Alex is a literary agent specialising in fiction for all ages, as well as a freelance publishing consultant offering commercial contract advice to authors and publishers. She has more than twenty years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Services since 2008. As a consultant, she has helped hundreds of authors review and negotiate their publishing deals, or strategise about their career path. As a literary agent, she is focused on finding exceptional fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for adults, young adults and children, with a focus on genre fiction. She represents more than forty authors including Melissa Lucashenko, Isobelle Carmody, Sasha Wasley, Leisl Leighton, Jodi McAlister and many more. She is often to be found on twitter at @alexadsett or via her website www.alexadsett.com.au. Please note Alex’s requirements for anyone who wants to pitch to her:
Finished manuscripts only
70,000 – 120,000 words
Polished and ready-to-submit within 30 days
Nothing already published (or anything that is in a series that has already been self-published)
No urban fantasy (sorry I still love it, but not sellable at the moment)
No contemporary or rural romance, unless it is also mystery/crime, suspense, SF or fantasy, or YA.
Yes to science fiction, fantasy (except urban fantasy), crime and mystery, women’s fiction, historical, YA, cross genres.