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Profile Summary

Barbara founded her agency in 1986 and has made a successful career littered with bestselling and award-winning authors. Despite her credentials, she has a limited online profile. The agency website does not list personal interests, she has no social media presence, and clients are not broken down by agent. As such, it is difficult to pin down Barbara's specific interests.

Here is some helpful information we have been able to uncover:

  • Barbara has served on the Association of Authors' Agents (AAA) committee twice, suggesting she has strong ties to the industry and promotes the highest standards of representation
  • When discussing rejection letters and why they may be considered harsh at times, Barbara has been quoted saying 'it is unkind to encourage someone we feel has next to no chance of getting published.'
  • She does not represent screenplays or children's books
  • She also represents ghostwriters

If you have any further information on Barbara and her particular interests, please let us know.



Detailed data

Agency:
Barbara Levy Literary Agency
Agent since:
1986
Short biography:

Barbara Levy is a member of the Association of Authors' Agents (AAA). The Barbara Levy Literary Agency was founded in 1986.

The agency prides themselves on looking after their clients' careers from book representation, film/tv adaptations, personal appearances, journalism, and as TV presenters. They work with co-agents to provide their clients with the best possible representation all over the world.

Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
Barbara Levy's client list includes a wide range of authors, from bestselling thriller writers such as Chris Ryan to celebrity chefs. She also represents the literary estate of Siegfried Sassoon.
Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
A cover letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters (approximately 50 pages) emailed to blevysubmissions@gmail.com. Postal submissions to: 64 Greenhill, Hampstead High Street, London NW3 5TZ
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.juliadeakin.co.uk/rejection.htm
Clients:
Rick Stein, Linda Collister, Jenni Murray, Jonathan Black, Christopher Sandford, Toni Maguire, Susan Quilliam, Chris Ryan, Martin Bell, John Williams, Simon Conway Morris, Pam Evans, Rose Elliot, Tom Fremantle, Imperial War Museum, Henry Lincoln, Caitlin Matthews, James Morton, Hugh McManners, Simon Pearson, Tudor Parfitt, Roger Phillips, The Duke of Rutland, The Duchess of Rutland, Natalie Savona, Lyn Smith, Rupert Soskin, Richard Woodman, Ina Taylor, Nigel Pickford
Full client list:
http://barbaralevyagency.com/clients/
Email address:
blevysubmissions@gmail.com

Agents of: Barbara Levy Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://barbaralevyagency.com/
About the agency:
Barbara Levy's list includes a wide range of authors, from bestselling thriller writers such as Chris Ryan to celebrity chefs. She also represents the literary estate of Siegfried Sassoon.
Address for submissions:
64 Greenhill, Hampstead High Street, London NW3 5TZ
Office address:
No data
Email address:
blevysubmissions@gmail.com
Phone number:
020 7435 9046
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Full-length MSS. Fiction and general non-fiction. Film and TV rights for existing clients only. No reading fee, but preliminary letter with synopsis and sae essential. Translation rights handled by the Buckman Agency; works in conjunction with US agents.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
23/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
No data
More about the agency:
Barbara Levy's list includes a wide range of authors, from bestselling thriller writers such as Chris Ryan to celebrity chefs. She also represents the literary estate of Siegfried Sassoon.

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