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Susan Yearwood Agency is a London-based literary agency representing debut and published writers in adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s/YA fiction in the UK and internationally. Susan Yearwood Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents.


Who I am & what I do

I began my career in publishing in the early ’90s gaining valuable experience at Virago, now part of Little, Brown Book Group and Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Random House).
Susan Yearwood Agency was founded in 2007, starting the successful careers of debut writers Kerry Young, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and Prajwal Parajuly, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

I now look for book club fiction, commercial fiction including romance and saga, genre fiction i.e. crime/thriller, children’s aged 9+ and teen/young adult novels as well as non-fiction, particularly business and finance, self-help and well-being, and lifestyle, including cookery. I tend not to read sci-fi/fantasy in adult fiction, short stories or poetry.
Regarding foreign rights, SYA works with AJA – Anna Jarota Agency in France, Michael Meller Literary Agency in Germany, PNLA in Italy, Sebes & Bisseling in The Netherlands and The Martell Agency in the USA.

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Below is a list of my authors. I am always looking for new writers with strong book proposals and I review and respond to every submission.


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Submissions Process

I am actively seeing to represent both established and new talent.

I accept emails sent to submissions@susanyearwoodagency.com. Please indicate the book type in the extract and synopsis title e.g. Joe Bloggs, The Book (+9 years).

Also, send a cover email briefly describing yourself and why you have written your book. The attached extract should be the first 30 pages from your novel/non-fiction title and be sent with a synopsis, sent separately, indicating the attachment in the title i.e. (synopsis) (chapters).

The Word or pdf attachment should be 1.5 or double spaced with pages numbered.

Please let me know if you are submitting to other agents. I aim to get back to all writers within two months. However, due to the high volume of emails received, I am unable to provide individual feedback unless I would like to represent you.

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Frequently asked questions

At Susan Yearwood Agency I negotiate contracts with publishers on the authors’ behalf once they have signed with this agency. I look after the authors’ interests where their relationship with the publisher is concerned.

On signing, the author may have one script completed with an idea for a second book, which is encouraging for the agent and publisher.

I do not offer publishing services to authors.

I am looking for book club fiction (accessible literary), commercial fiction including romance and saga, crime/thriller as well as mystery and suspense. I am also interested in children’s +9 years and teen/YA fiction and non-fiction. If you are writing fiction and non-fiction or adult and children’s fiction, please do let me know on submission.


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How to contact me

Call me

+44 (0)20 7503 0954

My location

2 Knebworth House
Londesborough Road
Stoke Newington
London N16 8RL UK