Monday, 4 February 2013


Just wanted to flag up an event that appears to happen many Sunday evenings on Twitter. I know that this goes on elsewhere on the planet under the same hashtag,  but this one, based on the UK market seems to be regular. 

 Literary agents Juliet Mushens (The Agency Group), Julia Churchill (The Greenhouse Literary Agency), Juliet Pickering (Blake Friedman) Jo Unwin (Conville &Walsh) and Molly Ker Hawn (The Bent Agency) in some combination, give up around 45 minutes to answer any questions tweeted at them, using the hashtag #askagent. The time can be a little variable, 8pm or 8.30pm GMT but it is there or there abouts (Seems agents have lives too. Who knew?)

It isn't always easy or cheap to meet agents, let alone to pound them with everything you wanted to know about agents and publishing, but this is a fab way to get a direct answer to those questions in a matter of minutes. (You can of course go through all the past questions searching Twitter via the hashtag, which will bring up questions from all over.)

At the very least it is worth lurking and following the questions. It's honest responses, it's free and you don't even have to leave the house.


  1. Very useful. Thanks PernilIe; I had no idea about this & I'll definitely be checking it out.

    Taking a sabbatical from Twitter during February in order to get stuck into the rewrite. It's easier than I thought. I deleted it from my favourites bar & now it just feels like such a chore to find it!

    Hope your work is going well.

    1. I have to admit I wasted more time on Twitter last week than ever before. I like you strategy to remove the easy links.

      Good luck with the sabbatical and the revision month!

  2. Thanks for the info, very interesting.

    1. You are most welcome. It is an interesting Q&A session to watch while DH watches Top Gear :)

      Thanks for stopping by!