Tagged: literary agents

Protecting stillness

Protecting stillness

This month, I have been reflecting a lot on the kind of agent I want to be, the list I want to build and the... Read more

Compatriots join forces as Mulcahy Sweeney agency plots path forward

Earlier this year, Sallyanne Sweeney joined Ivan Mulcahy in the directorship of their literary agency, and now with two names above the door, they explain... Read more

Going solo: Four literary agents on setting up their new firms

Four literary agents share their experiences of departing esteemed firms and setting up on their own in the midst of the pandemic Read more

Pandemic spurs literary agents to leave London

Literary agents are increasingly leaving London with more agencies also setting up outside the capital, spurred on by changing working conditions in lockdown and a... Read more

Davis extols virtues of cross-media agenting as Ki enters second decade

When Meg Davis left MBA in 2011, after 25 years, to start her own agency, she was casting about for a company name that would... Read more

My Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Caroline Sheldon

Caroline Sheldon, founder of Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency and esteemed agent, shares her tips from almost four decades of attending book fairs in Bologna—prime among... Read more

Agents warn of publishers 'moving the goalposts' on author payments

Agents have warned of an “extremely disturbing trend” which has seen some publishers, mainly in the US, staggering more payments to authors later in the publishing schedule. ... Read more

Scard promoted to agent at United Agents

United Agents has promoted Sophie Scard to full agent after six years with the company. Read more

Morality clauses 'have doubled' over the last year

Instances of so-called "morality clauses" in authors’ contracts have doubled over the last year, according to one prominent UK literary agent. Read more

Agents' Twitter 'pitch day' attracts 2,000

Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh received more than 2,000 pitches for books on the first Twitter #PitchCB day. Held on Friday 24th July, #PitchCB... Read more

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