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International literary expertise in licensing, live events, publishing & retail

About Us & Permissions

The Marsh Agency was founded in 1994 by Susie Nicklin and her late husband Paul Marsh.

We represent authors from all over the world, with a specialism in international rights sales. There are authors for whom we sell translation rights only, and those for whom we also sell English language rights. We also sell English and translation rights on behalf of many literary agents in the UK, ROI, US & Canada and Australia.

Today we are a team of expert agents, with more than 50 years’ experience between us, who regularly meet with publishers based in the UK and also attend major book fairs and undertake overseas trips to make deals, pitch books, maintain and develop relationships with customers and acquire relevant market intelligence.

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    Susie Nicklin

    Susie, CEO of the MILD group, began her career at The Bodley Head publishers and as a translation rights agent before becoming Director of English PEN and subsequently Director of Literature at the British Council. She represents writers, sells foreign rights, works as a bookseller and curates and chairs literary events.

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    Camilla Ferrier

    Camilla has been the MD of the Marsh Agency since 2012 and with the company since 2002 having started her publishing career at HarperCollins. She sells translation rights in multiple territories and represents Estates worldwide. She is an ordinary member for the Association of Authors’ Agents and chairs its foreign rights sub-committee.

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    Jemma McDonagh

    Jemma joined The Marsh Agency in 2010 and is now Rights Director. She started her publishing career in the editorial department at Orion, before moving into rights selling at Gregory & Company Authors’ Agents. Jemma sells translation rights and works with our clients on the sale of UK rights.

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    Sarah McFadden

    Sarah is our client accounts manager and has worked at the agency since 2006. She was previously at Curtis Brown.

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    Saliann St-Clair

    Saliann joined us in March 2017 in the newly created role of Operations Manager. She works in the areas of contracts, accounts, double taxation agreements and office management for the agency. She graduated from the Creative Writing BA at Birkbeck and is also a published poet. She comes to us via higher education, law and fitness.

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    Katie James

    Katie joined The Marsh Agency fresh out of university in August 2019 in the role of Client Accounts and Office Assistant. She supports both the rights and accounts teams at the company. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, she has some of her own short stories and poetry published in literary magazines.

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    Brittany Poulin

    Brittany joined The Marsh Agency in January 2020 following four years with a rights technology company. Originally from Canada, and with a background in foreign rights and audience development, she sells translation rights into over 15 languages.

The agents are ably supported by an experienced office-based staff handling diary management, contract, permissions and tax form administration, and client accounts.

Since 2009 we have been based in offices in the heart of London’s Mayfair at 50 Albemarle Street in the iconic John Murray building, just off Piccadilly.

We are members of the Association of Authors’ Agents and subscribe to its code of practice.

Permissions

If you wish to apply for permissions clearance please contact hello@marsh-agency.co.uk with a brief description of the context in which the material is to be used and the following details, in order for your application to be considered:

  • Title and author where the material you wish to reproduce originally appeared
  • Number of words you wish to reproduce
  • Name of your publication
  • Release date of your publication
  • Retail price of your publication
  • Size of first print run of your publication
  • Territories and languages requested

Please note that we receive a great number of applications and while we endeavour to process these as quickly as possible we recommend you apply at least six weeks in advance of your deadline.