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A relative newcomer, Rachel has quickly made a name for herself as an exemplary literary agent. She joined Georgina Capel Associates in 2010 as an agent for literary and foreign rights, television and radio, as well as looking after clients' speaking engagements. Rachel is actively building her client list, in both fiction and non-fiction, and is well worth submitting to if your manuscript matches her interests. 
 
Rachel made headlines when she won debut author Louise O’Neill a two-book deal at Quercus for a dystopian, feminist YA novel. Only Ever Yours went on to win the Bookseller YA Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. O'Niell's second novel, Asking For It, has also welcomed acclaim, tackling the troubling issue of rape victims taking the blame for a crime that was committed to them, not by them. 
 
For fiction, Rachel's interests appear varied, from children's and YA, feminist fiction, thrillers, to speculative fiction.  The key to catching Rachel's eye is an original story with a strong voice. Similar to fellow Georgina Capel Associates colleague, Philippa Brewster, Rachel is keen on finding feminist writers who often explore underrepresented and controversial subjects. She isn't one to shy away from a confronting narrative and will champion stories which bring to light important issues of our time. Rachel loves children's and YA books in particular.
 
As with fiction, Rachel loves non-fiction that addresses social issues. You will often find her tweeting about feminism, philosophy, political issues, and more. Cookery books are also of interest. Currently, her list appears to feature mostly fiction writers, with Rachel looking after many of Georgina Capel's non-fiction clients with TV and radio rights. 


Detailed data

Agency:
Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.
Agent since:
2010
Short biography:

Rachel joined Capel & Land in 2010, having gained experience at Blake Friedmann and United Agents. Rachel has a degree in Comparative Literature from King's College London.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Science fiction, Horror, Historical fiction, Fantasy, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
No Data
Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/rachjconway
Interesting links:
https://myfirstbookdeal.com/2015/02/04/i-was-really-thrilled-that-quercus-offered-me-a-two-book-deal/
Clients:
The following names represent the agency's full client list: Richard Aldous, David Anderson, Laura Ashe, Michael Axworthy, Catherin Bailey, Oliver Balch, Simon Barnes, Kunal Basu, Neil Belton, John Bew, Terence Blacker, Lisa Blower, Tess Boase, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Andrew Brown, Liam Bryne, Vince Cable, Rachel Johston Campbell, Garrett Carr, Mirabel Cecil, Hugh Cecil, Meira Chand, Kate Cooper, Jane Corbin, Gordon Corera, Danny Danziger, Alistair Darling, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Leanda De Lisle, Roger Deakin, Matthew Dennison, Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal, Ginny Dougary, Hattie Ellis, John Foot, Flora Fraser, Frieda Leonie, Iain Gale, Tom Gash, John Gimlette, James Gleick, Richard Godwin, Christian Goeschel, Adrian Goldsworthy, Michael Gove, Andrew Graham-Dixon, K.M. Grant, Andrew Greig, Daniel Hannan, Simon Heffer, Mark Henderson, Lisa Hilton, Michael Holman, Tristam Hunt, Lord Hatton of Furness, Faisal Islam, Alvin Jackson, David James Smith, Mai Jia, Daniel Johnson, Dan Jones, Tobias Jones, Aled Jones, Nigel Jones, Kate Kennedy, Hugh Kennedy, Paul Kenyon, Elysaar Khoury, Ray Kurzweil, Kwasi Kwarteng, Alexander Larman, Alexander Lee, Conrad Leyser, Mary Loudon, Earl Lovelace, Steven Lukes, Giles MacDonogh, Philip Mansel, Justin Marozzi, Jay Martel, Colleen McCullough, Frank McDonough, Marion McGilvary, Jonathan Meades, Ai Mi, Krzysztof Michalski, Lucasta Miller, David Miller, Franny Moyle, Charlotte Mullins, Adam Nicolson, Chibundu Onuzo, Sarah O'Reilly, Edward Paice, Jann Parry, Louise Patten, Seamus Perry, Munro Price, Nicholas Purcell, Simon Reid-Henry, Claudia Renton, Lucy Riall, Dame Stella Rimington, Andrew Roberts, Andrea di Robilant, Jan Ruger, James Ryan, Ian Sansom, Simon Montefiore Sebag, Victor Sebestyen, Jonathan Self, Chris Skidmore, Diane Souhami, Elizabeth Speller, Jon Steele, Cita Stelzer, Paul Stephenson, Graham Stewart, James Stourton, Jack Straw, Matthew Sturgis, Louis Theroux, Alice Thomson, Lesley Thomson, Hugh Thomson, Giles Tremlett, Lord Adair Turner, Fay Weldon, David Willets, Hywel Williams, Sam Willis, Greg Woolf, Peter York, Ling Zhang, Chi Zijian.
Full client list:
http://www.georginacapel.com/the-library/
Email address:
rachel@georginacapel.com

Agents of: Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.

Agency details

Website:
http://www.georginacapel.com/
About the agency:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/capel-land-demerges-land-departs-304952
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS.
Email address:
georgina@georginacapel.com
Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7734 2414
Number of agents:
4
Accepts email submissions:
No
Submission type:
Other - see details
Further submission info:
We are currently accepting submissions. If you would like us to consider your work for representation then please post us the following, marking the envelope 'Submissions Department': A covering letter giving an outline of your writing history. For example, tell us about any previously published work, be it a short story or journalism. You may be studying or have completed a post-graduate qualification in creative writing. For non-fiction, we would want to know what qualifies you to write about the subject: A synopsis of your work, approximately 500 words long, the first three chapters of your work, your email address and/or telephone number.
More info on this agency:
We are a literary agency. We represent novelists and poets, historians and biographers, politicians, philosophers and economists, and writers for children and young adults. The world is our market. We represent our clients in all languages and in all countries. We act for our writers not just for their books but for film and television, journalism and speaking engagements.
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
27/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@georginacapel
Latest news:
http://www.capelland.com/news.asp
More about the agency:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/capel-land-demerges-land-departs-304952

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