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t Curtis Brown, helping set-up their successful twitter campaign, #CBPitch. The promotion encouraged authors to pitch their work in a tweet (only 140 characters) on the fourth Friday of every month. Ritchie is passionate about breaking down the perceived barriers between agents and writers, making agents more approachable. Her innovative and modern approach to the book publishing industry makes her a talent to watch.

After being shortlisted for the London Book Fair Trailblazers Award in 2016, Ritchie moved to A.M. Heath in 2017, where she continues to build her client list. In fiction, Ritchie loves character-driven and emotionally-compelling commercial fiction. She is looking to find something uplifting and would love to see a gripping romance in her slush pile. While she enjoys reading literary fiction, she is more passionate about commercial fiction. If your work would sit well on a book club list, she might just be the agent for you!

Ritchie is actively seeking to build her non-fiction list, with a focus on health and well-being, food and cookery, and travel. She has noted Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive as recent favourites. Narrative non-fiction that is moving and resonant will likely catch her eye. 



Detailed data

Agency:
AM Heath and Co
Agent since:
2011
Short biography:
Rebecca joined A.M. Heath in 2017 after 6 years at Curtis Brown, bringing with me my list of commercial authors. In fiction, she is am on the lookout for debut and established authors of contemporary women’s fiction, reading group, historical and suspense. Confident storytelling, compelling characters and original concepts will always catch her eye. In non-fiction, Rebecca is particularly interested in cookery, travel, health and wellbeing.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Mind, Body, Spirit, Food and Cookery, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes, Clare Mackintosh, Marian Keyes, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Gail Honeyman, Hannah Kent, Anthony Doerr, Kate Morton, Lucy Foley, Paul Kalinithi, Matt Haig

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency standard - via online form
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@Becky_Ritchie1
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ritchie-leaves-curtis-brown-am-heath-503431
Clients:
Jenny Ashcroft, Annie Darling, Rebecca Done, Jennie Felton, Iona Grey, Alex Lake, Kay Langdale, Sarra Manning
Full client list:
http://amheath.com/agents/auto-draft-6/
Email address:
rebecca.ritchie@amheath.com

Agents of: AM Heath and Co

Agency details

Website:
http://www.amheath.com/
About the agency:
Founded in 1919, A.M.Heath is one of the UKs leading literary agencies. We represent established contemporary authors, rising stars and some of the iconic writers of the 20th Century. Our focus is on working with authors to exploit the potential of their writing in as many arenas as possible. Our agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the business and each author benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team. Between us we represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction; journalists, historians, biographers, experts and novelists across all genres, from crime to literary, historical to YA and childrens. We are also proud to represent several major literary estates, including the Orwell estate.
Address for submissions:
6 Warwick Court, Holborn, London WC1R 5DJ
Office address:
No data
Email address:
http://www.amheath.com/contact.php
Phone number:
0207 242 2811
Number of agents:
7
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We have all found exciting new talent through the unsolicited submissions and are keen to continue doing so. We want to hear from you and look forward to reading your work. We are no longer accepting paper submissions. Instead, we'd like you to submit online, by filling in the form that you can click to at the bottom of this page. The form will ask you for your contact details and for some information about your submission (for example, what genre it falls into, whether it's finished or a work in progress). It will then ask you to insert a covering letter (maximum 500 words) and a synopsis of the work (maximum 1,500 words). You can either type these directly into the form, or copy and paste them from elsewhere. And, finally, the form will ask you to upload a word file containing your submission (.doc or .docx - please do not upload a pdf).
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
4 days
Agency Transparency Index:
57/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@amheathltd
Latest news:
http://www.amheath.com/news.php
More about the agency:
Founded in 1919, A.M.Heath is one of the UKs leading literary agencies. We represent established contemporary authors, rising stars and some of the iconic writers of the 20th Century. Our focus is on working with authors to exploit the potential of their writing in as many arenas as possible. Our agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the business and each author benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team. Between us we represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction; journalists, historians, biographers, experts and novelists across all genres, from crime to literary, historical to YA and childrens. We are also proud to represent several major literary estates, including the Orwell estate.

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