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Our list will always be open to new authors, whether they are unpublished or mid-career.








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World Book Day has just announced that Pamela Butchart will be one of 10 authors writing a brand new story available to all kids in the UK and Ireland for just £1. The writer and illustrator team Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham, who together have created the Izzy series are currently working on the new story, The Baby Brother From Outer Space, due out on World Book Day 2018!

When Haroon’s mum brings his baby brother into school, Izzy and her friends are ALARMED! The baby is clearly using mind control because the office ladies start squeaking and saying made-up words. He writes strange messages with his blocks and he REALLY LIKES SCHOOL DINNERS! But it’s when he’s caught speaking in an alien language on his ‘phone’ that they know. Haroon’s baby brother is from outer space and he’s trying to BEAM THEM ALL UP!!!

World Book Day marks the world’s biggest celebration of reading, where the nation’s entire book industry comes together to work proactively to address falling literacy levels and create readers of the future. This year, thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, more than 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens will be distributed to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland).

Many Congratulations Pamela!

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Many congratulations to Pamela Butchart on publication of Pugly on Ice – just in time for the winter weather.

When Pugly straps on his blades of glory, he knows he is the best ice skater EVER! But someone wants the gold medal very badly and they will stop at nothing to get it. Can Pugly pirouette on to the podium, or will he be cut down in his furry prime? Pugly is a laugh-out-loud series about a very adventurous pug, written by Pamela Butchart, winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Children’s Book Award. The hilarious illustrations are by Gemma Correll.

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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.

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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!

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