Welcome to The Good Literary Agency


The Good Literary Agency is a new social enterprise literary agency from the team behind the award-winning book The Good Immigrant.

Inspired by a desire to increase opportunities for representation for all writers under-represented in mainstream publishing, we are focused on discovering, developing and launching the careers of writers of colour, disability, working class, LGBTQ+ and anyone who feels their story is not being told in the mainstream.

We are supported using public funding by Arts Council England as well as through support from publishers and other industry organisations and through money raised via our crowdfunding for The Good Journal, a quarterly literary journal for writers of colour. You can find out more about the journal here.

Headquartered in Bristol, we are committed to working with writers across the UK and will have open submissions and a focus on helping writers develop their craft as well as helping them find the perfect publisher.

The Good Literary Agency is founded by Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford.

If you'd like to keep up to date, including being informed when our submissions open, please join our mailing list.