Sam Copeland

Sam Copeland’s first job in publishing was at Curtis Brown Literary Agency, where he started in 2001. He joined Rogers, Coleridge and White in 2006 and was made a director in 2016.   He has an extremely diverse list of award-winning and bestselling authors, representing writers of both literary and commercial fiction and all genres (including book group, crime and thrillers, SF and speculative fiction, and historical fiction), children’s and YA, and a smattering of quality non-fiction, and is always open to submissions of the highest standard – he is always excited by debuts!

His writers have won or been shortlisted for over 20 major prizes including the Booker, Costa, National Book Awards, Carnegie, Waterstone’s Book of the Year, Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Year, Irish Book Awards, CWA Dagger, Dylan Thomas, Theakston’s, Branford Boase, Eisner and Arthur C Clarke and many more. Writers he represents include: Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker), Louise Welsh (John Murray), Bryan Appleyard (Weidenfeld),  Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape),  Selina Guinness (Penguin), Laure Eve (Faber), John Harding (Harper Collins),  Jason Donald (Jonathan Cape), Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld and Nicolson), Andrew Hughes (Doubleday), Simon Mayo (Transworld), James Smythe (Harper Collins), Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury) and Mark Edwards (Harper Collins).

Forthcoming to be published new writers in 2018/19 he represents include Christian Donlan (Penguin), Richard Russell (Faber), I.V. Wake (Hodder),  Holly Jackson (Egmont), Claire Kohda Hazelton (Granta), Julia Armfield (Picador), Sam Lloyd (Transworld) and Alex Michaelides (Orion).

Follow Sam Copeland on Twitter: @stubbleagent

He welcomes e-mail submissions, but replying to all can be difficult – please assume if you haven’t heard anything in 6 weeks, then sadly he couldn’t find room on his list at the moment. Sam can be contacted on moc.y1544905453cnega1544905453tilwc1544905453r@mas1544905453 and his assistant is moc.y1544905453cnega1544905453tilwc1544905453r@azi1544905453le1544905453.

He is also a children’s author and you can find his website here –