Nelle Andrew was nominated for Literary Agent of the Year at The British Book Awards 2018, and was a Bookseller Rising Star (2016) whose career includes discovering Sunday Times, and New York Times bestsellers; award winning novelists as well as several Richard and Judy Book Club Picks. She is a primary agent with her own list.
What I'm looking for...
I love compelling and entertaining fiction with great writing and a strong plot. I represent historical, crime, suspense, thriller, literary, speculative and clever women’s fiction as well Book Club/Reading Group. Above all I love resonant novels with strong narratives that have something to say or provoke discussion.
I also do some narrative non fiction: mainly moving memoirs, clever ideas books and hidden histories that chime with contemporary themes.
I have a particular affinity for debuts of any age as I am a published novelist in my own right and personally know the struggle to get published. As such, I am keen to find those voices who she can champion into long and productive careers. To that end I also sit on the board of the Lucy Cavendish Prize for unpublished writers and more recently was on the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer’s Award.
Please do NOT send: erotica, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, short stories, children’s or YA, straight romance (I.e. Mills and Boon) or illustrative, graphic novels.
Please only submit via email and no query letters. Due to time constraints I will only respond to submissions that fulfil the above criteria.