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Agents Specialising in No Short Stories

6 Warwick Court

London, WC1R 5DJ
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • William Hamilton
  • Sara Fisher
  • Victoria Hobbs
  • Euan Thorneycroft
  • Jennifer Custer
  • Sarah Molloy

Full-length MSS. Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, children's, performance rights. Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction; 20% of list is for children's market.

Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins and non-fiction.

No science fiction, screenplays, poetry or short stories except for established clients.

Agents in USA and all European countries and Japan. Fiction and non-fiction from age 5 to young adult.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Does not accept submissions via email or through this website.
  • Submissions should be printed no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman font.
  • Double-spaced and printed on one side only of A4 paper.
  • Consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages to a natural break.
  • Be accompanied by a covering letter and brief synopsis.
  • Please include return postage if you require the material to be returned. AM Heath is not responsible for material once it has been posted back.
  • Does not accept International Reply Coupons, please include an email address if submitting from overseas.
  • Endeavours to respond to all submissions within four weeks of receipt
  • Does not accept picture books.

Overseas associates in USA, Europe, South America, Japan and the Far East.

Clients include Prof. Christopher Andrew, Nadeem Aslam, Bella Bathurst, Anita Brookner, Prof. Kathleen Burk, Joseph Connolly, Stevie Davies, John Dougherty, Geoff Dyer, R.J. Ellory, Katie Fforde, Graham Hancock, Tobias Hill, Conn Iggulden, Marina Lewycka, Lucy Mangan, Hilary Mantel, Maggie O'Farrell, Tim Pears, Susan Price, Ben Richards, Clive Stafford Smith, Barbara Trapido.

Children's authors include Nicholas Allan, John Dougherty, Nick Gifford, Joanna Nadin, Susan Price, John Singleton, Rose Wilkins, Leslie Wilson, the Estates of Noel Streatfeild, Helen Cresswell and Joan Aiken.

Founded 1919.

enquiries@amheath.com
020-7242 2811
020-7242 2711

PO Box 2000

Cotuit , MA 02635
United States

Contact

  • Alison Picard

Adult fiction and non-fiction, children's and young adult (15%). 

No short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays or sci-fi/fantasy. 

No reading fee. 

Founded 1985.

Alison Picard, Literary Agent website
ajpicard@aol.com
508-477-7192

14 Neville Court
Abbey Road
London, NW8 9DD
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Brie Burkeman
  • Serafina Clarke

Represents fiction and general non-fiction, children's books, scripts for film, television and theatre. Does not represent poetry, short stories, academic or text books.

(Home 15%, Overseas 20%).

Submission Guidelines:  Not currently accepting new submissions. Please refer to our website for
updates.

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.

info@burkemanandclarke.com
0870-199 5002
0870-199 1029

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

2 Ganton Street

London, W1F 7QL
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Clare Conville
  • Patrick Walsh

All genres of fiction and non-fiction (generally upmarket to mass market), children's books. No poetry, screenplays or short stories. No reading fee. Picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction and film/TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Submit first 3 chapters, cover letter, synopsis and sae.

No reading fee.

Clients Literary and commercial fiction across a spectrum from the Booker Prize winner D.B.C. Pierre to recent shortlist nominees such as Sarah Hall, and the Orwell Prize winner Delia Jarrett-Macauley; and commercial novelists such as Isabel Wolff, Matt Dunn and Michael Cordy. Non-fiction authors include historians such as Tom Holland and Helen Castor, science writers such as Simon Singh and Richard Wiseman, the poet Ruth Padel and prize-winning journalists such as Misha Gelnny and Michael Bywater.

Also handles the Estate of the artist Francis Bacon.

Children's and young adult list ranges from John Burningham to Steve Voake and the Estate of Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking). Children's authors include John Burningham, Kate Cann, Timothy Knapman, P.J. Lynch, Joshua Mowll, Jacqui Murhall, Peadar O'Guilin, Nicky Singer, Steve Voake.

Founded 2000.

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.

(firstname)@convilleandwalsh.com
020-7287 3030
020-7287 4545

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

London,
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Diane Banks

Commercial literary agency based in central London representing commercial fiction and personality-led, media or current affairs based non-fiction in the UK, US and foreign language markets.

Handles rights in the majority of territories directly rather than via sub-agents, ensuring career development with publishers worldwide including film and TV rights.

Founded in 2006

No poetry, children's, academic books, plays, scripts or short stories. Initial approach by email only.

Send brief CV, synopsis and sample chapters as Word or PDF attachments. Aim to give initial response within 2 weeks.

No reading fee.

submissions@dianebanks.co.uk
info@dianebanks.co.uk

6 Bayley Street
Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HE
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Executive Chairman Ed Victor

Joint Managing Directors

  • Sophie Hicks
  • Margaret Phillips

Directors

  • Carol Ryan
  • Graham C. Greene cbe
  • Leon Morgan
  • Hitesh Shah

Editorial Director

  • Philippa Harrison

Contact

  • Sophie Hicks

Fiction, non-fiction and children's books (home 15%, USA 15%, children's 10%, translation 20%). No short stories, poetry or film/TV scripts or plays. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. No response to submissions by email. Represented in all foreign markets. Children's picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction and audio (home 10%, overseas 20%). No short stories or poetry. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction.

No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. No response to submission by email.

Authors include John Banville, Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frederick Forsyth, A.A. Gill, Josephine Hart, Jack Higgins, Nigella Lawson, Kathy Lette, Allan Mallinson, Andrew Marr, Frederic Raphael, Danny Scheinmann, Janet Street-Porter and the Estates of Douglas Adams, Raymond Chandler, Dame Iris Murdoch, Sir Stephen Spender, Irving Wallace.

Children's authors include Mary Arrigan, Herbie Brennan, Emma Clayton, Eoin Colfer, David Lee Stone, Oisín McGann and Kate Thompson.

Founded 1976.

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.

Ed Victor Ltd website
020-7304 4100
020-7304 4111

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

1a Kidbrooke Park Road

London, SE3 0LR
United Kingdom

Contact

  • J. Lawson

Founded 1979. Specialises in full-length contemporary fiction, women's fiction, crime, biographies, sport and general non-fiction . No poetry or short stories.

Works with overseas agents.

No unsolicited MSS. Preliminary letter and sae required.

International Scripts website
internationalscripts@btinternet.com
0208 319 8666

18 Belitha Villas

London, N1 1PD
United Kingdom

General non-fiction and fiction. Special interests: women's fiction, crime, thrillers, narrative non-fiction.

No short stories, film/TV scripts, poetry or plays.

Submission guidelines (File upload on their web site)

Founded 1986.

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.

020-7607 0273

9 Barb Mews
Brook Green
London, W6 7PA
United Kingdom

Agents

  • Jill Foster
  • Alison Finch
  • Simon Williamson
  • Dominic Lord
  • Gary Wild

Jill Foster Ltd represents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV.

Particularly interested in film, TV and radio comedy and drama. Theatre, films, TV and sound broadcasting. Particularly interested in film and TV comedy and drama. No novels or short stories.

No novels or short stories.

No reading fee. Preliminary letter essential. No submissions by email. Do not send material in the first instance.

Founded 1978.

020-7602 1263
020-7602 9336

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

Clerkenwell House
45-47 Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0HT
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Michael Alcock
  • Andrew Hewson
  • Anna Power
  • Merel Reinink

Main Contact

  • Anna Power

Literary and commercial fiction, children's fiction; general non-fiction including current affairs, biography and memoirs, history, lifestyle, health and personal development; film and music, graphic novels.

Children's fiction and non-fiction; ages 9-12, teenage fiction, young adult, series fiction.

Also accept adult fiction and non-fiction.

No short stories, poetry or picturebooks.

If you would like the agency to consider representing you for your work, contact them in the first instance by post at the address above. There is no need to phone the office in advance. Please note they do not accept or respond to email submissions.

For works of fiction they ask for a synopsis and three chapters, or approximately the first 50 pages of the novel. For non-fiction please supply a full outline and chapter breakdown along with at least 30 pages of the text. All submissions should be double spaced and on A4 paper.

Remember to include a covering letter with your biographical details and relevant experience, and a stamped addressed envelope either for the return of the manuscript or for a reply.

info@johnsonandalcock.co.uk
020-7251 0125

8 Wentworth Mansions
Keats Grove
London, NW3 2RL
United Kingdom

Director

  • Judith Chilcote

Focus is very commercial, so what she takes on ebbs and flows with the market. She is currently interested in popular psychology, nostalgic memoirs, historical fiction, women’s fiction (no chick lit) and crime fiction

No short stories, science fiction, children's, poetry. Works in conjunction with overseas agents and New York affiliate.

Founded 1990.

Judith Chilcote Agency website
judybks@aol.com
020-7794 3717

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

35 Camberwell Grove

London, SE5 8JA
United Kingdom

Quality fiction and non-fiction (i.e. anything that shows wit and intelligence); radio, TV and film, but selling these rights only in existing works by existing clients. Full-length MSS (home 10%, overseas 20%); performance rights (10%). Will suggest revision where appropriate. No short stories, articles, verse or books for children.

No reading fee; return postage essential.

Juri Gabriel is the chairman of Dedalus (publishers).

Jüri Gabriel website
020-7703 6186

50 Albemarle Street

London, W1S 4BD
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Stephanie Ebdon

Book-length MSS; general but with special experience in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, history and education (20% worldwide including sub-agents' commission).

No fiction, articles or short stories except for existing clients. No children's books.

In order to consider your work they require the following material:

  • A covering letter a brief letter with your contact details and any relevant information, including any previously published work and any experience which relates to the book's subject matter.
  • A short synopsis. Fiction: outline the plot and main characters. Non-Fiction: a summary of the work and chapter outlines
  • Three consecutive chapters/ no more than 100 pages,
    • this should be double spaced with all pages numbered
    • Please put your name, address and contact number on the front of your manuscript
    • Please ensure that your name and the title of your work appear on all pages
  • Your CV

If you would rather submit by post, please state how you would like to receive your response (by email or post). If you would like a postal reply please include a small stamped addressed envelope or a large correctly stamped envelope if you would like your work returned. Please only send a copy of your work and not the original as items do go missing in the post.

Authors include Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Hugh Brogan, Donald Winnicott, Peter Moss, Sir Arthur Evans, Dorothy Richardson, Hugh Schonfield, Georg Groddeck, Patrick Casement, John Seely.

020-7493 4361

171 East 74th Street
Floor 2
New York, NY 10021
United States

President

  • Richard Curtis

All types of commercial non-fiction.

Foreign rights handled by Baror International.

Do not represent stage plays or screenplays, short fiction/non-fiction, poetry, children's books or young adult books. Guidelines

Does not accept queries or submissions by fax or email unless personally requested.

212-772-7363

1a King's Mews

London, WC1N 2JA
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Doreen Montgomery
  • Caroline Montgomery

Founded 1927 by F. Rupert Crew

Founded 1927 by F. Rupert Crew

International representation, handling volume and subsidiary rights in fiction and non-fiction properties; no plays, screenplays, poetry, journalism, science fiction or short stories.

No reading fee, but preliminary letter and return postage essential.

Also acts independently as publishers' consultants.

Association of Authors' Agents

International representation, handling volume and subsidiary rights in fiction and non-fiction properties; no plays, screenplays, poetry, journalism, science fiction or short stories.

No reading fee, but preliminary letter and return postage essential.

Also acts independently as publishers' consultants.

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.

nfo@rupertcrew.co.uk
020-7242 8586

28 rue Bonaparte

Paris, 75006
France

Based in Paris, France, in 2000. In 2004 opened an office in New York and in 2008 in London

Writing with international potential.

No poetry, plays, screenplays, science fiction, educational text books, short stories or illustrated works.

No unsolicited email or fax queries - detailed guidelines.

Susanna Lea Associates website
postmaster@susannalea.com
(01) 53 10 28 40

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

548 Broadway
Suite 5E
New York, NY 10012
United States

President Agent

  • Ethan Ellenberg

Fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Commercial fiction: thrillers, mysteries, children's, romance, women's, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction; also literary fiction with a strong narrative. Non-fiction: current affairs, health, science, psychology, cookbooks, new age, spirituality, pop-culture, adventure, true crime, biography and memoir.

No scholarly works, poetry, short stories or screenplays.

Association of Authors' Representatives

The website of the American agents’ association (http://www.aar-online.org) offers a list of members, suggested points to raise with an agent who offers to represent you, and some further guidance on the author/agent relationship.

agent@ethanellenberg.com
212-431-4554

1 Pacio Court

Roseland, New Jersey 07068-1121
United States

President

  • Evan Marshall

We are actively seeking new clients. We accept submissions in all genres of adult and young-adult full-length fiction. We do not handle articles, children's books, essays, memoirs, nonfiction, novellas, poetry, screenplays, short stories, stage plays.

Submission guidelines

We are actively seeking new clients. Queries should be emailed to evan@evanmarshallagency.com. In the body of your email, please include: a query letter, the first three chapters of your novel, and a short synopsis of the entire novel.

Emails with attachments will be discarded.

Due to the volume of queries we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond to every query. If we are interested in reading more, we will respond within approximately two weeks.

We represent:

Elaine Barbieri, Tom Bernard, Barbara Block, Leigh Carman, Mary Carter, Nancy J. Cohen, Cheryl Crane, Isis Crawford, Colleen Faulkner, V. K. Forrest, Angie Fox, Judith E. French, Sarah Gray, Michael Griffo, Norah Hess, Dorothy Howell, Hannah Howell, Charlotte Hubbard, Katherine Irons, Alexandra Ivy, Vanessa Kelly, Rebecca Kertz, Naomi King, Sylvie Kurtz, Cathy Lamb, Heather C. Leigh, Laura Levine, Candace McCarthy, Melissa MacNeal, John Manchester, Lisa Manuel, Alyssa Maxwell, Emma Miller, Hunter Morgan, J. J. Murray, Constance O'Banyon, Charles O'Brien, Carlene O'Connor, Sharon Page, Deborah Raleigh, Robin Reardon, Farrah Rochon, Michael Salvatore, Deborah Simmons, Michele Sinclair, Bobbi Smith, Karen Rose Smith, Judith Stacy, V. K. Sykes, and others.

The agency was founded in 1987.

 

evan@evanmarshallagency.com
973-287-6216
973-488-7910

5 Gayfield Square

Edinburgh, EH1 3NW
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Maggie McKernan

The agency was founded in 2006 by the former Orion editor Maggie McKernan and is based in Edinburgh and London. Works in association with the Capel & Land

Submission guidelines

Long list of clients - Specialist with rights and broadcasting.

Founded 1999

agency in London which handles translation, US, film and TV sales.

They are not considering submissions in the following genres: romance, paranormal, short stories, poetry, misery memoir, chick lit, reference or self-help. Also does not represent original scripts for television, film, radio or theatre, although Capel & Land handle film, tv and radio rights on our behalf for clients whom we represent.
 

Submit work via contacts page on agent's website.

Authors include Michael Collins, Alan Taylor, Belinda Seaward, Michael Fry, Michael Schmidt.

maggie@mckernanagency.co.uk
0131-557 1771

PO Box 46-031
Park Avenue
Lower Hutt,
New Zealand

Contacts

  • Chris & Barbara Else

Enquires should:

  • be from New Zealand authors only
  • be by email to tfs@elseware.co.nz
  • give the nature of your project
  • include a brief statement about yourself

General fiction, non-fiction, children's books.

No poetry, short stories or articles.

They run workshops for editing and mentoring.

tfs@elseware.co.nz
(04) 565 4429

33 Cormorant Lodge
Thomas More Street
London, E1W 1AU
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Robin Wade
  • Broo Doherty

General fiction and non-fiction, children's books.

No poetry, plays or short stories.

See website for submission guidelines. Email submissions preferred.

New authors welcome. No reading fee.

Founded 2001.

rw@rwla.com
bd@rwla.com
020-7488 4171
020-7488 4172