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There is little public biographical information on Felicity Trew, however, it is clear that she is passionate about her work and keen to build her list after joining the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency as an agent in 2015.


She is particularity interested in historical fiction and imaginative children's books, yet she is open to a wide variety of themes and genres. Felicity would also gladly welcome submissions from skilled illustrators, as she has a self-proclaimed mission to build a strong list of 'extraordinary illustrators who capture the life of their characters.'


Despite being relatively new to the industry, Felicity has already established herself as an excellent agent. Her work was recognised by industry magazine The Bookseller in 2016 when she made their Rising Stars list. In just two short years, Felicity has established a client list of more than twenty. She is a force to be reckoned with and a great option for debut authors writing in fields that appeal to her.



Detailed data

Agency:
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
Agent since:
2015
Short biography:

My list is open to every sort of work. I particularly devour contemporary and historical fiction and quirky and imaginative children's books.

Dream projects to arrive on my desk today might include: a spellbinding novel for our time, a bold contemporary UK teen voice, an accessible, well-plotted (and don't hold back on the funny) book for middle grade and a potentially classic picture book text for younger children. It is also my mission to build-up a list of extraordinary illustrators who capture the life of their characters and have a real love of story-telling at the heart of their artwork.

I am an unremittingly passionate advocate of those I represent; I love the challenge of finding the best home for them in the market - that perfect place on the shelf.

I am delighted to be one ofTheBookseller'sRising Stars 2016.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Historical fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

John Green, Holly Smale, The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency Standard
Other advice and background:

'A good hook, in my book, will instantly spark my curiosity and make me sit up straight. Think about what emotions you want your work to evoke and to whom would it appeal. Is it funny? Thrilling? Fantastical? Moving? Or simply a celebration of the everyday? It is vital that you capture this within those first few sentences.'

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@felicitytrew
Interesting links:
http://www.frostmagazine.com/2015/04/a-day-in-the-life-of-felicity-trew-literary-editor/
Clients:
Corrine Averiss, Nicola Bayley, Cathy Brett, Eileen Browne, Brigid Coady, Joseph Coelho, Maria S. Costa, Sheena Dempsy, Sandra Dieckmann, Swapna Haddow, Paula Harrison, Rosie Hendry, Mitch Johnson, Mina May, Margaret McAllister, Wendy Meddour, Matt Nguyen, Carolina Rabei, Youssef Rakha, Natsko Seki, Sian Sharp, Eleanor Taylor, Lizzie Walton, Yuval Zommer
Full client list:
http://www.carolinesheldon.co.uk/client-agent/felicity-trew/
Email address:
felicitytrew@carolinesheldon.co.uk

Agents of: Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.carolinesheldon.co.uk
About the agency:
The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency is always looking out for exciting projects by debut authors in both adult and children's books, but out of the enormous amount we see, we select very few. On occasion we do make detailed editorial suggestions and comments but we only do so when we see real promise in the work. We do not charge a reading fee. We endeavour to reply to all submissions within 6 weeks, but during seasonal busy periods we may take longer; please bear with us. We prefer not to take telephone calls about submissions. Of course we are very selective, but the office lights up with excitement when we find something wonderful.
Address for submissions:
71 Hillgate Place, London W8 7SS
Office address:
No data
Email address:
use agent email address
Phone number:
020 7727 9102
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We request submissions by email only. Email the material to either Caroline Sheldon or Penny Holroyde. Do not send it to both of us! Use the subject line 'SUBMISSION/[TITLE OF WORK]/[NAME OF AUTHOR]'. This will ensure it's not accidentally deleted as spam. Just as if you were writing a letter of introduction, include full information about yourself and your work in your introductory email. Please attach the first three chapters of work, double-spaced, and a brief synopsis (two pages maximum). To make sure we can access your work, please send text attachments in either Word or PDF format, and any illustrator artwork as jpeg files. Name the attachments accordingly so it is clear to us what we are looking at. If your work is shorter than 10,000 words (e.g. shorter books for children) attach the whole typescript. If you write picture book texts and have more than one available, you can attach up to three.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
35/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
none
More about the agency:
The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency is always looking out for exciting projects by debut authors in both adult and children's books, but out of the enormous amount we see, we select very few. On occasion we do make detailed editorial suggestions and comments but we only do so when we see real promise in the work. We do not charge a reading fee. We endeavour to reply to all submissions within 6 weeks, but during seasonal busy periods we may take longer; please bear with us. We prefer not to take telephone calls about submissions. Of course we are very selective, but the office lights up with excitement when we find something wonderful.

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