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Alice is the Rights Agent at Madeleine Milburn Ltd and is also growing the children's & YA list at the agency, including illustrators.


She began her career as a bookseller before working at The Agency for three years, where she gained an invaluable insight into the publishing industry. Whilst at The Agency she negotiated multiple UK deals and helped sell rights across the world in titles including A Kestrel For A Knave, the Paddington books and Malorie Blackman's books. Along with books, she has a passion for films and spent some time as a film critic. 


Alice edits an online magazine dedicated to Young Adult literature, part of her mission to help people of all ages discover the joys of reading.




Detailed data

Agency:
Madeleine Milburn Literary TV and Film Agency
Agent since:
2017
Short biography:

Actively looking for: Middle Grade for 9-12 (standalone and with series potential); tween stories to fit between MG and YA; quirky picture book illustrators; non-rhyming picture book texts; brilliant world-building; diverse and marginalised authors across all ages and genres.


Alongside my role as Rights Agent, I am also growing a Children’s, YA and picture book list. I’m looking for talent across all ages, from picture books to Young Adult, and am particularly keen to find new voices for readers aged 10-13.

Voice and world are what I look for in submissions. I’d love to see a brilliant, funny middle-grade adventure within any setting and am particularly keen to see books in a similar vein to Louise Rennison’s series, the ARTEMIS FOWL series and Karen McCombie’s ALLY’S WORLD series. I’d also love to see clever magic in middle-grade (ages 9-12) and teen (ages 13+), as well as strong friendships.

For young adult I’m looking for contemporary settings, preferably standalone, and not necessarily issue-led. I would love to find the next DUMPLIN’ and an anti-hero, and I’m particularly keen to see strong young women from all walks of life.

I’m only looking for author/illustrators, not just picture book texts. I’d love to see quirky illustrations across all mediums for ages 3+ as well as middle-grade.

Across all ages I’m looking for diverse and marginalised authors and illustrators. I’d love to see diverse stories across all genres including fantasy, romance and dystopia.

 


Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction
Authors & books liked:

Ten of my favourite children’s and YA books

ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison

MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE by Robin Stevens

PIG HEART BOY by Malorie Blackman

ARTEMIS FOWL series by Eoin Colfer

THE EDGE CHRONICLES by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

WOLF WILDER by Katherine Rundell

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

AM I NORMAL YET by Holly Bourne

LICCLE BIT by Alex Wheatle

BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer

 

Ten of my favourite picture books / illustrators

IT’S A BOOK by Lane Smith

HOW TO HIDE A LION by Helen Stephens

THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield

STUCK by Oliver Jeffers

RAIN by Sam Usher

SMELLY LOUIE by Catherine Rayner

THE KING OF SPACE by Jonny Duddle

Emily Gravett

Sarah Warburton

Chris Riddell

Other loves & passions:

Ballet

Film, particularly animation

Dogs

How to make a submission:
http://madeleinemilburn.co.uk/contact/submissions/
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@alibelle
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
Hayley Barker Dave Lowe Kate Ling Samuel Palin Namina Forna The Good Assistant Katie Cottle Louise Warwick
Full client list:
No Data
Email address:
submissions@madeleinemilburn.com

Agents of: Madeleine Milburn Literary TV and Film Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://madeleinemilburn.com/
About the agency:
The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is a leading Literary Agency based a stone's throw away from the British Library in Bloomsbury, central London. The Literary Agency specialises in all types of popular, literary and genre fiction including women's, psychological suspense, crime and thrillers, comedy, general, narrative non-fiction, children's books, teen, young adult and cross-over.The Agency has a long-term vision and an international plan for each author, negotiating significant deals in the UK, the US and foreign markets, liaising with publishers around the world. The Agency works in partnership with film agents, and directly, to option Film & TV rights to leading production companies and film studios in the UK and US.
Address for submissions:
Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency, 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF
Office address:
No data
Email address:
submissions@madeleinemilburn.com
Phone number:
020 3602 6425
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
If you do send your work to us on exclusive, please send the first three consecutive chapters together with a one page synopsis, a covering letter and, if you would like a response, an S.A.E. by post to the Agency address. We do also review email submissions. Please follow the following instructions: Please put the title of your manuscript in the subject line Please send an email in the form of a covering letter and attach a one page synopsis and the first three chapters ONLY of the manuscript. The manuscript and synopsis should either be in Word or PDF format and must be 1.5 or double spaced and contain page numbers. Please DO NOT send an introductory email asking if we would like to see your work. We will review everything that comes in if these guidelines are followed.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
48/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@AGENTMILBURN
Latest news:
http://madeleinemilburn.com/blog/
More about the agency:
The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is a leading Literary Agency based a stone's throw away from the British Library in Bloomsbury, central London. The Literary Agency specialises in all types of popular, literary and genre fiction including women's, psychological suspense, crime and thrillers, comedy, general, narrative non-fiction, children's books, teen, young adult and cross-over.The Agency has a long-term vision and an international plan for each author, negotiating significant deals in the UK, the US and foreign markets, liaising with publishers around the world. The Agency works in partnership with film agents, and directly, to option Film & TV rights to leading production companies and film studios in the UK and US.

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