John Baker

John joined Bell Lomax Moreton in February 2019, after previously working for Stripes Publishing, Usborne Publishing and the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, whilst completing the Kingston University Publishing MA.

As the agency assistant, John provides administrative and editorial support across all the agents’ lists, and he has begun to build his own small, cultivated list, shaped around his passion for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Alongside reading every book to contain a jaded space captain, an in-over-his-head supernatural detective, or a past-their-prime mercenary crew on one last mission and all possible adventures in between, John was lucky enough to start his own publishing adventure in the hallowed halls of Gollancz. Since then, he has been beta-reading for such celebrated authors as Bradley Beaulieu and Brian McClellan, along with continuing to read all of the above.

John is looking for anything under the broad church of adult SFF, from literary to pulpy, high fantasy to gritty urban, but he would especially love to hear from anyone under-represented in the genre, particularly neurodiverse writers. John is also open to horror submissions, but definitely in the vein of psychological terror more than straight gore-fest.