How I Agent: Abi Fellows

How I Agent: Abi Fellows

Talk and Q&A
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    Abi Fellows
Date Wednesday May 8th 2024, 19:15 - 20:15 BST
Location Online

Join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table). And the best part? At the end you get to ask them questions about their words, pick their brains on craft, and learn more about the business of writing.

Abi Fellows has broad experience in the publishing industry, having started in bookselling at Blackwell’s in 2001 following her BA in English Literature at Bristol University. After a stint on the sales team of Faber and Faber and a return to education to complete an MA in modernism and postmodernism at University College London, Abi began her agenting career with Georgina Capel Associates in 2004, assisting the primary agents and handling journalism and translation rights for the team. Abi then moved into literary scouting at RR Ltd for seven years, working with overseas publishers and TV and film production companies in the UK.

In 2019 she returned to agenting at The Good Literary Agency, building a list focused on amplifying and championing writers from backgrounds that had traditionally been marginalised. In 2023, Abi joined DHH Literary Agency. Abi was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards (aka the Nibbies) in 2023 and her clients include Lizzie Huxley-Jones, Saima Mir, Paula Akpan and Jon Ransom. Abi currently sits on the board of New Writing South, having joined as a Trustee in 2023.

If you’re a writer eager to find out about how to make the leap from finished manuscript to sharing your work with the world, Abi will take you through the crucial steps and demystify the role of the literary agent, covering how to ensure that your submission stands out, working out who to approach and how, and offer insights into how the relationship between author and agent works.

This session will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

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