LITERARY AGENT ONE-TO-ONES
#Agent121 January 2022 Weekend

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:

  • Prepare your submission by putting the covering letter, synopsis and part of the manuscript as requested by your chosen agent in a single word document. Address your covering letter as if you were sending it directly to the agent. Be careful to check the correct spelling of their name.
  • Add your name and agent one-to-one date to the header of the document.
  • Email your submission to agent121@iaminprint.co.uk by the stated submission deadline.

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 internet connection test with you to familiarise you with the online meeting room in advance.
  • On the day of your one-to-one you can log into the room fully prepared to meet your booked literary 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 is unable to refund you for your 121 slot if it is cancelled less than two weeks before the date of the one-to-one.

And please bear with us if you book and don’t receive immediate confirmation. PayPal will send you a notification but everything else is processed by just the two of us, by hand. No one can buy your slot once you have paid for it. And we will be in contact within 24 hours. Thank you. Elane & Sarah

#AGENT121 JANUARY WEEKEND

LORNA HEMINGWAY

Lorna Hemingway - Literary Agent

13 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

27 DECEMBER 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 with heart at the core of their foundation that 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.

JO WILLIAMSON

Jo Williamson - Literary Agent providing Literary #Agent121s

14 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

28 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: MG, ADULT FICTION

Jo Williamson has been in publishing for over 25 years. Having worked in Children’s books PR for Dorling Kindersley, HarperCollins and Orion, she started as an agent with Antony Harwood in 2008. She feels very privileged being with authors at the very start of their publishing journey and enjoys close working relationships with all her clients. From editorial help, general advice on the publishing world, guiding careers long-term and general cheerleading, she feels she has the perfect job. Although nothing is off limits and she loves being surprised by submissions,

Jo is particularly looking for MG books with heart, epic adventures with voice-led characters, younger funny fiction with series potential, page-turning Commerical Women’s and Book Club fiction, including books that don’t quite fit the mould. Above all, she wants stories that linger long after the final page has been read.

Jo 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, Jo 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 MORRIS

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

14 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

28 DECEMBER 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.

SUSAN PENNY

Susan Penny - Agent at The Bright Agency

14 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

28 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOK AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS, 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 interested in picture book authors, illustrators or illustrator/authors.

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.

For picture book authors text only, please submit a covering letter and two texts.

(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.

KATE NASH

Kate Nash - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

15 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

29 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION

As a former author, publisher, publicist and marketer, Kate has seen every side of publishing and set up the Kate Nash Literary Agency so she could do “the best job in publishing”. She was listed in the Top Twenty in UK Fiction by Publishers Marketplace (2017), named a 2018 Bookseller Rising Star and was awarded Agent of the Year by the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2019. Her reading tastes – from crime fiction to rom coms – are highly commercial and reflected in her wishlist. Kate is looking for crime, thrillers and romantic fiction.

Kate 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, 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.

LAURA WILLIAMS

Laura Williams - Literary Agent providing Literary 121s

15 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

29 DECEMBER 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.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Laura 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.

SIAN ELLIS-MARTIN

Sian Ellis Martin - Literary Agent

15 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

29 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Since joining Blake Friedmann in 2018, Sian has worked closely with the agents and their authors. Prior to this, she interned at other agencies and publishing houses. She is now building her own list of fiction and non-fiction at the agency.

Sian likes books with a broad range of themes, such as mental health, sexuality, coming-of-age, race, class and gender. She’e keen to read books by authors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, especailly LGBTQIA+ authors, or stories with LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.   

In fiction, she’s looking for contemporary book club and commercial fiction and is drawn to complicated and flawed protagonists who you can’t help but root for. She’s not afraid of, and often searches for, expressions of darker themes and feelings, but is also a sucker for a good love story.

Examples of her taste in fiction include I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, Normal People by Sally Rooney, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Break by Marian Keyes, Olive Ketteridge by Elizabeth Strout and The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

In non-fiction, she is open to anything exploring the themes and ideas above, particularly in the memoir form. She’s also keen to find cookery and food books. Some non-fiction books she’s enjoyed recently are Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn, In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein, The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and Group by Christie Tate.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Sian 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.

ANGELIQUE TRAN VAN SANG

Angelique Tran Van Sang - Literary Agent providing Literary 121s

15 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

29 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Angelique Tran Van Sang is a literary agent at Felicity Bryan Associates, where she is building a list of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. She joined the agency in March this year, after seven years at Bloomsbury where she was a commissioning editor, working with authors such as Reni Eddo-Lodge, Kamilia Shamsie, Olivia Sudjic and Alexander Chee.

In fiction, she is looking for works that strike the heart and intellect in equal measure – fiction that explores the lives of those not often represented in literature, fresh and unexpected subversions of known narratives, and pathways to seeing the world anew. A strong atmosphere, a narrative voice that is bold and unusual, and a sharp, critical eye on the myriad ways in which we live, are always welcome. Some examples of books that do this: Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Spare Room by Helen Garner, My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley and When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut.

In non-fiction, she is interested in essays and longform narratives that have a strong, distinctive voice, and can make a critical argument with exceptional clarity, or an unusual approach, such as The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan, How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell or On Immunity by Eula Biss. She is also interested in memoirs that feel expansive beyond the personal, such as The Return by Hisham Matar, The Years by Annie Ernaux or Hold Still by Sally Mann.

Angelique would like you to submit a covering letter, a 1-2 page synopsis and the first 3 chapters (or 10,000 words) of your completed manuscript in a single word document.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Angelique is kindly offering one free session for low incoe/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.

CLAIRE GRACE

Claire Grace - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

16 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

30 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

Claire Grace is a Managing and Commissioning Editor at Wide Eyed Editions and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, working on picture books and non fiction titles from preschool to YA. She previously worked at Bloomsbury Publishing across a wide selection of exciting non-fiction titles. During her career she has had the opportunity to develop and edit books for children with Kate Pankhurst, Isabel Greenberg, Christopher Corr, Angela McAllister and Sophie Corrigan among others. She has worked on award winning titles such as The Picture Atlas, Moth and The Buildings that Made London.

Claire is always on the look at for new and unique proposals for both picture books and non-fiction. Her favourite non-fiction titles are ones that are deceptively simple yet manage to introduce the reader to a wonderfully exciting world/theme/idea they’ve never experienced before. For picture books she loves original voices and an interesting hook that draws the reader in. Heartwarming, exciting and empowering stories are also always of interest to her.

For picture books, Claire would like you to submit a covering letter and 2 texts in a single word document with illustrations if you have them.

For non-fiction, please submit a covering letter, page plan and the complete text of 1 book with illustrations if you have them.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Claire 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

16 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

30 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Robbie Guillory set up Underline Literary Agency in 2021. 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.

LYDIA SILVER

Lydia Silver - Literary Agent providing Literary #Agent121s

16 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

30 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, MG, YA, CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

After a childhood buried in library books and Beanos, Lydia started her career in the editorial team at Egmont, where she commissioned books such as the Carnegie Medal-winning The Poet X. She joined the Darley Anderson team in 2018, and is building an engaging and diverse list of authors and illustrators. With experience on both sides of the commissioning desk, Lydia loves working editorially with her clients and developing ideas from an initial spark into a full manuscript.

She represents clients across all child age groups, including picture book, chapter book, middle grade and YA, and has a particular focus on non-fiction. Lydia is looking for snort-inducing stories for younger readers, clever and contemporary teenage and YA fiction, and non-fiction projects that take big ideas and make them easily navigable, accessible and fun. No matter the story, Lydia is drawn to voice above anything else and will always be sucked in by a strong hook.

Lydia represents clients including Soofiya, Gina Blaxill, Mark Bradley, Ryan Hammond, Alice Harman, Joyce Efia Harmer, Catherine Jacob, Hannah Moffatt, Rachel Morrisroe, Nick Sheridan, Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Eva Wong Nava. If you could sum up her tastes in three words, they would be curious, characterful and heartfelt, and in three books, they would be One of Us is Lying, Nevermoor and You Are Awesome.

Lydia would like you to submit a covering letter, a 1 page synopsis and the first 3 chapters or 20 pages of your completed manuscript in a single word document. For Picture Books please submit a covering letter and texts for two completed stories.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Lydia 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

16 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

30 DECEMBER 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.

LUCY IRVINE

Lucy Irvine - Literary Agent at Peter Fraser Dunlop providing Literary Agent 121s

17 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

31 DECEMBER 2022

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, MG, YA

Lucy Irvine is an Associate Agent at Peter Fraser Dunlop working primarily on their children’s list. After graduating from University College London with an MA in Issues in Modern Culture in 2017, she interned at Agora Books, PFD’s publishing arm, before becoming assistant to CEO Caroline Michel. She began building her own list in the summer of 2019.

Alongside building her own list of clients, Lucy sells foreign rights in children’s and YA titles in Eastern Europe and Russia, and handles audio narration rights for the agency.

Lucy is looking particularly for commercial Middle Grade and YA and is drawn to narratives driven by world building; quick-paced, addictive, and adventurous, with returnable series potential. She loves stories set in worlds that pull you in and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. She is also looking for picture books and would love to see both funny stories and stories that pack an emotional punch.

She is always looking for LGBTQIA+ stories, and would love to see stories with diverse protagonists and casts of characters that are rooted in joy and celebration rather than trauma – although these are very welcome too.

She’s particularly keen on fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and in these genres will read submissions aimed at adults as well as children’s and YA.

Lucy 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 submit a covering letter and texts for two completed stories.

(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.

CATHERINE PELLEGRINO

Catherine Pellegrino - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

17 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

31 DECEMBER 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.

DONALD WINCHESTER

Donald Winchester - Literary Agent at Watson Little

17 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

31 DECEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Donald began his publishing career at Penguin Press – working on a variety of non-fiction titles – before moving to A P Watt, then the world’s oldest literary agency. There he worked for five years with a number of acclaimed and prize-winning authors and began building a list of fiction and non-fiction for adults. He joined Watson, Little as an agent in 2013.

Donald is building his list and is interested in literary fiction and well-written commercial fiction, particularly debut authors, as well as memoir. He is particularly interested in literary fiction which maintains a high level of prose, pushes boundaries of style, while retaining emotional heart and a sense of plot. He’s also looking for upmarket fiction which builds a fully-formed plot with a satisfying emotional arc, whether that be historical or contemporary – and the mixing of tropes from genre fiction (crime, sci-fi, romance, etc) also interest him.

In non-fiction, he is keen to see writing on history, popular science, social issues, nature, music, sport, film and technology. In all these areas he’s looking for experts in their fields who can convey their expertise and enthusiasm to a wide audience in an appealing way.

Donald 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, Donald 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 AVAILABLE

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 set up Underline Literary Agency in 2021. 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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ALICE WILLIAMS

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

3 DECEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

19 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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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.

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

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SARAH HORNSLEY

Sarah Hornsley Literary Agency

8 DECEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

26 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION

Sarah joined Peters Fraser & Dunlop in 2021. She started agenting at United Talent Agency in 2015 before joining The Bent Agency and has built a list of bestselling and award-winning authors. She was named one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars in 2019.

Sarah is actively looking for commercial and book club adult fiction – character-driven book club fiction, high-concept crime and thrillers, complex relatable female characters, a sweeping love story that will make her cry, hooky modern romcoms and historical novels placing women at the forefront. Whilst she is looking for commercial novels with a strong concept, she also loves upmarket reading group books which have characters so real they stay with her forever and is always on the lookout for fiction which is shining a light on our society in some way.

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.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Sarah 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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SIAN ELLIS-MARTIN

Sian Ellis Martin - Literary Agent

13 DECEMBER 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

24 NOVEMBER 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

Since joining Blake Friedmann in 2018, Sian has worked closely with the agents and their authors. Prior to this, she interned at other agencies and publishing houses. She is now building her own list of fiction and non-fiction at the agency.

Sian likes books with a broad range of themes, such as mental health, sexuality, coming-of-age, race, class and gender. She’e keen to read books by authors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, especailly LGBTQIA+ authors, or stories with LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.   

In fiction, she’s looking for contemporary book club and commercial fiction and is drawn to complicated and flawed protagonists who you can’t help but root for. She’s not afraid of, and often searches for, expressions of darker themes and feelings, but is also a sucker for a good love story.

Examples of her taste in fiction include I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, Normal People by Sally Rooney, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Break by Marian Keyes, Olive Ketteridge by Elizabeth Strout and The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

In non-fiction, she is open to anything exploring the themes and ideas above, particularly in the memoir form. She’s also keen to find cookery and food books. Some non-fiction books she’s enjoyed recently are Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn, In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein, The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and Group by Christie Tate.

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

(In addition to the paid sessions, Sian 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

28 JANUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

18 JANUARY 2022

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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DIANA BEAUMONT

Diana Beaumont - Agent at Marjacq

3 FEBRUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

20 JANUARY 2022

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).

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HANNAH SHEPPARD

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

18 FEBRUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

8 FEBRUARY 2022

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 ).

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LORNA HEMINGWAY

Lorna Hemingway - Literary Agent

28 FEBRUARY 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 FEBRUARY 2022

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 with heart at the core of their foundation that 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 ).

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KATE BARKER

Kate Barker - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

8 MARCH 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

22 FEBRUARY 2022

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.