Name: Juliet Mushens
Agency: Caskie Mushens
Genres represented: Crime, thriller, historical, book club, SFF, YA.

Authors you represent and recent deals:

Sunday Times bestsellers Jessie Burton, Ali Land, James Oswald, Claire Douglas, Debbie Howells. NYT bestseller Taran Matharu.
Recent debut deals include THE FURIES by Katie Lowe - The Secret History meets The Craft - to Harper UK and St Martin's Press US. THE CHEMICAL DETECTIVE - international thriller - by Fiona Erskine to OneWorld UK.

What’s on your wishlist?

Serial killer thriller, non-Western fantasy, contemporary YA. I like books with twins, haunted houses, pirates, family secrets, psychiatric institutes. Big stories with high concept hooks. But don't get too hung up on that - the last three books I signed covered none of those things!

What is your working style with clients (eg how editorial are you)?

I am extremely editorial. We normally do at least two drafts together, sometimes more. I'm very communicative, and extremely straightforward.

Do you choose books with head or heart?

Heart first, then head. I have never taken something on that I don't love, but I also have to be confident that I'll know how to sell it.

Which book or character has stayed with you since childhood?

Cassandra Mortmain

Which house would the sorting hat put you in?


How to submit:

Send your first three chapters and cover letter via email.

Submission tips:

Read my guidelines. Be professional.

Twitter: @mushenska

Upcoming events:

Guardian Masterclass on 3rd December 2017

(Photo credit: headshot of Juliet: Caskie Mushens)

Kate Walker

Kate Walker is a feature writer for Words & Pictures. She mainly writes MG fantasy as well as dabbling in picture books whenever a character grabs her imagination. Kate lives in Kent with her two children who are addicted to stories just as much as she is.

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