Sunday, 7 November 2010
The Lisa Richards Agency
108 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4
Tel: 00 353 1 637 5000
Contact: Faith O’Grady
Seeks - Writers of Fiction, Non-Fiction,Childrens and Screenplays.
Send synopsis, 2 -3 speciman chapters, cover letter and s.a.e.
Authors include June Considine, Roisin Meaney, Laura Cassidy, Martin Malone, Pauline McLynn, David Maybury, David O’Doherty, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Homan Potterton, Kevin Rafter, Denise Deegan, Paul Howard (Ross O’Carroll-Kelly,) Roisin Ingle and Hector.
Last I heard, Faith was on maternity leave.
The most high profile one (but Jonathan is a bit grumpy when I've met him.)
Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 2803482
Literary Agency, evaluating, editing, rewriting, proof reading, consultancy; General fiction and non-fiction, preferably by Irish authors (home 10%) Will suggest revision;
The Book Bureau
7 Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
Tel: (01) 2764996
Contact: Geraldine Nichol
Full-length MSS (home 100%, USA 15%,translation 20%) Fiction preferred -thrillers, Irish novels, Literary fiction,women’s novels and general commercial. No horror, science fiction, children’s or Poetry. Strong editorial support.
Preliminary letter,synopsis and 3 sample chapters.
Suite 17 Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6779100
Commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, biography, children's fiction (UK 15%, overseas 20%, film/TV 20%). Send preliminary letter plus half-page synopsis and first 50pp.
Authors: Cecelia Ahern, Chris Binchy, Ken Bruen, Claudia Carroll, Julie Dam, Noelle Harrison, Claire Kilroy, Patrick McCabe, Mike McCormack, Paddy McMahon, Anita Notaro, Morag Prunty, Niall Williams. Founded 1996.
However a friend of mine sent the standard 3 chapters and a synopsis and received a letter back, return of post saying they don't take unsolicited so I suggest you write a really good query letter first.
Sally Anne Sweeney wrote to me so they are definitely looking. She's at
Watson, Little Ltd
48-56 Bayham Place, London NW1 0EU
Tel: 020 7388 7529
She is very interested in writers from Ireland and handles a wide range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction.
They represent Geraldine O'Neill and Juliet Bressan as well as Christopher Fowler, Adam Hart-Davis, James Wong, Lynne Reid Banks and Hans Christian Andersen award-winner Margaret Mahy among others.
Hollyville House, Hollybrook Rd, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Tel: (01) 8532356
Contacts: Ita O’Driscoll, Orna Ross
Commission 15%,Overseas 20%.
Experienced published writers only. Adult fiction, non-fiction. (No childrens, drama, sci-fi, erotic,technical or poetry.) (as if!)
Unsolicited manuscripts will be returned unopened. Cover letter, word count, SAE for return.
Their writers include Amanda Brunker, Paul Kilduff, Evelyn Cosgrove, Garbhan Downey and Aine Greaney.
5th Floor, Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket, LONDON SW1Y 4SP
Literary Agent Sheila Crowley began her career in publishing at Poolbeg in Dublin before moving to the UK in 1991, and went on to hold several key positions and most recently at Curtis Brown.
She focuses primarily on women’s commercial fiction, thrillers, mind, body, spirit, sport and celebrity books, young adult and children's fiction and general mass-market non-fiction.
Most of Sheila's authors have moved with her. They include: Tasmina Perry, Jojo Moyes, Santa Montefiore, Melissa Hill, Rachel Hore, Alison Kervin, Shari Low, Kitty Sewell
Gregory & Company
3 Barb Mews, Hammersmith, London W6 7PA
tel: +44 (0) 20 7610 4676
Jane Gregory specialises in crime fiction and up-market commercial fiction. Among the many authors Jane represents are: Adele Geras, Mo Hayder, Val McDermid, Chris Simms, Martyn Waites and Minette Walters.
Interview here at Mslexia.
The following are some new ones who popped up when I googled. I know no more about them.
Prizeman & Kinsella
Contact: Patricia Prizeman and Yvonne Kinsella
Mobile: 00353 86 826883 / 86 9883335
They are particularly interested in submissions of non-fiction, fiction, crime, human interest, children and teenage books, cookery and sport manuscripts. Not poetry. (as if!)
Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +353 86 6069313
Contact Emma Walsh was talking at the Irish Writers Centre in the summer.
They say they manage some of the most exciting new literary talent in Ireland today and helps build writing careers worldwide. In 2009 Walsh Communications Literary Agency were the agents for three Irish top ten bestsellers.
Author Rights Agency
Contact: Svetlana Pironko
20 Victoria Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Website guidelines here
Author Rights Agency represents a number of Irish, British and American writers for world rights. Among them, Ken Bruen, Craig McDonald, Kathy Page, Celine Kiernan, Bob Burke.
They currently concentrate on creative fiction of literary quality in many forms: literary fiction (contemporary and historical subjects), crime and ‘noir’, fantasy and sci-fi, women’s fiction, children’s and young adult fiction.