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Agents Specialising in Playwrights

PO Box 766

Kew, Victoria 3101
Australia

Contact

  • Manager Director Debbie Golvan,
  • Director Colin Golvan

Children's fiction and non-fiction (10%+GST). Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction and plays.

Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction, plays, feature film and TV scripts, visual artists and composers; 60% of list is for children's market.

Read 'general information' section on website before sending a brief letter. Material sent to agency from outside of Australia will not be returned. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Works with French, Chinese and Korean agents.

Children's authors include Nan Bodsworth, Kim Caraher, Terry Denton, Janine Fraser, Paty Marshall-Stace, Sally Morgan, Wendy Orr, Greg Pyers, Alan Sunderland.

Founded 1989.

golvan@ozemail.com.au
(03) 9853 5341
(03) 9853 8555

Playwrights | Theatre
Level 2, 16 Cambridge Terrace
PO Box 9767
Wellington,
New Zealand

Director

  • Murray Lynch

Playwrights' agency and script advisory service.

Its focus is the development and representation of New Zealand playwrights and their plays.

info@playmarket.org.nz
(+64) 04 3828462

Film | Playwrights | Radio | Screenwriters | Theatre | TV
11 Jubilee Place

London, SW3 3TD
United Kingdom

Agents

  • Jane Villiers
  • Matthew Bates
  • Toby Moorcroft

First established as a literary and dramatists' agency in 1896, Sayle ScreenFirst established as a literary and dramatists' agency in 1896, Sayle Screen has evolved into one of London's leading and longest standing independent agencies, now representing writers, directors and producers for film, television, stage and new media

Specialises in scripts for film, TV, theatre and radio. Represents film and TV rights in fiction and non-fiction for The Sayle Literary Agency, Greene and Heaton Ltd and Peter Robinson Ltd. Works in conjunction with agents in New York and Los Angeles.

Preliminary letter and return postage essential. Only accepts submissions by post, no email submissions.

Approximately 100 writers; the agency also represents directors for both film and television.

has evolved into one of London's leading and longest standing independent agencies, now representing writers, directors and producers for film, television, stage and new media

Specialises in scripts for film, TV, theatre and radio. Represents film and TV rights in fiction and non-fiction for The Sayle Literary Agency

Fiction: general, literary and crime. Non-fiction: current affairs, social issues, travel, biographies, history.

No plays, poetry, textbooks, children's, technical, legal or medical books.

Submitted work must be double-spaced, single-sided, numbered, typed or word processed with clear contact details. Do not send an SAE as all rejected material is recycled.

Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd.

Film and TV rights handled by Sayle Screen Ltd.

Overseas associates Dunow & Carlson Agency, Darhansoff, Verrill and Feldman, Anne Edelstein Literary Agency, New England Publishing Associates, USA.

, Greene and Heaton

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.

Ltd and Peter Robinson Ltd. Works in conjunction with agents in New York and Los Angeles.

Preliminary letter and return postage essential. Only accepts submissions by post, no email submissions.

Approximately 100 writers; the agency also represents directors for both film and television.

info@saylescreen.com
020-7823 3883
020-7823 3363

24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park

London, W11 4LZ
United Kingdom

Children's Books Executive

  • Hilary Delamere

Film/TV/Theatre Executives

  • Stephen Durbridge
  • Leah Schmidt
  • Bethan Evans
  • Julia Kreitman
  • Norman North
  • Katie Haines
  • Faye Webber
  • Nick Quinn
  • Ian Benson

Founded in 1995, they represent screenwriters, directors, playwrights, composers, and children's authors & illustrators.

Also film and TV rights in novels and non-fiction. Adult novels represented only for existing clients.

Also handle dramatic rights for a number of authors, working in association with the literary agencies Rogers, Coleridge & White

Set up in 1967 and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987.

Full-length book MSS, including children's books (home 15%, USA 20%, translation 20%). No unsolicited MSS, and no submissions by fax or email.

Children's fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, USA 20%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, non-fiction and reference.

Submissions should include a covering letter telling about yourself and the background to the book.  In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis.

Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it.   Material should be printed out in 12 point font, in double-spacing and on one side only of A4 paper.

No unsolicited MSS. No submissions by fax or email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

, Luigi Bonomi Associates, Faith Evans, Gregory & Company, David Grossman, A.M.Heath, Lutyens & Rubinstein, and Lavinia Trevor.

info@theagency.co.uk
020-7727 1346
020-7727 9037

12-26 Lexington Street

London, W1F 0LE
United Kingdom

Agents

  • Sarah Ballard
  • Rosemary Canter
  • Jessica Craig (adult foreign rights)
  • Caroline Dawnay
  • James Gill
  • Pat Kavanagh
  • Robert Kirby
  • Rosemary Scoular
  • Simon Trewin
  • Charles Walker
  • Anna Webber
  • Jane Willis (children's foreign rights)

Books
Please email a full outline for non-fiction projects. For fiction, please email a covering letter / email telling us about yourself and your writing career, together with a synopsis of your novel and the first three chapters.

Please send to booksassistant@unitedagents.co.uk.

Children's and Young Adults' Books
We are happy to review material and will endeavor to respond within four weeks. In all cases we prefer correspondence by e-mail to jmarsh@unitedagents.co.uk; if you send material by post we will recycle it if it not right for us and contact you by e-mail (please make sure you enclose your e-mail address). Please do not include an SAE as work will not be returned.

  • Picture Books: Please e-mail at least three stories - not in a series - as separate Word documents and a covering e-mail.
  • Illustrators: Please e-mail a selection of JPEGs with a covering e-mail. If you also write stories, please send those along too.
  • Fiction: Please e-mail the first three chapters and a synopsis as Word docs with a covering e-mail.

Film and Television Writers
We do not accept unsolicited material. Any unsolicited pitches, outlines and screenplays will be deleted without being read. If you are referred to one of the agents here by a producer, development executive or course tutor, you should email the agent directly, attaching a CV and giving details of who has referred you.

Playwrights
Please email one example of your work, accompanied by a covering letter and CV, to looking@unitedagents.co.uk. The work should be a play or an original radio play. We are unable to consider synopses or incomplete scripts.

info@unitedagents.co.uk
020-7166 5266