I've worked in publishing for most of my professional life, and there is nothing I like more than talking to an author about their book, diving into the pages, and helping them identify any issues that might be holding their story back.
I hold a BA (Hons) in American Literature with Creative Writing from UEA, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster, and am currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton. After my MA, I worked at Rogers, Coleridge & White literary agency, working with authors such as Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher, Nick Hornby, Sandi Toksvig and Joe Dunthorne.
I joined Cornerstones Literary Consultancy in 2014, managing editors, assessing new author enquiries, and scouting for agents. I maintain a close relationship with Cornerstones, and am on their roster of editors and mentors. I also work directly with authors at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Conferences, and at A Chapter Away writers’ retreats.
From literary fiction, commercial fiction across a range of genres, and narrative non-fiction, I would love to hear about your work and help you and your writing move forward. I'm more than happy to have an initial chat, so drop me an email and we can discuss your options.
Please note I don't work with children's or YA/MG novels - I don't have the necessary expertise, but I know those who do and will point you in the right direction.
Copyright Alex Hammond 2017