Sherna Khambatta Literary Agency
Gold Croft, 39. B. Desai Road. Bombay 400 026. India
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.shernakhambatta.com
The Sherna Khambatta Literary Agency founded by Sherna Khambatta in 2007, handles fiction and non-fiction, including children's books. Literary Agents are a new concept in Indian publishing but a vital link between writers and publishers.
Writers writing in English based in India as well as overseas, can contact us for representation to be published within India.
Sherna Khambatta, completed her Msc. Publishing in 2007 from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in the UK upon which she felt that she could fill a void in the publishing process. Publishers overseas rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors. Instead, they use reliable agents who assess the manuscripts they present, thereby ensuring that they are publishable and of good quality.
Though the concept is new to India, Sherna felt that there is a growing need for professional agents.
She has had her work published, has a Diploma in Creative Writing and a Masters in Publishing, giving her confidence to set up as an agent and using her invaluable experience from an author's point of view.
Sherna acts as the Indian representative of the U.K. based Wade & Doherty Literary Agency.
She is actively looking for new writers both general and genre fiction / non-fiction including children's books (but excluding plays, screenplays). She seeks manuscripts that are well written, with strong characters and an original plot.
The priority being possible service to the authors she chooses to represent and to maintaining a relationship with them while assisting them in realising their dreams.
Her client Gopika Kapoor’s first book, ‘Spiritual Parenting: wisdom (and wit) for raising your child in a stress-free environment’ in a series on parenting published by Hay House India has been well received and debuted on a local best-seller list at number 8.