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Profile Summary

Ben Clark is one of the newer agents at LAW. He started out as assistant to Julian Alexander but is now building a list in his own right.
LAW, regrettably, does not publish client lists by agent and does not divulge much in terms of the personal preferences of each agent, but at least with Ben Clark the general picture is fairly clear.

His LAW profile states that he “loves anything science fiction, fantasy and geek related”. That should certainly be construed to include anything in the speculative fiction field, but presumably also includes non-fiction works on popular science or science/data/concept led approaches to the humanities.

The profile continues that “he gets excited when a writer comes at an idea from a bizarre and unexpected angle”, which probably means that concept-driven approaches to traditional narrative forms (eg: Audrey Niffenegger’s Time Traveler’s Wife) would be of interest.

We know that Ben represents Tarn Richardson, author of ‘dark fiction set in an alternative World War One’.



Detailed data

Agency:
LAW Agency
Agent since:
2011
Short biography:

Ben is actively building a list. His tastes are wide ranging and can be slightly whimsical. With regards to non-fiction he loves writing on the outdoors, nature, is keenly interested in science and technology, business and loves eating and food and books that explore  our relationship with the world. When it comes to fiction he gets excited about great writing in any guise, fantasy, science fiction and books which comes at an idea from a bizarre and unexpected angle. He's also a wizard with contracts.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Science fiction, Horror, Historical fiction, Fantasy, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Stephen King (anything but in particular The Stand, IT, Dark Tower), Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses, George Saunders, Jonathan Franzen, Emily St. John Mandel, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, Henry Marsh, Roger Deakin, Nan Shepherd, Issac Asimov.

 

Other loves & passions:

DIY, running far

How to make a submission:
Agency Standard
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
No Data
Full client list:
http://www.lawagency.co.uk/clients
Email address:
No Data

Agents of: LAW Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.lawagency.co.uk
About the agency:
LAW is a successful and creative London-based firm which represents its varied client list internationally. Our clients feature regularly on bestseller lists worldwide as well as in the press and are often to be seen and heard on prime-time media. We are a full member of the Association of Authors' Agents and are active in all areas of rights representation.
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
14 Vernon Street London W14 0RJ
Email address:
No data
Phone number:
020 7471 7900
Number of agents:
7
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We only accept proposals or submissions through the following: lawagencysubmissions@gmail.com - for general submissions lawchildrenssubmissions@gmail.com - for children's, YA and artwork submissions Please note that if you feel that your work is particularly well suited to one of our agents, you are welcome to address your covering letter to that agent and we will endeavor to ensure that your work is passed onto that agent's office to be reviewed. If you are not sure where your submission should be placed you can simply address your letter to 'LAW Submissions.' Either way, all submissions must be sent to one of these two email addresses. Your submission should consist of the first three chapters or first thirty pages of your manuscript (if the work is for young children and consists of no more than 1,000 words please send the complete text), and a short synopsis (not longer than one side of A4).
More info on this agency:
Lucas Alexander Whitley is active in all areas of representation (including speaking, licensing, brand, film and television deals) and operates with individuality and commitment. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to operate effectively in a global market, always imaginative, we not only look for the best deals for our clients but also plan their long term careers.
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
48/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.lawagency.co.uk/?page=news
More about the agency:
LAW is a successful and creative London-based firm which represents its varied client list internationally. Our clients feature regularly on bestseller lists worldwide as well as in the press and are often to be seen and heard on prime-time media. We are a full member of the Association of Authors' Agents and are active in all areas of rights representation.

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