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Agents Specialising in Children's Books

6 Warwick Court

London, WC1R 5DJ
United Kingdom


  • 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.
020-7242 2811
020-7242 2711

10 Roland Gardens

London, SW7 3PH
United Kingdom


  • Caspian Dennis
  • Arabella Stein

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


  • Domestic: 10%
  • Overseas: 20%

Not taking on any new clients at present.

Abner Stein website
020-7373 0456
020-7370 6316

7845 Colony Road
C4 #215
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
United States


  • Tracy Adams

Exclusively children's: from picture books to teenage novels (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Strictly no unsolicited submissions.

See website for guidelines.

Founded 2004.

Association of Authors' Representatives

Kurfürstenstraße 15-16

Berlin, D-10785


  • 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.

PO Box 2000

Cotuit , MA 02635
United States


  • 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

PO Box 475

Blackwood, SA SA 5051


  • 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.
(8) 8278 5585
(8) 8278 5585

1076 Eagle Drive

Salinas, California 93905
United States


  • Andrea Brown

Senior Agent

  • Laura Rennert

Associate Agents

  • Caryn Wiseman
  • Jennifer Jaeger
  • Michelle Andelman

Exclusively all kinds of children's books.

Represents both authors and illustrators.


1 Old Compton Street

London, W1D 5JA
United Kingdom


  • 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 ( 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
020-7734 4751
020-7287 9264

PO Box 77

Riga, LV 1011


  • Tatjana Zoldnere

Head office

This office covers Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine
+371 6 7506 495
+371 6 7506 494

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


  • 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


  • 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 with files of less than 3mb and in .doc or .pdf format

Founded 1977

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.
020-7417 8812

Jugoslavských partyzanů 17
160 00
Prague, 6
Czech Republic


  • Petra Tobiskova
  • SJitka Němečkova

This office covers the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Slovenia
Head office
(420) 222 782 041

Ul. Miłobędzka 10/2

Warsaw, 02-634


  • Aleksandra Matuszak
  • Renata Paczewska
+48 22 646 58 60
+48 22 646 58 65

520 East 84th Street
Apt 4L
New York, NY 10028
United States


  • Ann Tobias

Exclusively children's fiction and non-fiction: picture books, middle grade, young adult, young readers (home 15%, overseas 20%).

US authors only.

Ann Tobias, Literary Agent website

1342 18th Street

San Pedro, California 90732
United States


  • 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

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

PO Box 560

Bellport, New York NY 11713
United States


  • Barbara S Kouts

Fiction and non-fiction, children's.

No phone calls. Send query letter first.

Founded 1980.

Barbara S. Kouts, Literary Agent website

320 Seventh Avenue
PMB 266
Brooklyn, New York 11215
United States


  • Barry Goldblatt

Specialises in young adult and middle grade fiction, but also handles picture book writers and illustrators. No non-fiction.

Has a preference for quirky, offbeat work. Query only.

Association of Authors' Representatives

67 Meadow View Road

Orinda, California 94563
United States


  • Kendra Marcus

Exclusively children's fiction and non-fiction (home 15%).

Represents both authors and illustrators.

No reading fee.

14 Neville Court
Abbey Road
London, NW8 9DD
United Kingdom


  • 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

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.
0870-199 5002
0870-199 1029

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


  • 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 ( 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.

Children's Books
Diagonal 580

Barcelona, 08021


  • Gloria Gutiérrez

Representa a agencias literarias, autores y editores extranjeros en España, Portugal e Iberoamérica. Especializada en literatura infantil y juvenil, narrativa, informática, etc.

También representa a autores españoles en todo el mundo.

Carmen Balcells Agencia Literaria S.A. website
93 393 42 00

W.R.P.O. Box 39588

White Rock, British Columbia V48 5L6


  • 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.

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.
020-8255 4835

2 Ganton Street

London, W1F 7QL
United Kingdom


  • 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 ( 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.

020-7287 3030
020-7287 4545

11a Woodlawn Street

Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
United Kingdom


  • 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.
(01227) 770947

Children's Books | Fiction | Film | Non-Fiction | TV
10 Astor Place

New York, NY 10003
United States


  • President Peter Ginsberg (at CA branch office)
  • Ceo Timothy Knowlton, Contact Query Dept (NY office)


  • Elizabeth Harding,
  • Ginger Knowlton

Fiction and non-fiction, juvenile, film and TV rights. No unsolicited MSS; query first with sase. Submissions

Branch office

1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco
CA 94111

See also:

Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing (Australia) Pty Ltd
Curtis Brown GroupRepresents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV. Commission : 15-20%.

Website includes submission guidelines. Also represents directors, designers and actors.

Founded 1914.
Curtis Brown Ltd


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


  • Anthony Goff


  • Veronique Baxter
  • Anthony Goff
  • Andrew Gordon
  • Bruce Hunter
  • Lizzy Kremer
  • Caroline Walsh
  • Foreign Rights
  • Ania Corless


  • Gemma Hirst
  • Nicky Lund
  • Georgina Ruffhead
  • Jessica Cooper

Agents 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
020-7434 5900
020-7437 1072

Children's Books
Riverside Quarter, Unit 5
One Eastfields Avenue
London, SW18 1FQ
United Kingdom


  • Dorie Simmonds

Children's fiction (UK/USA 15%; translation 20%).

No reading fee but sae required. Send a short synopsis, 2-3 sample chapters and a CV with writing/publishing background.

Association of Authors' Agents
+44 (0)20-7736 0002
+44 (0)795 777 0426