The Marsh Agency was founded in 1993 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.
The agents are ably supported by an experienced office-based staff handling diary management, contract, permissions and tax form administration, and client accounts.
The Marsh Agency Team
Susie co-founded foreign rights specialist The Marsh Agency in 1993. She was Director of English PEN from 2002 – 2005, and inaugurated its translation programme (now PEN Translates). She was Director of Literature at the British Council from 2005 – 2013, creating international literary partnerships and events. In 2018 she founded independent publisher The Indigo Press.
Camilla has been the Managing Director of the Marsh Agency since 2012 and with the company since 2002 having started her publishing career at HarperCollins. She chaired the Foreign Rights committee for the Association of Authors’ Agents for a two-year term and continues to sit on the committee. In 2019 she was shortlisted for Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Awards.
Jemma joined The Marsh Agency in 2010 and is now Deputy Managing Director. She is a founding committee member of OpenBooks, the first collaboration between agents, booksellers, and publishers to attract talent from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as co-chair of the inclusion working group for the Association of Authors’ Agents. She is shortlisted for Rights Professional of the Year 2023.
Katie (she/her) joined The Marsh Agency in 2019, as an English Literature and Creative Writing graduate from the University of Warwick. She began her current role as Client Accounts Manager in September 2022. She also has poetry and short stories published in various magazines.
Brittany joined The Marsh Agency in January 2020 and is now a Rights Agent. Originally from Canada, and with a background in foreign rights and audience development, she sells translation rights in multiple territories and was a 2016 Bookseller Rising Star.
Mercedes (she/her) is a Client Accounts Executive, handling international tax forms, assisting the rights team in East Asia. She has a degree in English Literature with Philosophy and Japanese and has recently graduated from the University of Hertfordshire doing a Master’s in Literature and Culture.
Address: 50 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BD
Most of our clients join us through recommendations, so we are not accepting any unsolicited manuscripts at this time in order to give our full attention to our current clients. We would recommend authors looking for representation talk first to Cornerstones a UK literary consultancy with a division in the USA who work mainly by word of mouth within the industry. They offer professional editorial feedback, are a teaching-focussed company, and scout for agents. If and when your manuscript is ready to submit to agents they may refer you back to us.
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.