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Agents Specialising in No Fantasy

1 East Cliff Road

Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9AD
United Kingdom

Partners

  • Annette Green
  • David Smith

Full-length MSS (home 15%, overseas 20%). Literary and general fiction and non-fiction, popular culture, history, science, teenage fiction. No dramatic scripts, poetry, science fiction or fantasy. No reading fee. Preliminary letter, synopsis, between 5,000 and 10,000 words, ideally the opening chapters and S.A.E essential.

Submission Guidelines:

Send or email a short covering letter, a brief synopsis, and between 5,000 and 10,000 words from your book: ideally the opening chapters. If you are submitting material to other agencies at the same time please tell us in your letter. If you are sending hard copy please also includea stamped self addressed envelopefor our reply and for anything you need returned. If you do not include an s.a.e. or an email address we will be unable to reply. Submissions should be addressed simply to the agency, not to individuals.

Authors include Andrew Baker, Bill Broady, Meg Cabot, Simon Conway, Fiona Gibson, Justin Hill, Maria McCann, Adam MacQueen, Ian Marchant, Lembit Opik MP, Prof Charles Pasternak, Kirsty Scott, Peter Shapiro, Bernadette Strachan, Elizabeth Woodcraft. Children's authors include Meg Cabot, Mary Hogan.

Founded 1998.

enquiries@annettegreenagency.co.uk
(01892) 514275
(01892) 558262

PO Box 41709

Los Angeles, California 90041
United States

Agents

  • Barbara Markowitz
  • Judith Rosenthal

Children's fiction, middle grade, young adult (11-15 year-olds), historical fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%).

Seeking contemporary and historical fiction 35,000-50,000 words for 8-11 and 11-15 year-olds. No fables, fantasy or fairytales; no illustrated books; no sci-fi.

Barbara Markowitz Literary Agency website

5 Queen Anne's Gardens

London, W4 1TU
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Caroline Davidson

Handles novels and non-fiction of high quality, including reference works (12.5%). Does not represent children's books, crime, erotica, fantasy, murder mysteries, occult, science fiction or thrillers.

Submission Guidelines:

Send the first 50 and last 10 pages of your novel.
A three-sentence description of it (such as might appear in a preview of new novels in 'The Bookseller' magazine)
A detailed synopsis
Your full-length c.v. or resume

A covering letter giving:

practical details about your book (current word count, the date you started, the number of drafts so far)

the history of your novel to date (explain what first prompted you to write it and when; its writing history; who has read it at different stages and their reactions; which elements derive from your own personal experience; which required research, and your own appraisal of its current state).

No email submissions

Include stamped S.A.E for the return of your material

Authors include Peter Barham, Nigel Barlow, Andrew Beatty, Andrew Dalby, Emma Donoghue, Chris Greenhalgh, Tom Jaine, Huon Mallalieu, Simon Unwin, Caroline Williams.

Founded 1988.

Association of Authors' AgentsThe association of UK agents. Their website (http://www.agentsassoc.co.uk/index.html) gives a Directory of Members and a code of practice, but no information about the agencies other than their names. The association refers visitors to the UK agent listings from The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on the WritersServices site.

cdla@ukgateway.net
020-8995 5768
020-8994 2770

6 Whitehorse Mews
Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7QD
United Kingdom

Represents fiction and general non-fiction. Does not represent children's books, science fiction/fantasy, poetry or scripts.

Commission: (home 10%, overseas 20%). Works in conjunction with agencies in Europe and Scandinavia.

Submission Guidelines:

Send the first three chapters and a synopsis of the remainder, together with a short covering letter. You must enclose a stamped S.A.E. (If you are outside the UK, please use international postal orders). Does not accept submissions on disc, by email or fax. Submissions should be typed using double-spacing on one side of the paper only; please remember to number the pages.

No reading fee.

Founded 1984.

Association of Authors' AgentsThe association of UK agents. Their website (http://www.agentsassoc.co.uk/index.html) gives a Directory of Members and a code of practice, but no information about the agencies other than their names. The association refers visitors to the UK agent listings from The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on the WritersServices site.

020-7401 8844
020-7401 8860

Eel Brook Studios
125 Moore Park Road
London, SW6 4PS
United Kingdom

Commercial and literary full-length fiction and non-fiction. No poetry, plays, science fiction, fantasy, textbooks, illustrated children's or short stories.

Check the site for submission details.

Founded 1979

info@christopherlittle.net
020-7736 4455
020-7736 4490

55 Monmouth Street

London, WC2H 9DG
United Kingdom

Directors

  • David Godwin
  • Heather Godwin

DGA

DGA is a small agency, representing a range of non-fiction and literary fiction. Does not represent any reference, science fiction, fantasy, self-help, teen or children’s books, poetry or collections of short stories.

Send in the first three chapters of your work (or about 50 pages) with a brief synopsis and covering letter. If you would like your manuscript returned, please include the correct postage and packaging. If you would prefer a response from the agency via email then just provide your email address. Does not accept any submissions via email.

Please do not contact the office to check on the status of your submission as they do not keep records of manuscripts received. If your submission is of interest, they will contact you directly.

Founded 1995.

is a small agency, representing a range of non-fiction and literary fiction. Does not represent any reference, science fiction, fantasy, self-help, teen or children’s books, poetry or collections of short stories.

Send in the first three chapters of your work (or about 50 pages) with a brief synopsis and covering letter. If you would like your manuscript returned, please include the correct postage and packaging. If you would prefer a response from the agency via email then just provide your email address. Does not accept any submissions via email.

Please do not contact the office to check on the status of your submission as they do not keep records of manuscripts received. If your submission is of interest, they will contact you directly.

Founded 1995.

assistant@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk
020-7240 9992
020-7395 6110

49 Great Ormond Street

London, WC1N 3HZ
United Kingdom

Partners

  • Ros Edwards
  • Helenka Fuglewicz

Literary and commercial fiction (but no children's fiction, science fiction, horror or fantasy); non-fiction: biography, history, popular culture (home 15%, USA/translation 20%).

No unsolicited MSS or email submissions. No reading fee.

Founded 1996.

Association of Authors' AgentsThe association of UK agents. Their website (http://www.agentsassoc.co.uk/index.html) gives a Directory of Members and a code of practice, but no information about the agencies other than their names. The association refers visitors to the UK agent listings from The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on the WritersServices site.

020-7405 6725
020-7405 6726

1a High Street

Kintbury, Berkshire RG17 9TJ
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Eve WhiteAgent for commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. See website for up-to-date submission requirements.

Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. See website for up-to-date submission requirements. Picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and film/TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also handles adult commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction; 50% of list is for the children's market.

Currently reading literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction for adults, andchildren's fiction for 7+. Does not accept poetry, short stories, screenplays, science fiction or fantasy for adults.

Prefers not to receive telephone enquiries.

Submissions by email only to:

Please don't send any general correspondence or questions about submissions to either address:only adult fiction samples or adult non-fiction proposals or samples.

Please send one email with just one attachment:

  • For fiction: three chapters (double line spaced) and a very brief synopsis (with a word-count of the completebook) together in one WORD DOCUMENT with title page and numbered pages.
  • For non-fiction: a synopsis and three chapters (double line spaced) if you've written them,together in one WORD DOCUMENT. Please do a title page and number the pages in case we decide to print it.

 

Authors include Carolyn Ching, Susanna Corbett, Tracey Corderoy, Jimmy Docherty, Rae Earl, Shanta Everington, David Flavell, Margie Hann-Syme, Abie Longstaff, Vijay Medtia, Gillian Rogerson, Kathy Shuker, Tabitha Suzuma, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003. Children's clients include Carolyn Ching, Susanna Corbett, David Corderoy, Jimmy Docherty, David Flavell, Margie Hann-Syme, Abie Longstaff, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton.

Founded 2003.

Association of Authors' AgentsThe association of UK agents. Their website (http://www.agentsassoc.co.uk/index.html) gives a Directory of Members and a code of practice, but no information about the agencies other than their names. The association refers visitors to the UK agent listings from The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on the WritersServices site.

eve@evewhite.co.uk
(01488) 657656

54 Abbey Street

Bangor, Nortern Ireland BT20 4JB
United Kingdom

Directors / Contacts

  •  Paul Feldstein
  •  Susan Feldstein

Submission guidelines:

Send fiction synopsis, Non-fiction proposal  via email to submissions@thefeldsteinagency.co.uk

Overseas associates

France
Anne Confuron
Anne Confuron Literary Agency
70 boulevard de Picpus
75012 Paris
France
T: + 33 1 43 40 02 10 - F: + 33 1 43 40 02 12 - E: aconfuron@gmail.com

Italy
Anna Mioni
AC² literary agency
via de Mandelo 14
I - 35142 Padova
Italy
info@ac2.eu
http://www.ac2.eu/en/
   

We represent:

Anthony J. Quinn, Padraig O'Morain,  Marsha Butler, Carsten Krieger, Paddy Brosnan, Lesley Richardson, Tanya Ravenswater, Gayle Curtis, Jason Johnson, Sophia Hillan and 40 more...see the web site!

The agency was founded in 2007

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submissions@thefeldsteinagency.co.uk
44 (0) 2891 472823

15 Penn House
Mallory Street
London, NW8 8SX
United Kingdom

Specialises in fiction (no science fiction, horror or fantasy), biography, autobiography, show business, personality books, law, crime, politics, world affairs. Full-length MSS (home from 10%, overseas from 15%).

Will suggest revision. No reading fee, but preliminary letter essential.

Jeffrey Simmons website
jasimmons@btconnect.com
020-7224 8917

31 Marchmont Road

Edinburgh, EH9 1HU
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Jenny Brown
  • Mark Stanton
  • Lucy Juckes
  • Allan Guthrie

Literary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic.

Represents children's writers and illustrators. No reading fee. See website for submission guidelines.

Submissions by email: Prefers to receive submissions by email. You will find their individual preferences and email addresses listed on their Agents page. Please email your submission directly to the agent you feel will be most compatible with your work. They read all submissions made in order of receipt. Please note that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to read more. If you have not heard back within eight weeks then you can assume that they do not feel that the work is right for the agency.

Submissions by post: Their strong preference is for submission by email, but if this is not possible, then send a hard copy to your preferred agent at Jenny Brown Associates

Literary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic.

Represents children's writers and illustrators. No reading fee. See website for submission guidelines.

Submissions by email: Prefers to receive submissions by email. You will find their individual preferences and email addresses listed on their Agents page. Please email your submission directly to the agent you feel will be most compatible with your work. They read all submissions made in order of receipt. Please note that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to read more. If you have not heard back within eight weeks then you can assume that they do not feel that the work is right for the agency.

Submissions by post: Their strong preference is for submission by email, but if this is not possible, then send a hard copy to your preferred agent at Jenny Brown Associates, 33 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. They will only respond if they wish to see more. Unfortunately they are unable to return material submitted, and their policy is to recycle all materials.

For fiction: send the first 50 pages (no more) and a synopsis in a single document, with a covering letter (see below).

For non-fiction: email a proposal and short example of the proposed work - a sample chapter, for instance. Please include a short note on the competing or comparable literature stating, where possible, author, title, publisher and publication date. It would be helpful to have an overview of possible marketing outlets and a biographical note outlining your background, training and experience.

For children's: Does not represent poetry or plays.

All submissions: Please write a covering letter in the body of the email giving an account of the background of the book and your writing career to date. If you have been referred to us by a publishing or personal contact then make this clear. If you have had previous correspondence with one of their agents please mention this. They appreciate knowing if your project has been sent to or is being considered by other agents or publishers.

Founded 2002

, 33 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. They will only respond if they wish to see more. Unfortunately they are unable to return material submitted, and their policy is to recycle all materials.

For fiction: send the first 50 pages (no more) and a synopsis in a single document, with a covering letter (see below).

For non-fiction: email a proposal and short example of the proposed work - a sample chapter, for instance. Please include a short note on the competing or comparable literature stating, where possible, author, title, publisher and publication date. It would be helpful to have an overview of possible marketing outlets and a biographical note outlining your background, training and experience.

For children's: Does not represent poetry or plays.

All submissions: Please write a covering letter in the body of the email giving an account of the background of the book and your writing career to date. If you have been referred to us by a publishing or personal contact then make this clear. If you have had previous correspondence with one of their agents please mention this. They appreciate knowing if your project has been sent to or is being considered by other agents or publishers.

Founded 2002

info@jennybrownassociates.com
0131-229 5334

Archery House, 33 Archery Square
Walmer
Deal, Kent CT14 7JA
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Jon Thurley
  • Patricia Preece

Services
To help writers reach their full potential through detailed advice, constructive criticism, and market directed input across the full range of technical and artistic requirements for approaching the market including: plot, characters, dramatic narrative momentum, style, grammar, punctuation, pace.

Manuscript Assessment, Editorial Input, Guidance, Constructive Criticism & Creative Advice, Rewriting, Sourcing Research, Presentation for the Market, Contractual & Business Advice.

Specialises in commercial and literary full-length fiction and commercial work for film and TV.

No plays, poetry, short stories, articles or fantasy.

Fees charged. Please see website for details.

Links with leading US and European agents.

Founded 1976.

JMThurley@aol.com
(01304) 371721

19 Chalcot Square

London, NW1 8YA
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Judith Murdoch

Full-length fiction only, especially accessible literary and commercial women's fiction.

No science fiction/fantasy, poetry, short stories or children's.

Approach by letter, not telephone, sending the first 2 chapters and synopsis. Submissions by email cannot be considered. Return postage/sae essential. Editorial advice given; no reading fee.

Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd.

Founded 1993.

Judith Murdoch Literary Agency website
020-7722 4197

54 Hartford House
35 Tavistock Crescent
London, W11 1AY
United Kingdom

Proprietor:

  • Lorella Belli

Particularly interested in first-time writers, journalists, international and multicultural writing and books on Italy.

No children's, science fiction, fantasy, academic, poetry, original scripts.

No reading fee. May suggest revision.

Send outline plus 2 chapters for non-fiction; synopsis and initial 3 chapters for fiction. Sae essential.

Works with overseas and dramatic associates.

info@lorellabelliagency.com
020-7727 8547

3rd Floor
4a Nelson Road
London, SE10 9JB
United Kingdom

Director

  • Shirley Stuart

Specialises in literary fiction and general non-fiction.

No poetry, plays, film scripts, science fiction, fantasy or children's books.

No reading fee. Send preliminary letter, synopsis and first 3 chapters plus return postage.

Founded 1993.

Shirley Stewart Literary Agency website
020-8293 3000
056-0116 1121

43 Musard Road

London, W6 8NR
United Kingdom

Director

  • Teresa Chris

All fiction, especially crime, women's commercial, general and literary fiction; all non-fiction, especially biography, history, health, cooking, arts and crafts.

No science fiction, horror, fantasy, short stories, poetry, academic books.

No reading fee. Send introductory letter describing work, first 3 chapters and sae.

Representation in all overseas territories.

Teresa Chris Literary Agency Ltd website
020-7-386 0633

28 Moreton Street

London, SW1V 2PE
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Margaret Hanbury

Personally run agency specialising in quality fiction and non-fiction.

Does not represent film scripts, plays, poetry, fantasy, horror or DIY.

If your material does not fit in to one of the categories above please send a letter of introduction together with a brief synopsis and the first chapter (or opening 25 pages).

Please note that unsolicited email submissions will not be considered. Guidelines

Authors include George Alagiah, J.G. Ballard, Simon Callow, Jane Glover, Judith Lennox, Katie Price.

enquiries@hanburyagency.com
020 7630 6768

101 rue Raymond-Losserand

Paris, 75014
France

Director / Contact

  • Alexandra LEFEBVRE

We represent literary fiction, quality commercial fiction, thrillers, suspense, children and young adult fiction, biographies and a few non fiction works.

We don't represent horror, Sci Fi and poetry.

Overseas associates:
Forlagid Rights Agency (Iceland), Penguin NZ (New Zealand), Magvetö Kiado (Hungary), Poisoned Pen Press (US) and a few others

Submission guidelines:
The Parisian Agency is specializing in translation rights. We represent foreign authors on behalf of literary agencies or publishing houses in France and in some cases in other European countries. We are mainly interested in a collaboration with foreign agencies or publishing companies.

However, we accept to consider the works of self-published authors as far as they are written in English. A query should include a brief author bio, a synopsis of the book, and the opening chapters. 

All queries should be made via email.

We represent:
Gudrún Eva Mínervudóttir, Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Natalie King, Alix Bosco, Vasanti Unka, László Csabai, Benedek Totth, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl,Gyrðir Elíasson, Ottar Martin Norðfjörð, Bárður Oskarsson, George Sims, Priscilla Royal, Jeffrey Siger...

The agency was founded in 2010.


The Parisian Agency website
alexandra@parisiancy.com
(+33) 1 45 39 68 14

3rd Floor
64 Great Titchfield Street
London, W1W 7QH
United Kingdom

Agents

  • Laura Susijn
  • Nicola Barr

Specialises in world rights in English- and non-English-language literature: literary fiction and general non-fiction

No self-help, science-fiction, fantasy, romance, sagas, computer, illustrated, business, military, screenplays.
Submission of manuscripts:

Please send a synopsis and two sample chapters only to this address, if sending by post or by e-mail to info@thesusijnagency.com

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a reply and include an email address for response. If you would like your material returned please clearly state this on your submission and include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
 
No reading fee.

Authors include Peter Ackroyd, Bidisha, Jon Butler and Bruno Vincent, Uzma Aslam Khan, Robin Baker, Abdelkader Benali, Robert Craig, Tessa De Loo, Gwynne Dyer, Travis Elborough, Radhika Jha, Kolton Lee, Karen Mcleod, Jeffrey Moore, Karl Shaw, Paul Sussman, Dubravka Ugrešic, Alex Wheatle, Adam Zameenzad.

Founded 1998.

info@thesusijnagency.com
020-7580 6341
020-7580 8626