Literary Agents

Chartwell’s Literary Agents provides specialist literary services to authors and speakers around the world. Operating from our offices in New York, our literary agents have senior editorial and marketing experience in global trade book publishing. We are a small, commercially-minded team who take a long term interest in our authors and their work. We are actively seeking authors, see our Submission Guidelines for ways to submit your writing.

A recent initiative by the firm, we have already generated substantial advances for our authors on both sides of the Atlantic. Working closely with our colleagues in Chartwell Speakers Bureau, we are well placed to advise our authors on book promotion and potential income streams via corporate speaking, lecture tours, conferences and live events.

We also regularly provide presentation coaching to our authors, and support them as they develop their online and offline presentations, often in tandem with the promotion of a new book. Read a post by Alex Hickman on “7 tips for writers who want to succeed as speakers”

Ellis Trevor

Ellis Trevor


Ellis Trevor is the Co-Founder of Chartwell, where he is head of literary projects. He began his career at one of the world’s leading publishers, holding positions in editorial, marketing, and business development. He has also served in an advisory role for several of his most prominent political clients. He is a graduate of Groton School and Trinity College, Hartford, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in English Literature and American Constitutional Law. He has further studied at the Columbia School of Journalism and Vanderbilt University, and holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

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If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227