Helen Lane – Jericho Writers
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Helen Lane

Helen Lane - Editor

As an agent, Helen is very hands on developmentally, and works with her clients to perfect their manuscripts before submission, encouraging her authors to push their writing to new levels. Before becoming an agent, she spent years producing developmental edit reports for the agents she interned under. Her strengths lie particularly in identifying plot holes and pacing, world building, and character development.

Reading is Helen’s superpower, and she averages about 200 books a year (not including manuscripts for work). This has helped her develop an excellent understanding of the market.

Helen presently carries out agent 121s with authors and has taken part in various panel events in her role as an agent. Helen also offers writing advice as both an agent and an author on Twitter, trying to make the writing process more transparent for authors. You can find Helen at @HFLane_writing


As one of Helen’s authors, I can say that working with her was, is, and continues to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Her eye for plot, pacing, tension, world building, character development, and minute (relevant) detail is impeccable. She excels at understanding the author’s direction and stays within that framework with any suggestions and brainstorming ideas. Equally as important, she tells you what is working, not just what isn’t. Helen’s an asset to any author’s toolbox. I cannot recommend her enough.

K.C. (Kelly) Harper

Through a 1:2:1 session via Jericho Writers, Helen gave me really insightful feedback into my query package, giving industry and genre-specific feedback about things I wouldn’t have considered or known on my own. Her comments were specific and actionable, and raised thoughtful questions about the direction I wanted to take my manuscript. I’ve used her notes to guide my revisions and feel like my work is in a much stronger and commercially viable place as a result.

Caitlin Foley (121 via Jericho)

Helen has a sharp intellect and ability to get to the bottom of what is missing in a story. She truly puts her heart and soul into providing the best feedback for an author’s story and takes the time to help you find the best vision for your work.

Caroline J. Trussell (Agent at Metamorphosis Literary Agency)


Helen’s desire to help as many writers as she can shines through in every element of her work. Her insights on marketability are invaluable, and her ability to strengthen a manuscript with pointers on plot, character, world-building and more make her a formidable editor to have in your corner.


I’m a Junior Literary Agent at the Booker Albert Literary Agency. I started at Booker Albert as an intern/ assistant, having previously interned at other agencies where my focus was on assessing manuscripts for potential representation. I am also a writer of YA and adult fantasy and horror.

As a writer, I personally knows the value of having other people look at my manuscripts. My aim is to help writers grow in their craft. I consider recognising strengths to be as important as identifying what is missing from your work.

As an agent I represent: (YA, NA, and Adult), Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Sci Fi, LGBTQ+ Romance, Paranormal Romance, Horror, and Thrillers (although I am not a good fit for Psychological Thrillers). I enjoy almost every genre, but Fantasy is the best fit for me. I am not a good fit for manuscripts with abuse or cheating.

Genres Helen specialises in

Science Fiction
Young Adult

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