can 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.

CLARE COOMBES

Clare Coombes - Literary Agent

31 AUGUST 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

16 AUGUST 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.

SANDRA SAWICKA

Sandra Sawicka - Literary Agent providing Literary Agent 121s

7 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

27 AUGUST 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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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.

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

4 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

25 OCTOBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.

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 ).

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

18 NOVEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

8 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.