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Agents Specialising in No Popular Culture

5 Gayfield Square

Edinburgh, EH1 3NW
United Kingdom


  • 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.
0131-557 1771

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


  • 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

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.
020-7580 6341
020-7580 8626