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PLEASE NOTE: Franca is currently closed to submissions. Be sure to check the Zeno Agency website regularly for the most up-to-date information regarding submission status.

I began my career in the business affairs department of Walker Books, before moving to work as a foreign rights agent, managing a children's and YA list that included books such as THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy and the PADDINGTON BEAR novels. I then spent several years handling licensing rights within children's television and film at Entertainment One, before coming to work at Zeno in 2016.



Detailed data

Agency:
Zeno Agency
Agent since:
2016
Short biography:

I began my career in the business affairs department of Walker Books, before moving to work as a foreign rights agent, managing a children's and YA list that included books such as THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy and the PADDINGTON BEAR novels. I then spent several years handling licensing rights within children's television and film at Entertainment One, before coming to work at Zeno in 2016.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
I have particularly enjoyed reading novels by: Patrick Rothfuss, Michel Faber, Haruki Murakami, Kazuo Ishiguro, Liza Klausmann, Neal Stephenson, Eleanor Catton and Barbara Kingsolver.
Other loves & passions:

I speak some Russian and have a keen interest in Russian culture and history. I am also interested in feminist literature.

How to make a submission:
Please email me the first three chapters (or an equivalent segment of around 50 double-spaced pages), a synopsis, and a covering letter. The chapters should be sent in .doc or .rtf format, in a legible font (no smaller than 12pt), double spaced, and with the pages numbered. Please ensure your name, email address, and a contact number are on the title page. We can only consider works that are sent as attachments in the requested formats. Zeno does not accept submissions by post. Please be sure to put ‘SUBMISSION [title of novel] by [name]’ in the subject line, then email it to info@zenoagency.com
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@FBernatavicius
Interesting links:
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Clients:
Currently in progress!
Full client list:
No Data
Email address:
info@zenoagency.com

Agents of: Zeno Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://zenoagency.com/
About the agency:
No data
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
Email Submissions only
Email address:
info@zenoagency.com
Phone number:
02070960927
Number of agents:
3
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We are currently open for submissions. Please ensure that you read this message in its entirety before contacting us. We are unable to consider any submissions that do not follow these guidelines. At the moment we are only looking for completed works of fiction over 75,000 words in the following categories: Crossover fiction: especially thrillers with a sci-fi, fantasy or horror twist. Horror: both adult and YA so long as it's about the characters Accessible science fiction : no tech-heavy, military or hard SF Thrillers Epic fantasy If your novel fits this brief, please email us the first three chapters (or an equivalent segment of around 50 double-spaced pages), a synopsis, and a covering letter. If you've already sent your novel to Zeno and we did not take it further, please do not send it in again. The chapters should be sent in .doc or .rtf format, in a legible font (no smaller than 12pt), double spaced, and with the pages numbered. Please ensure your name, email address, and a contact number are on the title page. The synopsis should not be cover copy, but rather a simple explanation of the story, from chapter one to the end. This shouldn't run over two pages. The covering letter should include an �elevator pitch� and a few lines about yourself and your writing career to date. Be sure to mention if you have sent another novel to Zeno before. We will get back to you, but do ask for your patience. Please note that it is not possible for us to critique or offer any editorial advice on submissions. Zeno does not accept submissions by post. Please be sure to put �SUBMISSION [title of novel] by [name]� in the subject line, then email it to info [at] zenoagency [dot] com Our turnaround time is anything up to eight weeks, longer if we�re busy with things like the London Book Fair or the World Fantasy Convention, so we ask for your patience. If we wish to see a full manuscript, we�ll ask for it. If we decide that your submission is not for us, we�ll say so � but do please note that we�re not obliged to offer you any explanation. It�s simply not possible for us to critique or offer editorial advice on everything we receive.
More info on this agency:
Zeno Agency Ltd is a London-based literary agency specialising in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. We represent a top-drawer range of genre authors, both as primary agent and in association with a number of well-known agencies abroad. Our list comprises major brand-names, high profile award winners, talented debut authors and prestigious literary estates. Founded in 2008, Zeno was originally a partnership between literary agent John Parker and freelance literary consultant and genre critic, John Berlyne. John Parker left in 2012 and the company is now solely run by John Berlyne. In 2014 former commissioning editor John Wordsworth joined the company as an agent. Zeno is a member of the Association of Author's Agents and an affiliate member of SFWA.
Average response time:
0 days
Agency Transparency Index:
17/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@zenoagency
Latest news:
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More about the agency:
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