UK Literary Agencies

The first UK literary agency opened in 1875. Since then they have all been discovering and nurturing writing talent, to bring that talent to an international readership. Despite living in a digital age, they are as important today as they have ever been. Literary agents are still the gatekeepers of publishing. Even those that initially self-publish, do so to catch the eye of a literary agent.

This comprehensive list of UK based literary agencies was compiled by visiting the websites of every single one of them.

Consequently, through this page, writers now have access to the very latest details about their submission policies. Some of these agencies do not take unsolicited manuscripts. This means they are never open to submissions, and only take on clients based on referrals. So please refrain from contacting them. Their details are only listed here as a reference guide.

A literary agency should never charge a reading fee. Those that do have been excluded from this list.

Surprisingly, many agencies do not list their Twitter accounts on their websites. So after a thorough search of Twitter, their accounts are now included in this database. Where they do not have a main agency account, the individual accounts of their literary agents are provided instead. All of these accounts are linked directly to their Twitter page, so you can follow them with a simple click. However, do not pitch submissions via Twitter. Always stick to the individual requirements of the agency.

Clicking on the name of the literary agency, will open their own website for further details, but the essentials are all listed here. The e-mail addresses all are linked too, so clicking on them will enable you to e-mail them instantly.

If you are unsure of any of the genre and sub-genre categories, a guide to the definitions can be found here.

This essential reference guide for writers will be frequently updated with the assistance of the agencies themselves. So do please bookmark the page to enable you to send the correct documents when you are ready to submit your work.

Unless otherwise indicated, the 109 literary agencies below are based in London.

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Sheila Ableman Literary Agency

Genres: History | Science | Biography | Autobiography | Ghost-Writing | TV Tie-ins

Postal submissions only: Sheila Ableman Literary Agency, 36 Duncan House, Fellows Road, London, NW3 3LZ

Query letter, synopsis, the first 2 chapters, a brief bio, and an SAE.

 

The Agency (London)

Genres: Children’s Books | Illustrators

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

The Agency Group

Genres:  Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Agency Group, 361-373 City Road, London, EC1V 1PQ

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Only one literary agent currently accepting:

Juliet Mushens: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | JulietMushens@theagencygroup.com

Query letter, synopsis and the first 3 chapters as a Word or PDF attachment. Do not paste chapters into the e-mail.

Twitter: @theagencygroup  Literary agents Juliet Mushens @mushenska  

 

Aitken Alexander Associates

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Illustrated Children’s Books.

E-mail submissions only: using online form

Use drop down to select a suitable agent.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 30 pages as a Word document. No PDF’s accepted.

Twitter: @AitkenAlexander

 

The Ampersand Agency Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Horror | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | History | Biography | Current Affairs

Does not accept: Poetry and Illustrated Children’s Books.

Postal submissions: The Ampersand Agency Ltd, Ryman’s Cottages, Little Tew, Oxfordshire, OX7 4JJ

E-mail submissions: amd@theampersandagency.co.uk

Peter Buckman: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Anne-Marie Doulton: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Peter Janson-Smith: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Jamie Cowen: High Concept Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Horror | Fantasy | Crossover | YA | jamie@theampersandagency.co.uk

Query letter, the first 2-3 chapters, brief outline, and a bio. All as Word documents.

The agency does not represent American based writers.

Twitter: Literary agents Peter Buckman @ampersandagent  Jamie Cowen @bigjcowen

 

Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Non-fiction | Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency, Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road, London SW6 1JB

E-mail submissions: Fiction | Genre specified in subject heading.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Crime/Thrillers: crimethrillersmysteries@darleyanderson.com

General Fiction: Send to Clare Wallace Clare@darleyanderson.com  or Camilla Wray Camilla@darleyanderson.com

Children’s Books: Send to Sophie Gordon Childrens@darleyanderson.com

Twitter: @Darley_Anderson

 

Diamond Kahn & Woods (DKW)

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

Ella Diamond Kahn: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Historical Fiction | Time-Travel | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Archaeology | submissions.ella@dkwlitagency.co.uk

Bryony Woods: Children’s Books | submissions.bryony@dkwlitagency.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters as a Word or PDF document.

The agency only launched on 12th November 2012 and are actively looking for clients.

Twitter: @DKWLitAgency

 

Diane Banks Associates Ltd

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Personality-Led Media | Current Affairs

E-mail submissions: submissions@dianebanks.co.uk

Query letter, bio, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All as Word documents.

 

The Bell Lomax Moreton Agency

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | Biography | Business | Sport

Postal submissions only: The Bell Lomax Moreton Agency, Ground Floor, Watergate House, 13-15 York Buildings, London, WC2N 6JU

Query letter, bio, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

 

Blake Friedmann Literary, TV & Film Agency Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Poetry, Science-Fiction Fantasy, or Picture Books.

Postal submissions: The Submissions Department, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, Second Floor, 122 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HP

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: Agent specified [agent's first name]@blakefriedmann.co.uk

Carole Blake: Fiction | (no fantasy, science-fiction, or juvenile material)

Juliet Pickering: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Mystery | Thrillers | Crime | Non-Fiction | Food | Narrative

Isobel Dixon: Literary Fiction | YA | Crime & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Popular Culture | Biography | History | Current Affairs

Tom Witcomb: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA

Put ‘SUBMISSION’ in the subject heading.

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), a synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Twitter: @BFLAgency

 

The Blair Partnership

Generes: Fiction | Children’s Books | Picture Books | Short Stories | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: The Blair Partnership, 8-14 Vine Hill, London EC1R 5DX

They will recycle after 1 month if no SAE is provided.

E-mail submissions preferred: submissions@theblairpartnership.com

Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 10 pages. Both as Word or PDF documents. If sending a picture book use JPEG or PDF.

One agent deals exclusively with all submissions:

Zoe King

The agency represents all aspects of the Harry Potter brand. including its author.

Twitter: Literary agents Neil Blair @NeilBlairTBP  Zoe King @Zoekingtbp  Liz Bonsor @LizBonsorTBP  Kate Cellan-Jones @KCellanJonesTBP  Lucy Hairsine @LucyHairsineTBP  Kate Maher @KatMaherTBP  Jessica Maslen @JessMaslenTBP  Rachel Pronger @RLProngerTBP

 

Luigi Bonomi Associates Ltd (LBA)

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Poetry

Postal submissions only: Submissions Department, LBA, 91 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3PS

Address letter to ‘Submissions Department’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

 

BookBlast Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Travel | Popular Culture | Multicultural Writing

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

The Bright Literary Agency

Genres: Children’s Books | YA | Picture Books | Illustrators

E-mail submissions only: literarysubmissions@brightgroupinternational.com 

Address to one agent:

Lauren Holowaty

Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Picture Books: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), 3 stories with a synopsis for each. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Illustrators: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), samples as JPEGs or PDFs.

Twitter: @BrightLiterary

 

Jenny Brown Associates

The agency is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Genres: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Nature Writing | Popular Culture | Sport

Does not represent: Poetry, Light Romance, Self-Help or Academic Work.

E-mail submissions preferred: Agent specified.

Jenny Brown: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Nature Writing | jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Mark Stanton: Fiction | Non-Fiction | stan@jennybrownassociates.com

Kevin Pocklington: Non-Fiction Popular Culture | Sport | kevin@jennybrownassociates.com

Non-Fiction: Proposal, sample chapter, and mention a comparable book.

Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 50 pages. Both as one document. Must be sent according to the following naming convention:

Date of submission as dd.mm.yy_surname_firstname_title of book.doc

For example:

02.04.09_MacKenzie_Jules_mynovel.doc

Twitter: @agentjenny

 

Felicity Bryan Associates

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Does not represent: Science-Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Light Romance, Self-Help, or Memoir.

Postal submissions only: Submissions, Felicity Bryan Associates, 2A North Parade Avenue, Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LX

Address letter to ‘Submissions’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3-4 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a 3-4 page outline, and an SAE.

Twitter: @FelicityBryan

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Capel & Land Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Capel & Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS

Address letter to ‘Submissions Department’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Twitter: @CapelLand

 

CardenWright Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not represent: Poetry, or Children’s Books.

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified

Genevieve Carden: Fiction | Non-Fiction | gen@cardenwright.com

Philippe Carden: Fiction | Non-Fiction | philippe@cardenwright.com

Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, the first 50 pages, and a bio.

Non-Fiction: Book blurb, target readership, comparable book, synopsis, chapter outlines, sample chapter, and detailed CV. All of these in one single Word document.

 

Celia Catchpole

Genres: Children’s books | Illustrators

E-mail submissions only: catchpolesubmissions@googlemail.com

Address to one agent:

Celia Catchpole: Children’s Books | Picture Books

James Catchpole: Picture Books | Illustrators

Query letter, synopsis, sample chapters, and a bio. All within an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

 

Laura Cecil

Genres: Children’s Books | Illustrators

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

Mic Cheetham Associates Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Crime-Fiction | Thrillers | Historical Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy

Postal submissions only: Mic Cheetham Associates Ltd, 50 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BD

Address letter to ‘Submissions Department.’

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, a bio, and an SAE.

 

Anne Clark Literary Agency

The agency is based in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Genres: Children’s Books | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: submissions@anneclarkliteraryagency.co.uk

Put ‘Book Title’ in the subject heading.

Address to sole agent:

Anne Clark

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 20 pages. Both as one Word document.

Twitter: @AnneClarkLit

 

Jonathan Clowes Ltd

Genres: Fiction

Does not represent: Science-Fiction, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: Agent specific.

Olivia Guest: Fiction | olivia@jonathanclowes.co.uk

Nemonie Craven Roderick: Fiction | nemonie@jonathanclowes.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and a bio.

 

Jonathan Conway Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: jonathan@jonathan-conway.com

Address to sole agent:

Jonathan Conway: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Query letter only (within the body of an e-mail)

The agency only launched in Oct 2013.

Twitter: Literary Agents Jonathan Conway @JonathanConway7 

 

Conville & Walsh Ltd

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Poetry.

Postal submissions: Submissions, Conville & Walsh Ltd, 2 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QL

Address letter to ‘Submissions’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Alternatively an agent can be addressed:

Susan Armstrong: Literary Fiction | Book Club Fiction | Psychological Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | sue@convilleandwalsh.com

Sophie Lambert: Literary Fiction | Commercial | Non-Fiction | info@convilleandwalsh.com

Carrie Kania: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Lifestyle | Music | Celebrity Memoir |  info@convilleandwalsh.com

Alex Christofi: Literary Fiction | Commercial | Historical | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | Current Affairs | Journalism | Technology | History | alex@convilleandwalsh.com

Carrie Plitt: Literary Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Music | Nature | Feminism | Sports | Narrative | carriep@convilleandwalsh.com

Agency reader and talent scout:

David Llewelyn: info@convilleandwalsh.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, first 3 chapters, a bio, and an SAE. If sending electronically only send a Query letter.

Non-Fiction: 20 page proposal, CV (written in the 3rd person), competing books, an outline of chapters, a sample chapter, and an SAE. If sending electronically only send a Query letter.

Twitter: @conville_walsh  Literary agents Clare Conville @C_Conville  Sue Armstrong @susanW1F  Sophie Lambert @AgentSophieL  Carrie Kania @MissCarrieK  Alex Christofi @alex_christofi  Carrie Plitt @PlittyC   

 

Coombs Moylett Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Crime & Thrillers | Commercial Women’s Fiction | Historical Fiction

Postal submissions only: Coombs Moylett Literary Agency, 120 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4LZ

Address letter to ‘Submissions Department’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Twitter: @coombsmoylett

 

Creative Authors Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | General Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | Arts and Crafts | Biography | Autobiography | Health | Business | Cookery | Children’s Books | History | Natural History | Humour | Popular Culture

E-mail submissions only: Non-Fiction | write@creativeauthors.co.uk

Query letter, sample chapter, outline for remaining chapters, synopsis, and a CV.

Address letter to sole literary agent:

Isabel Atherton

Fiction submissions: Closed

Twitter: @creativeauthors

 

Rupert Crew Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Women’s Fiction | Crime & Thrillers | YA | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | Craft | Cookery | Biography | Memoir | Health | MBS | Travel | History | Natural History | True Crime | Pop Culture

Does not represent: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, or Poetry

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @rupertcrew

 

Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using online portal.

Use the portal drop-downs to select one of the agents currently accepting:

Felicity Blunt: Crime Fiction | Historical Fiction | Commercial Women’s Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Cookery

Sheila Crowley: Women’s Fiction | Crime & Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Memoir | Business | Sport | Mind, Body and Spirit

Gordon Wise: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Personality-Led | History

Karolina Sutton: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction

Jonny Geller: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers | Women’s Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Journalism | Business

Jonathan Lloyd: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Stephanie Thwaites: Children’s Books | YA

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All uploaded via their portal.

Non-Fiction: Proposal, an outline of chapters, comparable books, sample chapter, and a bio relevant to book. All uploaded via their portal.

The agency also runs a writing school in a variety of genres.

Twitter: @CBGBooks

 

Caroline Davidson Literary Agency (CDLA)

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Chick Lit, Romance, Erotica, Crime, Thrillers, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Poetry, Children’s Books, YA, Or Non-Fiction in these areas: Autobiographies, Memoirs, Conspiracy Theories, Educational Textbooks, Local History, Occult, PhD Theses, Self-Help, Unfortunate Personal Experiences, True Crime, or War Stories.

Address letter to sole agent:

Caroline Davidson

Fiction: Query letter (including reactions from those who have read it and why you chose to write it), synopsis, the first 50 pages and the last 10, CV, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Proposal, the first 2 chapters, and a full CV.

 

DGA Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Reference, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Self-Help, Picture Books, or Poetry.

Postal Submissions: Fiction | Non-Fiction | DGA, 55 Monmouth St, London, WC2H 9DG

Address letter to ‘Submissions’ and the manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters (or first 50 pages) and an SAE.

Children’s Books | YA: The first 20 pages, and synopsis. Send to Kirsty MclAchlan kirsty@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk

They recommend you buy their guide to publishing.

Twitter: @DGALitAgents

 

DHH Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

David Headley: Fiction | david.headley@dhhliteraryagency.com

Jennifer Muller: Literary Fiction | Ancient World Fiction | YA | Jennifer.Muller@dhhliteraryagency.com

Natalie Galustian: Literary Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | Biography | Food & Drink | Autobiography | Natalie.Galustian@dhhliteraryagency.com

Hannah Shepphard: Women’s | Crime-Fiction | Thrillers | Children’s Books | New Adult | YA | HS.Submission@dhhliteraryagency.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters (or first 10,000 words).

David is the MD of  Goldsboro Books and Natalie is the MD of Natalie Galustian Rare Books

Twitter: Literary agents David Headley @DavidHHeadley  Jennifer Muller @jen_muller  Natalie Galustian @natgalustian  Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books

 

Elise Dillsworth Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | African and Caribbean

Does not represent: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Children’s Books.

Postal submissions: Submissions, Elise Dillsworth Agency, 9 Grosvenor Road, London, N10 2DR

Address to sole agent:

Elise Dillsworth

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: submissions@elisedillsworthagency.com

Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Twitter: @EliseDillsworth

 

Dinsdale Imber 

Genres: Historical Fiction | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Horror | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @DinsdaleImber

 

Robert Dudley Agency

Genres: Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Robert Dudley, Robert Dudley Agency, 50 Rannoch Road, London, W6 9SR

Query letter, a proposal, detailed CV, and an SAE.

Twitter: @RHDud

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Toby Eady Associates Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Chinese, Middle Eastern and African Literature | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Submissions, Toby Eady Associates, Third Floor, 9 Orme Court, London, W2 4RL

E-mail submissions: submissions@tobyeadyassociates.co.uk

Address letter to ‘Submissions’ and manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter, the first 50 pages, a brief bio, and an SAE.

Twitter: @Jimmy329

 

Eddison Pearson Ltd

Genres: Children’s Books | YA

E-mail submissions only: Send a blank e-mail to enquiries@eddisonpearson.com and an auto-responder will e-mail back with the latest submission guidelines.

Twitter: @ClarePearson_EP

 

Fox Mason

Genres: Fiction | Crime Fiction | International Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Send to Ben Mason representme@foxmason.com

Fiction: Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 50 pages.

Non-Fiction: Will accept paragraph introduction as a sample, but prefer a brief proposal.

Actively looking to represent more US and International authors.

Twitter: @BenFoxMason

 

Fraser Ross Associates

Genres: Children’s Books | Illustrators

Postal submissions only: Fraser Ross Associates, 6 Wellington Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EQ

Address to one agent only:

Lindsey Fraser: Children’s Books | Illustrators

Kathryn Ross: Children’s Books | Illustrators

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, CV, and an SAE.

Picture Books: Query letter, and the complete manuscript.

Illustrators: 2 or 3 sample copies of artwork as JPEGs or PDFs

Twitter: @LindseyFraser

 

Futerman, Rose & Associates

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Biography | Autobiography | Politics | Entertainment

Postal submissions: Futerman Rose Associates, 91 St Leonards Road, London, SW14 7BL

E-mail submissions: Send to Guy Rose: enquiries@futermanrose.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 2 chapters.

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Graham Maw Christie

Genres: Non-Fiction | Memoir | Business | Health/Parenting | Humour & Quirky | Gift, Craft and Creativity | Popular Science/History | Popular Culture/Reference | TV Tie-ins | Web-to-Book Projects | Food and Drink

Does not accept: Fiction, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: enquiries@grahammawchristie.com

Query letter (in body of an e-mail), detailed proposal, outline of each chapter, sample chapter, comparable books, and a CV.

Twitter: @LitAgencyGMC

 

Annette Green Authors’ Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Current Affairs | History | Science | Politics | Popular Culture | Memoir | Biography | Children’s Books | YA

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: Annette Green Authors’ Agency, 1 East Cliff Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9AD

E-mail submissions: Only via Book Submit Website

Query letter, synopsis, opening chapters, CV, and an SAE.

Twitter: @akgreen

 

Christine Green Authors’ Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Children’s Books, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Poetry.

Postal submissions only: Christine Green Authors’ Agent, 6 Whitehorse Mews, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7QD

Query letter, the first 3 chapters, a synopsis of the remainder, and an SAE.

 

Greene & Heaton Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Travel | Science | Biography | History | Ghost Writing | Children’s Books | Illustrators

Postal submissions: Greene & Heaton Ltd, 37 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QQ

E-mail submissions: submissions@greeneheaton.co.uk

Address to one agent only:

Carol Heaton: Fiction | Biography | History | Current Affairs | Travel | Gardening | Health

Judith Murray: Literary Fiction | Crime & Thrillers | Historical Novels | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Memoirs | Cookery | Travel Writing

Antony Topping: Historical Thrillers | Contemporary and Historical Literary Fiction | Science | Food | Humour

Nicola Barr: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | Popular Culture | Sport | Humour | Popular Science

Chris Wellbelove: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction | Popular Science | Sport | History | Politics

Claudia Young: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Historical Novels | Cooking | Food Journalism | Comedy | Travel Writing

Fiction:Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters as a Word document if sending electronically, or with an SAE if mailing.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, a full book proposal as a Word document if sending electronically, or with an SAE if mailing.

Twitter: @GreeneandHeaton

 

The Greenhouse Literary Agency

Genres: Children’s Books | Middle Grade | YA

E-mail submissions only: submissions@greenhouseliterary.com

Address to one agent only:

Sarah Davies: Middle Grade | YA

John Cusick: Middle Grade | YA

Polly Nolan: Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA

Query letter (synopsis included), and the first chapter (or first 5 pages). All within the body of an e-mail. Any e-mails with attachments will be deleted.

The agency has offices in the UK and US.

Twitter: Literary agents Sarah Davies @SarahGreenhouse John Cusick @johnmcusick  Polly Nolan @NolanPolly

 

Gregory & Company Authors’ Agents

Genres: Crime Fiction | Epic Family Sagas | Historical Novels | Commercial Fiction

Does not accept: Children’s Books, YA, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Business, Self-Help, Spiritual, or Poetry.

Postal submissions: Mary Jones, Submissions Editor, Gregory & Company Authors’ Agents, 3 Barb Mews, London, W6 7PA

Query letter, synopsis, the first 10 pages, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: maryjones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk

Put ‘SUBMISSION’ and ‘Book Title’ in the subject heading.

Twitter: @GregoryCoAgents

 

The Hanbury Agency Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Popular Culture | Current Affairs | Celebrity Memoirs | Ghost Writing

Does not accept: Children’s Books, Self-Help, or Poetry

Postal submissions only: Submissions, The Hanbury Agency Ltd, 28 Moreton Street, London, SW1V 2PE

Address letter to ‘Submissions’ and manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Query letter, synopsis, the first chapter (or opening 25 pages), CV, and an SAE.

Twitter: @HanburyAgency

 

Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Historical Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | YA | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | Science | History | Memoir

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: submissions@hardmanswainson.com

Put ‘Query’ and ‘Name of Preferred Agent’ in the subject heading.

Caroline Hardman: Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Science | Philosophy | Psychology | Health & Yoga | Food | Mind, Body and Spirit

*Caroline is currently closed to submissions*

Joanna Swainson: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Historical Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Nature | Popular History | Science

Fiction: Query letter (in body of e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Non-Fiction: Query letter (in body of e-mail), and a sample chapter.

Twitter: Literary agents Caroline Hardman @LittleHardman  Joanna Swainson @JoannaSwainson

 

Antony Harwood Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Antony Harwood Limited, 103 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6EB

E-mail submissions: mail@antonyharwood.com

Query letter as a pitch. Do not send any other material unless asked to later.

Twitter: @ant_harwood

 

AM. Heath & Co. Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction | History | Biography

E-mail submissions only: using online form

Use drop down to address query to only one agent:

Charlie Brotherstone: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Bill Hamilton: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Euan Thorneycroft: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction

Oli Munson: Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Non-Fiction

Sarah Molloy: Children’s Books

Julia Churchill: Children’s Books | YA

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Only Word document uploads accepted. No PDF’s

Twitter: @AMHeathLtd

 

Rupert Heath Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: emailagency@rupertheath.com

Put ‘Query’ and ‘Name of Preferred Agent’ in the subject heading.

Rupert Heath: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Autobiography | Popular Science | Nature | Poltics | Arts | Humour | Current Affairs | Popular Culture

Diana Beaumont: Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Historical Fiction | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Cookery | Memoirs

Query letter only (in body of e-mail). Do not send any sample chapters until asked to.

Twitter: @RupertHeathLit

 

hhb agency ltd

Genres: Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | Journalism | History | Politics | Travel and Adventure | Contemporary Autobiography and Biography | Words and Numbers | Popular Culture | Quirky Humour | Entertainment and Television | Business | Family Memoir | Food and Cookery

E-mail submissions only: Send to Claire Houghton-Price claire@hhbagency.com

Query letter as a pitch e-mail. No sample chapters unless asked to later.

Twitter: @hhbagencyltd

 

David Higham Associates Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Children’s Books | Illustrators

Postal submissions: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Adult Submissions Department, David Higham Associates, 5–8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London, W1F 9HA

Address letter to ‘Adult Submissions Department’ and manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 2-3 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, the first 2-3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: Children’s Books | childrenssubmissions@davidhigham.co.uk

Query letter (in body of e-mail), synopsis, and the first 2-3 chapters. Both as Word documents.

Twitter: Literary agents Caroline Walsh @castiewalsh  Lizzy Kremer @lizzykremer  Laura West @LozWesty

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Janklow & Nesbit (UK) Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | YA | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@janklow.co.uk

Address to one agent only:

Will Francis: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction | History | Popular Science | Journalism | Biography

Rebecca Carter: Literary Fiction | Genre Fiction | Non-Fiction | Travel | History | Food | Nature | Politics

Hellie Ogden: Women’s Fiction | Crime Fiction | Psychological Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters (or the first 50 pages), and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, a full book proposal, and an SAE.

The agency has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Twitter: Literary agents Will Francis @zcosini  Rebecca Carter @RebeccasBooks  Hellie Ogden @HellieOgden

 

John Jarrold

Genres: Science-Fiction | Horror | Fantasy

Does not accept: General Fiction, Children’s Books, YA, or Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: j.jarrold@btinternet.com

Query letter (in body of an e-mail), comparable books, and the first 6 chapters as a Word document.

Also offers an editing service for a fee. Send an e-mail for a quote.

Twitter: @johnjarrold

 

Johnson & Alcock Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Johnson & Alcock Ltd, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0HT

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Proposal, and at least 30 pages of the book.

E-mail submissions: submissions@johnsonandalcock.co.uk

Include name of preferred literary agent in the subject heading:

Michael Alcock: General Fiction | Non-Fiction | History |  Biography | Current Affairs | Memoir | Food | Lifestyle and Culture

Andrew Hewson: Fiction | History |  Biography | Poetry

Anna Power: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Popular Culture | Children’s Books

Ed Wilson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction | Sport | Science-Fiction | Graphic Novels

Twitter: Literary agents Ed Wilson @literarywhore  Anna Power @APowerAgent

 

Tibnor Jones & Associates

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: enquiries@tiborjones.com

Query letter, synopsis, first 5 pages (Fiction), or a proposal (Non-Fiction)

Twitter: @TibnorJones

 

Jane Judd Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Jane Judd Literary Agency, 18 Belitha Villas, London, N1 1PD

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: Only open to international writers. Use upload form on website.

Twitter: @Janelitagent

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Ki Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Address to sole agent:

Meg Davis: Fiction | Non-Fiction | meg@ki-agency.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis and the first 3 chapters. Word and PDF attachments accepted.

Twitter: Literary agent Meg Davis @AgentMegDavis

 

LAW (Lucas Alexander Whitley)

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Science-Fiction | Fantasy | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Politics | Popular Culture | Cookery | Memoir | History | High Fashion

Postal submissions: Submissions, LAW, 14 Vernon Street, London, W14 ORJ

E-mail submissions: Genre specific (see below)

Adult Fiction or Non-Fiction: lawagencysubmissions@gmail.com

Children’s Books or YA: lawchildrenssubmissions@gmail.com

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE. If submitting a children’s picture book send the whole manuscript. The agency will pass the submission to the relevant agent.

Twitter: @LAWsomeTweets

 

Susanna Lea Associates Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Educational Text Books, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: uk-submission@susannalea.com

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Non-Fiction: Proposal and a sample chapter.

Twitter: @SLALondon

 

Limelight Celebrity Management Ltd

Genres: Non-Fiction | Cookery | Gardening | Health & Beauty | Nutrition |Relationships | Business Motivation | Interior Design

Email submissions only: mail@limelightmanagement.com

Query letter (in body of e-mail), and a proposal for the book.

 

Lindsay Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Lindsay Literary Agency, East Worldham House, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3AT

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: info@lindsayliteraryagency.co.uk

Query letter (in body of e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters as two separate Word documents.

Twitter: @lindsaylit

 

Christopher Little Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Now works in association with Curtis Brown

*No unsolicited material*

 

Andrew Lownie Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Biography

Postal submissions: The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, 36 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU

E-mail submissions: Agent specified

Andrew Lownie: Non-Fiction | mail@andrewlownie.co.uk

Query letter, 1 page synopsis for each chapter, 1 page of comparable books, synopsis, sample chapter, 1 page CV, and 1 page on sources used.

David Haviland: Crime Fiction | Thrillers | Adventure | david.haviland@andrewlownie.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis, CV, half a page synopsis of each chapter, 1 page of comparable books, and the first 3 chapters.

Twitter: Literary agents Andrew Lownie @andrewlownie  David Haviland @davidhaviland

 

Lucy Luck Associates

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Lucy Luck, Lucy Luck Associates, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT

E-mail submissions: lucy@lucyluck.com or use submission form on website.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Twitter: @agent_luck

 

Jennifer Luithlen Agency

Genres: Children’s Books

Prefers phone call prior to receiving work: 9-10am or 3-5pm on 0116 273 5697

Postal submissions only: Jennifer Luithlen Agency, 88 Holmfield Road, Leicester, LE2 1SB

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

 

The Lutyens & Rubinstein Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: submissions@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk

Addressed to one agent only:

Sarah Luytens: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Felicity Rubinstein: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Jane Finigan: Debut Authors

Query letter (with the body of an e-mail), and the first 3 chapters.

Twitter: @LandRBookshop (bookstore they run)

 

Luxton Harris Ltd (L H L)

Genres: Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: The Submissions Editor, Luxton Harris Ltd, 1-6 Clay Street, London W1U 6DA

Query letter, synopsis, a proposal, and an SAE.

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Andrew Mann Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Andrew Mann Ltd, 39 – 41 North Road, London, N7 9DP

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: info@andrewmann.co.uk with ‘TITLE OF WORK’ and ‘AUTHOR’ in the subject heading.

Query letter and synopsis in the body of the e-mail. Attach first 3 chapters as a Word or PDF document.

 

Sarah Manson Literary Agent

Genres: Children’s Books | YA

*No unsolicited material*

 

Marjacq Scripts

Genres: Fiction | Graphic Novels | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Marjacq Scripts Ltd, Box 412, 19/21 Crawford St, London, W1H 1PJ

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: subs@marjacq.com

Address to only agent currently accepting:

Philip Patterson: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Female Crime Novels | Thrillers | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Memoirs | History | Politics | Humour | Military | Mind, Body and Spirit

Isabella Floris: closed to unsolicited queries

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All as one single attachment. Either a Word or PDF document. Any text pasted into the e-mail will be automatically rejected.

The agency offers a full service in-house, covering Foreign Rights, Contracts/Strategy, and Film & TV representation and rights.

Twitter: @MarjacqScripts

 

The Marsh Agency Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Children’s Picture Books, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: Using online form on website.

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters as a Word or PDF document.

Non-Fiction: Proposal, chapter outlines, and a sample chapter.

Twitter: @TheMarshAgency

 

MBA Literary Agents Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: MBA Literary Agents Ltd, 62 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DW

E-mail submissions: submissions@mbalit.co.uk

Put ‘Query’ and the ‘Name of the Preferred Agent’ in the subject heading.

Diana Tyler: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Laura Longrigg: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | History | Biography | Travel | Self-Help | Health | Parenting

David Riding: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Politics | Health & Lifestyle | Business | Memoir | True Crime | Popular Culture

Susan Smith: Non-Fiction

Sophie Gorrell Barnes: Children’s books | Picture Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Lifestyle | Cookery | Design & Craft

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Send an SAE if mailing.

Twitter: @MBAAgents

 

McKernan Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

The agency is based in Edinburgh.

E-mail submissions only: Using online form

Query letter with one paragraph synopsis, and the first page of book: all in the body of the e-mail.

This contract agreement must be signed before being taken on by the agency.

Twitter: @TheWritingRoom

 

Eunice McMullen Ltd

Genres: Children’s Books | Illustrators

The agency is based in Windermere, Cumbria.

E-mail submissions only: eunicemcmullen@totalise.co.uk

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 2 chapters: all in the body of the e-mail.

 

The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Psychological Suspense | Crime and Thrillers | Comedy | Children’s Books | YA | Narrative Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency, 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: submissions@madeleinemilburn.com

Put ‘Title of Book’ in the subject heading.

Query letter (in the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as Word or PDF documents.

Twitter: @agentmilburn

 

Mulcahy Conway Associates

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction |  Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: The Submissions Department, Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd, First Floor, 7 Meard Street, London W1F 0EW

Address letter to ‘The Submissions Department’ and manuscript will be passed to a suitable agent.

Fiction: Query letter, synopis, the first 50 pages, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, a proposal, comparable books, sample chapters, and an SAE.

Twitter: @MulcahyLitAgent

 

The No. 1 Manchester Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction

Postal submissions only: The No.1 Manchester Literary Agency, GRG House, Cobden Street, Manchester, M6 6NA

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

 

Maggie Noach Literary Agency  (mnla)

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited material*

 

Andrew Nurnberg Associates Ltd

Generes: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Andrew Nurnberg Associates International, 20-23 Greville Street, London, EC1N 8SS

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: submissions@nurnberg.co.uk

Query letter and synopsis in the body of an e-mail. First 3 chapters as a Word of PDF document.

Twitter: Literary agent Jenny Savill @JennySavill1

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Peake Associates Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

 

PFD (The Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group Ltd)

Genres: Fiction | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, or Fantasy.

Postal submissions only: The Books Division, Peters Fraser and Dunlop, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA

Either address letter to ‘The Books Division’ or to one specific agent:

Robert Caskie: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Nelle Andrew: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | YA | Narrative Non-Fiction

Annabel Merullo: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Narrative Non-Fiction

Caroline Michel: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Michael Sissons: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Twitter: @PFDAgents

 

Phoenix Literary Agency

Genres: Crime Fiction | Thrillers

E-mail submissions only: submissions.phoenixlituk@gmail.com

Put ‘Stage 1 Submission’ in the subject heading.

Query letter (in body of an e-mail). No sample chapters. Only send if requested.

Twitter: @phoenixlituk

 

Pollinger Limited

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Submissions, Pollinger Limited, 9 Staple Inn, London, WC1V 7QH

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, 1000 word summary of book, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

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Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Fiction | Non-Fiction | Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: Children’s Books | YA | Send to Claire Wilson clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com

Twitter: @RCWLitAgency

 

Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency

Genres: Children’s Book Illustrators

Postal submissions only: Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency, White Cottage, Greatford, Stamford, Linconshire, PE9 4PR

Query letter, sample artwork, and an SAE.

 

The Sayle Literary Agency

Genres: Literary Fiction | Crime Fiction | Biography | History | Current Affairs | Popular Science | Travel | Music | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: The Sayle Literary Agency, 1 Petersfield, Cambridge, CB1 1BB

Query letter, and sample chapters. Do not send an SAE as all materials will be recycled, not returned.

Founded in 1896, and has an office in London for film and television writers only.

Twitter: @SayleScreen (Film and TV)

 

Sheil Land Associates Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Sheil Land Associates Ltd, 52 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Do not send an SAE as all materials will be recycled, not returned.

Twitter: @sheilland

 

Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Agent specified.

In subject heading state ‘SUBMISSION’ ‘BOOK TITLE’ and ‘NAME OF AUTHOR’

Caroline Sheldon: Women’s Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | carolinesheldon@carolinesheldon.co.uk

Penny Holroyde: Children’s Books | Illustrators | Memoirs | pennyholroyde@carolinesheldon.co.uk

Query letter and synopsis in body of an e-mail. First 3 chapters as a Word or PDF document. If book is shorter than 10,000 words send the full manuscript.

 

The Standen Literary Agency

Genres: Contemporary Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using submission form on website.

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All as Word or PDF documents.

Twitter: @YasminStanden

 

Rochelle Stevens & Co 

Genres: Fiction | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Rochelle Stevens & Co., 2 Terretts Place, Upper Street, London N1 1QZ

E-mail submissions: books@rochellestevens.com

Address to sole book agent:

Elinor Cooper: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Picture Books | Middle Grade | YA | Non-Fiction

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, bio, a book proposal, and 1-2 sample chapters.

If sending electronically, all attachments must be a Word document (.doc or .docx).

If mailing include an SAE.

Twitter: Literary agent Elinor Cooper @ElinorCo

 

The Miles Stott Children’s Literary Agency

The agency is based in Wales.

Genres: Children’s Books | Picture Books | Illustrators

Postal submissions only: Nancy Miles, Miles Stott Children’s Literary Agency, East Hook Farm, Lower Quay Road, Hook, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4LR

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, or the complete text for Picture Books, and an SAE.

Twitter: @MilesStott

 

The Susijn Agency Ltd

Genres: International Fiction

Does not accept: Self-Help, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Sagas, Computer, or Illustrated Books.

Postal submissions: The Susijn Agency Ltd, 3rd Fl., 64 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QH

E-mail submissions: info@thesusijnagency.com

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

 

Jane Turnbull

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Poetry.

Postal submissions only: Jane Turnbull, Barn Cottage, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5QA

Query letter only. If they are interested they will ask for sample chapters later.

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United Agents

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | llustrators | Biography | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street,,London, W1F 0LE

Query letter, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters, or an outline for Non-Fiction. Do not send an SAE as all materials are recycled not returned.

Agent Specific: Address to one literary agent only.

E-mail submissions: Children’s Books | Send to Jodie Marsh jmarsh@unitedagents.co.uk

Picture Books: 3 stories (not in a series) as Word documents.

Illustrators: JPEG samples.

Children’s Fiction: Query letter (in body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters as 2 Word documents.

Twitter: @unitedagents

 

The Jo Unwin Literary Agency 

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions: Jo Unwin, c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd, 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN

E-mail submissions: Agent specified.

Address to sole agent:

Jo Unwin: Literary Fiction | Book Club Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction | Narrative | Comedy | Memoir | use online form

Query letter, synopsis and the first 3 chapters.

Put ‘Name’ ‘Title of Book’ followed by ‘Genre’ in brackets within the subject heading of e-mail, or at the top of your letter if mailing.

Attachments must be labelled correctly:

Synopsis: ‘Name’ ‘Title of Book’ followed by ‘Synopsis’ in brackets.

Chapters: ‘Name’ ‘Title of Book’ followed by ‘Chapters’ in brackets.

If sending electronically, upload the synopsis and 3 chapters as Word or PDF documents.

If mailing, include an SAE for the return of your materials.

All submissions received in the correct way will be acknowledged within a week. Final response in 6-8 weeks.

The agency only launched in Oct 2013 in association with Rogers, Coleridge and White.

Twitter: Literary agent Jo Unwin @jounwin

 

Ed Victor Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction | Biography | Memoirs | Politics | Travel | Food | History

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @EdVictorLtd

 

Wade and Doherty Literary Agency Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Children’s Books, or Poetry

Postal submissions: Wade & Doherty Literary Agency, 33 Cormorant Lodge, Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1AU

Query letter, 1-6 page synopsis, the first 10,000 words, and an SAE.

E-mail submissions: Agent specified

Robin Wade: Fiction | YA | rw@rwla.com

Broo Dogherty: Commercial Women’s Fiction | Crime | Cookey | bd@rwla.com

Twitter: Literary agent Broo Doherty @BrooDoherty

 

Watson, Little Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Postal submissions only: Watson, Little Ltd, 48-56 Bayham Place, London, NW1 0EU

Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Address to one agent only:

Mandy Little: Fiction | Non-Fiction

Donald Winchester: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Popular Science | Music | Sport | Film | Technology

James Wills: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Non-Fiction | History | Sport | Science | Popular Music | Website or Blog Based Material | Comedy

Laetitia Rutherford: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical | Urban | Women’s | Non-Fiction | Humour

Laetitia has recently switched to the agency and also runs the Nibfest Book Festival in London.

Twitter: @watsonlittle  Literary agents Donald Winchester @DonaldWin_ James Wills @agentandagent  Laetitia Rutherford @LaetitiaLit

 

AP Watt Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Children’s Books | Illustrators | Non-Fiction | Biography | History

Postal submissions: AP Watt Ltd, 20 John Street, London, WC1N 2DR

Query letter, and synopsis. Do not send sample chapters unless asked.

E-mail submissions: apw@apwatt.co.uk 

Address to one literary agent in the subject heading:

Louise Lamont: Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction | Children’s Books | YA

Jon Elek: Commercial Fiction | Crime Fiction | Non-Fiction

Founded in 1875, they are the longest-established literary agency in the world.

Twitter: Literary agents Natasha Fairweather @NatFairweather  Louise Lamont @LLMonts

 

Whispering Buffalo Literary Agency Ltd

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commerical Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Academic Textbooks, or Poetry.

Postal submissions only: Whispering Buffalo Literary Agency Ltd
, 97 Chesson Road, 
London
, W14 9QS

Fiction: Query letter, synopsis, the first 3 chapters, and an SAE.

Non-Fiction: Query letter, proposal, a sample chapter, and an SAE.

 

Eve White

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children’s Books | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, or Poetry.

E-mail submissions only: fiction@evewhite.co.uk or nonfiction@evewhite.co.uk or childrens@evewhite.co.uk

Fiction: Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as one Word or PDF document.

Non-Fiction: Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), a proposal, synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. All three as one Word or PDF document.

Children’s Books: Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters. Both as one Word or PDF document.

Twitter: @EveWhiteStaff

 

Isabel White Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: query.isabelwhite@googlemail.com

Query letter, synopsis, and the first chapter (or first 10 pages). All within the body of an e-mail. No attachments will be opened.

 

Williams Literary Agency

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: Using online form.

Fiction: Query letter (within the body of form), and the first 3 chapters. Word or PDF document for upload.

Non-Fiction: Query letter (within the body of form), and a full proposal. Word or PDF document for upload.

Twitter: Literary agent Tom Williams @twilliams81

 

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

E-mail submissions only: ldnsubmissions@wmeentertainment.com

Fiction: Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 3 chapters (or first 50 pages).

Non-Fiction: Query letter, and a proposal. Both in the body of an e-mail.

Has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and Miami.

Twitter: Literary agents Simon Trewin @simontrewin  Cathryn Summerhayes @Taffyagent  Claudia Webb @ClaudiaWebb1

 

The Wylie Agency Ltd

Genres: Fiction | Non-Fiction

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

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Susan Yearwood Literary Agency (SYLA)

Genres: Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Children’s Books | YA | Non-Fiction

Does not accept: Picture Books.

E-mail submissions only: submissions@susanyearwood.com

Query letter (within the body of an e-mail), synopsis, and the first 30 pages. Both as one Word or PDF document.

Twitter: @Susanyn

 

Zeno Agency

Genres: Science-Fiction | Fantasy

*No unsolicited manuscripts*

Twitter: @zenoagency

 

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