This is an independent literary agency founded in 1998 by Annette Green. After several years at A M Heath & Co - one of the oldest agencies in London - she decided to set up her own business and seek out new, exciting writers of fiction and non-fiction.
Aware that not all writers are happy in the environment of the large corporate agencies, she was determined that her agency would offer an alternative. This would take the form of a personally attentive, individual service to writers whose work she admired. Rather than working through assistants and secretaries, a client of this agency would deal only with his or her agent. The philosophy has worked and the agency now enjoys a reputation for discovering major new talents, striking enviable deals and looking after the interests of its clients with energy and efficiency.
In 2001 David Smith joined as a partner, during a period of rapid expansion. After graduating from Cambridge in 1985 he spent many years working in sales, marketing and distribution at the Time Out publishing group, and also trained as a lawyer at one of the City of London’s largest firms.
We have always followed an energetic policy of seeking out the very best undiscovered writers of fiction; of encouraging leading figures from the worlds of broadcasting, politics, academia, media and entertainment into publishing projects; and of offering our clients a personal service that is second to none. What we look for in fiction and non-fiction alike is vision, imagination, originality, and invention, conveyed in writing which inspires passionate enthusiasm.
Annette Green is a consultant to the Creative Writing MA course at Middlesex University.
David Smith is a contributor to the University of Edinburgh's Handbook of Creative Writing, published in paperback at £18.99.
Our commission rates are: UK Sales 15%; US Sales 20%; Translation Rights 20%; Film and TV Rights 20%. Commission attracts VAT at the full rate. We do not charge any reading fees.
The Agency works with respected co-agents in London and around the world to exploit translation rights, US publishing rights, film rights and all other subsidiary rights.
Our film and television rights are handled by
MacFarlane Chard Associates
33 Percy Street
London W1T 2DF
Tel: 020 7636 7750
Our US and translation rights are handled by
Adrian Weston Literary Agency
Partners: Annette K Green, David J Smith
VAT No. 742 1766 35