Louise Buckley

Literary Agent

HS-LA

Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

For a reminder of my #mswl and some words of wisdom for those of you on their publishing journeys, I've added a profile on
@JerichoWriters :
jerichowriters.com/our-services/agentmatch/literary-agent/louise-buckley/

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

And would love an 'older person going on a journey', a more recent Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
-somewhat niche request for the next 'Alfie the Doorstep Cat/A Dog's Purpose'

More details of my wishlist here:
hs-la.com/louise-buckley/

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

I've updated my agent #mswl and added a few more categories! Specifically, I'd love to see some:
-commercial fiction set during the Second World War, like The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah or The Midwife of Auschwitz
-I recently loved The Last List of Mabel Beaumont

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

-memoir. Recently enjoyed Lowborn by Kerry Hudson, Educated by Tara Westover and Matrescence by Lucy Jones

-as someone living with an invisible disability, I'd love to receive submissions with disabled protagonist or written by those living with a disability themselves

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

-novels set in the real world but featuring magic. Think Rivers of London, Thread needle, A Discovery of Witches or The Gifts. Or cosy fantasy like Legends and Lattes, T J Clune or books about magical bookshops

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

-novels featuring time-travel or parallel universes (think Life After Life, This is How You Lose the Time War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time or The Summer of Impossible Things)

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

-crime, thrillers and suspense. Either cosy (e.g Over My Dead Body by Maz Evans or Richard Osman-esque), blackly comic (like My Sister, the Serial Killer) or intelligent and inclusive (Gillian Flynn vibes). I also love novels that feature a 'beat the system' narrative

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL

🧵 Submission details can be found on the HS LA website, but I am especially keen to see in my #MSWL :

-book club and literary fiction, especially if featuring people going through difficult circumstances or written by Irish authors. E.g Shuggie Bain or My Name is Leon.

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
16 MSWL