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Agents Specialising in No Poetry

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 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

PO Box 77

Riga, LV 1011
Latvia

Contact

  • Tatjana Zoldnere

Head office

This office covers Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

zoldnere@anab.apollo.lv
+371 6 7506 495
+371 6 7506 494

Beijing Representative Office Room 1705
Culture Square, No.59 Jia, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian Distric
Beijing, 100872
China

Contact

  • Jackie Huang
+86 10 8250 4106
+86 10 8881 0959
+86 10 8250 4200

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

Contacts

  • Andrew Nurnberg
  • Sarah Nundy
  • Jenny Savill
  • Giulia Mignani
  • Claire Nozieres

Sells rights internationally on behalf of UK/US agencies and publishers. Agent for UK and international authors, including children's writers. Fiction, non-fiction and children's fiction. Does not represent children's picture books, poetry or scripts for film, T.V, radio or theatre.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send a short, 1-page synopsis and the first three chapters (double or 1.5 spaced) with a covering letter. If sending by post include an S.A.E for the return of your material.
  • Email submissions@andrewnurnburg.com with files of less than 3mb and in .doc or .pdf format

Founded 1977

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.

contact@andrewnurnburg.com
020-3327-0400
020-7417 8812

Jugoslavských partyzanů 17
160 00
Prague, 6
Czech Republic

Contacts

  • Petra Tobiskova
  • SJitka Němečkova

This office covers the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Slovenia
Head office

nurnprg@vol.cz
(420) 222 782 041

Ul. Miłobędzka 10/2

Warsaw, 02-634
Poland

Contacts

  • Aleksandra Matuszak
  • Renata Paczewska
renata@literatura.com.pl
+48 22 646 58 60
+48 22 646 58 65

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

103 Walton Street

Oxford, OX2 6EB
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Antony Harwood
  • James Macdonald Lockhart

Fiction and non-fiction in every genre and category except for screenwriting and poetry.

Terms of business include commission at 15% on all contracts for British Commonwealth rights and 20% on all contracts for American and translation rights.

Commission on all contracts for film and/or television rights is 10-15%, subject to the involvement of sub-agents and associated agencies. Full details of terms of business are agreed with authors when they become clients.

Submission Guidelines:

If you wish to submit your work for consideration, send a brief outline by email. If you want to post your material please be sure to enclose an S.A.E or the cost of return postage. Make sure that you keep a copy of all material you send as no liability for the loss or damage of any material received is accepted.

Will suggest revision. No reading fee.

Clients include Amanda Craig, Louise Doughty, Peter F. Hamilton, Alan Hollinghurst, A.L. Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy, Dorothy Koomson, Chris Manby, George Monbiot, Garth Nix, Tim Parks. Children's authors include Garth Nix.

Founded 2000.

mail@antonyharwood.com
(01865) 559615
(01865) 310660

Dramatic Works | No Poetry
20 John Street
162-168 Regent Street
London, WC1N 2DR
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Caradoc King
  • Linda Shaughnessy
  • Derek Johns
  • Georgia Garrett
  • Natasha Fairweather
  • Sheila Crowley
  • Rob Kraitt (associate)
  • Jon Elek
  • Juliet Pickering
  • Elinor Cooper
  • Louise Lamont

Full-length MSS; dramatic works for all media (home 15%, overseas 20% including commission to foreign agent). No poetry.

Submission Guidelines:

If you want to contact one of the agents at AP WattClick for AP Watt Ltd Agents References listing with a view to representation, please e-mail or post an initial query letter and a full plot synopsis. does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, and accepts no responsibility for any material sent.

Please note, all media-related enquiries should be addressed to Bea Corlett.

No reading fee. 

Also represents writers in other media (home 10%, USA and foreign 20% - including commission to foreign agent).

Authors include Quentin Blake, Melvin Burgess, Georgia Byng, Zizou Corder, Grace Dent, Helen Dunmore, Dick King-Smith, Philip Pullman, Philip Ridley.

Founded 1875.

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.

apw@apwatt.co.uk
020-7405 6774
020-7831 2154 (books)
020-7430 1952 (drama)

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

56 Gilpin Avenue

London, SW14 8QY
United Kingdom

Specialises exclusively as agent for children's writers and illustrators. Handles picture books and fiction to age 12.

Accepts complete picture book scripts and first 2 chapters of longer novels with prepaid return envelopes.

Send complete picture book MS or first 2 chapters of longer novels with sae for return.

No poetry or plays.

celiacatchpole@yahoo.co.uk
020-8255 4835

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

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

Suite 801
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States

Agents

  • Donald Maass,
  • Jennifer Jackson,
  • Cameron McClure,
  • Stephen Barbara

Founded 1980.

Specialises in fiction, all genres.

No poetry or picture books.

Query with first 5pp of MS and a one-page synopsis with sase, or by email with ‘query' in the subject line.

info@maassagency.com
212-727-8383
212-727-3271

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

Hollyville House
Hollybrook Road, Clontarf
Dublin 3,
Ireland

Agent

  • Ita O'Driscoll

Fiction and non-fiction. No drama, sci-fi, erotic, technical, children's or poetry.

Submission Guidelines:

FICTION

  • A one-page cover letter, detailing the nature of the novel, its genre and purpose, length and category.
  • An engaging, readable synopsis that includes all the turning points of the story (five pages or so, written in the third person and past tense, telling the story of what happens in an interesting and compelling way.
  • The first three chapters (or first 50 pages) Author resumé or curriculum vitae. Everything you want editors to know about you in descending order of relevance and importance. Include any media experience.

Please have your novel completed before querying about your idea or submitting sample chapters

NONFICTION

The book proposal should comprise approximately 50- 70 pages, in three parts:
1. Introduction
2. Detailed Outline
3. Sample Chapters

1. Introduction

  • An overview of the book, including a subject hook, a "Tell-and-Sell" Title, the book's selling handle, its length, illustrations required if any, special features, markets for the book, subsidiary-rights possibilities, possible spin-offs and a promotion plan.
  • A list of books or other media (online or off) e.g. TV, films, blogs etc etc. that compete with/complement your book. Please detail how your book will be better/different and why the reader will buy
  • Any resources needed to complete the book: List any significant out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, illustrations, permissions, or an introduction, and a round figure as to how much they will cost. Also estimate how long it will take you to complete the book.
  • About the Author: Author Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Plus a paragraph of biography as it might appear on your book. Plus a sheet with everything you want editors to know about you in descending order of relevance and importance. Include any media experience.

2. Outline

A chapter-by-chapter synopsis of how the material will be structured. Include a cover page, please, that lists each chapter title and the page of the synopsis that each chapter outline begins on.

3. Sample Chapters

Send the first three chapters, unless you have compelling reasons to do otherwise. Send a minimum of 40 pages, a maximum of 75.

Please have your nonfiction proposal fully developed before querying with your idea.

No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Contact by email in first instance.

Authors include Amanda Brunker, Evelyn Cosgrave, Garbhan Downey, Paul Kilduff, Susanne O'Leary, Dearbhail McDonald, Orna Ross. Established 2005.

info@fontlitagency.com
(1) 8532356

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

37 Goldhawk Road

London, W12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Carol Heaton
  • Judith Murray
  • Antony Topping
  • Will Francis
  • Linda Davis (children's)
  • Contact Linda Davis
  • Nick Harrop
  • Ellie Glason
  • Elizabeth Cochrane

The late Elaine Greene founded the agency in 1963, and a number of Elaine's first clients - including P.D. James, Michael Frayn and William Shawcross - are still represented by the company.

All types of fiction and non-fiction. No poetry or original scripts for theatre, film or TV.

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

Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction.

Overseas associates worldwide.

When submitting please include the following:

  • A covering letter,
  • a synopsis and
  • three chapters (or about fifty pages if that's easier).
  • Be sure to include your email address and an SAE for the return of your material.

For permission to reproduce extracts from books by this agents authors approach them as follows:

Advise them which extract you would like to use; the context in which you plan to use it; the print run (if you intend to use the extract in a published work); the territories the permission needs to cover; and whether or not your use of the extract will be for profit. All of these factors will determine how much they charge for the permission. Upon receipt of this information they will send you an agreement letter listing appropriate terms.

They do not answer permission requests by telephone.

Send all requests to Nick Harrop or email to permissions@greeneheaton.co.uk

Clients include Bill Bryson, Jan Dalley, Suzannah Dunn, Marcus du Sautoy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Michael Frayn, P.D. James, Jonathan Jones, William Leith, William Shawcross, Sarah Waters, Jackie Wullschlager. Children's authors include Helen Craig, Joshua Doder, Amber Deckers. Founded 1963. Children's authors include Helen Craig, Joshua Doder, Amber Deckers.

info@greeneheaton.co.uk
020-8749 0315
020-8749 0318

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

1 Old Compton Street

London, W1D 5JA
United Kingdom

Founded 1982.

Full length MSS. No reading fee but preliminary letter and return postage essential.

No poetry, sci-fi or children's.

Represented in all foreign countries.

Jane Conway-Gordon Ltd website
jconway_gordon@dsl.pipex.com
020-7494 0148

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

33 Drayson Mews

London, W8 4LY
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Claire Paterson
  • Will Francis
  • Tim Glister

Translation Rights and Media

  • Rebecca Folland

 

Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction.

No poetry, plays, film/TV scripts.

Send an informative covering letter with full outline (non-fiction), synopsis and first three sample chapters (fiction) to the main Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd address for the attention of the Submissions Department.

Please include return postage if you would like your manuscript returned to you. US rights handled by Janklow & NesbitCommercial and literary fiction and non-fiction.

No poetry, plays, film/TV scripts.

Send an informative covering letter with full outline (non-fiction), synopsis and first three sample chapters (fiction) to the main Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd address for the attention of the Submissions Department.

Please include return postage if you would like your manuscript returned to you. US rights handled by Janklow & Nesbit Associates in New York.
Associates in New York.

queries@janklow.co.uk
020-7376 2733

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