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Jessie Botterill has been a member of Janklow and Nesbit UK since 2010 after completing an English Literature degree at Leeds University. She is now keen to build her own client list. 

Working in foreign rights sales and running the agency's social media accounts has helped Jessie hone her skills and develop the necessary industry contacts to be an effective literary agent. As an up and coming agent, Jessie is actively seeking new clients. She regularly attends literary and agent pitching events.

Hoping to build a strong, individual list featuring both fiction and non-fiction authors, Jessie is looking for manuscripts that deliver on unique voices and innovative storytelling ideas. Jessie is not afraid of books that ask difficult and potentially controversial questions provided they tackle the presented issues in new and imaginative ways. While she is keen to find thoughtful and hard-hitting books, Jessie also appreciates work with a lighter tone, being a fan of clever wit as much as serious prose.

Like many agents and publishers, when it comes to fiction, voice is crucial to Jessie. If the voice is neither distinct or memorable, she isn't interested. A great plot hook and inventive narrative structure will provide the building blocks for the kind of novel Jessie is looking for, but if the voice doesn't stand out it will be a difficult sell.

With non-fiction, Jessie loves big personalities. The work must have a clear point and message to pique her interest. She isn't enthusiastic about meandering or unfocused work. Her interests are wide-ranging, however. Jessie is open to receiving non-fiction work on a wide range of subjects and from a diverse spectrum of life experience; from chefs and bloggers to athletes, journalists, and extreme adventurers.



Detailed data

Agency:
Janklow and Nesbit
Agent since:
2011
Short biography:

Jessie joined Janklow & Nesbit in 2010, shortly after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in English Literature. As well as building up her own list of fiction and non-fiction authors, she handles audio rights, permissions and the sale of foreign rights across a number of different territories.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Tweeted that J&N are on the lookout for a new crime series.

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency Standard: email submissions@janklow.co.uk with a covering letter, the first three chapters of your manuscript (or approximately 50 pages), and either a synopsis if writing fiction or a an outline of your non-fiction work.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@JessieBotterill
Interesting links:
Follow Janklow and Nesbit on Twitter @janklowUK
Clients:
No Data
Full client list:
No Data
Email address:
queries@janklow.co.uk

Agents of: Janklow and Nesbit

Agency details

Website:
http://www.janklowandnesbit.co.uk/
About the agency:
Janklow & Nesbit has been in business since 1973, and is one of the largest and most powerful literary agencies in the world, with offices in New York, London and LA. Since its inception the company has prided itself on the diversity of its clients, who are defined by their quality rather than any over-riding editorial ethos, and who range from the literary (Tom Wolfe, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion) to the commercial (Thomas Harris, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, the estates of Sidney Sheldon and Michael Crichton). As well as novelists, the agency represents non-fiction authors of every stripe (Gore Vidal, David McCullough) and is known in the US for the politicians on its roster, including Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Senator John Kerry. The London office opened in 2000, tasked with building a first-class list of UK-based writers for whom the agency provides co-ordinated representation across all formats and territories. Over the last decade, the agency has grown to represent a broad range of international authors, who are regularly nominated for and awarded major literary prizes, and feature in best-seller lists around the world. Our small, highly-focused office provides a unique service to its clients - a boutique agency with a global perspective.
Address for submissions:
13a Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SP
Office address:
No data
Email address:
queries@janklow.co.uk
Phone number:
0207 243 2975
Number of agents:
5
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
For fiction submissions, please send an informative covering letter, the first three chapters (or around fifty pages) and a brief synopsis. For non-fiction submissions, please send a full outline and covering letter. Please put your email address on your covering letter, or include a return envelope and sufficient postage if you would like your material sent back to you.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
0 days
Agency Transparency Index:
46/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
Y - New York, London and LA
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.janklowandnesbit.co.uk/news
More about the agency:
Janklow & Nesbit has been in business since 1973, and is one of the largest and most powerful literary agencies in the world, with offices in New York, London and LA. Since its inception the company has prided itself on the diversity of its clients, who are defined by their quality rather than any over-riding editorial ethos, and who range from the literary (Tom Wolfe, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion) to the commercial (Thomas Harris, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, the estates of Sidney Sheldon and Michael Crichton). As well as novelists, the agency represents non-fiction authors of every stripe (Gore Vidal, David McCullough) and is known in the US for the politicians on its roster, including Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Senator John Kerry. The London office opened in 2000, tasked with building a first-class list of UK-based writers for whom the agency provides co-ordinated representation across all formats and territories. Over the last decade, the agency has grown to represent a broad range of international authors, who are regularly nominated for and awarded major literary prizes, and feature in best-seller lists around the world. Our small, highly-focused office provides a unique service to its clients - a boutique agency with a global perspective.

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