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Claudia has been at Greene & Heaton since 2009. While she is an agent with her own list, she works closely with the 'presenter' side of the business, focusing on having clients branch out from just writing into the world of TV, film, and radio. It seems only natural, as a result, that her list is comprised mostly of chefs and lifestyle gurus. 

Like any good agent, Claudia mines popular blogs and reality shows for clients such as the youngest participant of The Great British Bake Off, Martha Collison, Live Well With Less blogger Regina Wong, and popular flower arrangers The Flower Appreciation Society. In her agency bio, Claudia states that she is interested in a wide range of non-fiction topics, but the make-up of her client list suggests she is very focused on her niche area of cookery, with a sideline of lifestyle writing. Having said that, she does represent journalist Lewis Goodall, indicating she is willing to take on authors of more hard-hitting non-fiction as well.

While her main interests are in non-fiction, Claudia states that she is also looking for works of fiction in literary or commercial areas such as historical novels and crime/thrillers. However, this is not borne out in her current client list. At the time of writing, Claudia only has two fiction clients – poet and short story writer Anthony Anaxagorou and children's author/illustrator Viviane Schwarz – neither of which conform to her stated preferences in what she's looking for. 

Claudia doesn't have much of an online profile outside of her official Greene & Heaton biography, but she does use Twitter. We recommend anyone interested in approaching her reads through Claudia's Twitter account to get a better sense of her personality.



Detailed data

Agency:
Greene and Heaton
Agent since:
2009
Short biography:
Claudia Young joined Greene and Heaton in 2009. She is interested in all types of writing, in particular cooking and food journalism, comedy and travel writing. Claudia loves literary fiction, contemporary as well as historical novels, crime fiction and thrillers. With such a wide-ranging list of interests she is keen to build a varied client list. As well as representing authors she also works closely with radio and television production companies, and the speakers and presenters side of the agency.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
She is interested in all types of writing, in particular cooking and food journalism, comedy and travel writing. Claudia loves literary fiction, contemporary as well as historical novels, crime fiction and thrillers.
Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency standard.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@ClaudiaL_Young
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
Anthony Anaxagorou, David Bez, Jordan Bourke, Matt Chapple, Martha Collison, Jack Cooke, Lewis Goodall, Alice Hart, Vanessa King, Lizzie King, Eccie and Gini Newton: Karma Cans, Rejina Pyo, Rosie Ramsden, James Ramsden, Viviane Schwarz, Dale Shaw, The Flower Appreciation Society, Sumayya Usmani, Olivia Williams, Regina Wong
Full client list:
http://greeneheaton.co.uk/agents/claudia-young/
Email address:
cyoung@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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