YMU Literary is a market-leading literary agency which specialises in working with premium brand and high-profile clients to explore publishing opportunities. We offer unique publishing insight, in-house editorial experience and expert advice to progress book ideas and shape literary strategies. We help our clients reach global readers and we seek out stories and voices from underrepresented communities. To find out more, please follow us @ymuliterary.
Amanda Harris, MD of YMU Books
Amanda joined YMU in 2019. Having worked in-house at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette, she launched two non-fiction imprints and published an eclectic list of high-profile, award-winning and #1 bestselling authors. In her first year of agenting, she was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year 2021. @amandaharrisagent
Elise Middleton, Literary Assistant
Elise has experience in editorial at Dorling Kindersley, marketing at HarperCollins, publicity and marketing at Bloomsbury, and bookselling at Waterstones. She founded The Indie Insider, a newsletter dedicated to highlighting the work done by independent publishers and bookstores, and you can find her bookstagram account @bookishelise. Her experience has enabled her to foster relationships with publishers and readers across the industry. @bookishelise
We’re expanding our team and looking for Literary Agents to join our busy division.