Sarah Hornsley Taking Submissions

Sarah Hornsley

Sarah Hornsley

Literary Agent

Sarah is a Literary Agent, actively building a list of adult fiction. She was named a Rising Star in The Bookseller in 2019 and joined Peters, Fraser & Dunlop in 2021.

After graduating from Durham University with a First Class Honours in History, Sarah worked at a publishing house followed by a short stint in script development before becoming a Literary Agent in 2015. She has since built a list of commercial bestsellers and award-winners including Anstey Harris whose debut The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and went on to win the Sapere Popular Fiction Award at the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Russ Thomas whose original crime novel Firewatching was a number 1 Times-bestseller and Phillipa East whose twisty suspense Little White Lies was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

What I'm looking for...

Sarah represents authors across commercial and upmarket / reading group fiction and is actively looking for new writers. She is drawn to high concept hooks with brilliant writing and compulsive plots, and is on the lookout for original and unputdownable crime and thrillers, complex relatable female characters, sweeping love stories, hooky modern rom coms and historical fiction. She loves novels that start conversations and characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Sarah is looking for new clients across all genres. If you’ve written a book with fantastic characters and a well-paced plot, then she may well be the agent for you!