The North Literary Agency

I am now an agent with The North Literary Agency

I am looking for new and exciting authors writing thought-provoking and intelligent fiction, both commercial and literary. I'm particularly interested in women's and reading group fiction, crime, psychological thrillers, YA fantasy, and anything with a dystopian or speculative twist. I love detailed and fast-paced plots, centred around well-developed and interesting characters. Think Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Elizabeth is Missing, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Luckiest Girl Alive, The Power by Naomi Alderman, and anything by Louise O’Neill or Margaret Atwood.


Please send your submission to Your cover letter should include a short blurb about your novel, along with any relevant personal information and your writing CV, if applicable. Please send, as two separate attachments, a detailed synopsis, up to two pages long, and the first ten thousand words of your novel.

I do reply to all submissions, usually within six weeks of receipt. 

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Editorial work

I will be continuing with editorial and proofreading work for publisher clients, but I will no longer be doing manuscript critiques or private edits for unpublished or self-published authors.

I am a freelance editor skilled at editing, copy-editing and proofreading, with experience in a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and academic work. My publisher clients include Arena Sport, Avon, Birlinn, Bookouture, Canongate, McNidder & Grace, Polygon and Quercus.

For further details of titles I have worked on, please click here. You can find references from authors and publishers I have worked with here

If you have a few minutes to spare, please take a look at my Twitter and Instagram feeds. 

To contact me about editorial work, please use the contact form