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Agents Specialising in Historical Fiction

53 Talbot Road

London, N6 4QX
United Kingdom


  • John Havergal

Novels, thrillers, faction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and children's books, and graphic and illustrated media edutainment concepts (home 15%, overseas/translations 20%, advertising/sales promotion one-third).

Pitches to publishers and producers. Send first chapter, scene or section, and graphics samples (if any), plus a half to one page plot or topic outline together with sae. No reading fee.

Founded 1997.

020-8341 0442
077 6702 2659 (Mob)
020-8341 0442

PO Box 41709

Los Angeles, California 90041
United States


  • Barbara Markowitz
  • Judith Rosenthal

Children's fiction, middle grade, young adult (11-15 year-olds), historical fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%).

Seeking contemporary and historical fiction 35,000-50,000 words for 8-11 and 11-15 year-olds. No fables, fantasy or fairytales; no illustrated books; no sci-fi.

Barbara Markowitz Literary Agency website

David Higham Associates, 6th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • 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.  They are now part of David Higham AssociatesAgents for the negotiation of all rights in fiction, general non-fiction, children's fiction and picture books, plays, film and TV scripts (home 15%, USA/translation 20%, scripts 10%). Represented in all foreign markets. Preliminary letter and return postage. All adult submissions should be typed with double line spacing on one side only of A4 paper and pages should be numbered. Be sure to include a covering letter; a full plot synopsis of the proposed book; the first two or three chapters of the book; a CV and a stamped addressed envelope. Founded 1935.

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, David Higham Associates, 6th Floor, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street Include SAE for return of material.

Alternatively you can send a brief enquiry by email to 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 ( 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. (submissions)
020-7610 4676
020-7610 4686

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 ( 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

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


  • 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
020-7794 3717

Rockefeller Center, 1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2320
New York, NY 10020
United States


  • President Maria Carvainis,
  • Literary Agent Donna Bagdasarian

Currently Handles:

  • 34% nonfiction books
  • 65% novels
  • 1% poetry


Science/Technology (pop science)
Women's Issues/Studies
Does not want to receive science fiction or children's picture books.

Query with SASE
Responds in 1 week to queries.
Responds in 3 months to manuscripts.

Obtains 60% of new clients through recommendations from others and conferences; 40% from query letters.

Works in conjunction with foreign, TV and movie agents.
(212) 245.7196

2 Rudgwick Terrace
St. Stephens Close
London, NW8 6BR
United Kingdom


  • Director Samar Hammam

Rocking Chair Books is a literary agency focusing on literary fiction, upmarket commercial, and commercial fiction and general non-fiction for publication around the world. Our motto is a great story is a great story.

No reading fee.

We represent Brian Turner, Zena el Khalil, Lakambini Sitoy, Conflict Relief, Elle Symmonds.

Founded 2011

For submissions:
07809 461342

19 New Row

London, WC2N 4LA
United Kingdom

Full-length MSS. General fiction and non-fiction, thrillers, contemporary and historical novels.

No unsolicited MSS, and no submissions by email.

Specialists in handling German translation rights. Represented in the USA by various agents.

Tanja Howarth Literary Agency website
020-7240 5553

150 Minories

London, EC3N 1LS
United Kingdom

Managing Director

  • Alex Sullivan
  • General Fiction,
  • Historical, science fiction, children's,
  • Film scripts, TV series and documentary ideas.

When submitting a project to for review, please e-mail to in the first instance, with the subject line "ATTN SUBMISSIONS": including the following information and documentation:

  • A detailed synopsis, together with (in the case of a book project) the first three chapters of the relevant manuscript in one Word document;
  • A full CV/resume, including personal and professional background;
  • Any attachments to the project in place (for example actors, directors or finance);
  • Information about any producers or literary agencies who have reviewed, or are currently reviewing, the project in question, together with any feedback that might have been received to date.

Legal services can be provided in conjunction with Fuglers Solicitors LLP.
020-8905 5191
(0870) 1330258