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One-to-One Sessions with Agents and Book Doctors

Get personal feedback on your work from leading literary agents and book doctors.

One-to-One Sessions

Speak directly with literary agents and book doctors from around the world and get one-on-one, constructive feedback on your work over the phone.

Get valuable, personal feedback on your writing with a fifteen-minute one-to-one phone session with the expert of your choice. Choose from a one-to-one with a literary agent for professional advice on the marketability of your book, or to test the water if you’re interested in submitting to them. Alternatively, book an appointment with a book doctor for incisive, critical advice on your manuscript.

One-to-One Sessions at a glance

Agents and Book Doctors:
You’ll have the opportunity to speak with agents and book doctors from both the UK and US. We work with over eighty experienced industry professionals, who specialise in a range of genres covering fiction and non-fiction.

What you get:
You’ll receive personal feedback from an agent or book doctor of your choice covering your query letter, synopsis and the first 5,000 words of your manuscript. Your chosen agent will call you at the time and date arranged to give you your feedback.

Need help with your submission?
Our Writer Support Team are here to help. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Why Choose Us?

We’re an industry-leading literary consultancy with eighteen years’ experience working with agents and editors. During that time we’ve built up an impressive network of top literary agents and book doctors – which is still growing. Sessions are offered throughout the year and are now released on the first Monday of every month. We aim to cater to a variety of genres, through non-fiction and fiction. Remember that we’re here to answer any questions you may have from the initial purchase, to the final agent phone call.

How Does it Work?

Your one-to-one starts with you purchasing a session. You will then be sent an email with a link to select your preferred agent. You’ll be prompted to upload your query letter, a short synopsis, and the first 5,000 words of your manuscript, no later than a week before your booked time slot. Your chosen expert will call you (on the phone) at the time and date selected.  All times are in BST times, so, please bear this in mind when booking.

This is an invaluable and unique opportunity to see your manuscript from an agent’s or book doctor’s point-of-view, and to receive critical feedback from those in the industry.

Please note: We take no responsibility for the advice given through our one-to-one service.

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My 15 minute call with Laura Williams was incredibly helpful and positive, and one of the most useful 15 minutes I think I’ve ever had. We managed to discuss and resolve a lot of issues in the time. Thanks to the entire team.

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Our Agents and Book Doctors

Find out more about our agents and book doctors below

UK Agents

Justin Nash

Kate Nash Literary Agency, UK

Justin is looking for thrillers and crime fiction of all types; book club fiction that moves him and makes him think; great historical fiction (including novels featuring fantasy/mythology).

Liza DeBlock

Mushens Entertainment, UK

Liza is looking for women’s fiction, historical, crime & thriller, and commercial fantasy.

Hayley Steed

Madeleine Milburn, UK

Hayley is actively looking for commercial and book-club fiction across all genres including contemporary women’s fiction; uplifting love stories; upmarket general fiction; high concept novels; thrillers; speculative fiction; horror; feminist reads; magical realism and cross-genre books. She is not looking to sign any sci-fi or fantasy at this moment in time.

Laurie Robertson


Laurie is looking for literary and upmarket commercial fiction. Strong, original voices with characters that become part of your life, uplifting narratives and fiction that blinds you with subtlety.  Stories with beautiful prose, with sentences you can’t help but underline.

In non-fiction side, she is looking for untold histories that tell us something new about society today. Social commentaries told from a different perspective. Unexpected memoirs that make you laugh as well as make you think. Laurie is not currently looking for children’s or YA, sci-fi or crime.

Rory Clarke

Andrew Nurnberg Associates, UK

Rory likes a wide range of non-fiction from popular science, history, literary and cultural criticism, current affairs and nature writing. Primarily compelling, original stories from emerging experts with surprising and new takes on a subject.

In fiction Rory mainly likes voice-driven and story-led literary writing powered by strong ideas, setting and a command of form. This can also include upmarket crime and thrillers, as well as speculative fiction that brings something new to the genre. I’m especially keen to hear from writers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Hannah Schofield

LBA Books, UK

Hannah would like to see upbeat rom-coms; ‘high-concept’ romances and women’s fiction that plays with the speculative. She’s also on the lookout for meaty YA/crossover projects – especially something that plays with formats or offers pure escapism. In thriller/suspense Hannah generally likes them female-led, though this isn’t always the case. When there’s that additional hook –  e.g. the millennial/Gen X divide – Hannah is completely gripped. Hannah also loves low-stakes true crime.

For the reading-group market, she likes novels that start conversations: themes of motherhood or sisterhood, dark academia and voice-driven narratives for a millennial or Gen Z audience.

Across all the above genres, Hannah particularly welcomes submissions from writers from communities that have been underrepresented in mainstream publishing.

Samar Hammam

Rocking Chair Books, UK

Founder of Rocking Chair books and Translations Rights Agent for MMB Creative,  Samar is on the lookout for original and page-turning books across all genres. She wants books that have a twist, but work for a wide audience.  You can check out Rocking Chair website here for more information. Samar has represented commercial to literary fiction as well as narrative non-fiction, gift books, graphic novels.  She has also represented MMB’s translation rights for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. 

Meredith Ford

C&W Agency, UK

Meredith is initially accepting submissions in the genres of YA, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction (and any combination thereof). As her list grows, she hopes to expand into literary and book-club fiction. She is particularly interested in authors who approach these genres with a subversive or unusual slant, or who hold a mirror up to real-world issues through their writing. She is especially keen to work with writers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Lucy Morris

Curtis Brown, UK

I am actively building a list of commercial and reading group fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoir. In fiction, she wants brilliant social observation and clever storytelling. Books with heart and humour. I’m on the hunt for a great returning detective, and stories about families are guaranteed to pique my interest.

In terms of non-fiction my tastes are pretty broad, but I am always drawn to memoir, the professional and the personal, beautifully written stories told with wit, warmth and precision.

Clare Coombes

The Liverpool Literary Agency, UK

With more than 15 years’ experience of writing professionally, including the publication of two novels, Definitions (2015) and We Are of Dust (2018), Clare has developed an in-depth knowledge of what commissioning editors and publishers expect to see from a submitted manuscript. As an agent she aims to support northern writers and is open to all fiction submissions (apart from children’s and YA), but she particularly loves historical fiction, women’s fiction and psychological thrillers.

Laura Williams

Greene & Heaton, UK

Laura is looking for literary and commercial fiction, from voice-led literary novels to love stories to domestic family dramas to psychological thrillers. She’s always on the lookout for meditative novels about modern life and any reading group titles. She loves dark stories; gothic novels, ghost stories, horror and anything sinister. Also, historical fiction with contemporary resonance. In non-fiction, she wants narrative non-fiction of all kinds, particularly untold stories across popular science, history, social issues, mental health, memoirs and popular culture.

Katie Greenstreet

C & W, UK

Katie is most interested in reading upmarket commercial fiction right now. She’s particularly keen to read stories that transport her somewhere new, whether real or imagined. Katie is open to anything with writing that grips her, but she particularly loves fiction about food and families, thrillers with complicated characters and a unique hook, campus novels, historical fiction starring strong women, quirky coming of age stories, and literary works that reveal a darker side of human nature. 

Hannah Sheppard

DHH Literary, UK

Hannah represents authors across middle grade, teen and YA fiction as well as commercial adult fiction (mostly women’s romance/psychological and more traditional thrillers). She loves vivid voices, original, hooky concepts and humour. And she’s a sucker for lost, found or misdirected letters. She’s actively looking for diverse voices and characters and thinks we’re all going to need some happy and uplifting stories over the coming months.

She would like files submitted two weeks before your session.

Kate Evans

Peter Franser Dunlop, UK

Kate is looking for non-fiction that says something about the way we live- from beautiful narrative non-fiction with a strong voice to passionate manifestos from experts in their fields. Whether it’s popular science, big ideas, nature writing, memoir, fresh approaches to history or insightful takes on pop culture, Kate is drawn to writing that makes social, political, and economic issues accessible.  In fiction, Kate loves a sharply observed take on relationships and strong characters she’ll think about long after she’s left them on the page.

Olivia Maidment

Madeleine Milburn, UK

Olivia is looking for engrossing, human stories that transport the reader to different times, moments, and places, with a strong voice and an original insight and perspective. For accessible literary and literary fiction, she wants to work with authors whose work combines important social, historical, cultural, emotional, or political themes with a strong sense of plot, beautiful writing, and compelling characters. She loves anything sweeping, be that a multi-generational family saga or a story that unfolds across a number of years like Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, or an epic tale of discovery such as Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries.

She is very keen to find an immersive and emotional coming of age tale like Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom, or Brandon Taylor’s Real Life, and is gripped by books with unique insights into the exploration of identity, such as Caleb Nelson’s Open Water or Torrey Peters Detransition Baby. She loves novels with strong sense of world building and place, and really enjoys playful narratives with a sense of fantasy and magic, such as Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi.

For book club and upmarket commercial, Olivia wants to see a boundary breaking exploration of destructive relationships like Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar, and to amplify the voices of authors whose stories hold a mirror up to the extent of everyday injustice in society such as Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage.

Eli Keren

United Agents, UK

Eli Keren is looking for all kinds of books in both adult fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of SFF. In non-fiction, he is particularly interested in smart and engaging popular science. He enjoys books by writers completely obsessed with a niche subject who are skilled enough communicators to make the rest of the world fall in love with their passion too, whatever that passion might be. He is looking for LGBTQ+ themed books, and is interested in any book that will change the world for the better.

In fiction, he is happy to look at commercial, literary and anything in between across genres. He is open to grounded speculative fiction and magical realism. He does not represent authors for children’s and YA literature.

Annakarin Klerfalk

Intersaga Literary Agency, UK

The book projects that really speak to Anna are the ones with complicated life stories, across all genres. She is looking for literary fiction that explores relationships and complex families. Commercial fiction with a humorous voice, that focuses on love, life and family relationships. Bookclub fiction that start conversations. Dark crime novels with a real twist. YA and teen fiction ideally with a strong female leading character and/or topics around gender and life issues. She also represents a range of non-fiction but is drawn to letters, essays and memoirs.

Angharad Kowal Stannus

Kowal Stannus Agency, UK

Angharad would really like more adult fiction on her list –  and also young adult and strong middle grade as well. She will look at most genres, but she would love some quality commercial fiction and literary fiction. In the literary direction Angharad would particularly like something where you’re either immediately connected to the voice or it’s really interesting from the beginning, with a tight plot. What she really loves is something pacey and perfect for the quality book club audience. When it comes to children’s books she leans slightly more high-end on the illustration side, and dip into quality commercial; commercial but with a lot of personality, or something distinctive.

Anna Gamble

Liverpool Literary Agency, UK

Anna Gamble is an Assistant Agent with the Liverpool Literary Agency focusing on children’s books for ages 5 years through to pre-teen. She has been active in the publishing industry – both writing and editing fiction – over the last 5 years, and before this worked with the transformative power of stories over a 16-year career in theatre. 

Anna would love to see high concept chapter books with a strong hook and middle grade fiction that really knows its audience and offers a sense of adventure. She is very excited to be joining Liverpool Literary Agency, where she can help great northern talent and creativity become high quality manuscripts that publishers and children will love.


Jo Williamson

Antony Harwood, UK

Jo is particularly keen to grow her adult list. She currently represents women’s fiction and psyche thrillers, though is open to genres. Jo represents across all ages in children’s publishing from picture books to YA. She is particularly keen on classic Middle Grade adventures, thought-provoking YA and books that reflect our multi-cultural society. Above all, anything with characters whose voices and stories linger long after the book is finished.

Julie Crisp

Crisp Agency, UK

For nine years, she headed up the UK arm of one of the largest global brands of science fiction and fantasy, Tor. She’s worked on bestselling and award-winning authors such as Ann Cleeves, Peter F. Hamilton, China Miéville, Neal Asher, Amanda Hocking, Naomi Novik and TV/Game partnerships including Halo, The Returned, The Walking Dead and Twin Peaks. 

As an agent, Julie is actively looking to build her list and she’s looking for historical fiction, crime/thrillers, bookclub fiction and science fiction and fantasy. Her clients include: John Gwynne, Heather Child, Den Patrick and Nick Setchfield.

Morwenna Loughman

Morwenna Loughman

Bev James Management, UK

Morwenna has nearly a decade’s experience as a commissioning editor at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. She’s worked with globally bestselling and award-winning authors such as Hilary Mantel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Brené Brown, Marie Kondo, Tim Ferriss, Edward de Bono, Nigel Slater and Max Hastings.

Her focus is predominantly on non-fiction – ranging across personal development, memoir, business and cookery to psychology and true-crime – as well as some literary fiction, thrown in for good measure.

Ciara Finan

Madeleine Milburn, UK

Ciara is drawn to books that have a decisive voice, an unexpected story, or can subvert and reconstruct the conventional narratives of love, friendship, family, loss and coming-of-age.

She is intrigued by new takes on mythology. She is a big fan of magical realism and enjoy stories with elements of the mysterious and unfamiliar that imagine our world in a new way. Finally, she is a fantasy obsessive – both adult and young adult. She loves being fully consumed and immersed in a world someone has created that has me reading into the early hours of the morning.

Imogen Morrell

Greene & Heaton, UK

Imogen is looking for immersive, brilliantly plotted upmarket and literary fiction with a twist — think Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, or Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

In non-fiction, she’s looking for proposals that find unexpected ways to talk about interesting things (architecture, food, nature, politics, history, identity) from academics, critics and journalists who are writing their specialist subject for trade publication.

She also accepts submissions for narrative non-fiction, essay writing and food writing.

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Anne Perry

Ki Agency, UK

Anne founded the literary award The Kitchies, and was Commissioning Editor at Hodder & Stoughton before joining Simon & Schuster as Editorial Director. Anne is happy to accept fiction submissions in all genres. In non-fiction, she is looking for popular science, natural history, popular history and memoirs. She loves dinosaurs, robots, the Dorset coast, and Oxford commas.

Jenny Hewson

Lutyens Rubinstein, UK

Jenny Hewson represents a wide range of internationally bestselling and award winning authors from around the world, including Sarah Perry, Christos Tsiolkas, Alexander MacLeod, Melissa Harrison, Amy Sackville, Lauren Owen and Elisabeth Gifford. On the fiction side, she handles literary, historical & book club fiction. In terms of non fiction she is interested in memoir, nature writing, environmental issues, books by academics and experts of all kinds who explain how the world works, and narrative nonfiction, particularly popular historical & social history. She is actively acquiring and open to submissions, and is particularly keen to hear from underrepresented writers.

Juliet Pickering

Blake Friedman, UK

Juliet’s likes contemporary stories, led by themes of identity, coming-of-age, class, gender and sexuality. They must include emotional depth, authenticity, an engaging voice and irrepressible energy. Juliet looks for books that reflect under-represented experiences and provide that space for others.  Alongside literary, book club and commercial fiction, Juliet represents non-fiction, including memoir, pop culture, social history, writing on issues of race, gender and class, and cookery and food. No Young Adult or children’s, fantasy, supernatural, dystopian, sci-fi, thriller, horror or crime fiction. 

Viola Hayden

Curtis Brown, UK

Viola is keen on novels that reflect the complexities of the female experience. Stories structured differently that are substance over style. She loves a good mind-bending crime or suspense novel and is on the hunt for a series character like Jackson Brodie or Jimmy Perez. Lastly, the ultimate escape: historical fiction e.g. Lucinda Riley’s, Kristin Hannah and Bridget Collins.

Viola’s non-fiction interests are equally broad. She likes books that challenge and revolutionise the way we see ourselves. She adored Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love and Elizabeth Day’s How to Fail for their honesty, both relatable and empowering. When it comes to memoir, it’s all about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 

Hannah Todd

Madeleine Milburn, UK

Hannah is currently looking for romcom, contemporary romance, issues-led fiction (Jodi Picoult-esque), contemporary crime fiction, cosy crime, world war two era accessible historical fiction, sagas. No non-fiction, poetry, young adult/new adult, fantasy.

Soraya Bouazzaoui

Bell Lomax, UK

Soraya is an avid reader of middle-grade, young adult and literary women’s fiction from marginalised races and genders such as The High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson, Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart and If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. She would like to read submissions from any marginalised and non-white authors.

Ariella Feiner

United Agents, UK

In fiction Ariella wants crime and thrillers (apart from espionage and military-related ones), issue-led books, plot-driven stories, reading group books, high-concept tales with strong female characters and historical fiction. Ariella is also very much on the lookout for more diverse voices and books which open conversations around important topics. She wants to step into someone else’s shoes and see the world from that character’s perspective.

On the non-fiction front, Ariella wants topics which feel untouched before now or are inspiring, expert-led ideas, mouth-watering cook books, narrative memoir, and empowering female tales.

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Davinia Andrew-Lynch

Andlyn Literary Agency, UK

Davinia Andrew-Lynch is particularly looking for high octane thrillers in adult fiction. She is, however, actively building her adult list in commercial fiction. Davinia is also particularly looking for chapter books in children’s fiction. She’d like to see fresh, adventurous children’s fiction with a cast of characters that truly reflect the world around us.  In particular she’s on the hunt for heart-warming but funny younger middle grade series and, just to be very specific, would love to see a great new take on an alien/futuristic world for this age group!  

US Agents

Jessica Felleman

Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, US

Jessica Felleman represents a range of fiction and non-fiction. On the nonfiction side, she looks for projects with a strong, relatable, and often humorous voice, and prescriptive titles that offer realistic advice or new perspectives that help readers better understand themselves and the world.

Jessica looks for fiction featuring compelling and underserved voices that focus on strong characters and interesting worlds, including commercial and literary fiction, fiction that balances on the edge of genre, and some science fiction and fantasy. She loves fresh stories about magic, complicated families, everyday people doing extraordinary things, and unforgettable places.

Claire Harris

PS Literary, US

In fiction Claire is looking for psychological thrillers; romcoms; contemporary fiction (bookclub); anything with a small town setting; cozy mysteries; mysteries in general; horror (light on the gore) and fiction with magical realism elements (must take place in our reality, just with a twist). NOTE: she is fine with most categories and topics, but appreciates a content warning when it is warranted (just so Claire can be prepared)

Nonfiction she is looking for lifestyle; true crime; self-help / advice; humor; gift books (cocktail, mocktail, craft, etc.); pop psychology; essay collections and cultural criticism


Amanda Orozco

Transatlantic Agency, US

Amanda is drawn to stories from Asian and Latinx writers, though always looking for compelling writing, featuring protagonists with a distinct voice and personality. She’s looking for YA contemporary romance and fantasy; literary and upmarket adult fiction in the contemporary, speculative, horror, and romance genres. She likes coming-of-age stories, multi-generational family sagas, short story collections, and the occasional urban fantasy. No thrillers, mysteries, procedurals, space operas, or historical fiction.

For nonfiction, she’s wants stories that offer fresh cultural, political, and/or social critiques along with personal narratives on art, pop culture, tech, and forgotten, unexamined history. She is looking for perspectives from the margins or from emerging artists and academics with original ideas and sharp commentary.

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Alice Fugate

Joy Harris Literary Agency, US

Alice is working to grow a client list of her own. She is interested in children’s MG and YA, fiction and narrative nonfiction, and select author-illustrator projects in the picture book and graphic novel space. She’s drawn to stories with a classic but fresh feel with distinctive, surprising voices from diverse backgrounds. In children’s literature, she’s partial to animal fables, fairy tale retellings, adventure stories, historical fiction, and heartfelt contemporary stories, especially if they explore the importance of place, the natural world, spirituality, and faith. She also enjoys comedies of manners, fun love stories, and stories set in Latin America, with a special interest in Ecuador, Chile, and Patagonia. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Alice has a soft spot for Southern literature, fiction and nonfiction, and would love to work with select adult titles in this space. She’s also interested in representing select, faith-based adult titles. 


Jessica Errera

Jane Rotrosen, US

Jessica is looking for commercial women’s fiction with a fresh and fun hook, all genres of YA (especially diverse stories), contemporary romance, thrillers and suspense, the occasional historical fiction, and anything that might be read in a day on the beach. 


Rachel Beck

Liza Dawson, US

Rachel is looking for upmarket/book club women’s fiction exploring difficult themes. Light-hearted millennial fiction or contemporary romance— books that address the struggles of your twenties and early thirties. Domestic suspense – unlikeable characters are most welcome; she’d love to see a classic antihero.

Contemporary YA—no fantasy, but apocalyptic, cyberpunk, etc., okay. She’s primarily drawn to heavy, issue-driven YA that deals with serious themes. She would love to find a book about a trans character going through the experience, or a book that highlights the importance of a movement.

Select nonfiction—feminist material; career/business/personal growth books with new focus points; extreme underdog, survival, accomplishment, or rising-from-poverty type stories; select health and wellness books (especially mental health, eating disorders, any rare or underrepresented conditions, Alzheimer’s/memory—she’s especially interested in the condition known as HSAM); books about football/the NFL; marathoner/triathlete memoirs; parenting books that bring something new to the conversation; books that explore cult life or extreme religion; 9/11 survival stories; anything about Anne Frank

Anything featuring odd, eccentric, quirky or perhaps on-the-spectrum characters, treated authentically and with compassion. Anything exploring complex sibling relationships, particularly sisters. Anything set in the South, particularly New Orleans/the Cajun region of southern Louisiana. Retellings of classics.



Quressa Robinson

Nelson Literary, US

Quressa is looking for modern-day blue stockings, BIPOC fangirls/fanboys, #blackgirlmagic, #carefreeblackgirls, #blackboyjoy, LGBTQ+, BIPOC falling in love, neuroatypical/neurodivergent, and disabled BIPOCs as leads. Middle Grade (contemporary, literary, and SF/F). Cute, quirky, charming, and fun. Along the lines of Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Girl that Drank the Moon, the Pandava series, Hurricane Child.

She is also looking for Young adult (contemporary, Rom Coms, and SF/F) – though extremely selective. Adult SF/F with strong genre-bending/crossover appeal.

Passion projects in narrative nonfiction with a strong literary voice and commercial appeal. Would love to see non-whitewashed cowboy stories; pop science by women, specifically women of color; and literary, voice-driven memoir with commercial appeal. #ownvoices and marginalized authors in all genres mentioned above. Inclusive narratives in all genres.



Jennifer Herrington

Harvey Klinger, US

Jennifer is currently building her list and is interested in representing picture books, chapter books, middle grade, YA, and adult fiction. She’s especially open to marginalized voices in the mentioned categories. 




Book Doctors

Anna Barrett

Book Doctor

Anna is a book editor and former literary agent with the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency and more than ten years’ experience in the publishing industry. 

She specialises in commercial fiction: crime and thrillers, mystery, ‘up-lit’, historical fiction and book-club reads. She has worked with writers such as Gail Honeyman, Fiona Barton, Elizabeth Kay and Elizabeth Macneil on their novels ahead of their publishing deals. You can see her portfolio here

Anna is also a big reader of inspirational non-fiction, and has supported many non-fiction writers. 

Holly Dawson

Holly Dawson

Book Doctor

Holly has been a freelance writer and editor for more than ten years. She works closely with authors to write, shape and edit their work and secure publication, alongside editorial work for brands such as Timberland and journalism for the BBC and elsewhere. Her own novel, The Book of Keys, will be published in 2021 by HarperCollins.

Clare Christian

Book Doctor

Clare is a highly experienced editor and past winner of the UK Young Publisher of the Year award. She worked for number of the larger publishing houses including Hodder, Orion, John Wiley and Pearson before co-founding The Friday Project in 2005 where she published a number of brilliant books including In Search of Adam and bestselling non-fiction Blood, Sweat and Tea and Confessions of a GP. She launched the indie press RedDoor in 2014.

Zoe Turner

Book Doctor

Zoe is the Publicist and Editorial Assistant at the leading indie press Comma Press. Her genres include literary fiction, short stories and poetry.

Harry Gallon

Book Doctor

Harry is an editor and published editor, currently represented by Imogen Pelham @ Marjacq Scripts. He has been a ghostwriter (memoir/non-fic), prize reader (Brick Lane, Bridport, novel longlisting) and MS assessor for several years. His genre preferences are contemporary literary and general fiction, he’d happily work on most genres, except children’s or YA.

How to Book Your One-to-One

1. Create a shortlist

When you buy your one-to-one, you’ll be directed to a booking form which contains up-to-date information on which agents and book doctors are available and when.

We recommend you create a shortlist of three to four agents or book doctors before you purchase, so you can snap up your choice as soon as you see them.

If you’re a Jericho Writers member, you can use our AgentMatch database to help you find the best for your particular manuscript – this has a record of all our agents in the UK and US.

2. Tips on Choosing Your Agent

Handing over your manuscript can be a nerve-wracking process. So here are a few tips on how to ensure the whole thing goes smoothly:

– Take note of when the agent is available – especially if you have a holiday booked.

– Think whether you prefer a particular time of day. All times will be listed in BST and take place via phone call.

– Be sure to do your research.  Certain agents only represent certain genres. Take time to look at the profiles listed on this page, the agents’ websites or  AgentMatch, to make sure you get the most relevant for your writing.

– Finally, please note that one-to-one sessions are subject to change due to illness and timetabling changes. If your session is moved, we’ll endeavour to give you as much advance warning as possible and arrange an alternative time or suitable person for your genre. Funnily enough, such changes in the past have ended up in offers of representation!

3. How to Submit

To get started, buy a one-to-one session here. Then, you’ll be directed to book with your chosen agent or book doctor.

(We can arrange international calls, so don’t worry if you choose an agent in a different country.)

Once you’ve found your ideal agent, upload three documents for your agent or book doctor to review.

These are your query letter, a one or one-and-a-half page synopsis, and the first 5,000 words of your manuscript. Please upload these in three separate Word or PDF documents.

Finally, and most importantly, make sure you upload your documents at least a week before your call, and that you’ve got everything right.

Once it’s uploaded it can’t be changed! Our Writer Support Team may also call you a day or two before, just to ensure we have the correct details.

Your chosen agent or book doctor will phone you to go through your work in your booked fifteen-minute session.

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