Fiona lives in far north NSW with her two teenagers, two dogs (editing assistants) and two horses.
On top of running Beyond Words Literary Agency and representing a string of successful authors, Fiona is also a writing coach, editor, keynote speaker and published author. Her autobiography, My Wild Ride, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2013.
Prior to creating BWLA, Fiona had a successful career in Sales and Marketing at a national level. This experience, coupled with her love for and knowledge of the publishing journey, enables her to place your novel with the right publisher.
She has a Ba Arts/ Ba Education with an English Literature major.
Fiona is looking for interesting stories in all categories (except horror) that captivate the reader!
Fiona is looking for strong commercial fiction, literary fiction, YA and Middle Grade novels. She loves stories with an Australian feel but is also interested in those that would appeal to an international market, and particularly novels that have the potential to be made into films.
Fiona will not be looking at Horror and wellbeing.
Fiona Smith - Agent Assessments
Last day to book
25 May 2024
Fiona will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments.
- Adult literary fiction
- Junior fiction
- Literary fiction
- Middle grade
- Speculative fiction
- Women's fiction
- are only available to conference and bootcamp attendees.
- may be booked before booking for the conference, but you must book for conference by 15 May, or your session will be cancelled and not refunded.
- have a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel before 15 May.
- are non-refundable if cancelled after 15 May, unless we are able to resell the session.