Jenny Brown Associates

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latest news

Book Week Scotland 2022: One-to-one sessions for new writers: in-person Edinburgh (16 November), Inverness (17 November) or by Zoom (18 November). As part of Book Week Scotland, we are offering free one-to-one advice sessions for new writers. Please apply for your 20-minute session by writing to info@jennybrownassociates.com, with ‘Book Week Scotland’ in the subject line, giving a brief summary of your writing project, 5,000 words, plus some information about you, and state whether you’d prefer an in-person session or a session via Zoom.

Debut Prize: We are pleased to announce that we are running a prize for debut writers over the age of 50. Details to be announced, but the prize will include a place at a writer’s retreat and mentorship, and for the runner-up, one-to-one mentorship. We will be accepting submissions from 1–28 February 2023, and announcing a winner at the London Book Fair in April. Check back here or on social media for full details.

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submissions

How to submit your work

We will all be considering new submissions again between 12–20 November 2022 (during Book Week Scotland). Check submission page for details.

Jenny's list

Jenny Brown

I will next be considering submissions 12–20 November. I will be looking for fiction (literary, reading group fiction and distinctive crime writing) and narrative non-fiction from writers based in Scotland.

Lucy's list

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I will next be considering submissions from writers and illustrators for children and YA between 12–20 November. 

Lisa's list

Lisa Highton

I will next be considering submissions 12–20 November. I will be looking for submissions from writers based throughout the UK. I am interested in a wide variety of narrative fiction (not YA or fantasy) and non-fiction, those distinctive stories from natural storytellers. I love books that have emotional resonance, a sense of place and purpose.

 

our latest authors

Carolyn O’Brien

Carolyn O’Brien

Carolyn O’Brien is an historical fiction writer from Manchester. Her writing has a strong sense of the north-west of England’s radical past.

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Ruth Hogan

Ruth Hogan

Sunday Times bestselling author Ruth Hogan is currently working on her fifth novel which is set in an abandoned ballroom.

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Eirinie Lapidaki

Eirinie Lapidaki

Eirinie’s debut novel is called ‘The Wives of Halcyon’, the early chapters of which won a Northern Writers Award from New Writing North.

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Cara Rooney

Cara Rooney

Cara Rooney is an illustrator, plaything maker and workshop facilitator based in Dundee, Scotland, creating illustrations, interactive books and toys, portraying fascination for the natural world and childlike curiosity. Cara graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone...

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Annabelle Marx

Annabelle Marx

Annabelle Marx’s passions are food and writing. She is putting the final touches to her debut novel, “The Lost Garden of Kitty Maclean”.

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Esa Aldegheri

Esa Aldegheri

Esa Aldegheri’s 18-month motorbike adventure took her through 20 international frontiers between Europe and the Middle East, through Pakistan, China & India. 

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international rights

We sell translation rights directly to publishers throughout the world for fiction and non-fiction titles via our network of sub-agents and relationships with literary scouts.

We have secured deals in more than 20 languages into established markets such as Germany, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, and Scandinavia, as well as emerging markets including China and Korea.

See our list of agents across the world

about us

Founded in 2002, Jenny Brown Associates is the leading agency in Scotland and one of the foremost independent literary agencies in the UK.