Philippa Donovan

Workshop Leader

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Philippa Donovan established the Smart Quill consultancy in 2011. Since then she has worked with around 300 authors and recommends to a stable of 50 literary agents based in the UK, Australia, and the US.

In 2014 she was named a Publishing Rising Star and is Editorial Consultant for the Authors’ Club at Soho House West Hollywood.

Philippa’s recent move to LA will herald great opportunities for authors; connecting up selected manuscripts with literary agents, film and tv producers via an online platform, The Smart Quill Boutique.

Previously, Philippa commissioned children’s and YA fiction for a major UK publishing house, and managed authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction as a literary scout (for Random House) and a literary agency (A P Watt – now United Agents). She has a vast network of worldwide contacts, and offers personalized editorial advice to writers of any genre.

Follow Philippa:

Twitter: @SmartQuill
Instagram: @SmartQuill