The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is expanding its children’s and YA department with Chloe Seager joining as an agent from Northbank Talent Management.
Seager will be looking at submissions from 1st April and will join the agency on 29th April, working alongside Alice Sutherland-Hawes, rights agent and literary agent for children's and YA, who will continue building her list.
Seager started her career at Northbank Talent Management in 2015, where she was responsible for building her list from scratch. There she represented Carnegie nominated author Emily Critchley, the children’s tie-in titles of Rachel Wells’ bestselling Alfie series, as well as debut authors including Anna Fargher, whose middle-grade novel The Umbrella Mouse will be published by Macmillan in May 2019, and Ben Oliver whose sci-fi YA trilogy will be published by Chicken House in 2020. She also represented a range of non-fiction.
"The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency has always placed a huge amount of importance on children’s and YA, so we are utterly thrilled that Chloe is coming on board to help continue this with Alice Sutherland-Hawes," Giles Milburn, m.d., said. "We have been so impressed with everything that Chloe has achieved so far, and we are hugely excited to see the continued growth of her list here.”
Seager said: “I’ve admired the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency for a long time, so I’m beyond thrilled to be joining them. I can’t wait to begin building a new children’s list as part of their exciting and supportive team.”
The news follows Hayley Steed’s promotion to literary agent earlier this month and Liane-Louise Smith's appointment in January, from Furniss Lawton, as rights director.