About the Agency

Red in Manchester …

home of creativity and ingenuity

Contact us today on redalloverjdw@gmail.com

In 2020 a chance encounter led Jacki Waters to set up this Manchester based start-up Literary and Editorial Agency by the name of Red (as in Read). See our webpage for editorial services. Dedicated and passionate, we seek to represent North of England authors who specialise in fiction, including fantasy, romance and romantic comedy aimed at adults and young adults. Our service is bespoke and once signed by us, we help you focus on three key areas: manuscripts, book covers and publishing.


We help authors by:

  • initially reading 50 pages of your manuscript
  • contacting you within eight weeks if your submission has been accepted
  • offering guidance on improvements
  • identifying core readership

Book covers

We help authors by:

  • liaising with professional design agency Solport to advise about book cover design
  • considering the appropriate genre for your work
  • taking account of your personality so that your book cover becomes a personal choice


We help authors by:

  • offering advice about publishing
  • liaising with publishers
  • linking with distributors
  • supporting you at book launches

Manchester born and read

Red Literary Agency
Tel: +44 (0)7834 562227

Enquiries: redalloverjdw@gmail.com