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

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

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

HOW IT WORKS

Booking your agent one-to-one appointment:

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

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

Emailing your attachments:

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

Preparation for your agent one-to-one:

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

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

Disclaimer:

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

MEGAN CARROLL

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

18 AUGUST 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 AUGUST 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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

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

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

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

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

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

Megan’s free session 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.

LUCY BROWNRIDGE

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

28 AUGUST 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

21 AUGUST 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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

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

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

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

AUTHORS
Please send a full manuscript (or 2), in a word document, starting with a short summary/blurb. Make the summary punchy and engaging. Remember that the best picture book stories are simple and every word should count. Do you see this book as part of a series?

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

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

LAURA WILLIAMS

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

9 SEPTEMBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

2 SEPT 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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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.

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

(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.

ALICE SUTHERLAND-HAWES

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

30 SEPTEMBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

23 SEPTEMBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Alice Sutherland-Hawes is a literary agent at the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film AgencyShe is seeking Middle Grade for 9-12 and Tween stories to fit between MG and Young Adult. She is NOT seeking picture books at the moment. She particularly looks for voice and world building in her submissions. She loves brilliant, funny MG adventures within any setting, particularly with clever magic and strong friendships. For YA she likes contemporary settings, preferably standalone and is keen to read about strong women from all walks of life.

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

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

YASMIN KANE

Yasmin Kane - Literary Agent - Kane Literary Agency

12 OCTOBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

5 OCTOBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Yasmin Kane is literary agent at the Kane Literary Agency and also owns the publishing company Three Hares Publishing. She is seeking all adult fiction genres, non-fiction and children’s MG / YA.

One of our former webinar guests, Yasmin is passionate about great storytelling: Authentic voices, huge universal themes, stories which lift the veil, speak the truth and provide lessons which move readers. As well as middle grade and young adult fiction, Yasmin welcomes all adult fiction across the board. She will also accept non-fiction. Yasmin is not taking on picture books.

Yasmin would like you to submit a covering letter, synopsis and the first 10-15 pages of your completed manuscript.

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

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

JOHN BAKER

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

22 OCTOBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

15 OCTOBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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

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

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

John’s free session 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.

HANNAH SHEPPARD

Ella Diamond Kahn - DKW Literary Agency

29 OCTOBER 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

22 OCTOBER 2020

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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Hannah Sheppard is literary agent at the D H H Literary AgencyShe is seeking hooky thrillers, crime, women’s concept led fiction including epic love stories as well as children’s magical and funny stories. 

Hannah would love to see clear, compelling hooks, strong voices that pull you right in, uplit, great storytelling, and diversity in all senses (both cast and author).

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

Adult Fiction

Uplit / Escapism / Romance
As we are going to need some happy escapism after the year we are having… She’d love to find something uplifting. Possibly something bitter sweet with a quirky voice (Eleanor OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE), possibly a brilliant, concept driven love story (THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE / ONE DAY).
Women’s Fiction 
Fresh, concept led… (IN FIVE YEARS).
Hooky Thriller
High concept, dark, pacy, suspenseful, twisty, hooky – what’s the pitch line that makes certain she has to read your book? (THE BETTER LIAR, GONE GIRL).
General Fiction
Big family friendship group stories that make her feel. Think THIS IS US, the latest series of COLD FEET, LIFE ITSELF (make her sob). What does it mean to be human, to love and to have misconceptions and flaws…
Crime Fiction
She loves a cold case… like ITVs UNFORGOTTEN. The psychology of the criminal who has lived for years thinking they have got away with something only for it to be exposed with the police slowly circling in…

Children’s / YA Fiction

Contemporary Magical
Exciting stories where the world building is a rich as the magical plot (but with a contemporary feel, not a voice that feels overly authorial) – most likely for middle-grade readers
Funny 
Either for middle-grade or teen. Could be a great comedy concept or a larger than life, hilarious voice.  
Hooky / Shocking Twist
A YA thriller with a great concept / twist. Something for fans of E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS or Karen McManus’s ONE OF US IS LYING. Or something with a more horror vibe (think WILDERGIRLS by Rory Power).
(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.