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Agents Specialising in Literary Fiction

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

Craigower
6 Kinnoull Avenue
Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 9JG
United Kingdom

Director

  • Alexandra Nye

Literary fiction, Scottish history, biographies; no poetry or plays.

Commission: home 10%, overseas 20%, translation 15%

No phone calls. Preliminary letter with synopsis preferred; sae essential for return. Reading fee for supply of detailed report on MSS.

Founded 1991.

Alexandra Nye, Writers & Agents website
(01786) 825114

PO Box 475

Blackwood, SA SA 5051
Australia

Agent

  • Robert N. Stephenson

Specialises in science fiction and fantasy; also children's literature, mainstream literature, crime and mystery and action/adventure fiction (15%-20%).

Non-fiction material may be considered if queried first.

Founded 1997.

 

altair-australia@altair-australia.com
(8) 8278 5585
(8) 8278 5585

83 Willcocks Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C9
Canada

Director

  • Anne McDermid

West Coast Associate

  • Lise Henderson

Literary fiction and non-fiction, and quality commercial fiction.

 

 

info@mcdermidagency.com
416-324 8845
416-324 8870

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

1342 18th Street

San Pedro, California 90732
United States

Contact

  • Ashley Grayson
  • Carolyn Grayson

Commercial fiction and literary fiction for adults and children. Handles foreign rights.

We are no longer considering new clients and do not consider submissions.

Clients include Bruce Coville, J.B. Cheany, David Lubar, Christopher Pike.

Established 1976.

Association of Authors' Agents

Ashley Grayson Literary Agency website
graysonagent@earthlink.net
310-548-4672
310-514-1148

5130 Bellaire Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91607
United States

Contacts

  • B J Robbins
  • Robert McAndrews

Founded 1992. Handles literary fiction, narrative and general non-fiction. No scripts, genre fiction, romance, horror, science fiction or children's books. Send covering letter with first three chapters or e-mail query in the first instance. No reading fee.

Commission Home 15; Foreign/Translation 10%

Overseas associates Abner Stein and The Marsh Agency, UK

B J Robbins Literary Agency website
robbinsliterary@aol.com
001 818 760 6602
001 818 760 6616

W.R.P.O. Box 39588

White Rock, British Columbia V48 5L6
Canada

Proprietor

  • Carolyn Swayze

Literary and commercial fiction, some juvenile and teen books. No romance, science fiction, poetry, screenplays, or picture books.

Eager to discover lively, thought-provoking narrative non-fiction, especially in the fields of science, history, travel, politics, and memoir.

reception@swayzeagency.com
604-538-3478

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

3 Askew Road

London, W12 9AA
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Lisa Moylett

Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%, film/TV 15%). Fiction: thrillers, crime/mystery; women's literary and contemporary. Non-fiction: biography; history and current affairs.

Send synopsis, first 3 chapters and sae (essential). No disk or email submissions. No reading fee.

Works with foreign agents.

Coombs Moylett Literary Agency website
020-8740 0454
020-8354 3065

11a Woodlawn Street

Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
United Kingdom

Director

  • Isabel Atherton

Fiction, women's fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, humour, history, autobiography, memoir, Mind, Body & Spirit, health, cookery, arts and crafts, crime, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also represents a small number of scriptwriters.

Not currently accepting any new fiction clients but will consider well crafted non-fiction. If you’d like to send your material, write (email or via hard copy) with your publishing history and CV, together with a synopsis, 3 sample chapters and a SAE for the return of your material. Prefers email submissions

Authors include Tania Ahsan, Sharon Byrne, Melissa Garner, Peter Harrodine, Nicola Hill, Steve Hill, Ray Murray, Adele Nozedar, Feargus O'Sullivan, Mark Torrender, Dee Weaver.

Established 2008.

write@creativeauthors.co.uk
(01227) 770947

Literary Fiction
47 East 19th St
Suite 304
New York, NY 10012
United States

Contact

  • Brian DeFiore,
  • Laurie Abkemeier,
  • Kate Garrick,
  • Lauren Gilchrist

Founded 1999.
LITERARY FICTION

  • African-American literature
  • Christian literature
  • Historical fiction
  • Poetry
  • Puzzles, Games
  • History
  • Pop culture, Entertainment
  • Professional, Reference
  • Science, Technology
  • Send queries . . .
    Accepting email queries
    Accepting queries by post
    Email queries to . . .

Querybrian@defioreandco.com

info@defioreandco.com

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

116 West 23rd Street
Suite 500
New York, NY10011
United States

Owner

  • Diana Finch

Founded 2003. Memoirs, narrative non-fiction, literary fiction.

No reading fee. Queries by email or letter only. No phone or fax.

Diana Finch Literary Agency website
diana.finch@verizon.net
646-375-2081

Literary Fiction | Theatre
Kratkého 1
190 03
Prague, 9
Czech Republic

Managing Director

  • Ladislav Simon

Theatrical and literary agency.

info@dilia.cz
(420) 226 1998 11

Literary Fiction | Non-Fiction
121 West 27th Street
Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
United States

Associates

  • Edward Hibbert
  • Neil Olson
  • Carrie Howland
  • Tom Eubanks

Literary fiction and non-fiction.

Donadio Olson Inc. website
mail@donadio.com
212-691-8077

3 Viewfield Avenue
Bishopbriggs
Glasgow, G64 2AG
United Kingdom

Literary fiction;

Non-fiction represented: art, architecture, archaeology, biography, military, Scottish.

Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee.

Founded 1988. A member of the Association of Scottish Literary Agents.

 

Duncan McAra website
duncanmcara@mac.com
07918 521047

156 Fifth Avenue
Suite 625
New York, NY 10010
United States

Contact

  • Jennie Dunham

 

Founded 2000. 50% of list is for the children's market.

  • Children's books. Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds and teenage fiction.
  • Also handles adult literary fiction and non-fiction;

Send query letter in first instance by post, not by fax or email. Do not send full MS. No reading fee.


1 Union Square West

New York, NY 10003
United States

Contact

  • Jane D. Dystel
  • Miriam Goderich
  • Michael Bourret
  • Jim McCarthy
  • Lauren Abramo
  • Stacey Glick
  • Adina Kahn

Contact

  • Michael Bourret

Founded 1994.

General fiction and non-fiction:

  • literary and commercial fiction,
  • narrative non-fiction,
  • self-help,
  • cookbooks,
  • parenting,
  • science fiction/fantasy,
  • children's.

Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and series fiction.

Send a query letter with a synopsis and up to 50pp of sample MS. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Looking for quality young adult fiction. Send a query letter with a synopsis and up to 50pp of sample MS.

212-627-9100

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

Via Guido de Ruggiero 28

Rome, 00142
Italy

President

  • Karin von Prellwitz

Directors

  • Norbert von Prellwitz
  • Pina Ocello von Prellwitz

Founded 1962.

International licensing agency representing publishing houses, agents and authors of adult and children's books worldwide.

General and literary fiction, non-fiction, humanities.

Promoting authors and publishers worldwide. Reading fee.

Eulama SRL website
eulama@fastwebnet.it
(06) 540 7309
(06) 540 7309

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

78 Fifth Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
United States

Directors

  • Emma Parry,
  • Christy D. Fletcher

Founded 2002. Narrative non-fiction, science, history, biography, literary and commercial fiction.

212-614-0778

57 East 11th Street
Suite 5b
New York, NY 10003
United States

Agents

  • Frances Goldin
  • Ellen Geiger
  • Matt McGowan
  • Sam Stoloff
  • Josie Schoel
  • Phyllis Jenkins

Fiction (literary and high-quality commercial) and non-fiction, particularly books with a progressive political orientation.

Send query with sase. No unsolicited MSS. Submissions

Founded 1977.

agency@goldinlit.com
212-777-0047

91 St Leonards Road

London, SW14 7BL
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Guy Rose

Specialises in commercial and literary fiction, non fiction, biography and auto biography (particularly related to politics, show business and the music business) and scripts for film and television. Does not deal with poetry, science-fiction, children's books or educational textbooks.

Send the first two chapters and a synopsis - double-spaced and single sided. Also, a few biographical details. If you would like your material returned, please include a stamped addressed envelope. Email submissions welcome at enquiries@futermanrose.co.uk

If you are submitting TV or film work, an outline, asample episode or section of the script, include details of your own writing background and which producers, if any, have already seen this. Email is fine, but if you are sending hard copy, please include a stamped SAE if you wish the material returned.

enquiries@futermanrose.co.uk
020-8255 7755
020-8286 4860

3 Barb Mews

London, W6 7PA
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Jane Gregory
  • Stephanie Glencross (editorial)
  • Claire Morris
  • Jemma McDonagh (rights)

Gregory & Company Authors' Agents specialises in adult fiction and general non-fiction. They are particularly well-known for representing crime novels and thrillers, although they have also expanded their list to include the best of commercial, literary and historical fiction alongside travel writing and general non-fiction.

Represents Crime, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial fiction, family sagas, literary fiction, biographies and auto-biographies. Does not represent science fiction, supernatural/paranormal, self-help/lifestyle books, poetry, short stories, children/young adult fiction, business books and spiritual or new age philosophy.

To submit, send a synopsis, no more that the first ten pages, double-spaced together with a covering letter telling them about yourself, your past work and future plans. Send this by post to: Mary Jones, Submissions Editor, Gregory and Company Authors' Agents, 3 Barb Mews, London, W6 7PA. Include SAE for return of material.

Alternatively you can send a brief enquiry by email to MaryJones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk Put your books title followed by '(submission) in the subject line of your email. Do not send attachments of chapters or the entire typescript unless they have specifically asked.

Founded 1987.

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@gregoryandcompany.co.uk (submissions)
maryjones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk
020-7610 4676
020-7610 4686

50 Albemarle Street

London, W1S 4BD
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Ali Gunn (managing)
  • Mariam Keen
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Diana Mackay

Commercial fiction and non-fiction including literary, thrillers and celebrity autobiographies (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Authors include Jenny Colgan, Brian Freeman, Sarah Webb, Martina Reilly, Mil Millington.

Gunn Media website
ali@gunnmedia.co.uk
020-7351 5141

300 West 55th Street
Suite 11V
New York, NY 10019
United States

Directors/Agents

  • Harvey Klinger
  • David Dunton
  • Sara Crowe
  • Andrea Somberg
  • Anna Cory-Watson

Founded 1977. Commercial and literary fiction, and non-fiction - serious narrative through to self-help psychology books.

Exclusive submissions are preferred and given priority.

Do not phone or fax.

Send query with sase or by email.

queries@harveyklinger.com

London Office
58 Elgin Crescent
London, W11 2JJ
United Kingdom

Founded 1986.

High quality non-fiction; biography, history, natural history, lifestyle, humour; TV tie-ins, some literary fiction. No science fiction or children's.

Commission terms are: 15% for sales to UK publishers, 20% for sales to US publishers and in translation, 15% for film and TV rights.

The agency works in association with Aitken Alexander Associates for the sale of translation rights (www.aitkenalexander.co.uk) and with a number of specialist sub-agents for the sale of US rights, of TV and film rights and merchandising.

Preliminary letter (NOT email) essential; no unsolicited MSS.

Mailing address

Barn Cottage
Veryan Churchtown
Truro TR2 5QA

jane.turnbull@btinternet.com
(01872) 501317
020-7727 9409