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Jon Wood

Jon Wood
Literary Agent

Jon Wood has worked in UK publishing for over twenty-five years. Starting off as a publisher with Orion, he then moved to RCW Literary Agency in 2019, becoming a director in 2022. He now runs a growing list of bestselling and critically-acclaimed fiction and non-fiction writers including Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Joanne Harris, Steve Cavanagh, Anthony Quinn and The Estate of Terry Pratchett. He has a particular interest and expertise in the long-term brand management of established writers.  

In fiction, his particular interests are general commercial (including crime and thriller, book group, upmarket fiction), historical, SF and Fantasy. He is looking for entertaining and diverse stories, well-told with big ideas, emotional hooks and gripping plots. Good examples of his taste include Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh, The Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.

In non-fiction, he works on history, sport, and popular science. He is looking for expertise, fresh ideas and, most of all, a passion for the subject. Recent non-fiction highlights on his own list include Consumed by Aja Barber, Klopp by Anthony Quinn and Lucid by Lucy Holden.

Jon Wood is open to direct submissions during shout out weeks, announced on his twitter @JontWood. He is committed to providing feedback to the top three submissions received during this time and will try to respond with a decision by week’s end. The window for submissions on the w/c 7th February 2022 has now closed and the next shout out week will be announced on Jon's twitter page in due course. 

Please note, we cannot guarantee a response to submissions that are made outside shout out weeks. 

His associate is Safae El-Ouahabi at

Twitter: @JontWood