about us

Founded in 2002, Jenny Brown Associates is the leading agency in Scotland and one of the foremost independent literary agencies in the UK.

This year Jenny Brown Associates celebrates 15 years in business. After many happy years together, the agency amicably split in two on 1 October 2017.

Jenny Brown and Lucy Juckes will remain as Jenny Brown Associates, based in Edinburgh, and representing literary fiction, crime writing, women’s fiction, narrative non-fiction and writing for children, from picture books to Young Adult.

Stan (Mark Stanton), Kevin Pocklington and Allan Guthrie are forming a new agency with the main office in Corbridge which will represent sports writing, popular culture, crime fiction and general fiction. The authors they represent as Jenny Brown Associates have moved to The North Literary Agency with them. Please visit http://www.thenorthlitagency.com for full details or email hello@thenorthlitagency.com.

We read unsolicited submissions at certain periods of the year, so if you’re a writer with a manuscript you’d like to submit, please read about our Agents below and check whether we are reading submissions at present. Media representatives wishing to contact any of our authors, please feel free to contact us – we will pass your message on immediately. Publishers or scouts requiring rights information, please email info@jennybrownassociates.com for our latest Rights Guide.

If you’re a reader, do browse through our authors and the books we represent.

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meet the team

Jenny Brown
Jenny Brown established the agency in 2002. She was previously Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council, presenter of book programmes for Scottish Television, and founder Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival (of which she is now a Board member). She is also a former Committee member of the Association of Authors’ Agents and was shortlisted in 2014 for Agent of the Year Award. She is Chair of the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival.

She represents 50 writers and likes to work closely with her writers and for this reason, almost all the writers she represents are based in Scotland.

Lucy Juckes
Lucy Juckes represents writers and illustrators for children. She is co-founder and currently Chair of Barrington Stoke, the children’s publisher specialising in books for reluctant readers. Lucy has also worked as Sales Director of Bloomsbury.

She is also co-founder of Picture Hooks, with Vivian French, a scheme to encourage new emerging illustrators through mentoring, conferences and exhibitions. For details check out www.picturehooks.org.uk