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My literary interests span fiction and non-fiction from the very commercial end, to more upmarket. I'm particularly interested in crime and thrillers of all shapes and sizes, though I think we've probably all seen enough psychological suspense for the time-being. I'm looking to take on some really good SFF, both core genre, and projects that are similar to Station 11 and The Girl With All the Gifts. I like my fantasy quite epic and despite a childhood obsession with Tolkien, would probably steer clear of elves, dragons & dwarfs. I do not like Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk. I just don't. Don't send me those things. I'd like to find some 'upmarket' fiction (FOURTH OF JULY CREEK/TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG/A LITTLE LIFE) - a tall order, but think McCarthy, Atwood. Complex ideas, simple sentences.

In terms of non-fiction, I love popular science. I'm an ardent cyclist & enjoy most sport (except cricket and F1), though am far more about the passion, pain and fury (Pantani: Accidental Death of a Cyclist, Velominati) than David Byrne's Bicycle Diaries. Definitely not diet books, unless it's science based & interesting - am obsessed with food science also. I'd also happily read your self-help book if it was saying something new and interesting. Am a big music person, so if you're Mick Jagger, send me your book. A recent non-fiction favourite is Barbarian Days.

Things you shouldn't send me (aside from the things mentioned above: Middle-grade projects (under 12 y.o.) | Children's Picture Books | YA fiction or non-fiction | short story collections (unless they come alongside a novel idea) | Film scripts



Detailed data

Agency:
Blake Friedmann Literary TV and Film Agency
Agent since:
2013
Short biography:


Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Paranormal romance, Horror, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Fantasy, Crime, thriller, action, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
No Data
Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@twitcomb
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
No Data
Full client list:
http://blakefriedmann.co.uk/tom-witcomb/
Email address:
Tom@blakefriedmann.co.uk

Agents of: Blake Friedmann Literary TV and Film Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.blakefriedmann.co.uk/
About the agency:
We are a literary, film and TV agency representing a broad range of fiction and non-fiction writers, screenwriters for television and film, and a small number of playwrights, directors and producers. The agency was created in 1982, although the two founders - Carole Blake and Julian Friedmann - started their original agencies in the 1970s. Our philosophy has always been that we represent writers rather than one-off projects, planning long-term to build a client's career in as many markets and across as many media as possible. We work closely with our clients through the respective editorial, contractual, and marketing processes that lead to publication, or broadcast or cinema release. We are proud of our record of happy, enduring partnerships between the agency and its clients, and of our dynamic team of long-serving staff. We hope this website will give you an idea of the work we do here, and why we love it.
Address for submissions:
122 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HP
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@blakefriedmann.co.uk
Phone number:
020 7284 0408
Number of agents:
4
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
If you would like to submit your work to the agency please send in the following, by email to the relevant agent. The format is [agent's first name]@blakefriedmann.co.uk. Please don't send to more than one of us: we will pass on to another agent if we feel it more appropriate. We strongly prefer email to post (and so does the planet).
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
63/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.blakefriedmann.co.uk/news/
More about the agency:
We are a literary, film and TV agency representing a broad range of fiction and non-fiction writers, screenwriters for television and film, and a small number of playwrights, directors and producers. The agency was created in 1982, although the two founders - Carole Blake and Julian Friedmann - started their original agencies in the 1970s. Our philosophy has always been that we represent writers rather than one-off projects, planning long-term to build a client's career in as many markets and across as many media as possible. We work closely with our clients through the respective editorial, contractual, and marketing processes that lead to publication, or broadcast or cinema release. We are proud of our record of happy, enduring partnerships between the agency and its clients, and of our dynamic team of long-serving staff. We hope this website will give you an idea of the work we do here, and why we love it.

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