Welcome to the homepage of the Lindsay Literary Agency. Our areas of special interest include all types of children’s books, from picture books up to young adult. We are also particularly interested in debut writers and setting up authors in a career.

We have close contacts with all the major publishing houses and because we are very selective in the manuscripts we submit to editors we can ensure our authors get the attention and interest they deserve.

Our list will always be open to new authors, whether they are unpublished or mid-career.

Lindsay Literary Agency

WE are so pleased that Sue Wallman’s YA debut Lying About Last Summer has been chosen by the vlogger, YouTuber and author Zoe Sugg for her WHSmith Zoella Book Club.
Lying About Last Summer was first published in May 2016, and to celebrate its inclusion in the Zoella Book Club, Scholastic have designed the fabulous new cover shown below.
Sue is currently working on her second book See How They Lie which will be published in March 2017.
Many Congratulations Sue!
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We are thrilled to announce debut author Christina Collins has been offered a two-book deal by Kate Prosswimmer at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
ZERO, is a middle grade contemporary with a dash of magical realism about a girl who believes the answer to her problems lies in speaking zero words a day. Publication is set for 2018 and we would like to thank Allison Hellegers at Rights People for negotiating the deal.
Christina is currently studying for her PhD in creative writing on a full scholarship at Queen’s University Belfast. Christina’s stories and poems have appeared in over a dozen publications, including Jabberwock Review, Weave Magazine, and NonBinary Review. She holds an MFA in fiction from George Mason University, where she received full funding and an Honours Award.


We’re delighted to be celebrating publication day for Dotwav, Mike Lancaster’s third book which is published in the USA today! Mike was one of the first authors that the Lindsay Literary Agency represented and his debut book, 0.4 has sold in over 7 different languages including Chinese.

Dotwav has already been attracting lots of attention from reviewers. The latest edition of Publishers Weekly said, ‘Believably written characters and a quick-moving plot distinguish this compelling thriller with an SF twist.’
In Booklist’s September issue a reviewer wrote, ‘With charismatic protagonists, sharply self-aware dialogue, and gut-wrenching detail—particularly in the visceral portrayal of X-Core’s adverse effects and Ani’s haunting recollections of her mother—this tale of ingenuity in the face of insatiable evil is a deeply infectious one.’

Congratulations Mike!

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We’re excited to share the new UK cover artwork for the final volume in the The Book of Storms trilogy by Ruth Hatfield, The Book of Shadows. This atmospheric cover illustration is by Nicolas Delort and the book will be published in the UK in November this year and in the USA in June 2017.

Ruth said about the cover, “I’m super excited to finally see Sammael on a cover – although I’m also pleased that a lot of him has still been left to the imagination! In Danny and Cath’s final adventure, grey shadows are drawing over the world, draining it of colour and hope. Danny sets out to destroy Sammael once and for all, but comes up against the terrible truth: sometimes the only way you can defeat someone is by trying to take their place…”

Congratulations Ruth – can’t wait for publication!



We are thrilled to announce that US rights to Sam Gayton’s new book, His Royal Whiskers have just been sold.

Allison Hellegers brokered a deal on behalf of Becky Bagnell with Annie Nybo at Simon & Schuster Children’s. Sam Gayton’s first book, The Snow Merchant was also published in the US by Simon & Schuster and came out earlier this year under the new title, The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn.

Sam’s second book, Lilliput was published in 2015 America by Peachtree and his third book, Hercufleas (which came out last year in the UK) will be due out in October 2016 in the US, edited by Anne Hoppe and published by Clarion Books. Which makes three US publishers for Sam’s four wonderful books – a lot of love coming to Sam from America.

His Royal Whiskers is due out in the UK in January and will be published by Andersen Press. A sneak preview of Sam’s UK cover image for His Royal Whiskers is below:



I’m hugely proud to announce that TODAY Pamela Butchart’s book, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners has won The Blue Peter Best Story Award 2015!
I met Pamela at the Winchester Writers’ Festival back in 2011 when we had a one-to-one chat about a selection of picture book texts she’d sent me. Pamela had travelled all the way down from Dundee in Scotland to attend the festival and from the moment we met, not only did I think she would be a lot of fun to work with, there was one story in particular that had me hooked. This story is now the wonderful picture book, Never Tickle a Tiger illustrated by Marc Boutavant and which was published by Bloomsbury in February. Emma Blackburn at Bloomsbury fell in love with Pamela’s writing and as well as the fabulous Yikes! series of dinosaur picture books illustrated by Sam Lloyd, she has commissioned many more texts which are to come.
However, Pamela didn’t stop with conquering the picture book market, she was also keen to try out writing for primary school aged children. This was the moment that the text for Baby Aliens Got My Teacher landed in my inbox. Pamela is a funny person in real life, but what is remarkable is that her writing makes me laugh out load – which can be embarrassing when I’m reading on the tube or in a public space! I sent this text to the wonderful editor at Nosy Crow, Kirsty Stansfield and she immediately got Pamela’s writing and hence began a sparkling relationship. Pamela has now had four books published with Nosy Crow – and there are many more to come, but today The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, illustrated by Thomas Flintham won The Blue Peter Best Book Award 2015 and so I’d just like to say ‘Well Done Pamela’!