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Agents Specialising in Crime

PO Box 475

Blackwood, SA SA 5051
Australia

Agent

  • 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.

 

altair-australia@altair-australia.com
(8) 8278 5585
(8) 8278 5585

3 Askew Road

London, W12 9AA
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Lisa Moylett

Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%, film/TV 15%). Fiction: thrillers, crime/mystery; women's literary and contemporary. Non-fiction: biography; history and current affairs.

Send synopsis, first 3 chapters and sae (essential). No disk or email submissions. No reading fee.

Works with foreign agents.

Coombs Moylett Literary Agency website
020-8740 0454
020-8354 3065

11a Woodlawn Street

Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
United Kingdom

Director

  • 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.

write@creativeauthors.co.uk
(01227) 770947

Estelle House
11 Eustace Road
London, SW6 1JB
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Darley Anderson (crime, mystery, thrillers, women's fiction)
  • Mary Darby (Head of Rights)
  • Camilla Wray (Crime, Thrillers, Women's)
  • Clare Wallace (Children's and YA)
  • Tanera Simon (Women's Fiction)
  • Rosanna Belingham (Finance)

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film AgencyThe Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency was founded in 1988 by ex-publisher Darley Anderson and is based in London with a regional office in the book town of Hay-on-Wye on the English/Welsh borders. Member of Association of Authors' Agents. was founded in 1988 by ex-publisher Darley Anderson and is based in London with a regional office in the book town of Hay-on-Wye on the English/Welsh borders.

Commission : 20% for film/TV/radio. Has an association with APA Talent & Literary Agency in Hollywood.

Accepts submissions for commercial fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, accessible literary, romantic comedy, chick-lit, women in jeopardy, sagas and historicals.

For fiction, Darley Anderson only accepts paper submissions. Please send:

A query letter, including a brief biography
A one page synopsis
The first three chapters
A self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your manuscript

For non-fiction submissions, please send an email to pippa@darleyanderson.com

A query letter, including a brief biography and why you are 'qualified' to write the book
An outline of your proposal
The first three chapters or writing samples

Please note that they are not currently taking on new screenwriters, poets or short story writers.

Clients include Anne Baker, Alex Barclay, Constance Briscoe, Paul Carson, Chris Carter, Cathy Cassidy, Lee Child, Lisa Clark, Martina Cole, John Connolly, Jane Costello, Margaret Dickinson, Clare Dowling, Tana French, Milly Johnson, Joan Jonker, Danny King, Adrienne Kress, Patrick Lennon, Abi Oliver, Rani Manicka, Chris Mooney, Annie Murray, B A Paris, Lesley Pearse, Lynda Page, Adrian Plass, Sheila Quigley, Carmen Reid, Dave Rudden, Rebecca Shaw Estate, Peter Sheridan, Graeme Sims, Elizabeth Waite, Kate Wild, Ahmet Zappa.

Founded 1988.

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.

enquiries@darleyanderson.com
020-7385 6652
020-7386 5571

54 Abbey Street

Bangor, Nortern Ireland BT20 4JB
United Kingdom

Directors / Contacts

  •  Paul Feldstein
  •  Susan Feldstein

Submission guidelines:

Send fiction synopsis, Non-fiction proposal  via email to submissions@thefeldsteinagency.co.uk

Overseas associates

France
Anne Confuron
Anne Confuron Literary Agency
70 boulevard de Picpus
75012 Paris
France
T: + 33 1 43 40 02 10 - F: + 33 1 43 40 02 12 - E: aconfuron@gmail.com

Italy
Anna Mioni
AC² literary agency
via de Mandelo 14
I - 35142 Padova
Italy
info@ac2.eu
http://www.ac2.eu/en/
   

We represent:

Anthony J. Quinn, Padraig O'Morain,  Marsha Butler, Carsten Krieger, Paddy Brosnan, Lesley Richardson, Tanya Ravenswater, Gayle Curtis, Jason Johnson, Sophia Hillan and 40 more...see the web site!

The agency was founded in 2007

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submissions@thefeldsteinagency.co.uk
44 (0) 2891 472823

3 Barb Mews

London, W6 7PA
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • 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.

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, 3 Barb Mews, London, W6 7PA. Include SAE for return of material.

Alternatively you can send a brief enquiry by email to MaryJones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk 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 (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@gregoryandcompany.co.uk (submissions)
maryjones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk
020-7610 4676
020-7610 4686

1a Kidbrooke Park Road

London, SE3 0LR
United Kingdom

Contact

  • J. Lawson

Founded 1979. Specialises in full-length contemporary fiction, women's fiction, crime, biographies, sport and general non-fiction . No poetry or short stories.

Works with overseas agents.

No unsolicited MSS. Preliminary letter and sae required.

International Scripts website
internationalscripts@btinternet.com
0208 319 8666

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 (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.

020-7607 0273

15 Penn House
Mallory Street
London, NW8 8SX
United Kingdom

Specialises in fiction (no science fiction, horror or fantasy), biography, autobiography, show business, personality books, law, crime, politics, world affairs. Full-length MSS (home from 10%, overseas from 15%).

Will suggest revision. No reading fee, but preliminary letter essential.

Jeffrey Simmons website
jasimmons@btconnect.com
020-7224 8917

31 Marchmont Road

Edinburgh, EH9 1HU
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Jenny Brown
  • Mark Stanton
  • Lucy Juckes
  • Allan Guthrie

Literary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic.

Represents children's writers and illustrators. No reading fee. See website for submission guidelines.

Submissions by email: Prefers to receive submissions by email. You will find their individual preferences and email addresses listed on their Agents page. Please email your submission directly to the agent you feel will be most compatible with your work. They read all submissions made in order of receipt. Please note that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to read more. If you have not heard back within eight weeks then you can assume that they do not feel that the work is right for the agency.

Submissions by post: Their strong preference is for submission by email, but if this is not possible, then send a hard copy to your preferred agent at Jenny Brown Associates

Literary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic.

Represents children's writers and illustrators. No reading fee. See website for submission guidelines.

Submissions by email: Prefers to receive submissions by email. You will find their individual preferences and email addresses listed on their Agents page. Please email your submission directly to the agent you feel will be most compatible with your work. They read all submissions made in order of receipt. Please note that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to read more. If you have not heard back within eight weeks then you can assume that they do not feel that the work is right for the agency.

Submissions by post: Their strong preference is for submission by email, but if this is not possible, then send a hard copy to your preferred agent at Jenny Brown Associates, 33 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. They will only respond if they wish to see more. Unfortunately they are unable to return material submitted, and their policy is to recycle all materials.

For fiction: send the first 50 pages (no more) and a synopsis in a single document, with a covering letter (see below).

For non-fiction: email a proposal and short example of the proposed work - a sample chapter, for instance. Please include a short note on the competing or comparable literature stating, where possible, author, title, publisher and publication date. It would be helpful to have an overview of possible marketing outlets and a biographical note outlining your background, training and experience.

For children's: Does not represent poetry or plays.

All submissions: Please write a covering letter in the body of the email giving an account of the background of the book and your writing career to date. If you have been referred to us by a publishing or personal contact then make this clear. If you have had previous correspondence with one of their agents please mention this. They appreciate knowing if your project has been sent to or is being considered by other agents or publishers.

Founded 2002

, 33 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. They will only respond if they wish to see more. Unfortunately they are unable to return material submitted, and their policy is to recycle all materials.

For fiction: send the first 50 pages (no more) and a synopsis in a single document, with a covering letter (see below).

For non-fiction: email a proposal and short example of the proposed work - a sample chapter, for instance. Please include a short note on the competing or comparable literature stating, where possible, author, title, publisher and publication date. It would be helpful to have an overview of possible marketing outlets and a biographical note outlining your background, training and experience.

For children's: Does not represent poetry or plays.

All submissions: Please write a covering letter in the body of the email giving an account of the background of the book and your writing career to date. If you have been referred to us by a publishing or personal contact then make this clear. If you have had previous correspondence with one of their agents please mention this. They appreciate knowing if your project has been sent to or is being considered by other agents or publishers.

Founded 2002

info@jennybrownassociates.com
0131-229 5334

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

Director

  • 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
judybks@aol.com
020-7794 3717

91 Great Russell Street

London, WC1B 3PS
United Kingdom

Directors

  • Luigi Bonomi
  • Amanda Preston

Fiction: commercial and literary fiction, thrillers, crime, women's fiction. Non-fiction: history, science, parenting, lifestyle, diet, health, TV tie-ins.

As a literary agency, they do accept unsolicited manuscripts and are keen to find new authors and help them develop their careers.

They do not deal with poetry, children's stories or adult SF/fantasy.

You should send manuscripts addressed to 'SUBMISSIONS DEPARTMENT' with the following:

  • A covering letter
  • A brief synopsis
  • The first three chapters of the work on A4 paper, in double-spaced type on one side of the sheet only (please don't bind or staple your work and do remember to print your name and contact details on the cover of your manuscript).
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope if you want us to return your work otherwise an e-mail address for our response.
  • Please note that you should not send your only copy as if there is no self-addressed stamped envelope we will automatically dispose of your work.

Please note that they do not accept electronic submissions.

Authors include James Barrington, Chris Beardshaw, Gennaro Contaldo, Nick Foulkes, David Gibbins, Richard Hammond, Jane Hill, John Humphrys, Graham Joyce, Simon Kernick, Colin McDowell, Dr Gillian McKeith, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, James May, Nicola Monaghan, Mike Morley, Sue Palmer, Andrew Pepper, Melanie Phillips, Jem Poster, Esther Rantzen, John Rickards, Mike Rossiter, Catherine Samson, Prof. Bryan Sykes, Mitch Symons, Alan Titchmarsh, Martin Townsend, Sir Terry Wogan, Sally Worboyes.

Founded 2005.

info@bonomiassociates.co.uk
020 7637 1234
020-7637 2111

42A Great Percy Street London
Bloomsbury
London, WC1X 9QR
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Madeleine Milburn

Reading fee yes

Who you represent

We represent Holly Bourne, Jenna Burtenshaw, Anne Cameron, Nuala Casey, C.J. Daugherty, Carrie Duffy, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, L.A. Jones, Victoria Fox, Emma Garcia, S.B. Hayes, Dave Lowe, Martel Maxwell, Lynda Page, J.J Salem, Cally Taylor, Anna-Lou Weatherley

The agency was founded in March 2012

AA member.

 

submissions@madeleinemilburn.com
020 3602 6425
020 3602 6425

Box 412
19/21 Crawford Street
London, W1H 1PJ
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Philip Patterson (books)
  • Luke Speed (film/TV)
  • Georgie Bouz
  • Sandra Sawicka
  • Catherine Pellegrino (Children's specialist)

All full-length MSS, including commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, crime, thrillers, commercial, women's fiction, children's, science fiction, history, biography, sport, travel, health. No poetry. Send first 3 chapter

Happy to review new work. Please note they do not represent stage plays or poetry.

Please send us samples of your work.

Please do not send enquiry or query letters without a sample of the actual work, nor advertisements, qualifications, testimonials, or marketing ideas. These are a waste of your time: only the work matters. Hand written or illegible submissions will not be accepted. Elaborate bindings, folders and packaging are unnecessary.

Submissions are confidential and will be safely shredded if they are unable to offer to represent you. Handling and postage costs means that they no longer return manuscripts, nor do they log them on receipt. Nor can they discuss your work with you before you become a client.

Books
Represents commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. Please send a covering letter, a synopsis showing the structure of the completed work, and the first three chapters, marked for the attention of Philip Patterson. All submissions must be typed, double-spaced and on single side A4. Allow six weeks for a reply.

Screenplays
Represents theatrical motion picture screenplays, TV and radio plays. Please send a covering letter, short treatment and the entire screenplay, marked for the attention of Luke Speed. Allow six weeks for a reply.

Directors
Represents directors for Film and TV. Please send a covering letter and biography, along with any sample films and/or show reels to Luke Speed. DVDs and VHS tapes are acceptable. Director/Screenwriters should also submit a writing sample, in addition to sample film work.

enquiries@marjacq.com
020-7-935 9499
020-7-935 9115

46 Warwick Way
Suite 16
London, SW1 1RY
United Kingdom

Director

  • Michael Berenti

Represents literary and general commercial fiction, thrillers, crime, suspense, fantasy, drama, science-fiction, film and TV scripts.

Non-Fiction: Politics, social sciences, current affairs history, military.

Does not represent: Poetry, Children's books, religious, how-to, drug-recovery, erotic, gardening or cookbooks.

Submission guidlines:

  • Manuscript should be typewritten with double spacing on one side of A4 paper, with each page accordingly numbered. Enclose a synopsis.
  • Please enquire first to see whether your work qualifies for evaluation. Fees applicable for evaluation. See website for details.
  • No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Founded 2008.

admin@michaelberenti.com
020-7828 4273

52 Doughty Street

London, WC1N 2LS
United Kingdom

Agents UK and US

  • Sonia Land
  • Vivien Green
  • Ian Drury

Film / Theatre / TV

  • Sophie Janson
  • Lucy Fawcett

Foreign

  • Gaia Banks
  • Sophie le Grand

Quality literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, including: politics, history, military history, gardening, thrillers, crime, romance, drama, biography, travel, cookery, humour, UK and foreign estates.

Also theatre, film, radio and TV scripts.

Overseas associates Georges Borchardt

Founded 1967. Full-length and short MSS. Agents in most foreign countries. The agency represents novelists and nonfiction writers as well as several major literary estates.
Primarily an agency for English language writers, and currently represents over 200 authors including eight Pulitzer Prize winners and two Nobel Prize winners.


We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

, Inc. (Richard Scott Simon

Quality literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, including: politics, history, military history, gardening, thrillers, crime, romance, drama, biography, travel, cookery, humour, UK and foreign estates.

Also theatre, film, radio and TV scripts.

Overseas associates Georges Borchardt, Inc. (Richard Scott Simon). US film and TV representation CAA, APA and others.

Specialises in theatre, film, radio and TV scripts.

Welcomes approaches from new clients, either to start or to develop their careers. Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee.

Clients include: Rose Tremain, Paul Wilson, and Bonnie Greer, Peter Ackroyd, Benedict Allen, Charles Allen, Pam Ayres, Melvyn Bragg, Steven Carroll, David Cohen, Anna del Conte, Judy Corbalis, Elizabeth Corley, Seamus Deane, Chris Ewan, Rosie Goodwin, Jean Goodhind, Robert Green, Susan Hill, Richard Holmes, HRH The Prince of Wales, Ian Johnstone, Irene Karafilly, Richard Mabey, Graham Rice, Steve Rider, Robert Rigby, Martin Riley, Diane Setterfield, Tom Sharpe, Martin Stephen, Jeffrey Tayler, Andrew Taylor, Rose Tremain, Barry Unsworth, Kevin Wells, Prof. Stanley Wells, Neil White, John Wilsher, Paul Wilson and the Estates of Catherine Cookson, Patrick O'Brian, Penelope Mortimer, Jean Rhys and F.A. Worsley.

). US film and TV representation CAA, APA and others.

Specialises in theatre, film, radio and TV scripts.

Welcomes approaches from new clients, either to start or to develop their careers. Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee.

Clients include: Rose Tremain, Paul Wilson, and Bonnie Greer, Peter Ackroyd, Benedict Allen, Charles Allen, Pam Ayres, Melvyn Bragg, Steven Carroll, David Cohen, Anna del Conte, Judy Corbalis, Elizabeth Corley, Seamus Deane, Chris Ewan, Rosie Goodwin, Jean Goodhind, Robert Green, Susan Hill, Richard Holmes, HRH The Prince of Wales, Ian Johnstone, Irene Karafilly, Richard Mabey, Graham Rice, Steve Rider, Robert Rigby, Martin Riley, Diane Setterfield, Tom Sharpe, Martin Stephen, Jeffrey Tayler, Andrew Taylor, Rose Tremain, Barry Unsworth, Kevin Wells, Prof. Stanley Wells, Neil White, John Wilsher, Paul Wilson and the Estates of Catherine Cookson, Patrick O'Brian, Penelope Mortimer, Jean Rhys and F.A. Worsley.

info@sheilland.co.uk
020 7 405 935
020-7831 2127

43 Musard Road

London, W6 8NR
United Kingdom

Director

  • Teresa Chris

All fiction, especially crime, women's commercial, general and literary fiction; all non-fiction, especially biography, history, health, cooking, arts and crafts.

No science fiction, horror, fantasy, short stories, poetry, academic books.

No reading fee. Send introductory letter describing work, first 3 chapters and sae.

Representation in all overseas territories.

Teresa Chris Literary Agency Ltd website
020-7-386 0633

Ryman's Cottages

Little Tew, Oxfordshire OX7 4JJ
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Peter Buckman
  • Anne-Marie Doulton

Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Contemporary and historical novels, crime, thrillers, women's fiction, memoirs, history and biography. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send a covering email or letter and the first three chapters, plus a brief outline and biographical details.
  • Email submissions preferred. Send as Word file attachments. Please do not paste sample material into the body of your email. All pages should be numbered.
  • Postal submissions should be printed on one side of the paper, with a minimum font size of 11 point and 1.5 line spacing. All pages should be numbered.
  • Does not normally acknowledge receipt or offer advice on rejected material, nor will they respond unless you include an email address or an envelope with stamps that can be used in the UK.

Commission:

  • home 15%,
  • USA 15%-20%,
  • translation 20%

Enquiries by email to amd@theampersandagency.co.uk

Founded 2003.

amd@theampersandagency.co.uk
info@theampersandagency.co.uk
(01608) 683677
(01608) 683449

1 Petersfield

Cambridge, CB1 1BB
United Kingdom

Proprietor and Agent

  • Rachel Calder

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.

(01223) 303035
(01223) 301638

48-56 Bayham Place

London, NW1 0EU
United Kingdom

Contact

  • Mandy Little
  • James Wills

Fiction, commercial women's fiction, crime and literary fiction. Non-fiction special interests include history, science, popular psychology, self-help and general leisure books. Also children's fiction and non-fiction.

No short stories, poetry, TV, play or film scripts. Not interested in purely academic writers.

Send informative preliminary letter and synopsis with return postage.

Children's authors or illustrators include Stephen Biesty, V.M. Jones, Margaret Mahy, Lynne Reid Banks, Stewart Ross.

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.

office@watsonlittle.com
020-7388 7529
020-7388 8501