We are a social enterprise literary agency dedicated to increasing opportunities for representation for all writers under-represented in mainstream publishing including writers of colour, disability, LGBTQ+, working class and anyone else who feels like their story isn’t being told in mainstream publishing.

Headquartered in Bristol, we work with writers across the UK and are the only literary agency committed to giving feedback to every writer who submits work to us. We have a focus on helping writers develop their craft as well as helping them find the perfect publisher and establish and develop their writing careers. TGLA clients have won major awards, become bestsellers, had their books sold at auction for six-figure deals and been published in multiple languages.

Agents

Kemi Ogunsanwo

Kemi Ogunsanwo

Senior Agent

Amandeep Singh

Amandeep Singh

Agent

Kerry-Ann Bentley

Kerry-Ann Bentley

Agent

Support & Development

Briony Cameron

Briony Cameron

Agency Assistant

Arzu Tahsin

Arzu Tahsin

Development Editor

Arden Jones

Arden Jones

Agency Assistant

Management

Julia Kingsford

Julia Kingsford

Co-Founder & Director

Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla

Co-Founder & Chair

Mariam Sharp

Mariam Sharp

Senior Management Consultant

We are

Intentional.

How we work

The Good Literary Agency operates slightly differently to other agencies. Rather than choosing to submit to a specific agent we ask authors to make a general submission which we evaluate as a team before deciding whether to offer representation. We also place a lot of emphasis on development work for authors who we believe are talented but whose manuscripts could benefit from some additional editing before submitting to publishers.

To find out more about our submissions process please visit our submissions page.

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