Stephanie Glencross joined David Higham Associates in January 2018, having previously been the Editor at Gregory & Company. Stephanie worked alongside Jane Gregory for ten years, helping to build their list of clients and working with the authors on their manuscripts and ideas. Stephanie has edited many award-winning authors including Val McDermid, Mo Hayder, Minette Walters, Liz Fremantle, Paula Daly, Tan Twan Eng and Belinda Bauer.
Before joining Gregory & Company Stephanie was at the BBC for a number of years, first in the Radio Drama department then in the Story Department of EastEnders. During that time Stephanie learned an enormous amount about the power of characterisation and cliffhangers . . .
Stephanie has been a judge on the CWA Debut Dagger Award for several years and continues to have a love affair with crime fiction that started with Nancy Drew and was nurtured by Sara Paretsky.
Stephanie is keeping her list focused on the crime & thriller genre including but not limited to; psychological suspense; meaty, puzzling mysteries; fresh police procedurals and legal thrillers/courtroom dramas. Stephanie does not have a highly prescriptive wish list and welcomes finding a ms she didn’t know she was looking for. However, Stephanie is particularly excited to receive novels that have a fresh take on the way in which it is told, for procedurals with compelling partnerships, for a really twisty mystery and for stand out concepts that deliver.
Submit Your Work
If you would like to submit your work to Stephanie, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include a covering letter in the body of your email and attach a synopsis and the first three chapters (in Word, double-spaced and with page numbers) of your book. Please put your name and the title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email. Please do not send hard copies to the David Higham offices at this time.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions she receives, Stephanie isn’t able to respond to every one (though she does try!). If you haven’t heard back within 16 weeks please assume that you haven’t been successful this time.