Hattie

Literary Agent

The Blair Partnership

Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm not the right agent for fantasy and sci-fi, but I am not opposed to novels with a slight speculative twist. I'm interested in high concept love stories with a magical or techy element.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm also looking for post-war 20th century 'period' pieces a la Taylor Jenkins Reid. The kinds of stories that take us to interesting places or show us interesting people in a rapidly changing world. I'm interested in World War novels but they need to be doing something new.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

Hattie @hatteatime

I'm also looking for that book-club/psych thriller middle-ground, in the vein of Liane Moriarty, where there are lots of dark secrets and surprising twists and characters that could be someone you know.

In historical fiction, I would love something witchy and gothic. My taste tends towards under-represented voices from history, rather than a regency court romance. I'd love historical fiction by black and Asian voices. I love historical +mystery, or historical +love story.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm also looking for that book-club/psych thriller middle-ground, in the vein of Liane Moriarty, where there are lots of dark secrets and surprising twists and characters that could be someone you know.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

In crime fiction I'm still on the hunt for a great new regional British crime series. I love atmospheric, character driven, rich crime stories like Tana French. I love modern twists on classic detective fiction. I like locked room mysteries and cosy crime villages.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

(I love queer fiction and queer stories, from all parts of the sexuality and gender spectra, including coming out and coming of age stories but also just LGBTQ people doing normal stuff people in books can do - solve crimes, fall in love, makes mistakes and find themselves)

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm looking for dark, gritty or issues-driven contemporary fiction. I'm here for tricky family dynamics, generational divides, the nuances of modern relationships. I loved My Dark Vanessa, Normal People, Such A Fun Age.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

Hattie @hatteatime

I judge all my submissions on three criteria - strength of concept (is it marketable? is it individual? is it interesting?), confidence of voice (you get a sense of the fluency of a voice from one page alone) and sustained compelling storytelling (which I need a full ms to judge)

Right now I'm looking for contemporary fiction (both commercial and upmarket), historical fiction and crime fiction. I'm really keen to hear from diverse voices - BIPOC writers, LGBT writers, regional writers, disabled writers, working class writers, writers without a degree.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I think it's probably time I posted a new #mswl, isn't it? First things first, submissions guidelines are here: theblairpartnership.com/submissions/ and more info on me is here: theblairpartnership.com/2019/10/09/spo…

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I love novels that feature: therapy, cooking, stage magic, queer women, horoscopes and tarot, good dogs that don't die, holidays that go wrong. #mswl

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm looking for regional crime, particularly set in Yorkshire, Scotland or Ireland, particularly with a female slant #mswl

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

Historical fiction that showcases diversity and tells the kind of historical stories we're not used to hearing, and the kind of historical figures we're not used to seeing #mswl

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

Darker, issue-led women's fiction, and books about difficult or challenging family dynamics that we might not have seen before #mswl

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

My #MSWL: love stories - high-concept love stories (maybe with a speculative twist?), fresh takes on millennial dating, big historical epic romances, romances in beautiful dream destinations...

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

(no wait, a few other key words: magicians, lesbians, cooking, child narrators, gymnastics, unrequited love, ambitious women, fat women)

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

As usual this list isn't exhaustive, and I never know what I might fall in love with. Submission guidelines are here blakefriedmann.co.uk/submissions

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

But I'm also keen to expand into science writing this year, particularly in areas of health and technology - if you have an idea, speak up!

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

In non-fiction, as always I'm looking for groundbreaking new ideas in personal growth and self-help, and beautiful voices.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

In commercial women's fiction, I'm really looking for books for the 20-30 age bracket at the moment.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I see a lot of YA but I'm really keen for something that's beautifully-written, emotional and set in contemporary UK (please no fantasy!)