Juliet Mushens

Posted: July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

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“Without new writers we have no business. Today’s slushpile author could be next year’s number one bestseller. Every successful writer started out where you are now – and if they can do it, so can you.” – Juliet Mushens, Literary Agent at The Agency Group Ltd and Judge of The Bath Novel Award 2014
Before becoming a literary agent, Juliet worked in fiction marketing and editorial at HarperCollins, after reading history at Cambridge. She is always looking for new voices and earlier this year conducted an eleven-publisher auction, resulting in a six figure deal, for ‘The Miniaturist’, a debut novel she picked off the slush pile and which she has sold in 30 territories since April.

Another slushpile find for Mushens was THE FIRE SERMON by Francesca Haig which just sold to HarperVoyager for 6 figures at 6 way auction. The film rights have been pre-empted by Dreamworks and the rights have also sold in Turkey with auctions in Spain and Italy, all within a fortnight of Mushens submitting the novel to publishers.
Juliet was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2013 and was one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2012. Juliet also regularly fields up to 500 questions in her @mushenska #askagent sessions on Twitter

Booktrust feature: A typical day in the life of agent Juliet Mushens

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