D H H Literary agency is to hold pitch sessions for unrepresented writers next month.
Five agents will be available for a 10-minute slot for an individual pitch session and each writer will receive "honest and valuable feedback". The agents are approaching this with a view to finding new clients. The pitch sessions will run from 4pm to 7pm on 12th April at Library Club on St Martin’s Lane.
Each writer will only be able to approach one agent on the team, with information on the event and each agent available on the DHH website. Writers will need to email their work in advance to apply for a place. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 5th April.
David Headley is actively seeking well-written stories with strong characters and an original narrative voice across both general and genre fiction with a particular fondness for crime, thrillers, adventure and romance. Broo Doherty is looking for novels that either put a new spin on the familiar, or take her out of her comfort zone. These could be in any of the following genres: psychological thrillers, crime novels, women’s fiction and literary fiction.
Meanwhile, Hannah Sheppard is looking for children's fiction from ages nine and above (in particular ghost stories, and something to make her laugh), YA (especially contemporary or epic feeling romance; something to make her "happy cry") and commercial fiction with a "killer hook". She's interested in diverse voices both in terms of author and character. Natalie Galustian is committed to working with new writers and nurturing talent. She is looking for compelling narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, short stories and humour and Harry Illingworth is looking for mould-breaking genre fiction with unique voices and concepts; books that can crossover from genre fiction to commercial. This could come in the form of accessible science fiction, epic fantasy and strong, high-concept crime/thrillers.
Applications are to be made to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name of the agent in the subject line of the email, including a cover letter, synopsis, and the first three chapters of the novel.