Literary Agency

Since February 2010, Writer’s Side has been representing a select list of highly talented authors from India and abroad. 

The representation does not carry any hidden costs, and we don’t charge a fee for reading but authors are free to avail our editing and critiquing service if their work is rejected. In such cases, we DO NOT represent them.

We sign a standard, uncomplicated agent-author agreement and our fee is a 20% commission on advances (if any) and sales. There are no other costs involved with agenting.

We decline more than 95% of submissions we receive and stress on strong prose and exceptional storytelling skills in fiction, and socially relevant or controversial themes in non-fiction. Unlike other agencies, we usually tell authors quickly whether we want to represent them or not.

The agency is run by Kanishka Gupta (non-fiction) and Achala Upendran (fiction and translations)