Jenny Brown Associates

Leading literary agency
From Scotland to the World
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latest news

Debut Prize: We are pleased to announce that we are running a prize for debut writers over the age of 50. More details in the New Year, 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 love reading new work but, as a small agency, we can only consider submissions at certain points of the year. Please check back for our 2023 submission information.

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our latest authors

Tracey Doxey

Tracey Doxey

Author Tracey Doxey’s passion lies in combining Fair Isle knitting, writing and travel. She writes and teaches online colour blending workshops for Fair Isle knitting.

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Sandy Winterbottom

Sandy Winterbottom

Sandy Winterbottom spent most of her career as an academic, teaching and researching in the Environmental Sciences at Stirling University. In 2010, she left to work in the renewables industry but following a life-changing trip to South Georgia and the Antarctic in...

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Shona MacLean

Shona MacLean

Shona MacLean was born in Inverness and brought up in the Scottish Highlands where her parents were hoteliers. After Dingwall Academy, she studied at Aberdeen University where she obtained an MA and a PhD in History. She began writing while living on the Banffshire...

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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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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.