Kate Evans Taking Submissions

Kate Evans

Literary Agent & Publisher of Agora Books

Kate Evans is an agent representing books and journalism and Publisher of Agora Books.

She studied English Literature and Journalism in Australia and New York and worked variously in music, magazines, and literary festivals before beginning her publishing career at Hachette Australia in 2012.

She joined PFD in 2014 and launched Agora Books in 2018.

What I'm looking for...

Kate is looking for fresh non-fiction that says something about the way we live…

Beautiful narrative non-fiction with a strong voice, inspiring new approaches to relationships, business, or everyday life, writing that makes social, political, and economic issues accessible and engaging, or intriguing cultural & scientific commentary.

Fiction that does the same and/ or writing that makes her want to read and re-read individual sentences are equally welcome.

Kate also commissions commercial fiction at Agora Books. For more on the submissions process, go to agorabooks.co

Kate Evans @kateeevans

The first of approx 7000 tweets/ messages/ phone calls/ incidents of borderline street harassment from me regarding this book. If the idea of talking about yourself makes you want to break into a run this is an essential purchase for 2020. Gift it to your future self now, go on.

Very very excited for what will be a wildly important book. CONGRATULATIONS @MariliaSavvides @Joeli_Brearley

She’s not wrong.

Thrilled I now have an excuse to push this thought on even more people #IWantedYouToKnow

Making me cry at my desk/ on the street/ in a coffee queue (as ever)... but also kicking off my favourite thing @LauraPAuthor has ever let me work on #IWantedYouToKnow is coming in Oct 3 until then we're sharing wisdom from amazing women in our lives& we'd love for you to join us

Could not be more excited about this book. Working with @KenyaNHunt is a dream and I couldn't be happier her amazing work has found a home with @Charlo_Murs and @editortara @HQstories cannot wait to see GIRL in the world. https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hq-snaps-elle-deputy-editors-take-womanhood-and-blackness-1033796

THE NEWS IS OUT!! @KenyaNHunt your words blew me away when I first read them and I'm beyond thrilled to be publishing the phenomenal GIRL next year! Welcome to @HQstories! 💥🍾 @kateeevans https://twitter.com/thebookseller/status/1147065327768879104

In the brief gaps between being really opinionated about what you should read, I occasionally get really opinionated about plastic cups- here's our guide to cutting festival waste without really trying @medo_cup https://medocup.co/blogs/news/is-it-possible-to-go-plastic-free-at-a-festival #plasticfreefestivals

Legitimately useful.

‘Recycling of single use plastic cups is so scarce that it’s basically not a thing.’ @oldspeak1 in @DJmag on the big big problem with single use cups.

Making Trump land at Stansted is more insulting than not inviting him

The people who belittle @AOC for being a former waitress are the same faulting @ewarren for billing out at $675/hr. So how much exactly should world-changing women make?

Top review for a top book. Primarily because it uses the phrase 'odd duck' more than once, but it has other strengths also... @laurabirdland @richardroper https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/books/review/richard-roper-how-not-to-die-alone.html