Hello, I’m Virginia Lloyd. I work with aspiring authors aiming to find a literary agent and book deal by improving their submissions materials and developing their author platform.

I’m originally from Australia, where I earned a PhD in Literature at the University of Sydney and worked as an editor on the Picador imprint at Pan Macmillan. I started to agent books there but when I was widowed in 2004 I moved to the US to start a new life.

In New York I wrote the first of my two traditionally published books. Today I provide a range of editorial services for writers who are serious about sharing their message and their expertise.

What’s unusual about me is that I’ve been an author, I’ve been an agent, and I’ve worked as a developmental editor for the major publishing houses—which means that you benefit from advice that understands the challenges of writing as well as the commercial risks and realities that face publishing decision-makers.

I decided to create this real-time video review as a quick and effective way for you to see how I think when I’m working on query letters, and to figure out whether you’d like to talk with me about helping you develop your current manuscript or a future project you have in mind.

As always I’m pleased to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope to learn more about your work soon.

Complete Literary Agent Submission Package


    • Two rounds of editing/review of your query letter
    • Two rounds of editing/review of your synopsis (or chapter outline in the case of nonfiction/memoir)
    • My reading and detailed editorial response to your first three chapters (max. 30 double-spaced pages), annotated directly on your document in your preference of Word markup or Google comments/editing tool
    • One 30-minute Zoom call to discuss outstanding questions on any aspect of your materials or next steps. (Zoom may be scheduled any time after the first round of query/synopsis review.)
    • Additional review of your first three chapters
    • Literary agent research and a detailed report on the 25 most appropriate agents for your book project

This represents an approximately 10% discount on buying the elements of the package separately.


All Prices in USD

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