LITERARY AGENT ONE-TO-ONES
OUR FIRST EVER #AGENT121 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 here we present our first ever #Agent121 Weekend. We have a line-up of TWELVE 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?

ARABELLA STEIN

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

23 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS

Director at The Bright Agency, Arabella Stein, is able to inspire and encourage artists and publishers. She recognises that setting up the best collaboration between a publisher and an artist is key and has worked with a great number of authors and illustrators. Arabella is particularly drawn to artwork with an immediate and unforgettable impact; individual, yet relatable characters and a narrative that shows and never tells. She represents award-winning and best-selling illustrators and authors, both established and at the beginning of their careers.

Arabella would like you to submit a covering letter and the following:

  • Illustrator submissions: A dummy, or minimum of ten illustration samples and a link to your website
  • Illustrator / Author submissions: The text of two stories with illustration samples
  • Author submissions: Two picture book texts

(In addition to the paid sessions, Arabella 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.

HATTIE GRUNEWALD

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

23 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: ADULT FICTION, NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

CHARLOTTE SEYMOUR

Charlotte Seymour - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

23 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.

CHRISTABEL MCKINLEY

Christabel McKinley - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

23 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

11 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, MG, YA

Christabel McKinley joined David Higham Associates in 2018, having previously worked in translation rights and at a scouting agency. She graduated with a degree in Russian and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin, after which she spent a year teaching English in South Korea. Christabel assists Caroline Walsh and is also building a list of children’s authors from picture books to Young Adult fiction. She is particularly drawn to writing that feels authentically child-oriented with clear insight into the way young people feel and think. Her favourite works for children include Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn.

For MG or YA, Christabel would like you to submit a covering letter, a one-page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript in a single word document. For Picture Books, please submit two texts. Christabel is not looking for illustrators at the moment.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Christabel 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.

JOSEPHINE HAYES

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

24 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: PICTURE BOOKS, MG, TEEN FICTION

Jo Hayes is an Agent at The Blair Partnership where she has worked for just over 5 years. Before that she worked at the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency. She represents commercial children’s fiction, and is currently on the look-out for exciting new voices in children’s fiction for all ages, particularly pacey and adventurous middle grade and teen fiction with lots of heart, joy and wonder. She’s after strong female characters and brave unusual heroes that you fall in love with and worry about when you’re not reading, and gripping plots that keep you totally engrossed.

Josephine would like you to submit the following depending on whether you are a children’s fiction or picture book writer / illustrator.

MIDDLE GRADE / TEEN FICTION
Include a covering letter, one page synopsis and the first 3 chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

PICTURE BOOK AUTHORS
Please send a covering letter including a short summary / blurb about each of your picture book texts and 1 or 2 full manuscripts, all in a single word document. She likes a contemporary, quirky style and non-rhyming texts.

ILLUSTRATOR / AUTHORS
Please send a covering letter including a short summary / blurb about each of your picture book texts and 1 or 2 full manuscripts, all in a single word document. If you are also an illustrator please include a diverse selection of artworks from your portfolio. It is useful to see examples of the following: people, animals and different settings. Please send these in PDF where possible.

(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.

SILVIA MOLTENI

Silvia Molteni - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

24 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



LOOKING FOR: MG & YA FICTION & NON-FICTION

Silvia Molteni is the head of the children’s and YA books department at Peter Fraser 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.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Silvia 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

24 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.

LAURA WILLIAMS

Laura Williams - Literary Agent providing Literary 121s

24 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.

DAVINIA ANDREW LYNCH

Davinia Andrew-Lynch - Literary Agent providing Literary Agent 121s

25 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


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LOOKING FOR: CHAPTER BOOKS, MG, YA, ADULT FICTION, NON-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. Davinia has drawn upon these skills to offer an intimate service tailored around her client’s needs.

 

In terms of children’s fiction she’s particularly on the look out for big, bold and commercial stories in Middle Grade – whether they are grounded in reality or epic worlds with accessible narratives, she’s not looking for didactic but she does want a lot of heart. In terms of stories for the 6-8 readership she’d love to find series’ with strong hooks in the vein of Hotel Flamingo. A robot in a guise or format not seen before would be pretty good too!


For adult fiction, she would love to find a brilliantly fresh take on cosy crime or or an out of the box high concept novel with series potential think the  Chronicle of St Marys or Rivers of London.  


Davinia would like you to submit a covering letter, 1-2 page synopsis and the first 3 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.

LUCY IRVINE

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

25 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

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 LGBTQ+ 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.

(Lucy’s free slot has already 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

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

25 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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, 1-2 page 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.

JOHN BAKER

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

25 APRIL 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

12 APRIL 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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.

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

LUCY BROWNRIDGE

Lucy Brownridge - Commissioning Editor

12 MARCH 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

4 MARCH 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



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

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

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

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

AUTHORS
Please send a full manuscript (or 3), in a word document, starting with a short summary/blurb. Make the summary punchy and engaging. Remember that the best picture book stories are simple and every word should count. Do you see this book as part of a series?

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

(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.

JOSEPHINE HAYES

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

17 MARCH 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

9 MARCH 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



Jo Hayes is an Agent at The Blair Partnership where she has worked for just over 5 years. Before that she worked at the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency. She represents commercial children’s fiction, and is currently on the look-out for exciting new voices in children’s fiction for all ages, particularly pacey and adventurous middle grade and teen fiction with lots of heart, joy and wonder. She’s after strong female characters and brave unusual heroes that you fall in love with and worry about when you’re not reading, and gripping plots that keep you totally engrossed.

Josephine would like you to submit the following depending on whether you are a children’s fiction or picture book writer / illustrator.

MIDDLE GRADE / TEEN FICTION
Include a covering letter, synopsis and the first 3 chapters of your manuscript in a single word document.

PICTURE BOOK AUTHORS
Please send a covering letter including a short summary / blurb about each of your picture book texts and 1 or 2 full manuscripts, all in a single word document. She likes a contemporary, quirky style and non-rhyming texts.

ILLUSTRATOR / AUTHORS
Please send a covering letter including a short summary / blurb about each of your picture book texts and 1 or 2 full manuscripts, all in a single word document. If you are also an illustrator please include a diverse selection of artworks from your portfolio. It is useful to see examples of the following: people, animals and different settings. Please send these in PDF where possible.

(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.

SILVIA MOLTENI

Silvia Molteni - Literary Agent offering Literary Agent 121s

25 MARCH 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

17 MARCH 2021

PRICE PER SESSION:

£60


CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT



Silvia Molteni is the head of the children’s and YA books department at Peter Fraser 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.

(In addition to the paid sessions, Silvia 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.