Inkwell Success Stories

Getting You Published: Some Of The Authors We’ve Helped…

Inkwell is Ireland’s leading literary talent scout. We find authors through many different routes but principally through our reader’s report and manuscript assessment services. We don’t offer to help to place every author we work with – scouting is discretionary and an entirely separate strand of what we do  – but we do aim to help you get your book to the highest possible level that you can achieve. Here are details of some of the authors we’ve helped:

Authors introduced to agents:

Simon Trewin WME

Mary Costello  (Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year 2014)

Jax Miller  (French edition of Freedom’s Child: Winner Grand Prix des lectrices de ELLE 2016)

Sarah Maria Griffin

Sam Blake (bestselling author of Little Bones, shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2016)

John Connell


Mulcahy Associates (Sallyanne Sweeney & Ivan Mulcahy):

Elizabeth Murray (Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read 2016)

Ruth Long

Celine Kiernan (2009 Readers’ Association of Ireland Award,  CBI Book of the Year Award winner the CBI Children’s Choice Award winner, shortlisted twice for the Irish Book Awards)

Roisin Meaney

Claire Hennessy

Jane Travers

Rod Baber

Tim Carey

Alana Kirk

Shane Dunphy


Ger Nichols The Book Bureau

Louise Phillips  (Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2013, shortlisted for the same award in 2012 and 2014)

Mary Grehan

Margaret Scott

Sheena Lambert

Joyce Garvey

Pat O’Connor

AJ Anderson

John Murray


Clare Wallace at the DA Children’s Agency

Olivia Hope


Nicola Barr at The Bent Agency

Rose Seritova


Kate Nash at the Kate Nash Literary Agency

Casey King


Paul Feldstein

Helen Marie Clarke


The Rights Bureau

Dr. Harry Barry

Professor Brendan Kelly

Deidre Eustace

Karina Melvin

Martin Dillon

Lorna Sixsmith

Deirdre Eustace

Bronagh Curran

Conor Bowman


Authors placed directly with publishers:

Brian Cregan – The History Press

Sarah Maria Griffin – New Island

Jane Travers – The O’Brien Press

Conor Fennell – Green Lamp Editions

Mildred Ryan – Columba Press

Andrea Hayes – Mercier Press & Gill Books

Justine Delaney Wilson – Hachette Ireland

Just some of the authors we’ve helped along the way through workshops, reader’s reports, manuscript submission assessments, critique, one to one mentoring or contract advice (this is an ongoing and very incomplete list – if you should be on it,  let us know!) :

Catherine Ryan Howard (Independent/Corvus Atlantic)

Maria Duffy (Hachette)

Laura Jane Cassidy (Puffin)

Hazel Gaynor (Harper Colllins) New York Times and USA Today bestseller, winner of the RNA Historical Fiction Award 2014

Paul McNeive (Black & White)

Barbara Scully – journalist & broadcaster

Emma Ledden (Pearson)

Caroline Finnerty (Poolbeg)

Derry O’Dowd (The History Press)

Lisa Burkitt (The History Press)

Alex Thomas (Completely Novel)

Patricia Byrne (Collins Press)

Eleanor Fitzsimmons (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency)

Deirdre Conroy (Jonathan Williams Literary Agency)

Mark Graham (New Island)

David Graham (Independent)

Siobhan Bunni (Poolbeg)

Jennifer Barrett (Poolbeg)

Abby Wynne (Hay House)

Mary Dinan (New Holland)

Phillip Coleman (MuseItUp, Canada)

Kate Carberry (Liberties Press)

Jackie Burke (Independent)

Amy Lynch (Harper Impulse)

Darren Darker (Independent)

Olive Collins (Independent)

Catherine Conlon (The Collins Press)

Pam Leaky (Independent)

Karen Power (Independent – Irish bestseller)

Maria Murphy (Poolbeg Press)















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