Harry Illingworth

Harry Illingworth

Thursday, Friday and Saturday One-to-Ones
Submission Requirements:
please upload cover letter, synopsis, first chapter
Looking for:  Adult and young adult fiction. Mould-breaking genre fiction with unique voices and strong concepts; books that can crossover from genre fiction to the commercial market. This could come in the form of epic fantasy, high-concept crime and thriller, innovative mysteries, spy novels, anything with a touch of the supernatural or accessible science fiction. Young adult submissions must crossover to adult readership.
Not interested in: commercial women's fiction, non-fiction, middle-grade/children's

Harry studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Northumbria University before moving to London to work in publishing. He completed internships at Michael O’Mara Books, HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan, gaining experience in different departments of the publishing industry. It was during his placement at Macmillan that he met David Headley and was invited to join the team at Goldsboro Books and DHH Literary Agency. He worked for the former for five years as Marketing & Communications Manager and is now a director of the agency. Harry loves genre fiction and is looking for novels that cross and defy genres but have clear commercial appeal. He responds well to unique voices and strong hooks. He loves science fiction and fantasy of all kinds, especially gritty and epic, and is also looking for speculative and supernatural fiction; strong high-concept crime / thrillers; spy stories and mould-breaking mysteries.