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Eunice McMullen runs a boutique children's literature agency with a focus on picture books. As such, she has a very small list of clients and rarely takes on new ones. Even some of her more established writers, such as Emma Dodd, found Eunice after securing their first publishing contract. She is very well known in the industry and beloved by her authors. 

She does accept email submissions (opening chapters and a synopsis of a children's book or two/three finished picture books), but given the size of her enterprise, she is unlikely to take on new clients from the slushpile. 

Her stellar client list includes:

  • David Wood of Meg and Mog fame
  • Author of picture books, children's novels, and YA Angela McAllister
  • Illustrator Ross Collins
  • Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, author of Schools and Libraries Book of the Year 2000, Izzy and the Skunk

Detailed data

Eunice McMullen
Agent since:
Short biography:
I was born and brought up in The Lake District and studied English at Manchester before working as a teacher and librarian in a middle school. My passion for children's books extended out of the classroom to editing a book magazine, radio and TV and numerous book fairs sponsored by publishers. As a result, I was offered the position of Manager of The Puffin Club and Puffin School Book Clubs. I went on to become the first director of The Children's Book Foundation and then Head of Marketing for Macmillan Children's Books. After seven years in publishing I decided I wanted to work more closely with authors and illustrators and joined a major London literary agency before setting up my own company in 1992. Missing my home area I moved back to The Lake District National Park in 2001 where I live with my husband and two border collies. I regularly visit London and New York on business.
Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Children's picture books, Children's fiction
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Other loves & passions:
When not working or reading, Eunice loves walking and gardening. She has a passion for the Arts and Crafts Movement (and has been collecting for more than twenty years) and wildlife (her nearest neighbours are badgers and she has regular visits from foxes and deer).
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
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The following names represent the agency's full client list. Authors: Jon Berkeley, Jason Cockcroft, Ross Collins, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Mij Kelly, Maggie Kneen, Gill Lobel, Angela McAllister, David Melling, Christine Morton, Marion Rose, Angie Sage, Gillian Shields, Jonathan Shipton, Rebecca Wade, David Wood. Illustrators: Claire Alexander, Sophie Allsopp, Wayne Anderson, Jan Barger, Margaret Chamberlain, Francesca Chessa, Sam Childs, Caroline Jayne Church, Emma Dodd, Robert Dunn, Claire Fletcher, Alison Friend, Charles Fuge, Adrienne Geoghegan, Lesley Harker, Lorna Hussey, Cally Johnson Isaacs, Jenny Jones, Rosalinda Kightley, Sally Anne Lambert, Karin Littlewood, Mark Marshall, Sarah Massini, Sarah McConnell, Gill McLean, Nigel, McMullen, David Melling, Elizabeth Moseng, Coleman Polhemus, Gemma Raynor, Holly Swain, Cassia Thomas, Suzanne Watts, Susan Winter.
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Agents of: Eunice McMullen

Agency details

About the agency:
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Address for submissions:
Low Ibbotsholme Cottage, Off Bridge Lane, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1HU
Office address:
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Email address:
Phone number:
015394 48551
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Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
The website is not intended to solicit new clients but to bring existing clients to the attention of publishers and other companies interested in commissioning their work. If you are looking for an agent do not forward submissions/unsolicited material via post. Telephone or email (opening chapter and synopsis) enquiries only.
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Average response time:
8 days
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