Jo Williamson

Saturday 20 May 2023

10:45 to 11:45


Day 2 of the I Am Writing Festival contains another literary agent panel with Maddy Belton from Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency, Molly Jamieson from United Agents and Jo Williamson from Antony Harwood. Come and find out how approachable agents are as you put to them your burning questions about what you need to do in order for your submission to stand out from the crowd.

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,

Agent one-to-one appointments are available with Jo. Once you have booked your festival ticket you will receive link and details about Jo’s available timeslots. Please note #Agent121 sessions are charged extra at £60 each.

Jo is particularly looking for MG books with heart, epic adventures with voice-led characters, younger funny fiction with series potential, page-turning Commercial 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.