DHH Literary Agency is holding its second round of pitching sessions for unrepresented writers in November.
With a view to finding new clients, and following its first successful session held in April this year, five agents will be available for a 10-minute slot for an individual writers to pitch their story and receive "honest and valuable" feedback. The pitch sessions will run from 4pm to 7pm on Monday 27th November at Browns on St. Martins Lane in central London.
Each writer will only be able to approach one agent on the team with information, with the agents listed on the DHH website. Writers will need to email their work in advance to apply for a place. The opening date for submissions is 10am on Monday 16th October, and the deadline is 6pm on Tuesday 31st October.
David Headley, head of DHH Literary Agency, 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".
Agent 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.
Hannah Sheppard is looking for "diverse" and "own voices" authors, signifying characters and novels with an "original, standout" voice. In particular, she is hoping to find children's fiction for ages nine to 11 with "rich and magic world building" (not high fantasy), "funny middle" grade, "Nicholas Sparks for teens", romance and heartbreak in YA, adult high-concept thrillers and women’s fiction "with a killer, must-read hook".
Natalie Galustian is committed to working with new writers and nurturing talent, according to DHH Literary Agency. She is looking for "compelling" narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, short stories and humour, while Harry Illingworth is looking for "mould-breaking" genre fiction with "unique" voices and "strong concepts", described as "books that can crossover from genre fiction to the commercial market". This could come in the form of epic fantasy, high-concept crime and thriller and accessible science fiction.
Applications should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org, with strict instructions to include the name of the agent in the subject line of the email, as well as a cover letter, one-page synopsis/ outline, and the first three chapters of the novel, or up to 10,000 words.