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Pat White is one of the founder members of Rogers Coleridge and White (established in 1987).  She began her career as an agent at Deborah Rogers Ltd in 1968, and previously worked as an editor and rights director of Simon & Schuster US.  

She has a strong children’s list and takes on writers of fiction and non-fiction and illustrators in this genre.  However, be aware that all children’s and young adult submissions need to go through fellow agent Claire Wilson.  Well known clients include The Estate of Dorothy Edwards (My Naughty Little Sister), Cindy Jefferies (The popular ‘Fame School’ series for Usborne); Mary Hoffman (Amazing Grace); Michelle Magorian (‘Goodnight Mister Tom’).  A number of her clients produce non-fiction books for publishers like Dorling Kindersley and Usborne.

She has a small group of adult authors who cover a diverse range of genres, from commercial women’s fiction to wildlife and cookery.  It is worth noting that outside of the agent world, Pat has written four cookery books and co-authored a best-selling book on dog training. So if you’re writing high quality accessible non-fiction on the subject of animals or food we think that your work could find a good home with Pat.  She currently represents a number of well-known names writing under these genres, including wildlife writer Jonathan Elphick; vet and animal expert Ben Fogle and Italian restaurateur extraordinaire Antonio Carluccio.

Pat has a relatively big client list and a number of best-selling clients.  For this reason, we suspect that she is no longer actively recruiting new writers. However, we have reached out to Pat to find out what might catch her eye on the slush pile and we hope to updates this page in the near future. 

As far as we are aware, Pat doesn’t use social media but RCW do publish individual agent client lists and it is worth browsing through Pat’s list if you want to find out further information.

 



Detailed data

Agency:
Rogers Coleridge and White
Agent since:
1968
Short biography:

Pat White was born in the USA and has lived in England since 1968 when she joined Deborah Rogers Ltd. Previously, she worked as an editor and rights director of Simon & Schuster US. Pat is a published author of four cookery books and has co-authored an international best-seller on dog training.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Science fiction, Paranormal romance, Horror, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Fantasy, Erotica, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Pat specializes in illustrated and children's books. She has worked with Beryl Cook, Mary Hoffman, Michelle Magorian, and Richard Platt. She also represents an eclectic range of adult authors including Bruce Fogle, Emma Blair and Antonio Carluccio.

Other loves & passions:

Likes dogs and has written on dog-training.

How to make a submission:
Agency standard. By post to: Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN. No adult submissions by email unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/masterclasses-dog-training-how-to-teach-young-dogs-new-tricks-1526258.html
Clients:
Judy Allen, Geoffrey Ashe, Jan Baldwin, Emma Barnes, William Bedford, Emma Blair, Jane Blanchard, Brenda Bowering, Arabella Boxer, Catherine brighton, Buttonbag, Maggie Campbell-Culver, Antonio Carluccio, Penny Chrimes, Beryl Cook, Gordon, Guy & Taylor Cooper, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jennifer Curry, Marjorie Darke, Penny Dollan, Estate of Dorothy Edwards, Jonathan Elphick, Bruce Fogle, Bob Fowke, Fiona French, Chris Gomersall, Brain, Roderick & Williams Gordon, Ruth Hall, Ned Halley, Nick Handel, Sarah Hayes, Adrian Henri, Mary Lassiter Hoffman, Polly Horner, Inbali Islerles, Cindy Jefferies, W. E. Johns, Nicola Kent, Tony Kenyon, Lou Kuenzler, Rhiannon Lassiter, Edward Lucie-Smith, Rosie MacCurrach, Michelle Magorian, Amanda McCardie, Penny McKinlay, Gareth Owen, George Perry, Richard Platt, Tessa Potter, Kendal Shepherd, Gavin Smith, Julie Sykes, Colin Thompson, David Tipling, Di Toft, Tessa Traeger, Val Tyler, Jan Wahl, William Wall, Karen Wallace, Cat Weatherill, Stephen Weatherill, Kathryn White, Louise Yates.
Full client list:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/literary-agents/authors-for-pat-white/
Email address:
patwhite@rcwlitagency.com

Agents of: Rogers Coleridge and White

Agency details

Website:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/
About the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.
Address for submissions:
20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@rcwlitagency.com
Phone number:
020 7221 3717
Number of agents:
12
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Submissions should include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book. In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis. Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it. Material should be printed out in 12 point font, in double-spacing and on one side only of A4 paper. We cannot acknowledge receipt of material and nor can we accept responsibility for anything you send us, so please retain a copy of material submitted. Material will be returned only if sent with an adequately stamped and sized self-addressed envelope; if return postage is not provided the material will be recycled. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com. We regret that this department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received. We do not accept any other email submissions unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. We will try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn't always possible as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. Please note that we do not represent scripts for theatre, film or television
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
32/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@RCWLitAgency
Latest news:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/news.aspx
More about the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.

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