Being an agent allows me to do what I love best: discovering new and original voices, and helping debut writers launch their careers. What I look for in the writers I represent is strong prose, great storytelling, vivid characters and a true originality of vision. I love to see literary fiction, reading group fiction, psychological thrillers, and both science fiction and fantasy from new writers. I enjoy novels that blend genres, are unusual in setting or circumstance, have unexpected twists, have a little darkness, pull at the heart-strings, and/or contain some sort of moral dilemma. Ultimately a cracking story is what I want to read and I’m particularly keen to hear from Australian, British and Irish writers.
So that’s the writing, but what about the writer? There are no prerequisites except that I’m always looking for authors who want a long-term career and in return I will do everything to help shape, edit – and sell – their books along with offering support and guidance.
If you think your work might be a good fit then please mark your submission for my attention though, to confirm, your work will be read by our reader, David Llewelyn, in the first instance. I am also happy to receive preliminary contact by email if you have any queries/want to tell me a little bit about your book before sending it in.