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Pippa Le Quesne is the Children’s Editorial Consultant at the Viney Agency.  Please do not submit your manuscript to Pippa.  She is not an agent and this entry is included for the purpose of clarity.  She provides editorial advice for the agency’s clients and does not have her own list.  If you’re interested in submitting to the Viney agency, we advise you to look at the agent hunter profiles of Charles Viney or Kate Shaw. 

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The Viney Agency
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I have worked in publishing since 1996, starting my career as publicity assistant at Bloomsbury, before moving across to their children's editorial department. I was lucky enough to be there for the publication of the first two Harry Potter books at the beginning of the phenomena which reshaped children's fiction making it the high profile, exciting area of publishing it is today. I read and wrote avidly as a child and having studied English Literature at university went on to do a Masters in Creative Writing at Bath before getting my first job in publishing. After leaving Bloomsbury, I gained experience at the successful packagers Working Partners - editing existing series and helping to create new commercial series fiction, before moving to Puffin to become Commissioning Editor. As Children's Editorial Consultant at The Viney Agency I work closely with our authors, guiding them editorially and helping them to achieve the high standard of submission expected by publishers in today's fierce market.

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List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction
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I still clearly remember what I looked for in a book as a child, what set my imagination on fire and what it was like to be utterly transported to another world. I try to find that in a manuscript and encourage our writers to strive to achieve that in their work. At Puffin, I enjoyed working across the age ranges and genres with many successful authors such as Livi Michael, Linda Chapman, Carol Ann Duffy, Brian Patten and Roger McGough.

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Full agency client list: L.J. Adlington, David Ambrose, Rachel Anderson, David Andress, Catharine Arnold, Isabel Ashdown, Stephen Bates, Chris Blackhurst, Yves Bonavero, Chris Bradford, Michael Byrnes, Charlie Charters, Lloyd Clark, Ian Cobain, H.G. Cocks, Sue Cook, Alex Crawford, Charlie Croker, General Sir Richard Dannat, Carol Davidson Cragoe, David Downing, Paul Dowswell, Donna Egan, Melanie Finn, Tim FitzHigham, Miranda Glover, Robert Goodwin, Robert Graysmith, Mark Griffiths, Chris Haslam, Justin Hill, Fleur (F.R.) Hitchcock, Janet Hoggarth, Robin Ince, Andrew Jackson, Michael Jones, Nigel Jones, Don Jordan, Ben Kane, Robert Kershaw, John Lazenby, Maurice Leitch, Perri Lewis, Grevel Lindop, Maureen Lipman, Lesley Lokko, Robert Lyman, Alan Macdonald, Tamara Macfarlane, Samantha Mackintosh, Emily Maguire, Rowland Manthorpe, Mark Mason, Tammie Matson, Roisin McAuley, Kathleen McCaul, Fiona McIntosh, Brooke Morgan, Aleksandr Orlov, Andrew Parker, Anna Perera, Jeanne Perrett, William Philpott, Helen Rappaport, Greg Searle, Andy Seed, Holly Smale, Martin Spinelli, Mark Stevenson, Dr. Harold Stossier, Gustav Temple, Michael Walsh, Roger Watson, David Whitley, Mike Wilks, Kit Williams, Susan Elliot Wright, Duncan Wu.
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About the agency:
The Viney Agency is now one of the UK's most successful independent literary agencies, representing a very diverse range of clients writing across a broad range of subjects.
Address for submissions:
23, Erlanger Road, Telegraph Hill, London SE14 5T8
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Phone number:
020 7732 3331
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Submission type:
Other - see details
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Write to us keeping your letter relevant to your writing. Please also ensure that you inform us of any previously published work and, specifically, what qualifies you to write about the subject. In your letter please enclose a synopsis or summary of your work which should be no longer than one page, together with the first twenty pages of consecutively written sample material. Non-fiction proposals can be sent to us on outline together with sample material, but for all adult and children's fiction we require that manuscripts have been completed before submission. Please let us know if your proposal is on submission to other agencies. The typewritten pages should be printed on white A4 paper, double-spaced and single-sided. The Viney Agency does not charge reading fees. Initially please only contact us by first or second class post (not special or recorded delivery, please) but ensure that you also provide us with your email address. There is no need to provide return postage since we do not return manuscripts unless specifically agreed in advance with the author and any manuscript which we do not accept is recycled.
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The Viney Agency is now one of the UK's most successful independent literary agencies, representing a very diverse range of clients writing across a broad range of subjects.

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