Who are we?
The JQ Agency.
Beginning as a book packager in the cobbled Old Town of Geneva, Switzerland, today The JQ Literary Agency is nestled in the heart of literary London. Our principal focus is to provide editorial expertise to authors: ghostwriting, editing, book idea and author coaching. We have worked with broadcasters, novelists, human rights campaigners, sports athletes, oil bankers, UHNW art collectors, and more to bring the vision of their book to life.
The Agency provides dynamic and collaborative representation for authors of fiction and non-fiction in the UK and beyond. As an agency focussed on launching new authors' journeys, we always look to secure significant UK, US and foreign deals. For this, we strategise with each author that comes under our stable, mapping a career and offering the full gamut of representation. The hallmarks of our representation include highly creative editorial input, robust contract negotiation, and optimum rights selling across all mediums, allowing us to adapt to an evolving marketplace. Through our excellent network of contacts with publishers, co-agents and film agents, we hunt for rights-selling opportunities in film and television, audio and digital, enhanced e-book, emerging multimedia and apps across different territories.
We are your gatekeepers to the publishers of the world.
London, United Kingdom.
Where are we based?
There is a piece of literary history around every corner in London, from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes to Shakespeare. We are proud that our office is ideally located off Pall Mall, tucked in among the prestigious private members clubs and dreaming statues on Waterloo Place, St James.
We are within the hub of all of the major publishing houses and media organisations, but our scope reaches far wider, having fostered connections with foreign rights agencies in different territories across the world.
Joey Quince has an honours degree in literature from the world-renowned School of Creative Writing at UEA, writing in the shadows of Booker and Nobel prizewinners Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. After completing several internships in London publishing houses, he spent four years between Paris and Geneva working as an art dealer, curator and consultant for UHNW art and book collectors.
Joey returned to London to co-lead the UNESCO-nominated and R.R.Hawkins prize-winning Arcadian Library Online platform in partnership with Bloomsbury, and their publishing imprint White Mountain Books. Joey then worked as a freelance editor, ghostwriter and consultant to various major and international publishers before founding The JQ Agency.