Nelle Andrew, an agent at Rachel Mills Literary Agency was nominated for Literary Agent of the Year at The British Book Awards 2018, and was a Bookseller Rising Star in 2016. Her career includes discovering and agenting Sunday Times, and New York Times bestsellers; award winning novelists as well as several Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Nelle has a particular affinity for debuts of any age as she is a published novelist in her own right and personally knows the struggle to get published. As such, she is keen to find those voices who she can champion into long and productive careers. She is on the board of both the Lucy Cavendish Prize for unpublished writers and the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer’s Award. Nelle judged Blue Pencil Agency’s First Novel Award 2019 and signed not only the winner, Kate McNair but also shortlisted author Neil Daws. She also judged Blue Pencil’s 2020 Pitch Prize competition which gave 10 writers the chance to pitch their novels to her and receive editorial and industry feedback in a one on one meeting.