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Agents Specialising in Memoirs

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

116 West 23rd Street
Suite 500
New York, NY10011
United States

Owner

  • Diana Finch

Founded 2003. Memoirs, narrative non-fiction, literary fiction.

No reading fee. Queries by email or letter only. No phone or fax.

Diana Finch Literary Agency website
diana.finch@verizon.net
646-375-2081

37 Highbury Place

London, N5 1QP
United Kingdom

Agents

  • Jane Graham Maw
  • Jennifer Christie

General non-fiction: autobiography, memoir, business & self-help, web-to-book, food and drink, health, lifestyle, parenting, self-help, how to, popular science, history, culture, reference, humour & gift and TV tie-in.

No fiction, children's books or poetry.

Submit a one page summary of the topic, a paragraph on the contents of each proposed chapter, your qualifications for writing the book, a not on the market (who will buy it?) and competing titles, how you could help promote the book and your full contact details.

Submissions by post only, enclose an SAE for return of work.

enquiries@grahammawchristie.com
079 7126 8342

Clerkenwell House
45-47 Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0HT
United Kingdom

Contacts

  • Michael Alcock
  • Andrew Hewson
  • Anna Power
  • Merel Reinink

Main Contact

  • Anna Power

Literary and commercial fiction, children's fiction; general non-fiction including current affairs, biography and memoirs, history, lifestyle, health and personal development; film and music, graphic novels.

Children's fiction and non-fiction; ages 9-12, teenage fiction, young adult, series fiction.

Also accept adult fiction and non-fiction.

No short stories, poetry or picturebooks.

If you would like the agency to consider representing you for your work, contact them in the first instance by post at the address above. There is no need to phone the office in advance. Please note they do not accept or respond to email submissions.

For works of fiction they ask for a synopsis and three chapters, or approximately the first 50 pages of the novel. For non-fiction please supply a full outline and chapter breakdown along with at least 30 pages of the text. All submissions should be double spaced and on A4 paper.

Remember to include a covering letter with your biographical details and relevant experience, and a stamped addressed envelope either for the return of the manuscript or for a reply.

info@johnsonandalcock.co.uk
020-7251 0125

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

14 Vernon Street

London, W14 0RJ
United Kingdom

Contacts Adult

  • Mark Lucas
  • Julian Alexander
  • Araminta Whitley
  • Alice Saunders
  • Lucinda Bettridge
  • Peta Nightingale
  • Lucy Cowie
  • Giles Milburn

Children's

  • Philippa Milnes-Smith
  • Ayesha Mobin

Contacts

  • Philippa Milnes-Smith
  • Ayesha Mobin

LAW

LAW represents a diverse client list of writers working in all genres of fiction (excluding adult sci-fi and fantasy) and every area of non-fiction, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to contemporary memoir, and from history to high fashion. We also represent children's writers in all categories from pre-school to young adult.

Handles full-length commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. No fantasy (except children’s), no science-fiction, plays, poetry or textbooks. Film/TV scripts are handled for established clients only. Submission guidelines in .pdf on agents website.

All submissions should be sent, in hard copy, by post to: LAW, 14 Vernon Street, London, W14 0RJ.

PLEASE NOTE they do not accept submissions by fax, email (or email attachment) or disk.

represents a diverse client list of writers working in all genres of fiction (excluding adult sci-fi and fantasy) and every area of non-fiction, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to contemporary memoir, and from history to high fashion. We also represent children's writers in all categories from pre-school to young adult.

Handles full-length commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. No fantasy (except children’s), no science-fiction, plays, poetry or textbooks. Film/TV scripts are handled for established clients only. Submission guidelines in .pdf on agents website.

All submissions should be sent, in hard copy, by post to: LAW, 14 Vernon Street, London, W14 0RJ.

PLEASE NOTE they do not accept submissions by fax, email (or email attachment) or disk.

020-7471 7900

47 East 19th Street

New York, NY 10003
United States

Contact

  • Robert Lescher

No unsolicited MSS; query first with sase.

No reading fee. Founded 1966.

Fiction Genres

  • Commercial
  • Juvenile
  • Literary
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Thriller

Nonfiction Genres

  • Autobiography/Biography
  • Cookbooks
  • Current Affairs
  • Food/Nutrition/Lifestyle
  • History
  • Memoirs
  • Politics
  • Popular Culture
  • Psychology

No unsolicited MSS; query first with sase, or email. No reading fee.

Lescher Lescher Ltd website
212-529-1790

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

Contact

  • President Maria Carvainis,
  • Literary Agent Donna Bagdasarian

Currently Handles:

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

Represents:

Nonfiction:
Biography/Autobiography
Business/Economics
History
Memoirs
Science/Technology (pop science)
Women's Issues/Studies
Fiction:
Historical
Literary
Mainstream/Contemporary
Mystery/Suspense
Thriller
Women's
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.

mca@mariacarvainisagency.com
(212)245-6365
(212) 245.7196

1 Park Village East

London, NW1 7PX
United Kingdom

Partners

  • Kate Prentice
  • Vanessa Beaumont

Founded 2012

No reading fee

info@prenticebeaumont.co.uk
0207 387 8637

235 West 108th Street, Suite 35

New York, NY 10025
United States

Owner/Agent Rebecca Strong

Literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and biography, self-improvement/how-to but see website for latest submission guidelines.

Beginning Jan 2009 the agency will only be accepting submissions via email to the following address: info@rsila.com. The subject line should clearly indicate the words 'submissions query' Please include a cover letter with your proporsal.  If you are submitting a work of fitction, then please include one or two complete chapters only.

Consideration time isusually between 6-8 weeks. Please be aware that this is a small agency, however, and we thank you for your patience.

info@rsila.com
212-865-1569

14 Beacon Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Associates

  • Lorin Rees
  • Ann Collette
  • Nicole LaBombard
  • Rebecca Podos

The Rees Literary Agency was founded in 1983 by Helen Rees. The agency represents a wide variety of authors, including Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and Siobhan Fallon.

We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, self-help, psychology, and science.

Our website is www.reesagency.com.


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

Contact

  • 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: representme@rockingchairbooks.com

 

samar@rockingchairbooks.com
07809 461342

PMB 515, 1155 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, California CA 92104
United States

President

  • Sandra Dijkstra

Sub-agents

  • Elise Capron,
  • NATALIE M FISCHER
  • Jill Marsal

Fiction and non-fiction: narrative, history, business, psychology, science, memoir/biography, contemporary, women's, suspense, children's literature and young adults.

See submissions guide

858-755-3115

Corporate offices:
236 Trails End
West Palm Beach, FL 33413-2135
United States

CEO

  • James Schiavone

President

  • Jennifer DuVall

Fiction and non-fiction, specialising in celebrity biography and memoirs. 

Send query letter only with return envelope and IRCs or US postage. 

Accepts email queries (no attachments). Founded 1996.

profschia@aol.com
516-966-9294

548 Broadway
Suite 5E
New York, NY 10012
United States

President Agent

  • Ethan Ellenberg

Fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Commercial fiction: thrillers, mysteries, children's, romance, women's, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction; also literary fiction with a strong narrative. Non-fiction: current affairs, health, science, psychology, cookbooks, new age, spirituality, pop-culture, adventure, true crime, biography and memoir.

No scholarly works, poetry, short stories or screenplays.

Association of Authors' Representatives

The website of the American agents’ association (http://www.aar-online.org) 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.

agent@ethanellenberg.com
212-431-4554

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

Contact

  • Angharad Kowal

 

Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia.

Submission guidelines:
Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters.

Overseas associates
All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle.

We represent:
Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink.

UK office set up in 2008


Akowal@writershouse.com