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Susan Yearwood Agency | Representing new and published writers



I represent debut writers who have completed their first manuscript/book proposal. I also look forward to submissions from previously published, unagented writers seeking new representation.


I am looking for accessible literary fiction and commercial fiction with a strong narrative drive. I’m also interested in genre fiction, particularly crime/thriller.


Non-fiction proposals can be varied.


I would like to work with children’s middle grade fiction/YA writers.


I don’t represent poetry, short story collections or sci-fi.



Submission Guidelines:


To submit your manuscript to SYA, please send a covering email including contact details, a Word attachment with your story outline and a 30 page extract or a draft book proposal with a 10 page writing sample for non-fiction.


Submissions should have 1.5 line spacing and numbered pages, with text at 12pt.


Please let me know if you are submitting to other agents. I aim to get back to all writers within a month. However, due to the high volume of emails received, I am unable to provide individual feedback unless I would like to represent you.


When you submit your work, please send to: