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Profile Summary

Yasmin Standen launched her agency in 2004.  She has a background in law and the music industry. We believe she runs a small agency but it is not clear whether Yasmin is the only agent. 

 

Yasmin is primarily interested in fiction and ‘will consider all works of fiction with the exception of picture books’.  The agency publishes a selective client list, and we believe that Yasmin is continuing to actively build her list.  A closer inspection of her clients reveals that she represents young adult fantasy (Zoe Marriott – Swan Kingdom); Gothic adult fiction (Virginia Shearer) and children’s books (Vicki Howie ‘Stage Fright’ and Andrew Murray ‘Ghost Rescue’).  She has expressed an interest in receiving submissions of funny children’s fiction, ‘beautifully crafted, engaging literary fiction, and powerful commercial fiction’

 

In 2014, she launched The Three Hares Publishing Company with the aim of launching new writing talent.  The company sets out to move beyond genre classifications; books are categorised on the website according to a reader ‘mood bar’.  For example ‘Happy Holiday Reads’ and ‘Spine Tinglers’.  In the first year of the company they published 6 fiction books which ranged across the genres of literary fiction, thriller, and sci-fi.

 

We have contacted Yasmin to ask for further details about her literary tastes and will update her profile as soon as we have them.  In the meantime, her twitter page @yasminstanden is a good place to find out more.



Detailed data

Agency:
The Standen Literary Agency
Agent since:
2004
Short biography:

Yasmin Standen has a law degree and practised for a couple of years before deciding it was not the career for her. She went on to work in the music industry. She has always been passionate about books and, in 2004, launched The Standen Literary Agency. She has since discovered a number of fantastic writers. Yasmin loves enabling new literary voices to be heard.

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, Other non-fiction, 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:

She is interested in all genres of writing but particularly likes adult and children's fiction and literary and fantasy fiction.

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Please send your work using the online submission page on the website. Please only send us the first three chapters and a synopsis. If we feel we can offer representation, we will contact you within 8 weeks of receipt.
Other advice and background:

We understand that the journey of a writer is often long and hard and wholeheartedly agree with the wise words of Thomas Edison: "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." It takes huge sacrifice and dedication to write a book that is deemed ready for publication.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@YasminStanden
Interesting links:
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/yasmin-standen/14/973/43
Clients:
Andrew Murray, Zara Kane, Zoe Marriott, Sharon Tregenza, Virginia Shearer, Zoe Lea, J Y Bee and Raj and Pablo.
Full client list:
http://standenliteraryagency.com/our-authors/
Email address:
No Data

Agents of: The Standen Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.standenliteraryagency.com
About the agency:
The Standen Literary Agency is a dynamic agency based in London. We are always searching for original new literary talent.
Address for submissions:
4 Winton Avenue London N11 2AT
Office address:
No data
Email address:
submissions@standenliteraryagency.com
Phone number:
020 824 52602
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please send us your work by loading your word or pdf documents at: http://standenliteraryagency.com/submit-manuscripts-online/. We look forward to reading it. Please only send us the first three chapters and a synopsis. If we feel we can offer representation, we will contact you within 8 weeks of receipt. However, if you have not heard from us after 12 weeks of sending your submission, you may conclude that we will not be offering representation on this occasion. Sadly, we are unable to contact everyone due to the incredible volume of submissions received on a daily basis.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
12 days
Agency Transparency Index:
53/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@YasminStanden
Latest news:
http://www.standenliteraryagency.com/site/news/
More about the agency:
The Standen Literary Agency is a dynamic agency based in London. We are always searching for original new literary talent.

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