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Thread: [Agency] Furniss Lawton

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    Toughen up. gothicangel's Avatar
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    [Agency] Furniss Lawton

    There doesn't seem to be an thread for this agency, so here it is.

    There's no question that they are legit, but I wondered if anyone has had any experience of them. They are open to new authors, and represent HF, but seem to represent more celebrity names than any thing else.

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    Eugenie Furniss used to be the William Morris Agent in the UK ... so, top notch. I found her extremely good to work with ... she has requested fulls from me in the past, when she was with WM, and always rea ( and rejected!) quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aruna View Post
    Eugenie Furniss used to be the William Morris Agent in the UK ... so, top notch. I found her extremely good to work with ... she has requested fulls from me in the past, when she was with WM, and always rea ( and rejected!) quickly.
    Well, I just queried her, so at least I'll know sooner rather than later. (I hope)

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    Oooh, a new UK literary agency! That's a rare sight. They look good, thanks gothicangel.
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    Hello!

    Any recent interactions from AWers with this agency? They look pretty good - and I'd definitely sub to them going by the professionalism of their website and their clientèle - but I had a lot of trouble working out what genres they're looking for. Yes, almost the majority of their clients are celebs or people already in the industry, but there are a couple of chic lit and romance authors, thriller/crime authors and, as far as I can see, only two [Urban?] Fantasy authors.

    I'm querying a Fantasy Romance, so if they represent HF, that'd be good. I hope my input is relevant here. Thoughts?

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    You could phone them up and ask what genres they're looking for. UK agencies are generally unlike US agencies in this respect, they will talk to you if you call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cel_Fleur View Post
    Hello!

    Any recent interactions from AWers with this agency? They look pretty good - and I'd definitely sub to them going by the professionalism of their website and their clientèle - but I had a lot of trouble working out what genres they're looking for. Yes, almost the majority of their clients are celebs or people already in the industry, but there are a couple of chic lit and romance authors, thriller/crime authors and, as far as I can see, only two [Urban?] Fantasy authors.

    I'm querying a Fantasy Romance, so if they represent HF, that'd be good. I hope my input is relevant here. Thoughts?

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    Thanks for the input! Waylander, I didn't know that. Guess I've been spending too much time reading American querying help online.

    Good luck, Ink_Goddess. I haven't yet reached the full request stage. Did you query Liane-Louise or one of the agents?

    Another question (sorry!): any idea what their stance is on the New Adult classification?
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