Shaw farewells AAPS to start own agency

Apr 7, 2020 | News & Articles

Alex and Martin 2019After five years working under the umbrella of Alex Adsett Publishing Services, Martin Shaw has today announced he is establishing his own literary agency, Shaw Literary, and will continue to build a stable of authors under his own banner.

Martin joined AAPS as a literary agent in 2015, after he left his position as chief book buyer at Readings to move to Germany with his family. Over the past five years, Martin has worked with authors such as Angela Meyer, Favel Parrett, Meg Mundell, Rodney Hall, Wayne Marshall and Patrick Allington, and more. He has become one of Australia’s most notable agents for high literary fiction, and we are proud to see him expand this success into his own agency.

Martin said today via twitter:

Announcement time! After several years now of having the privilege of making my own tiny contribution to the stable of @alexadsett – hands down Oz’s No. 1 literary agent! – I’m delighted to announce the launch of my own humble agenting venture:@ShawLiterary!

Shaw Literary will continue to have close ties with AAPS and we wish Martin the very best of luck. He can be reached at

For more information on submissions, please visit our Submissions page.  Notwithstanding the normal submission rules, Alex is looking for all genres, including literary or commercial fiction with a great narrative, narrative non-fiction, and genre fiction with a fresh perspective.

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