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How to submit your work

We love reading new work but, as a small agency, we can only consider submissions at certain points of the year. Please check back for our 2023 submission information.

Jenny's list

Jenny’s list will be open to new submissions of narrative nonfiction from Scottish-based writers from 13–19 November.

Lucy's list

Lucy’s list will be open to new submissions of middle grade fiction and picture book illustrators and picture book author/illustrators from 13–19 November.

Lisa's list

Closed to submissions while I catch up with reading.

Our Latest Authors

Davy Zyw

Davy Zyw started his wine career in Edinburgh, moving to London’s Mayfair as a sommelier at La Gavroche, later moving to Tesco where he developed the Italian wine...

Esther Woolfson

Esther Woolfson grew up in Glasgow and studied Chinese at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Edinburgh University. Her acclaimed short stories have appeared in many...

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe was born and raised in Romania during its grim Communist years. She started learning English at the age of 10, went on to study linguistics and English...

Sandy Winterbottom

Sandy Winterbottom spent most of her career as an academic, teaching and researching in the Environmental Sciences at Stirling University. In 2010, she left to work in...
Author Barbara Whitfield

Barbara Whitfield

Barbara Whitfield’s novel, The Rest is Silence, was shortlisted for the inaugural Jenny Brown Associates Debut Writers Over 50 Award. In 1939, introverted teenage...

Nicola White

Nicola White grew up in Ireland and New York and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. She lived in London and Belfast before moving to Glasgow to work as a...
Author Glennis Virgo

Glennis Virgo

Glennis Virgo’s novel, Vile Apparel, was the winner of the inaugural Jenny Brown Associates Debut Writers Over 50 Award. Vile Apparel is a glorious world-building novel...

Mary Turner Thomson

Mary Turner Thomson was born and grew up in Edinburgh. She received a BA Hons degree from Newcastle in Creative and Performing Arts in 1987 and a Marketing Diploma from...

E S Thomson

Elaine Thomson was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire. She has a PhD in the history of medicine and works as a university lecturer in Edinburgh. She was shortlisted for the...

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson grew up in Edinburgh and read English at Oxford University. After spending the 80s playing keyboards with the almost, but not quite famous, post-punk...

International rights

We sell translation rights directly to publishers throughout the world for fiction and non-fiction titles via our network of sub-agents and relationships with literary scouts.

We have secured deals in more than 20 languages into established markets such as Germany, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, and Scandinavia, as well as emerging markets including China and Korea.

Rights Catalogue Spring 2023

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.