John Baker

John Baker

Please upload: cover letter, first three chapters or 10,000 words and a synopsis that is no longer than two pages
Looking for: adult and upper YA science fiction and fantasy
Not interested in: children’s (from middle grade and below), crime and thriller, romance, historical and book group fiction and non-fiction

John joined Bell Lomax Moreton in February 2019, after previously working for Stripes Publishing, Usborne Publishing and the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. Alongside his other agency responsibilities, John has begun to build his own small, cultivated list, shaped around his passion for science fiction and fantasy. As well as reading every book to contain a jaded space captain, an in-over-his-head supernatural detective, or a past-their-prime mercenary crew on one last mission and all possible adventures in between, John was lucky enough to start his own publishing adventure in the hallowed halls of Gollancz. Since then, he has been beta-reading for such celebrated authors as Bradley Beaulieu and Brian McClellan. John is looking for anything under the broad church of adult SFF, from literary to pulpy, high fantasy to gritty urban, but he would especially love to hear from anyone under-represented in the genre, particularly neurodiverse writers.