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Sarah Such founded her agency in 2006.  She is a well-established agent with extensive experience in sales, marketing and editing.  Sarah started her career in 1990 at Random House in the Children’s department, before moving onto Chatto & Windus as Press Officer then Marketing and Publicity Manager.  She went onto work her way up at Penguin becoming Head of Publicity and eventually Publicity Director of Penguin UK.  

Sarah has also worked as a commissioning editor at 4th Estate, a Senior Editor at Hodder & Stoughton and an Editorial Director of Duckworth Publishers.   She was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2013 & 2014.  

• Handles literary and commercial non-fiction and fiction for adults, young adults and children.  She is especially interested in debut novels, biography, memoir, history, popular culture and humour.  Sarah is currently on the lookout for ‘a really exciting thriller’ and ‘a big love story for the 21st century’. 

• Doesn’t represent radio or theatre scripts, poetry, fantasy, self-help or short stories.

• The authors on her list write in a wide range of genres and current clients include Matthew De Abaitua (Art of Camping); Vesna Maric (literary memoir ‘Bluebird’); commercial ‘women’s’ writer Vina Jackson (Eighty Days Series, translated into 23 languages); Nick Barlay; Caroline Sanderson, author of the bestselling biography of Adele; graphic novelist John H Dunning; Children’s ‘Horrible Science’ illustrator Tony De Saulles; and Antony Johnston (adapts Anthony Horowitz’s  Alex Rider series into graphic novels).  

• Sarah will also accept unsolicited submissions via email (please do not send manuscripts in the post) but she mainly takes on clients through recommendation.  Please note, you will only hear back from Sarah if she is interested in representing you

• She tweets regularly about life and literature @sarahsuch

• Sarah’s top tips for new writers: ‘hone your craft’ and ‘build up a readership/platform to support your work’.  


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Sarah Such Literary Agency
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Short biography:

Sarah Such is a Literary Agent and founder of Sarah Such Literary Agency, London. 

Client list status:
Open to new clients
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, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
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Sarah represents writers of high-quality literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction for adults, Y/A and children, with a particular interest in first novels, biography, pop-culture and memoir.

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No unsolicited MSS or telephone enquiries; send or email synopsis and three sample chapters (as a word document) plus author biography in the first instance.
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Agents of: Sarah Such Literary Agency

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81 Arabella Drive, London SW15 5LL
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Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
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No unsolicited MSS or telephone enquiries; send or email synopsis and three sample chapters (as a word document) plus author biography in the first instance.
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8 days
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