The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency is one of the UK’s leading literary agencies representing a bestselling roster of authors and illustrators. Our particular areas of interest include fiction, non-fiction—especially human interest stories and memoirs—and all types of children's books.
Caroline Sheldon founded the agency after working at Hutchinson/Arrow as publisher of women’s fiction and children’s books. Penny Holroyde has worked both in the UK at Walker Books and in the USA as rights director for Candlewick Press and served as secretary of the Association of Authors' Agents from 2007-2009. Felicity Trew works as an assistant in the agency.
The agency has close contacts with all the major publishing houses and is also very active in the selling of film and television, American, translation and merchandising rights.
We believe we have a reputation for submitting only manuscripts of a very high quality and that editors place submissions from us to the top of their pile. We will always be open to accepting new authors and illustrators, be they unpublished or mid-career. However, we are extremely selective. We only take on those whose work we love.
The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents.