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Agents Specialising in Children's Illustrators

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

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

Agent

  • 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

info@adamsliterary.com
704-542-1440
704-542-1450

1076 Eagle Drive

Salinas, California 93905
United States

President

  • 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.

831-422-5925

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

Contact

  • 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

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

Contact

  • 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

bgliterary@earthlink.net
718-832-8787
718-832-5558

67 Meadow View Road

Orinda, California 94563
United States

Contact

  • Kendra Marcus

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

Represents both authors and illustrators.

No reading fee.

info@bookstopliterary.com
925-254-2664
925-254-2668

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

5-8 Lower John Street
Golden Square
London, W1F 9HA
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Anthony Goff

Books

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

Film/TV/Theatre

  • 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

dha@davidhigham.co.uk
020-7434 5900
020-7437 1072

156 Fifth Avenue
Suite 625
New York, NY 10010
United States

Contact

  • Jennie Dunham

 

Founded 2000. 50% of list is for the children's market.

  • Children's books. Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds and teenage fiction.
  • Also handles adult literary fiction and non-fiction;

Send query letter in first instance by post, not by fax or email. Do not send full MS. No reading fee.


PO Box 790

Cedar Key, Florida 32625-0790
United States

Agents

  • Elizabeth O'Grady
  • Jeff Dwyer

Exclusively children's books (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Represents both authors and illustrators.

Small agency; not looking for new clients.

352-543-9307
603-375-5373

White Cottage
Greatford
Nr Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4PR
United Kingdom

Children's fiction and non-fiction - writers and illustrators (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Interested in seeing work from new illustrators who have studied the market and believe they have something unique to offer. Samples should be sent to the postal address below: return postage is essential.

Founded 1990.

(01778) 560672
(01778) 560672

2700 Woodlands Village
Suite 300-458
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-7127
United States

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

No unsolicited queries or submissions; considers material only by referral or through personal contact such as at conferences.

Founded 1999.

Erin Murphy Literary Agency website
928-525-2056

Low Ibbotsholme Cottage, off Bridge Lane
Troutbeck Bridge
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HU
United Kingdom

Director

  • Eunice McMullen

    All types of children's fiction, particularly picture books and older fiction.

    Specialises exclusively in children's books, especially picture books and older fiction.

    Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for all ages including teenage, series fiction and audio.

    No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. No reading fee.

All types of children's fiction, particularly picture books and older fiction.

Specialises exclusively in children's books, especially picture books and older fiction.

Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for all ages including teenage, series fiction and audio.

No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. No reading fee.

eunicemcmullen@totalise.co.uk
(01539) 448551

1155 South Washing Street
Suite 202
Naperville, Ilinois 60540-3300
United States

Contact

  • Jennifer Flannery

Specialises in children's and young adult, juvenile fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Send query letter by post in first instance.

Founded 1992.

Flannery Literary website
630-428-2682
630-428-2683

6 Wellington Place

Edinburgh, EH6 7EQ
United Kingdom

Partners

  • Lindsey Fraser
  • Kathryn Ross

Writing and illustration for children's books, fiction and non-fiction for adults.

Does not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

All work should be sent hard copy, one side, double-spaced and with pages numbered.

We do not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

  • For novels, please send the first three chapters (or equivalent)
  • Word count of the complete novel (or equivalent)
  • Synopsis of novel
  • For picture books, please send the complete manuscript. If you are the illustrator, please include 2 or 3 sample copies of your artwork - colour and black and white - plus a rough storyboard/thumbnail sketches of the complete story, or, if you prefer, a dummy rough of the proposed book.
  • A writing c.v including past publications, publishers approached and results, and your writing ambitions.
  • Full contact details

Fraser Ross Associates

Writing and illustration for children's books, fiction and non-fiction for adults.

Does not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

All work should be sent hard copy, one side, double-spaced and with pages numbered.

We do not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

  • For novels, please send the first three chapters (or equivalent)
  • Word count of the complete novel (or equivalent)
  • Synopsis of novel
  • For picture books, please send the complete manuscript. If you are the illustrator, please include 2 or 3 sample copies of your artwork - colour and black and white - plus a rough storyboard/thumbnail sketches of the complete story, or, if you prefer, a dummy rough of the proposed book.
  • A writing c.v including past publications, publishers approached and results, and your writing ambitions.
  • Full contact details

Fraser Ross Associates rarely accepts play scripts, short stories or poetry.

Please do not submit unfinished work; they want to see work at the stage at which you consider it publishable.

Include SAE for return of manuscript.

No reading fee.

Founded 2002.

rarely accepts play scripts, short stories or poetry.

Please do not submit unfinished work; they want to see work at the stage at which you consider it publishable.

Include SAE for return of manuscript.

No reading fee.

Founded 2002.

lindsey.fraser@tiscali.co.uk
kjross@tiscali.co.uk
0131-553 2759
0131-657 4412

PO Box 60

Chappaqua, New York 10514
United States

Contact

  • Gina Maccoby

Specialises in children's books: fiction, non-fiction, picture books, MS/illustration packages for middle grade and young adult (home 10%, overseas 20%).

Association of Authors' Representatives

Gina Maccoby Literary Agency website
gmacloby@aol.com
914-238-5630

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

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

Avington

Winchester, Hants SO21 1DB
United Kingdom

Full-length MSS for the children's market, fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, overseas from 15%), illustration (10%), performance rights (10%). Short stories only if specifically for picture books, radio or TV. No unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter with sae and full details essential. Postage for acknowledgement and return of material imperative. No fax, telephone or email enquiries.

Founded 1973.

Juvenilia website
juvenilia@clara.co.uk
(01962) 779656
(01962) 779656

350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2003
New York, 10001
United States

Contact

  • Anna Olswanger

Fiction and non-fiction for adults and children (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Promotes books of Jewish interest. Send query with email address, sase and first 5pp of MS.

Association of Authors' Representatives

aolswanger@lizadawsonassociates.com

17 West Street

Holland Landing, Ontario L9N 1L4
Canada

Contact

  • Melanie Colbert

Children's authors and illustrators.

Send initial query; no unsolicited MSS.

Established 1985.

Melanie Colbert website
905-853-2435

20 Bluewater Hills

Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States

Contact

  • Sidney B. Kramer,
  • Fran Pollak

Children's Fiction, non-fiction, picture books, middle grade and young adult books (home 15%, overseas 20%). Seeking well-written books of professional quality with continuity of character and story. Send query letter with sae or outline and 2 sample chapters by regular mail (no email). Send sase for return of material.

Founded 1974

Mews Books website
mewsbooks@aol.com
203-227-1836
203-227-1144

East Hook Farm
Lower Quay Road, Hook
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4LR
United Kingdom

Director

  • Nancy Miles

Specialist in children's novelty books, picture books, fiction for 6-9 and 10-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and series fiction (from 10% home, 20% overseas).

Send covering letter, brief synopsis and 3 sample chapters. For picture books send complete text and/or copies of sample artwork (do not send original artwork).

No reading fee. No email submissions. Sae essential.

Founded 2003.

Miles Stott Literary Agency website
miles.stott@virgin.net
(01437) 890570
(01437) 890570

155 East 38th Street
Suite 2H
New York, 10016
United States

Contact

  • Holly M. McGhee
  • Emily van Beek
  • Samantha Cosentino

Exclusively children's book authors and artists (home 15%, overseas 25%), from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels.

Query with sase or by email.

Founded 1998.

info@pippinproperties.com
212-338-9310
212-338-9579

6 Bayley Street

London, WC1B 3HE
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Rosemary Sandberg

    Children's writers and illustrators, general fiction and non-fiction.

    Absolutely no unsolicited MSS: client list is full.

    Founded 1991.

  • Ed Victor

Children's writers and illustrators, general fiction and non-fiction.

Absolutely no unsolicited MSS: client list is full.

Founded 1991.

Rosemary Sandberg Ltd website
rosemary@sandberg.demon.co.uk
020-7304 4110
020-7304 4109

306 Chase Court

Edgewater, New Jersey 07020
United States

Contact

  • Rosemary B. Stimola

Children's fiction and non-fiction, from preschool to young adult (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Association of Authors' Representatives

info@stimolaliterarystudio.com
201-945-9353
201-945-9353

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

72 North State Road
Suite 501
Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510
United States

Contact

  • Steven Chudney

Children's books. Focuses particularly on picture books, middle-grade novels and teen fiction. No unsolicited submissions for non-fiction chapter books, middle-grade or teen novels.

Not interested in board books or lift-the-flap books; fables, folklore, or traditional fairytales; poetry or ‘mood pieces'; stories for ‘all ages'; or heavy-handed message-driven stories.

Looking for author/illustrators (one individual), who can both write and illustrate picture books. They must really know and understand the prime needs and wants of the child reader.

mail@thechudneyagency.com
914-488-5008
914-488-5008

866 United Nation Plaza

New York, 10017
United States

Agent

  • Liza Pulitzer-Voges

Children's fiction and non-fiction for all ages from baby to young adult.

Represents authors and author/illustrators.

Send query letter, outline and sample plus sase.

Association of Authors' Representatives

212-644-2020
212-223-4387

53 Hardwicke Road

London, N13 4SL
United Kingdom

Director

  • Yasmin Standen

Literary and commercial fiction and children's fiction and picture books (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Not accepting any new clients

Interested in new writers. Send first 3 chapters, a synopsis (one side of A4) and a covering letter by post only in first instance (no submissions via email; submit the entire MS of children's stories (500 words and under). Include postage for return of MSS. No reading fee.

Children's fiction for all ages and picture books (home 15%, overseas 20%). Seeking new writers of fiction for 5-8, 9-12 and teen/young adult age groups. Send first 3 chapters and synopsis (one side of A4) with a covering letter by post only in first instance (no submissions via email) and sae. No reading fee.

Also handles literary and commercial fiction for adults. 70% of list is children's writing.

See website for further information.

info@standenliteraryagency.com
020-8889 1167
020-8889 1167