LITERARY AGENCY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 
  • As the agency side of our business, this is a commission only service, meaning that there are no upfront charges and payment takes place as part of your publishing deal.

  • We read every submission and respond to everyone with constructive feedback within 12 weeks. This might be slighter longer in 2021 due to the volume of submissions and lockdown. 

  • What we currently don't accept: children's picture books, scripts, non-fiction, poetry, short stories or YA.

  • From April 2021, we are open for submissions from children’s authors, specifically: High concept chapter books with a strong hook (5-7 & 7-9 chapter books)Middle-grade fiction full of heart and/or adventure (8-12 years)We are NOT currently accepting picture books or non-fiction. Please submit as per the guidelines for adult fiction.

  • Please do not just submit to us for feedback on ideas or an early draft. You should have a full manuscript ready if we request this  and we do offer a mentoring service if you need help working on your book. 

  • You are welcome to submit to other agents simultaneously, but let us know if you are signed up by someone else during the submission process. 

  • What to send us:

  • Please send us a cover email including: about you, the book genre, blurb, inspirations, comparable authors and why yours will stand out. 

  • Attach your synopsis (you'll find a useful guide to writing one at Writers & Artists) and first three chapters (or first 5,000 words) in the following format: