Sunday, August 29, 2021

Five agents at Greene & Heaton seek new authors

Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
represented by Greene & Heaton

Greene & Heaton

37 Goldhawk Road
London, UK
W12 8QQ

Twitter: @GreeneandHeaton

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Founded in 1963, Greene & Heaton is a literary and media agency with a diverse range of clients. The agency works closely with their clients, where necessary or desired, to polish their proposals, edit their texts, and to give advice about positioning in the fast-changing publishing landscape. They also handle all manner of activities from straightforward book representation and contract negotiation to film and TV adaptations.

Five of their agents are currently looking for new authors, including three relatively new agents – and like all new agents, they especially need authors:

Imogen Morrell joined Greene & Heaton in 2017. As well as handling the agency’s contracts, she is actively building a list of fiction and non-fiction authors.

She is particularly interested in representing upmarket and literary fiction with an edge – a tight plot, clever writing and even an element of suspense. Think SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid, FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters, or FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff.

In nonfiction, 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.

See more of Imogen is looking for here.

Query Imogen at:

Include her name in the subject line. Attach the first three chapters or about 50 pages, plus a synopsis.

Laura Williams joined Greene & Heaton as an agent in 2018. She worked at Peters Fraser and Dunlop from 2011, after completing a degree in Classics at Oxford.

She is actively building a fiction list and a small non-fiction list. She is currently looking for literary fiction, edgy commercial fiction, psychological thrillers and high-concept contemporary young adult.

She’s also seeking narrative nonfiction of all types.

Her taste is quite dark; she loves gothic, ghost stories, horror and anything sinister. She also loves books that make her cry, from big love stories to intense family dramas.

I’d love to find more in the upmarket/reading group space for commercial fiction – either something funny or moving, or a bit of both!,” says Laurs. “I’m a huge fan of Emma Jane Unsworth, who brilliantly combines the grittiness and complexity of city living with real warmth and humour.

See more of Laura is looking for here.

Query Imogen at:

Include her name in the subject line. Attach the first three chapters or about 50 pages, plus a synopsis.

Holly Faulks joined Greene & Heaton in 2015 after graduating and is actively building a list of fiction and nonfiction clients. In nonfiction she’s looking for writing on current affairs, language, lifestyle and popular science as well as memoir. She’s also looking for literary and upmarket commercial fiction.

She works across both the literary and media sides of the agency so is always keen to hear from people who have ideas that might extend beyond the written word. In all genres she is particularly keen to hear from under-represented writers and to champion stories that may have been overlooked.

You can follow her on twitter: @hollycfaulks

See more of Holly is looking for here.

Query Holly at:

Include her name in the subject line. Attach the first three chapters or about 50 pages, plus a synopsis.

Antony Topping joined the agency in 1995, having begun his professional career working as a fiction buyer for one of the major chain bookstores. He studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Antony`s interests span the full breadth of the agency’s activities, from literary representation to TV to brand consultation. 

His list of writing clients is split evenly between fiction and nonfiction and  includes historical thriller writers, contemporary and historical literary novelists, science writers, food writers, and humorists. His clients include Suzannah Dunn, Jeremy Duns, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (and River Cottage), Andrew Holmes, William Leith, Leon Restaurants, James McGee, Thomasina Miers (Wahaca Restaurants), the Royal Society, CJ Sansom, and Marcus du Sautoy.

Are you writing something brilliant – brilliantly timely, or odd, or clever, or original, or moving — in an area where I might have room? I’d like to see more contemporary fiction, both literary and popular – in the latter category I’m still looking for an “up lit” author. And I always want to see contemporary crime novels and thrillers.

See more of Anthony is looking for here.

Query Imogen at:

Include her name in the subject line. Attach the first three chapters or about 50 pages, plus a synopsis.

Judith Murray joined the agency in 1995. She studied at Wadham College, Oxford and has a First in English Literature. She has worked as an editor at a number of UK publishing houses and as a talent scout for translation publishers. Her authors have been shortlisted for or have won major literary prizes, including the Man Booker, the Man Booker International, the Women’s, the Wellcome Trust and the Costa prizes.

Judith loves literary fiction and well-written genre fiction, including thrillers, crime, historical novels and women’s fiction; and literary nonfiction including history, biography, memoirs, cookery and travel writing.

See more of Judith is looking for here.

Query Judith at:

Include her name in the subject line. Attach the first three chapters or about 50 pages, plus a synopsis.

Full agency guidelines here.

Anne Shone

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to Get Published workshop with literary agent Olga Filina of 5 Otter Literary, Saturday, Sept 25. Details here.

If you’re especially interested in writing for children or for young adults, don’t miss out Kid Lit workshop, Saturday, Oct 2, with guest Anne Shone, executive editor, Scholastic Books (see here). 

Beyond that, Brian Henry’s schedule continues to take shape...

Jackson's Point: Writing Retreat at The Briars Resort and Spa on Lake Simcoe.  Stretch out your summer for an extra weekend and join us for a writers’ getaway at this modern lakeside resort built around a historic country estate. Friday, Sept 10 – Monday, Sept 13. Details here.

September ~ Weekly classes 

Online: Welcome to Creative Writing, 10 weeks of discovering your creative side, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 28  – Dec 7, 2021 {no class Oct 26}. Details here.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, 9 weeks of creativity and companionship, Monday afternoons, Sept 27 – Dec 13 {no class Oct 11 or Oct 26}. Details here.

In-Person: Writing Personal Stories, 9 weeks of creativity and companionship. Wednesday evenings, Sept 29 – Nov 24, in Burlington. Details here.  – still room in this class

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, a challenging course to help you grow as a writer.
Offered online at 3 different times: 
Tuesday evenings, Sept 14 – Dec 7, 2021 – still room in this session;  Thursday afternoons, Sept 23 – Dec 16, 2021 {no class Oct 21}, and Friday mornings, Sept 17 – Dec 10, 2021 {no class Oct 22}.  Details here.

          Details of all upcoming classes here.


Online: Writing for Children and for Young Adults, Saturday, Oct 2, with guest Anne Shone, executive editor, Scholastic Books (see here). 

Online: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Oct 16. Details here.

Writing Retreat:

Lake Joseph in Muskoka: Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn Resort.  Join us for a writers’ getaway at one of Ontario’s most elegant inns. Friday, Oct 23 – Monday, Oct 25.   Details hereNote: This retreat is now full. Next fall, we’ll offer two retreats at Sherwood to accommodate everyone. In the meanwhile ... 

Neighbourhood fox at Arowhon Pines Resort

We've arranged an end of summer retreat Sept 10 – Sept 13 at The Briars on Lake Simcoe (see here) and we'll also offer an end of  winter retreat at the Briars if people are interested. Finally, we'll have our usual spring retreat at Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park, May 27 – May 30, 2022. See details or our 2020 retreat at Arowhon retreat here. If you’re interested in any of these upcoming retreats, email

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