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Pitching An Agent: Creative Authors Ltd.

This UK-based literary agency seeks 'proactive' writers worldwide with 'original concepts'

By Jeff Rivera - October 21, 2010
Number of agents: One
Number of clients: 40
Notable clients: Bompas & Parr, E.A. Hanks, Clare Gee, Fiona McDonald, Adele Nozedar and Dr. Keith Souter
Amount of unsolicited material selected: Eight percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 20 percent fiction; 80 percent nonfiction

Background: If you're an author who's proactive, easy to work with and capable of generating unique and salable ideas, Creative Authors Ltd. could be the place for you. "We like writers with a bit of quirkiness," says founder Isabel Atherton.

Atherton launched her own company in 2008 after careers in journalism and marketing and has been on a selling spree ever since. Fuelled by a love of books and an MA in English literature, she has successfully placed high profile titles by both well-known public figures and budding writers. And being based in the United Kingdom has not been a deterrent in securing emerging stateside talent....

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