Virginia Lloyd

LITERARY AGENT SUBMISSION SERVICES FOR SERIOUS WRITERS

Wondering how to get a book published?

Get inspired by my published author clients!

This page features some of my clients’ traditionally published books. Hover over a book to flip the image and read how I helped the writers get and agent or get published.

They’ve achieved the dream of becoming an author, with a little help from me. Can I help you?

Sharon approached me to get her manuscript and pitch ready for submission to publishers.

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Frank asked me to review his first three chapters. I ended up introducing him to his publisher.

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Referred to me by a literary agent, Anita and I developed her manuscript to a commercially publishable standard.

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I was honoured to help eminent historian Dr Pybus develop her pitch and find the right publisher for this important book.

Under the expert care of Allen & Unwin in bringing the book to market, TRUGANINI has sold many thousands of copies and has been reprinted several times.

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I love editing Lily Brett's fiction, which I have been doing since her novel TOO MANY MEN. We met when I worked in-house at Picador, an imprint of Macmillan.

LOLA BENSKY won the Prix Médicis Étranger, a prestigious French prize for translated works of fiction.

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Guy approached me with the idea for this book. He'd written hardly any of the manuscript but had relevant expertise, and more importantly had identified a gap in the market.

We developed a proposal and detailed chapter outline, which landed him a publishing contract from HarperCollins. DOGS went on to become a bestselling history title in Australia.

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When my friend Fiona Higgins approached me with the manuscript of her first novel, I was beyond excited to help develop and then sell at auction an outstanding story that became a bestselling commercial women's fiction title in Australia in its year of publication.

Fiona has gone on to write several more works of intelligent commercial fiction about contemporary Australia.

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I was hired by Simon & Schuster to do a structural / developmental edit on the manuscript of the bestselling author's second novel.

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The German edition of the award-winning LOLA BENSKY, which I edited.

Lily is a superstar in Germany, where she was born in a DP camp after WWII; and very popular in Australia, where she emigrated as a child.

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The US and best edition of what many regard as Lily Brett's best novel. When her US publisher wanted her to cut 10,000 words, Lily asked me to help. Having edited the original edition I was the person closest to the material.

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I am proud to have discovered Jenny Ackland. This is the second novel she wrote, inspired by her years living in Turkey among other things; but the first one that was published. A more common scenario for debut authors than you might think.

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I loved editing this book for David, who I’ve known personally for a long time. The book collects catalogue and other essays by the esteemed late art critic Dore Ashton as well as featuring a first-person narrative that David and I created through a series of conversations.

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Never did I image I'd ever be the dedicatee of a book, but that's what happened here. One of Lily's funniest novels, about the irrepressible Holocaust survivor Edek Rothwax and his adventures in New York. A great pleasure to edit.

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Never did I image I'd ever be the dedicatee of a book, but that's what happened here. One of Lily's funniest novels, about the irrepressible Holocaust survivor Edek Rothwax and his adventures in New York. A great pleasure to edit.

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I was honoured to edit this substantial essay collection by one of Australia's favourite writers.

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I met author Jamie Brisick at a writing retreat, where he was working on this fabulous book about Australian surfer Peter Druyen. I advised Jamie on publishing strategy and helped him get published in Australia through Allen & Unwin.

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The first book of Lily's that I edited. Lily told me she could not read my handwritten notes, which tells you how long ago that was.

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Author Tracy Crisp engaged me to undertake a structural edit and a subsequent assessment of a revised edition of this absorbing novel, which was published by Wakefield Press.

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I helped the author develop this manuscript to a commercially publishable standard and introduced her to her eventual publisher, Pan Macmillan Australia.

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A brilliant tribute to the author's father, which grew from an article in Good Weekend magazine and was the subject of an intense bidding war. I was Tim's agent for this book.

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I worked with the author to develop the chapter outline and a few sample chapters for submission to publishers. This book was the result.

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Ashley Hay's publisher engaged me to do a structural edit of the author's third novel, the follow-up to the international bestseller The Railwayman's Wife.

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