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Profile Summary

After a successful career on the other side of the fence, Elise set up the Elise Dillsworth Agency with a view to discovering and supporting international and marginalised voices. Her passion for diversity in books is further evidenced by her co-founding the Diversity in Publishing Network. 

There is not a lot of information on Elise available. She does participate in workshops all over the world and is an active and vocal member of the literary community. Much of the work she represents is by writers from underrepresented communities, so if you are a UK based writer, you may be better off submitting to someone else. Elise is a great option for international writers, however.



Detailed data

Agency:
Elise Dillsworth Agency
Agent since:
2012
Short biography:
I became a literary agent in 2012. Previously I spent thirteen years at Virago Press, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group. As an editor I worked with many bestselling and award-winning authors including Maya Angelou, Lisa Appignanesi, Sarah Dunant, Lyndall Gordon, Linda Grant, Gillian Slovo and Sarah Waters. I am the co-founder and Chair of the Diversity in Publishing Network, which was set up to promote wider diversity in all areas of publishing. It received the New Venture Award from Women in Publishing in 2005 and was also nominated for a President's Award by Time Warner Inc.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
As a commissioning editor, books published include: Say You're One of Them, Uwem Akpan: Oprah's Book Club Choice 2009; shortlisted for the Caine Prize 2007; longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2008; winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award (Africa) 2009 Bitter Leaf, Chioma Okereke: shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Award (Africa) 2011 War Child, Emmanuel Jal A Long Way From Home, Leah Chishugi Me and Mine, Anna May Mangan: Irish Times bestseller Sally Hemings, Barbara Chase-Riboud
Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
For fiction submissions, please send a covering email introducing your work and any relevant information about yourself. Please put your name and title of the work in the subject header. A short synopsis and the first three chapters (or approximately 50 pages) of your finished work must be attached separately in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions must be double-spaced and page numbered. Send to submissions@elisedillsworthagency.com
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@EliseDillsworth
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rupert-heath-and-elise-dillsworth-agencies-join-forces
Clients:
Robert Antoni, Vanessa Bolosier, Victoria Butler-Sloss, Akwaeke Zara Emezi, Anthony Joseph, Oonya Kempadoo, Zoe Meafer, Saima Mir, Irenosen Okojie, Yewande Omotoso, Minoli Salgado, Abidemi Sanusi
Full client list:
http://elisedillsworthagency.com/?page_id=21
Email address:
submissions@elisedillsworthagency.com

Agents of: Elise Dillsworth Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://elisedillsworthagency.com/
About the agency:
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Address for submissions:
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Office address:
Please follow the submissions guidelines and send to the address below. Please put your email address on your covering letter, or include a return envelope and sufficient postage if you would like your material returned. Submissions Elise Dillsworth Agency 9 Grosvenor Road London N10 2DR
Email address:
submissions@elisedillsworthagency.com
Phone number:
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Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
For fiction submissions, please send a covering email introducing your work and any relevant information about yourself. Please put your name and title of the work in the subject header. A synopsis (no more than two pages) and the first three chapters (or approximately 50 pages) must be attached separately in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions must be single-sided, 1.5 or double spaced and page numbered. Send to submissions@elisedillsworthagency.com
More info on this agency:
Elise Dillsworth Agency was established in 2012 and is based in London. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, with a keen aim to reflect writing that is international.
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
31/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
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Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
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Latest news:
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More about the agency:
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