The new year has started very well for Bethan James, who was shortlisted for last year’s Bristol Short Story Prize with her brilliant story, Waste. She has been signed by literary agent, Harry Illingworth of the DHH Literary Agency.
Bethan says: “I’m utterly delighted to be signed Harry Illingworth at DHH – it’s home to so many talented writers, and Harry’s a champion of speculative fiction. I’m also grateful to the Bristol Short Story Prize for the confidence boost and profile their 2018 shortlisting gave me.”
Harry has signed Bethan for her novel, The Last Magician. He tweeted: “Thrilled to have signed up @thebethanjames for her magical historical/fantasy crossover, The Last Magician. Set amidst the Opium War, it’s a glorious mix of Jonathan Strange and The Watchmaker of Filigree Street with an all-star cast of brilliant women.”
Many congratulations to Bethan. It’s great that her work is on its way to finding many more readers.
Bethan’s 2018 BSSP shortlisted story, Waste, is available in our latest anthology.