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The Art of Non-Fiction

With the launch of our brand-new non-fiction writing competition ‘Inspire Us’, Literary Agent Anna Hogarty talks about the five elements she’s looking for in a stand-out voice.   1: Teach me something about the world The best non-fiction enables the reader to see the world in new ways. WILD SWANS opened me up to the Read More

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Literary Agent Madeleine Milburn Chooses Winners for BritCrime Competition

Following a competition with BritCrime, Madeleine Milburn has chosen the winning pitches that were tweeted to her during the festival. The winners win a personal critique of their covering letter, first three chapters and synopsis. Here are the winning three pitches: @JoyKluver 3 bed rural cottage needs tlc, great views, large garden with mature shrubs, pond Read More

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Fiona Barton’s crime debut will be published worldwide

Madeleine Milburn has accepted a *knockout pre-empt* for US rights in Fiona Barton’s debut crime novel THE WIDOW and two further books from Penguin Random House in America. The whole team is ‘smitten’ with the book and are very excited to have this author with them for her long-term career. In the UK, Penguin Random Read More

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Things I’m often asked as a Literary Agent: Q & A session with a leading London Literary Agency

What kind of books are you looking for? In short, everything! I’m looking for all types of accessible literary and commercial fiction, crime and thrillers, young adult, children’s, and popular non-fiction. When I read a submission it’s usually very clear within the first few pages whether the voice and concept are strong enough. No matter what Read More

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UK literary agent tips for new writers

From my Masterclass Courses, Q&A panels and one-to-one sessions at the Winchester Writers’ Conference this year, I’ve compiled some tips for new writers.  These should hopefully help you pitch your work successfully and capture an agent’s attention! There are key things to think about whilst preparing a submission letter.  I personally receive between 20 and Read More

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Welcome to the Agency

Since the Madeleine Milburn Representation Competition, the Agency has taken on a new client.  Welcome Nuala Casey to the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency! Nuala is currently in her final year of an MA in Creative Writing at York St John University and she lives in York with her husband and five year old son.  Nuala submitted the first three Read More

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Agent Buston interviews Victoria Fox

Known as the sexiest writer in the business, Victoria Fox is the author of the fabulous HOLLYWOOD SINNERS, following the lives of four celebrity couples around Hollywood, Vegas and London.  Since MIRA published in  April 2011, Victoria has become a bit of a celebrity herself, from appearing on  The Vanessa Show in May,  building a huge online presence,  to her photo shoot on the Read More

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Agent Buston interviews bestselling author, Debby Holt

Debby Holt is a bestselling author of popular women’s fiction, published by Simon & Schuster in the UK.   Her bestselling books have extremely striking titles including The Ex-Wife’s Survival Guide, Annie May’s Black Book, The Trouble with Marriage, Love Affairs for Grown-Ups, Recipe for Scandal, and Friends, Lies and Alibis. It has taken a huge amount of talent, perseverance and drive to get where she is today.  She is married with five Read More

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THE ‘ONE LINE’ PITCH

A quick piece of advice – learn how to pitch your book in one  sentence.  It is invaluable to get to the ‘core’ of your book when you are discussing your work with friends, writing groups and potential agents.   Agents use them when pitching to editors, editors use them when pitching to sales teams, Read More

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