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Robin Wade founded his agency in 2001.  He came to publishing after a career as a Political Risk Insurance Broker in the city.  According to his website, Robin is also a writer, however, due to his limited online presence, we have been unable to confirm any book titles or even the genre he writes in.  The agency’s website is very basic and although there is a client list, we suspect it is not up to date as the page is headed with the words ‘we choose not to maintain a list on our website’.

The agency’s submission information calls for manuscripts that are ‘well written, with strong characters and an original narrative voice’. However, on the basis of the client list and a few other pieces of information sourced by our researchers, it seems that Robin represents a range of fiction and non-fiction for adults and teenagers.  The authors represented in the past give a flavour of Robin’s interests and include Matthew Harrfy and Marion Husband (Historical Fiction); Philippa Ashley (Romance); and Andy McDermott (Thrillers).

We would suggest submitting to Robin if you write crime, historical or romantic fiction as he has been known to attend both The Annual Crime Writers Association conference in Harrogate and the Romantic Novelists Association Conference in London.

The agency describes itself as ‘young and dynamic’  and interested in finding a range of new authors. However, it no longer accepting children’s books, poetry, short stories, and material for stage, television and film, so avoid Robin if your work falls into these categories.  Agent Hunter have asked Robin to provide more details about his agency and we are waiting to hear back from him.  We hope to bring you more information in due course.  

 



Detailed data

Agency:
Wade and Co Literary Agency Ltd
Agent since:
2001
Short biography:

While working as a Political Risk Insurance Broker in the City, Robin Wade wrote a book but struggled to find an agent. Taking matters into his own hands he managed to bluff his way past a receptionist, spoke directly to an editor and within two weeks he had an offer of publication. Robin wouldn't recommend this as the ideal way to approach publishers, but the contacts he made through his own writing gave him the confidence to set up as an agent, with his invaluable experience of the industry from the author's point of view.

Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult 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:

Robin handles all adult and young adult genres, excluding children's books, poetry, crime and commercial women's fiction. His client list is shared with Broo Doherty.

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:

Robin Wade says that he would be automatically discouraged by a submission being addressed 'To whom it may concern' as it suggests a lazy approach and a lack of empathy.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://writingluisa.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/the-perfect-pitch-how-can-non-fiction-writers-make-themselves-irresistible-to-agents/
Clients:
The following names represent the full agency client list: Women's Commercial Fiction: Phillipa Ashley, Holly Denham, Marion Husband, Anna Jacobs, Christina Jones, Caroline Kington, Hazel Osmond. General Fiction: Yvonne Cassidy, Matthew Crow, Stephen Gregory, Nick Griffiths, Georgina Harding, Carole Hayman, Fiona Mountain, Anthony Riches, Rachel Trezise. Crime and Thrillers: Alison Bruce, C. J. Carver, Angela Dracup, Steve Hague, Paul Johnston, Andy McDermott, Gerard O'Donovan, E. V. Seymour, Caspar Walsh. Children's Books: Steve Alton, The Estate of Louise Cooper, Kimberly Greene, Adam Guillain, Lorna Read, Andrea Shavick, Peter Ward. Non-Fiction: Sameem Ali, Jon Balchin, Constance Barter, Alison Bruce, Steuart Campbell, Jack Dixon, John Dominic, Tom Feiling, Sheila Hardy, Neil Hegarty, Brenda James, Prof. Chris Kissling, Monika Linton, Brian Milton, Stephen Moss, Nigel Perrin, Lance Price, Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Ayowa Taylor, Prof. John Tiffin, Caspar Walsh, Stuart Wyatt.
Full client list:
http://www.rwla.com/clientlist.html
Email address:
rw@rwla.com

Agents of: Wade and Co Literary Agency Ltd

Agency details

Website:
http://www.rwla.com/
About the agency:
Founded by Robin Wade in 2001, we handle fiction and non-fiction for adults and young adults. Please note that with effect from 1st February 2011 we are no longer seeking children's books for representation. We do not handle poetry, plays, short stories, children's books, screenplays or film scripts. We are young and dynamic and actively seek new writers across the literary spectrum. We seek manuscripts that are well written, with strong characters and an original narrative voice. Our absolute priority is on giving the best possible service to the authors we choose to represent, and to maintaining routine friendly contact with them while we help develop their careers. Our translation rights are handled by Intercontinental Literary Agency Ltd. Our Film & TV Rights are handled by Sayle Screen Ltd.
Address for submissions:
33 Cormorant Lodge, Thomas More Street, London E1W 1AU
Office address:
No data
Email address:
rw@rwla.com
Phone number:
020 7488 4171
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We prefer submissions by email, but we do accept proposals by post. Please provide a few details about yourself, a synopsis (between 1 and 6 pages in length) and the first 10,000 words or so (as a word.doc or PDF attachment) and email to either: rw@rwla.com or bd@rwla.com. If you are submitting by post include a Stamped Addressed Envelope if return of the material is required.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
1 days
Agency Transparency Index:
36/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
None
More about the agency:
Founded by Robin Wade in 2001, we handle fiction and non-fiction for adults and young adults. Please note that with effect from 1st February 2011 we are no longer seeking children's books for representation. We do not handle poetry, plays, short stories, children's books, screenplays or film scripts. We are young and dynamic and actively seek new writers across the literary spectrum. We seek manuscripts that are well written, with strong characters and an original narrative voice. Our absolute priority is on giving the best possible service to the authors we choose to represent, and to maintaining routine friendly contact with them while we help develop their careers. Our translation rights are handled by Intercontinental Literary Agency Ltd. Our Film & TV Rights are handled by Sayle Screen Ltd.

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