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Lindsay Literary Agency (Becky Bagnell)

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Second Query Tracker! It's been extremely helpful as I've started compiling my agent list.
 

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QueryTracker is a great tool, but an agent being listed on it doesn't mean that they are necessarily legitimate or, more importantly, a good idea to submit to.
 

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QueryTracker is a great tool, but an agent being listed on it doesn't mean that they are necessarily legitimate or, more importantly, a good idea to submit to.

Exactly so. The OP asked if anyone has had any experience with this agency, and it makes me a bit wary that no one has yet answered that question.
 

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Querytracker isn't even a UK-focused tool (it's primary audience and listings are US), so it means very little regarding the legitimacy of UK agents.

However, The Lindsay Agency has solid-looking sales on its website and works with reputable co-agents (The Rights People). Sales include publishing names I recognise, like Nosy Crow, and their Twitter feed clearly shows that their books are stocked in major UK retailers and getting awards attention.

Submission guidelines are decent: no reading fee, yay. It does directly mention an editorial service that they recommend, but that isn't a red flag so much in the UK as in the US (a lot of the big agencies work closely with places like Cornerstones Editorial).

Guidelines don't mention if they're UK-only or accept international subs, so I would assume they take international subs until told otherwise.

Overall, they appear to be a fairly standard successful UK agency.
 
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