Martin Shaw - I'm a literary professional with twenty-five years experience in Australian books and publishing. I’m passionate about bringing together fine writers with great publishers, both within Australia and internationally.
Currently with a home base in Germany, I regularly attend the world’s major annual book fairs (London, Frankfurt), as well as getting back to OZ as often as I can!
When submitting, please include a covering letter, synopsis, and a short bio. Although relatively catholic in terms of the genres we’ll consider, the agency does lean towards outstanding literary fiction, irresistible commercial fiction and strong non-fiction.
Please also advise if your manuscript is currently entered into a literary competition which has a publisher affiliation, or has been directly submitted to a publisher or literary agent, either currently or in the past.
For general information and advice about the publishing industry, including professional freelance editors who can help you develop/enhance your work, please contact your local state Writers’ Centre. For in-depth industry or contractual advice, I heartily recommend the services of Alex Adsett at www.alexadsett.com.au.
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