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Thread: Author Literary Agents (John Havergal)

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    AW Addict nicolesingslave's Avatar
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    Apr 2009

    Author Literary Agents (John Havergal)

    Has anyone any experience with Author Literary Agents or Mr.John Havergal?

    Contact from
    John Havergal, 53 Talbot Road, Highgate, London N6 4QX. Tel: 020 8341 0442/07989 318245 (mobile). Fax: 020 8341 0442. Email:

    I searched "John Havergal" on and had zero results. P&E didn't yield any results.

    Some reject statistics here:

    Their website is not up:

    Page 2 of google seems to yield more listing but no results of book sale.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Apr 2010
    I'd love to know more about this agent too since he made a request. Unfortunately, there's no information whatsoever on the net.

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    practical experience, FTW
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    I've never heard of this guy. He's new, which isn't an instant "remove from consideration", but I can't confirm his legitimacy. Until someone can confirm it, I would hold off on contacting him.

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    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
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    He's not new. I've been getting questions about him since 2006. According to the 2008 Screenwriter's Handbook, the agency was founded in 1997.

    Other than a bunch of online and market guide listings, a websearch turns up nothing. He has a LinkedIn profile that also lists him as the owner of Blackberry Studio Artists Agents," but a search on that doesn't turn up any info either.

    The fact that an agent has been around for well over a decade, and no information can be found about him online, is not a good sign (to put it mildly). Not all agents seek the limelight, but a successful agent will usually have a bigger Internet footprint.

    - Victoria

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    FWIW, the LinkedIn profile given above now lists him as Acclaim Direct Marketing, with no mention of literary agent past or present.

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