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It doesn't appear that Carol Heaton is actively seeking new clients. Most of her clients were established agency clients that Carol took over from Elaine Greene. Since working as a full-time agent, Carol's list appears to be shrinking. This suggests that she is winding down her role. We recommend new writers looking for an agent look at Greene and Heaton's other agents, such as Claudia Young or Chris Wellbelove. 

Carol's clients are very prestigious, including:

  • The estate of P.D. James, whom she sold the successful Death at Pemberley for shortly before the author's death
  • Brilliant, best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson
  • Children's picture book author and illustrator, Helen Craig, who is widely known for her Angelina Ballerina series
  • Fiction writer Michael Frayn, who has been shortlisted for the Man Booker and won numerous literary awards


Detailed data

Agency:
Greene and Heaton
Agent since:
1988
Short biography:

Carol Heaton has been involved with the agency continually since 1968. From 1971 to 1976 she handled translation rights for the agency. When founder Elaine Greene died in 1995 Carol took over the representation of most of Elaine’s clients. Among the clients Carol now represents are Bill Bryson, Jan Dalley, Michael Frayn, the estate of P.D. James and Jackie Wullschlager.

Carol gained her experience in publishing while working at Penguin as their Rights Director for twelve years from 1976 to 1988, where the sale of American rights was her particular speciality; during this period she acted as consultant to the agency. When she returned full time to the agency in 1988, she started developing a list of writers working in areas of interest to her: biography, history, current affairs, travel, gardening, health – and of course fiction. Carol has served a term as Secretary to the Association of Authors' Agents, and has given talks to Creative Writing students.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
Carol has developed a list of writers working in areas of interest to her: biography, history, current affairs, travel, gardening, health - and of course fiction.
Other loves & passions:
No data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard.
Other advice and background:

No data

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/green-and-heaton-secure-post-frankfurt-deals.html
Clients:
Stephen Anderton, Bill Bryson, Lewis Chester, Helen Craig, Charles Elliot, Michael Frayn, The Estate of P.D. James, Richard Jenkyns, Geoffrey Parker, Jackie Wullschlager
Full client list:
http://greeneheaton.co.uk/agents/carol-heaton/
Email address:
cheaton@greeneheaton.co.uk

Agents of: Greene and Heaton

Agency details

Website:
http://www.greeneheaton.co.uk/
About the agency:
Founded in 1963, Greene & Heaton Ltd is a literary and media agency with a diverse range of clients. These include novelists, travel writers, scientists, biographers, historians, ghost writers and children's writers and illustrators, each of them prominent in their field, and also TV presenters, production companies, and food/restaurant and other brands.
Address for submissions:
37 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8QQ
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@greeneheaton.co.uk
Phone number:
020 8749 0315
Number of agents:
4
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
All submissions should be single sided, at least 1.5 line spaced, page numbered and clearly marked with your name and contact details. Postal submissions: If you would like to send in your work to be read by Greene & Heaton, please include the following: a covering letter, a synopsis, and three chapters (or about fifty pages). Please make sure that you give us your email address, or include a return envelope and sufficient postage if you want the material back. We try to respond within six weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn't always possible. You won�t receive feedback on your work unless we are interested in representing it, but it will be read, and we always aim to give you a response � provided you have sent an SAE. Email submissions: We do accept submissions by email but you will only receive a reply if we are interested in discussing representation. Please attach a synopsis and the first three chapters (or about fifty pages) to a covering email sent to submissions@greeneheaton.co.uk, ensuring that attachments are in Microsoft Word or PDF format. If possible, do mention the name of your preferred agent in the subject line of your email. Children�s or YA submissions should also be clearly marked in the subject line.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
36/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@GreeneandHeaton
Latest news:
http://www.greeneheaton.co.uk/news.asp
More about the agency:
Founded in 1963, Greene & Heaton Ltd is a literary and media agency with a diverse range of clients. These include novelists, travel writers, scientists, biographers, historians, ghost writers and children's writers and illustrators, each of them prominent in their field, and also TV presenters, production companies, and food/restaurant and other brands.

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