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Imogen has recently joined the Marjacq Scripts team following five years at the Aitken Alexander agency. Having started as an assistant to Gillon Aitken and Andrew Kidd she is now an agent in her own right. Imogen is developing a list of clients that centres on the accessible-literary and the intelligent-commercial. She also has an interest in more serious narrative non-fiction and short stories.

Her client list reveals the following:

  • While Imogen appreciates 'serious' fiction, she has a sense of humour when it comes to non-fiction
  • Cookery books are high on her wish-list
  • Imogen is interested in Travel writing, for instance, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent’s motorcycle books
  • Upmarket and unsettling women’s fiction will catch her eye. Already on her list is Never Mind Miss Fox by Olivia Glazebrook)
  • Imogen is happy to invest in debut authors – one such client is Jo Jakeman who found representation with Imogen after completing a Curtis Brown Creative course
  • Both historical novels and non-fiction history are of interest, such as Emily Mayhew’s histories of the wounded men of WW1
  • She represents several short story writers, including Catherine McNamara and Angela Readman

As a relatively new agent, Imogen is very keen to build her client list. We suggest that writers take Imogen’s plea for literary and high-end commercial work seriously: she’s likely to be receptive to any genuinely good material. It is also worth noting that Imogen is currently excited by investigative journalism and explorations of the arts. 



Detailed data

Agency:
Marjacq Scripts
Agent since:
2010
Short biography:

Imogen joined Marjacq as a literary agent in 2015, after five years at Aitken Alexander where she started building her list, which includes Wellcome Prize shortlisted Emily Mayhew, and Costa Short Story Award winner Angela Readman.
 
Imogen represents literary fiction and non-fiction on serious subjects looked at in innovative ways. Her non-fiction list includes cookery, design, history, medicine and psychology. She is particularly interested in identity, the arts and investigative journalism.

"After five great years at Aitken Alexander Associates, I am thrilled to be joining Marjacq to focus solely on, and build, my list of distinctive, quality fiction & non-fiction in an exciting and growing agency."

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:


Other loves & passions:

Scandi electro pop enthusiast. Design and typography fancier. We're fairly sure that if you have a novel about Scandi electro pop, set in an attractive and unusual font, then you should probably send it to Imogen.

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


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@immmy
Interesting links:
https://onlinewritingtips.com/2015/11/17/speaking-with-literary-agent-imogen-pelham/
Clients:
​David Annand, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, Olivia Glazebrook, Tomoé Hill, Sally Howard, Lizzy Huitson, Bank Inngern, Jo Jakeman, David Keenan, The Marshmallowist, Emily Mayhew, Catherine McNamara, Laura Mucha, Peter Noble, Ben Paterson, Emily Phillips, Angela Readman, Helen Richardson, Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Kassia St Clair, Oonagh Simms, Carl Shuker, Max Sydney Smith, Viktor Wynd
Full client list:
http://www.marjacq.com/imogen-pelham.html
Email address:
subs@marjacq.com

Agents of: Marjacq Scripts

Agency details

Website:
http://www.marjacq.com
About the agency:
Marjacq Scripts, the literary side of the Marjacq agency, has been developed by Philip Patterson (with the recent addition of Isabella Floris) and Luke Speed, responsible for film and TV. Marjacq Scripts is now a growing book, film and television rights agency, representing a range of established and 'up and coming' authors, screenwriters, directors and graphic novelists. We also represent the publication, film, television and ancillary rights to some of the interactive titles handled by Marjacq Micro.
Address for submissions:
Marjacq Micro Ltd., Marjacq Scripts Ltd, Box 412, 19/21 Crawford St, LONDON? W1H 1PJ
Office address:
No data
Email address:
subs@marjacq.com
Phone number:
020 7935 9499
Number of agents:
7
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We are always happy to review new work. Please send a covering letter, a synopsis showing the structure of the completed work, the first three chapters, page numbers, double-spaced, single side of A4, typed (marked for the attention of Philip Patterson), a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want to have your material back.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
38/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@MarjacqScripts
Latest news:
None
More about the agency:
Marjacq Scripts, the literary side of the Marjacq agency, has been developed by Philip Patterson (with the recent addition of Isabella Floris) and Luke Speed, responsible for film and TV. Marjacq Scripts is now a growing book, film and television rights agency, representing a range of established and 'up and coming' authors, screenwriters, directors and graphic novelists. We also represent the publication, film, television and ancillary rights to some of the interactive titles handled by Marjacq Micro.

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