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The Best Literary Agents Seeking Politics Submissions in the UK

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Will Francis

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: Janklow & Nesbit Associates

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: https://janklowandnesbit.co.uk/agency/will-francis

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics

Previous clients: Jasper Fforde, Evan Davis, Charles Cumming, Kevin Fong

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Veronique Baxter

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: David Higham Literary Agency

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: https://www.davidhigham.co.uk

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Children's Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Fiction, BIPOC, Feminism, LGBTQ

Previous clients: Diana Wynne Jones, Richard Adams, Nick Butterworth, Jonathan Stroud, Alix Nathan

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Jonny Geller

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: Curtis Brown UK

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics

Previous clients: John le Carrรฉ, David Mitchell, Susanna Clarke, Sacha Baron Cohen, Nelson Mandela

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Bill Hamilton

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: A.M. Heath & Co. Ltd

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: https://amheath.com

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Online submission form

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics

Previous clients: Hilary Mantel, Katie Ward, George Orwell, Michael Crick, Christopher Hill

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Philip Patterson

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: Marjacq

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: http://www.marjacq.com/

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics

Previous clients: Richard Asplin, Louisa Bennet, Nancy Carson, Richard Templar, Roni Jay

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Amelia Atlas

๐Ÿ’ผ Agency: ICM Partners

๐ŸŒ Location: London, GB

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Website: https://www.icmpartners.com/

๐Ÿ“ฃ Preferred contact method: Email

Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics

Previous clients: Caite Dolan-Leach, Mark O'Connell, Matt Gallagher, Joy Williams

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