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Agents Specialising in Fiction

Suite 330, Linen Hall
162-168 Regent Street
London, W1B 5TD
United Kingdom

Directors

  • RW Ellis
  • R Ellis

Accepts full-length MSS, scripts for T.V and theatre; also novels, fiction and non-fiction. Represents screenwriters. Agents cover film, TV and theatre as well as literature.

Does not welcome unsolicited material but enquiries are accepted in writing.

No reading fee for synopsis, plays or screenplays, but a fee is charged for full-length MSS. Return postage required.

Commission:

Domestic: 12.5%

Overseas: 15%

Performance rights: 12.5%

Founded 1982.

billellis@aandb.co.uk
020-7434 4262
020-7038 3699

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

10 Roland Gardens

London, SW7 3PH
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Caspian Dennis
  • Arabella Stein

Fiction, general non-fiction and children's (home 10%, overseas 20%).

Commission:

  • Domestic: 10%
  • Overseas: 20%

Not taking on any new clients at present.

Abner Stein website
caspian@abnerstein.co.uk
020-7373 0456
020-7370 6316

Kurfürstenstraße 15-16

Berlin, D-10785
Germany

Director:

  • Gudrun Hebel

We represent: fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and thrillers. There is no reading fee.

We work with sub agencies worldwide.

We represent: Scandinavian and German authors such as Lars Mytting, Fredrik Sjöberg, Lars Gustafsson, Liselotte Roll

The agency was founded in 1998.

 

info@agentur-literatur.de
+49-30-25799266

Fiction | No Theatre | No TV | Non-Fiction
291 Gray's Inn Road

London, WC1X 8QJ
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Clare Alexander
  • Lesley Thorne (also handles film/TV)
  • Matthew Hamilton

Agent

  • Lisa Baker
  • Chris Wellbelove
  • Niki Chang
  • Gillie Russell

Accepts fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts.

Submission Guidelines:

  • With your letter, you should send a synopsis/summary, ideally a paragraph, but no longer than one page, plus the first thirty pages of consecutively written sample material (in other words, do not send sample chapters from beginning, middle and end).
  • Your typewritten pages should be double-spaced, single-sided, loose-leaf A4, and you should tell us whether you'd like the entire submission to be returned to you (if not suitable) - if you do, you need to include an adequately sized stamped addressed envelope. Otherwise, you can simply send us a stamped addressed envelope for our reply. For fiction, we require that books be completed before submitting.

Permissions:
All requests for permission to use copyright material by any of the clients of Aitken Alexander should contain the following information:

(i) Title and Author of book / material in which extract concerned appears;
(ii) Length (and page reference) of such extract;
(iii) Territories and Languages for which permission sought;
(iv) Title / Publisher / Price / Publication date and estimated first print-run of book / material in which extract will appear;
(v) All other relevant information.

Requests should be submitted to the Permissions Department in writing, by post or fax, or by email to: reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk


Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976.  In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander AssociatesAccepts fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts.. In 2008, Andrew Kidd, previously Publisher of Picador and Macmillan, joined as a director. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights, and Sally Riley heads up Aitken Alexander's highly respected Translation Rights department. In 2009 the agency opened an office in New York, under Anna Stein, and, in 2011, in New Delhi, under Shruti Debi. Both moves reflected Aitken Alexander's strong commitment to the best of international writing. In 2011, Lesley Thorne, who runs the company's Film, Theatre and TV department, was appointed to the board.

The focus of the agency remains on writers and writing and the company represents a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, including: Clare Allan, Jo Baker, Pat Barker, Jung Chang, Clare Clark, Sarah Dunant, Diana Evans, Sebastian Faulks, Helen Fielding, Rebecca Frayn, Germaine Greer, Julia Gregson, Mark Haddon, Mohammed Hanif, Oliver James, Liz Jensen, Lucy Kellaway, Pankaj Mishra, Thomas Penn, Jonathan Raban, Louise Rennison, Jennie Rooney, Edward St Aubyn, Maria Semple, Rory Stewart, Colin Thubron, Sara Wheeler, Amanda Vickery and Penny Vincenzi.

Additionally, through the acquisition in 1984 of Hughes Massie Limited (among the earliest UK literary agencies and founded in 1905), the company continues to represent the British and Commonwealth rights in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the works of J. D. Salinger as well as the estate of authors such as Paul Gallico, Mary Norton and Slavomir Rawicz. Other literary estates represented by the agency include John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Fowles, Ian Hamilton and Shiva Naipaul.

 

reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk
020-7373 8672
020-7373 6002

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

1 Old Compton Street

London, W1D 5JA
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Anne Dewe
  • Tina Betts
  • Louise Burns

Handles fiction, general non-fiction, children's books, film, T.V, theatre and radio scripts.

Affiliated to the 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. & Writers' Guild of Great Britain.

Submission guidelines:

  • Send a preliminary introductory letter, a one-page synopsis of book or script and first 50 pages double spaced
  • Include an S.A.E if you would like the material returned
  • Prefers hard-copy initially but will look at a brief synopsis is included in an email - no attachments.
  • Because of the volume of submissions manuscripts may be rejected with a standard letter
  • Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts

Commission: home 15%, USA/Europe/translation 20%

No reading fee

Children's authors include Gina Douthwaite, Joe Hackett, Judith Heneghan, Shirley Isherwood, Kate Lennard, Jude Wisdom, Sarah Mussi, Savita Kalhan.

Founded 1975.

Association of Authors' Agents

info@andrewmann.co.uk
020-7734 4751
020-7287 9264

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

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

18-21 Cavaye Place

London, SW10 9PT
United Kingdom

Proprietor

  • Anthony Sheil

Accepts fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts.

No reading fee.

Submission Guidelines:

  • With your letter, you should send a synopsis/summary, ideally a paragraph, but no longer than one page, plus the first thirty pages of consecutively written sample material (in other words, do not send sample chapters from beginning, middle and end).
  • Your typewritten pages should be double-spaced, single-sided, loose-leaf A4, and you should tell us whether you'd like the entire submission to be returned to you (if not suitable) - if you do, you need to include an adequately sized stamped addressed envelope. Otherwise, you can simply send us a stamped addressed envelope for our reply. For fiction, we require that books be completed before submitting.

Permissions:

All requests for permission to use copyright material by any of the clients of Aitken Alexander should contain the following information:

(i) Title and Author of book / material in which extract concerned appears;
(ii) Length (and page reference) of such extract;
(iii) Territories and Languages for which permission sought;
(iv) Title / Publisher / Price / Publication date and estimated first print-run of book / material in which extract will appear;
(v) All other relevant information.

Requests should be submitted to the Permissions Department in writing, by post or fax, or by email to: reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk

Authors include Caroline Alexander, John Fowles, John Keegan, Patrick Leigh-Fermor, Robert Wilson.

anthony@aitkenalexander.co.uk
020-7373 8672
020-7373 6002

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

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

PO Box 560

Bellport, New York NY 11713
United States

Owner

  • Barbara S Kouts

Fiction and non-fiction, children's.

No phone calls. Send query letter first.

Founded 1980.

Barbara S. Kouts, Literary Agent website
bkouts@aol.com
516-286-1538

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Poetry
Rivendell
Kingsgate Close
Torquay, Devon TQ2 8QA
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Barry James

Internet site for new writers and poets to display their work to publishers.

Submission Guidelines:

Prefers on-line submissions.
If you need to submit your work by regular mail please note that  all postal submissions should be accompanied with a completed application form which may be downloaded from the website.


1500 words are ideal for your web page. If you exceed this figure the print size may be reduced to a point where readers may find it difficult to read your work.  Most of their writers prefer to use the first 200 words for a synopsis and the remainder as a sample of their work.

No unsolicited MSS. First contact: send sae or email.

Founded 1997.

Barrie James Literary Agency website

PO Box 20184

London, W10 5AU
United Kingdom

London-based literary agency which handles adult fiction & non-fiction only - memoir, travel, popular culture, multicultural writing - commission: home 12% overseas & radio 20% TV, film & electronic 20%

Film, TV and radio rights mainly sold in works by existing clients. Does not represent screen writers for Film & TV and stage plays, or children's books. Editorial advice given to own authors. Initiates in-house projects.

Not taking on any new clients at present.

Founded 1997

020-8968 3089

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

410 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 460
Chicago, Illinois IL 60605
United States

Contact

  • Danielle Egan-Miller

General fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Select young adult projects. Works in conjunction with foreign agents.

Will suggest revision; no reading fee.

Founded 1971.

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.

mail@browneandmiller.com
312-922-3063

Biography | Fiction | Film | Theatre | Thrillers | TV
Quadrant House
80-82 Regent Street
London, W1B 5AU
United Kingdom

Literary Manager

  • Bryan Drew

    Scripts for TV, films and theatre plus general fiction, thrillers, biographies.

    Founded 1962.

Scripts for TV, films and theatre plus general fiction, thrillers, biographies.

Founded 1962.

bryan@bryandrewltd.com
020-7437 2293
020-7437 0561

Fiction | Film | Non-Fiction | Radio | Theatre | TV
PO Box 226
Finders Lane PO
Melbourne, Melbourne
Australia

Contact

  • Fran Bryson

Represents writers operating in all media: print, film, TV, radio, the stage and electronic derivatives; specialises in representation of book writers. Query first before sending unsolicited MSS.

Not accepting until further notice.

agency@bryson.com.au
(613) 9620 9100
(613) 9621 2788

55 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003
United States

Associates

  • Carol Mann
  • Laura Yorke
  • Gareth Esersky

Founded 1977. Psychology, popular history, biography, pop culture, general non-fiction; fiction.

Works in conjunction with foreign agents. No reading fee.

See submission page on their website

212-206-5635

71 Hillgate Place

London, W8 7SS
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Caroline Sheldon
  • Penny Holroyde

Special interests: fiction - all fiction for women, sagas, suspense, contemporary, chick lit, historical fiction, fantasy and comic novels; non-fiction

Submission Guidelines:

Email

  • Introductory letter
  • Synopsis of the piece,
  • First three chapters

Please use SUBMISSION/TITLE/AUTHOR NAME in the subject line to avoid spam filters

http://www.carolinesheldon.co.uk/submissions/

Please date your letter and remember to include all contact information.

Permissions:

Requests to pennyholroyde@carolinesheldon.co.uk

0207 727 9102

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

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