Elise DillsworthI became a literary agent in 2012. Previously I was a commissioning editor at Virago Press, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group.

I co-founded the Diversity in Publishing Network, which received the New Venture Award from Women in Publishing in 2005 and was also nominated for a President’s Award by Time Warner Inc.

I have been a judge for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Bocas Fiction Prize, SI Leeds Prize and the London Short Story Prize.