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Broo covers an unusual breadth of subject matter, being both passionate about many genres of fiction but also non-fiction. After twenty-odd years in the publishing industry, she is now a director an agent at the DHH Literary Agency. Her list is currently made up of over 40 authors across the wide gamut of Broo’s interests (such as Henrietta Heald’s non-fiction work to Paul Johnston’s near-future crime fiction). Broo’s success as an agent has also been recognized in 2013, when she was voted Agent of the Year by the Festival of Romance.


Eager to cultivate new talent, Broo is a very approachable agent, making herself available at festivals and writing courses across the country. Like most agents, she stresses the importance of the quality of writing above all else. While plot and theme are important, if it isn’t well written, she isn’t interested. If you really want to stand out in a submission to Broo, she suggests you first do your research on her and her interests and ensure that your manuscript is original in some way.


Her success comes with positives and negatives for writers looking for an agents – Broo is a very desirable agent and as such, receives thousands of submissions a year, but she is also very good at her job and any writer would be lucky to secure representation from her. She reminds prospective clients that to be successful at her job, she must passionately believe in any book she is selling to publishers. As such, only those books that she loves make it onto her list.



Detailed data

Agency:
DHH Literary Agency
Agent since:
2004
Short biography:
Broo has worked in publishing for the last twenty years. She started as a production assistant at Victor Gollancz and then moved to Hodder and Stoughton for a brief period. She joined Transworld as an editor for the Bantam Press imprint, where she was involved with authors such as David Gemmell, Anthony Holden and Jilly Cooper. As the editorial director of Gregory and Company she advised leading writers in the area of crime and women's commercial fiction. Broo then joined Robin Wade in 2004 at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency. In late 2013 she moved to the DHH Literary Agency.
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, Genre romance, Erotica, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, A little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Broo handles all genres, excluding children's books and science fiction, but particularly enjoys crime, cookery and commercial women's fiction.

Other loves & passions:
I love nothing better than spending time with my family and friends, enjoying decent food and wine, chatting about anything from books to yomping and everything in between. 
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@BrooDoherty
Interesting links:
http://romanticnovelistsassociationblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ask-industry-expert-broo-doherty.html
Clients:
Sameem Ali, Philippa Ashley, Clare Boyd, Su Bristow, Tania Crosse, Tom Feiling, Matthew Crow, Stephen Gregory, Sophie Duffy, Paul Hardisty, Lucinda Hawksley, Carole Hayman, Henrietta Heald, Anna Jacobs, Amanda Jennings, Paul Johnston, Christina Jones, Monika Linton, Christine Marples, Lorelei Mathias, Aly Monroe, Stephen Moss, Fiona Mountain, Hazel Osmond, Shelan Rodger, Colin Murray, Lance Price, Gerard O'Donovan, Una Mary Parker, Karen Phillips, Imogen Robertson, Chris Simms, Rachel Trezise, Alan Rosling, Bill Hutton Surie, Jules Wake, Melody Sachs, Eve Seymour, Barry Walsh, Polly Sharpe, Phyllida Shrimpton, Caspar Walsh
Full client list:
http://www.dhhliteraryagency.com/broo-doherty.html
Email address:
Broo.Doherty@dhhliteraryagency.com

Agents of: DHH Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.dhhliteraryagency.com
About the agency:
Founded by David Headley in 2008, the agency is based in London and represents an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, historians, short-story writers and children's authors. They are closely associated with Goldsboro Books, of which David Headley is proprietor. They state that their main objective is to provide a more attentive and individual representation for our authors. They wish to help re-launch established writers as well as nurturing debut authors. Currently they are looking only to represent fiction writers. They claim to provide "personalised and honest representation".
Address for submissions:
D. H. H. Literary Agency, 23 - 25 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ.
Office address:
No data
Email address:
David.Headley@dhhliteraryagency.com
Phone number:
No data
Number of agents:
5
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please e-mail submissions to either: David.Headley@dhhliteraryagency.com or Jennifer.Muller@dhhliteraryagency.com All work should be typed with double line spacing. Tell us about you and your writing ambitions, a brief synopsis (one page preferred) of the proposed novel, the first three chapters or about 10,000 words. Please don't send the same proposal to both of us, because we do routinely pass material to and fro between us if we feel it is more suited to the other.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
4 days
Agency Transparency Index:
42/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@DavidHHeadley
Latest news:
http://www.dhhliteraryagency.com/news.html
More about the agency:
Founded by David Headley in 2008, the agency is based in London and represents an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, historians, short-story writers and children's authors. They are closely associated with Goldsboro Books, of which David Headley is proprietor. They state that their main objective is to provide a more attentive and individual representation for our authors. They wish to help re-launch established writers as well as nurturing debut authors. Currently they are looking only to represent fiction writers. They claim to provide "personalised and honest representation".

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