Founded in 2002, Jenny Brown Associates has quickly become the biggest agency in Scotland and one of the leading literary agencies in the UK.
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 Kevin Pocklington (details below) for our latest Rights Guide.
If you’re a reader, do browse through our authors and the books we represent.
Meet the team
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. Please say where you live when submitting.
Jenny’s list will be open for four weeks from 1st September. Please note that she is only looking for narrative non-fiction (including nature writing and literary memoir), and literary fiction. She’s looking also for new crime writing with a twist – to give you an idea, her most recent crime books are the glorious Jem Flockhart series about a 19thC cross–dressing apothecary (by ES Thomson ) and a Polish detective based in Dundee (Hania Allen’s forthcoming series).
Mark Stanton (Stan)
Mark Stanton (Stan) joined Jenny in 2004. He represents writers from an array of genres including: literary fiction, crime and thrillers and non-fiction – particularly in the areas of sport and popular culture. In 2011 he was short-listed for Literary Agent of the Year.
Joining in 2005, Allan Guthrie is the winner of the Theakston’s Crime Novel Of The Year 2007, for his debut novel, Two-Way Split. His novels have also been shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger, MWA Edgar, Anthony, Last Laugh and Gumshoe awards. He has worked in the book trade since 1996, is co-founder of digital publisher Blasted Heath, and represents around 15 novelists. Allan is not looking for new clients at the moment – please check back in a month or two.
Lucy Juckes represents writers and illustrators for children. She was previously co-founder and Managing Director 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 – especially if you’re an illustrator!
Lucy’s list is open during September 2017 for new submissions. Please note that I am only looking for writers and illustrators for children.
Following an internship at JBA, Kevin Pocklington joined as Rights Manager in 2009, and is now developing his own client list in the areas of popular culture and sport, and looking to broaden out into non-fiction genres.
Kevin is looking for non-fiction submissions, particularly in the areas of popular culture and sport.