The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency has promoted Olivia Maidment to literary agent to build its literary fiction list.
Formerly associate agent, Maidment will be working alongside founder, director and agent Madeleine Milburn, m.d. Giles Milburn as well as agents Hayley Steed and Hannah Todd in the adult fiction department.
After graduating with a degree in English literature and classical civilisation from the University of Birmingham, Maidment’s first experience of publishing was with an internship at the agency. She then went on to roles at the Blair Partnership and United Agents before re-joining Madeleine Milburn as associate agent in 2020, working closely with Milburn across her roster of authors whilst also building her own list.
Madeleine and Giles Milburn said: “From the moment Liv joined the agency as associate, it has been obvious that she has a natural flare for agenting. She is tenacious in her deal-making, and her tastes will make her a serious force in the industry. We're thrilled to have an agent specialising in literary fiction, and are incredibly excited to see the results of Liv's energy and talent.”
Maidment commented: “Interning with the Madeleine Milburn Agency was my first placement in publishing — an experience that helped me to go on to roles where I’ve worked with so many incredible authors and colleagues. Rejoining the MM Agency in a full-time capacity last November was a dream come true, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of the opportunities it has given me. I’m so excited to be working with our brilliant authors and seeking out new voices while continuing to expand my list.”
Her promotion is with immediate effect, and she is considering submissions in literary fiction, which should be addressed to Olivia Maidment and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.