Thursday, June 6, 2019

3 UK Literary Agents Seeking Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, YA, thrillers and Children’s Books

Updated 12/28/19

Here are three UK agents actively building their client lists. Annabel Merullo represents literary and commercial writers of fiction and non-fiction. Holly Faulks is seeking literary fiction and biography.  Hannah Weatherill handles the full spectrum of children’s books.

Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists.

You can find a full list of agents actively seeking new clients here: Agents Seeking Clients

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Ms. Annabel Merullo of Peters Fraser & Dunlop

Annabel Merullo is a Senior Agent at PFD. Before joining Peters Fraser and Dunlop, Annabel ran her own literary agency, having also worked as a publisher and television documentary producer. She has also compiled and co-edited several books including The Explorer’s Eye, The Eye of War, The Russian Century, The Chinese Century and The British Century.

What she is seeking: She represents literary and commercial writers of fiction and non-fiction. Annabel represents a list of non-fiction writers and has a growing fiction list.

How to submit: Please send the first three chapters of your novel or non-fiction project, as well as a full synopsis to amerullo@pfd.co.uk. In the body of the email, please write a query letter, including brief details about your writing career.



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Holly Faulks of Greene & Heaton Ltd

Holly studied French and Italian at Bristol and joined Greene & Heaton shortly after graduating in 2015. She works alongside all the agents, supporting their clients on both the literary and media sides of the agency and she is building her own list.

What she is seeking: "In fiction I read across a variety of genres, though my taste tends towards the literary. My favourite books are those that are intimate in their conception, yet far-reaching in thematic scope. In non-fiction I am looking for stories of unusual lives told in an original way.  In all genres I’m keen to hear from under-represented voices and to champion stories that may have been overlooked."

How to submit: Submissions should be sent by email to submissions@greeneheaton.co.uk. Please attach a synopsis and the first three chapters (or about fifty pages) and mention the name of your preferred agent in the subject line of your email.

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Hannah Weatherill of Northbank Talent Management

Hannah has extensive experience of the book market both in the UK and internationally, having previously worked as a literary scout for the UK market on behalf of production companies and foreign language publishers and as both an editor and translator.

What she is seeking: Hannah is responsible for Northbank’s fiction and children’s books representation, spanning all genres of adult, young adult and middle grade commercial fiction and children’s non-fiction.

How to submit: Please send a cover letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your submission as Word or Open Document attachments to childrens@northbanktalent.com.

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