Anna Hogarty

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Anna is a literary agent and editor for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. Previously, Anna was an editor at Corvus, the commercial fiction imprint of Atlantic Books, where she acquired and edited mainstream adult fiction across all genres. She has worked within the editorial departments of Headline and Hodder & Stoughton, and in the marketing team at Penguin, as well as spending four years in the advertising industry.

She has a first-class History degree, and has studied Creative Writing at City University, City Lit, and as part of the Faber Academy’s flagship Writing a Novel course. She also teaches yoga, and has an interest in wellness, meditation and mindfulness books.

Actively looking for: inspirational narrative non-fiction; projects in the area of mindfulness, meditation, calm and sleep; ideas for enhanced living; books with an emphasis on empowerment and self-worth; nature writing; inspirational animals; people with extraordinary lives; simple and practical prose with glimmers of beauty.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@madeleinemilburn.com

SUBMISSIONS

  • Non-fiction titles are often sold on proposal, so your book does not need to be complete at the time of submission to the agency
  • When submitting a non-fiction project please write a covering letter introducing yourself and your project
  • Please also attach a proposal as well as a 30 page writing sample. There should only be two attachments, do not send multiple emails
  • The proposal should include the following information:
    • What your book is about and why it needs to be written
    • Where it sits in the market, with reference to other similar or competing titles
    • Why you are well-placed to write the book, with reference to your background and any credentials or professional expertise you may have
    • A chapter outline, with a paragraph or two explaining what will be addressed in each chapter

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Non-Fiction: Biography, Cookbooks, History, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

One of my great passions is yoga, which I teach, and I’m interested in working with new voices in this area: quests to find oneself, to break away from the everyday, live more mindfully and learn from Eastern traditions… If you have a new way of approaching wellness or healing, or have written a memoir in line with Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, I’d love to have a read.

I’m also looking for projects on how we can live life more fully: be it through nature, sports, and creativity; ways to digitally detox and sleep better; guidance on how we can nourish ourselves through our choices; or strategies for when it all falls apart. I’m drawn to difficult topics we should talk about more often: heartbreak, loneliness, silence, grief. I’d like a book on healing, and I will always be drawn in by magic and ghosts.

For non-fiction, a strong profile in your field is important, or a clear and current hook that makes your offering that little bit different. Do share comparable titles in the market today, and let me know what makes your project shine.


My favorites include...

Ten of my recent favourite books:

I AM, I AM, I AM Maggie O’Farrell
THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS Rupi Kaur
FRAGILE LIVES Stephen Westaby
THE RULES DO NOT APPLY Ariel Levy
THE HIDDEN LIVES OF TREES Peter Wohlleben
SILENCE Erling Kagge
BRAVING THE WILDERNESS Brene Brown
THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS Michael Finked
THE POWER Naomi Alderman
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Elena Ferrante (+ series)

Ten of my all-time favourite books:

WILD Cheryl Strayed
WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING Haruki Murakami
INTO THE WILD Jon Krakauer
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING-UP Marie Kondo
RISING STRONG Brene Brown
START WHERE YOU ARE Pema Chödrön
WILD SWANS Jung Chang
NORWEGIAN WOOD Haruki Murakami
FINGERSMITH Sarah Waters
ANY HUMAN HEART William Boyd

My Upcoming Events:

Search MSWL

How to use the search
 
Copyright © Manuscript Wish List - All Rights Reserved
Designed & Built by Atmosphere Websites | Boutique Author Website Design