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Children's Specialist

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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.

email: enquiries@amheath.com
tel: 020-7242 2811
fax: 020-7242 2711
amheathltd
United Kingdom
6 Warwick Court

London, WC1R 5DJ
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • Caspian Dennis
  • Arabella Stein

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

Commission:

  • Domestic: 10%
  • Overseas: 20%

Not taking on any new clients at present.

email: caspian@abnerstein.co.uk
tel: 020-7373 0456
fax: 020-7370 6316
United Kingdom
10 Roland Gardens

London, SW7 3PH
United Kingdom

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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

email: info@adamsliterary.com
tel: 704-542-1440
fax: 704-542-1450
United States
7845 Colony Road
C4 #215
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
United States

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Contacts

  • Clare Alexander
  • Lesley Thorne (also handles film/TV)
  • Matthew Hamilton

Agent

  • Lisa Baker
  • Chris Wellbelove
  • Niki Chang
  • Gillie Russell

Accepts fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts.

Submission Guidelines:

  • With your letter, you should send a synopsis/summary, ideally a paragraph, but no longer than one page, plus the first thirty pages of consecutively written sample material (in other words, do not send sample chapters from beginning, middle and end).
  • Your typewritten pages should be double-spaced, single-sided, loose-leaf A4, and you should tell us whether you'd like the entire submission to be returned to you (if not suitable) - if you do, you need to include an adequately sized stamped addressed envelope. Otherwise, you can simply send us a stamped addressed envelope for our reply. For fiction, we require that books be completed before submitting.

Permissions:
All requests for permission to use copyright material by any of the clients of Aitken Alexander should contain the following information:

(i) Title and Author of book / material in which extract concerned appears;
(ii) Length (and page reference) of such extract;
(iii) Territories and Languages for which permission sought;
(iv) Title / Publisher / Price / Publication date and estimated first print-run of book / material in which extract will appear;
(v) All other relevant information.

Requests should be submitted to the Permissions Department in writing, by post or fax, or by email to: reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk


Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976.  In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander AssociatesAccepts fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts.. In 2008, Andrew Kidd, previously Publisher of Picador and Macmillan, joined as a director. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights, and Sally Riley heads up Aitken Alexander's highly respected Translation Rights department. In 2009 the agency opened an office in New York, under Anna Stein, and, in 2011, in New Delhi, under Shruti Debi. Both moves reflected Aitken Alexander's strong commitment to the best of international writing. In 2011, Lesley Thorne, who runs the company's Film, Theatre and TV department, was appointed to the board.

The focus of the agency remains on writers and writing and the company represents a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, including: Clare Allan, Jo Baker, Pat Barker, Jung Chang, Clare Clark, Sarah Dunant, Diana Evans, Sebastian Faulks, Helen Fielding, Rebecca Frayn, Germaine Greer, Julia Gregson, Mark Haddon, Mohammed Hanif, Oliver James, Liz Jensen, Lucy Kellaway, Pankaj Mishra, Thomas Penn, Jonathan Raban, Louise Rennison, Jennie Rooney, Edward St Aubyn, Maria Semple, Rory Stewart, Colin Thubron, Sara Wheeler, Amanda Vickery and Penny Vincenzi.

Additionally, through the acquisition in 1984 of Hughes Massie Limited (among the earliest UK literary agencies and founded in 1905), the company continues to represent the British and Commonwealth rights in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the works of J. D. Salinger as well as the estate of authors such as Paul Gallico, Mary Norton and Slavomir Rawicz. Other literary estates represented by the agency include John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Fowles, Ian Hamilton and Shiva Naipaul.

 

email: reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk
tel: 020-7373 8672
fax: 020-7373 6002
AitkenAlexander
United Kingdom
291 Gray's Inn Road

London, WC1X 8QJ
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • 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.

email: ajpicard@aol.com
tel: 508-477-7192
United States
PO Box 2000

Cotuit , MA 02635
United States

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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.

 

email: altair-australia@altair-australia.com
tel: (8) 8278 5585
fax: (8) 8278 5585
Australia
PO Box 475

Blackwood, SA SA 5051
Australia

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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.

tel: 831-422-5925
United States
1076 Eagle Drive

Salinas, California 93905
United States

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Contacts

  • 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 (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. & 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

email: info@andrewmann.co.uk
tel: 020-7734 4751
fax: 020-7287 9264
AML_Literary
United Kingdom
1 Old Compton Street

London, W1D 5JA
United Kingdom

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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.

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

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Director

  • Anne McDermid

West Coast Associate

  • Lise Henderson

Literary fiction and non-fiction, and quality commercial fiction.

 

 

email: info@mcdermidagency.com
tel: 416-324 8845
fax: 416-324 8870
Canada
83 Willcocks Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C9
Canada

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Partners

  • Annette Green
  • David Smith

Full-length MSS (home 15%, overseas 20%). Literary and general fiction and non-fiction, popular culture, history, science, teenage fiction. No dramatic scripts, poetry, science fiction or fantasy. No reading fee. Preliminary letter, synopsis, between 5,000 and 10,000 words, ideally the opening chapters and S.A.E essential.

Submission Guidelines:

Send or email a short covering letter, a brief synopsis, and between 5,000 and 10,000 words from your book: ideally the opening chapters. If you are submitting material to other agencies at the same time please tell us in your letter. If you are sending hard copy please also includea stamped self addressed envelopefor our reply and for anything you need returned. If you do not include an s.a.e. or an email address we will be unable to reply. Submissions should be addressed simply to the agency, not to individuals.

Authors include Andrew Baker, Bill Broady, Meg Cabot, Simon Conway, Fiona Gibson, Justin Hill, Maria McCann, Adam MacQueen, Ian Marchant, Lembit Opik MP, Prof Charles Pasternak, Kirsty Scott, Peter Shapiro, Bernadette Strachan, Elizabeth Woodcraft. Children's authors include Meg Cabot, Mary Hogan.

Founded 1998.

email: enquiries@annettegreenagency.co.uk
tel: (01892) 514275
fax: (01892) 558262
akgreen
United Kingdom
1 East Cliff Road

Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9AD
United Kingdom

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Directors

  • Caradoc King
  • Linda Shaughnessy
  • Derek Johns
  • Georgia Garrett
  • Natasha Fairweather
  • Sheila Crowley
  • Rob Kraitt (associate)
  • Jon Elek
  • Juliet Pickering
  • Elinor Cooper
  • Louise Lamont

Full-length MSS; dramatic works for all media (home 15%, overseas 20% including commission to foreign agent). No poetry.

Submission Guidelines:

If you want to contact one of the agents at AP WattClick for AP Watt Ltd Agents References listing with a view to representation, please e-mail or post an initial query letter and a full plot synopsis. does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, and accepts no responsibility for any material sent.

Please note, all media-related enquiries should be addressed to Bea Corlett.

No reading fee. 

Also represents writers in other media (home 10%, USA and foreign 20% - including commission to foreign agent).

Authors include Quentin Blake, Melvin Burgess, Georgia Byng, Zizou Corder, Grace Dent, Helen Dunmore, Dick King-Smith, Philip Pullman, Philip Ridley.

Founded 1875.

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.

email: apw@apwatt.co.uk
tel: 020-7405 6774
fax:
020-7831 2154 (books)
020-7430 1952 (drama)
United Kingdom
20 John Street
162-168 Regent Street
London, WC1N 2DR
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • Ashley Grayson
  • Carolyn Grayson

Commercial fiction and literary fiction for adults and children. Handles foreign rights.

No unsolicited MSS. Submit query letter and first 3 pages of MSS. No calls or queries. No reading fee.

Clients include Bruce Coville, J.B. Cheany, David Lubar, Christopher Pike.

Established 1976.

Association of Authors' Agents

email: graysonagent@earthlink.net
tel: 310-548-4672
fax: 310-514-1148
United States
1342 18th Street

San Pedro, California 90732
United States

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Lists some Australian agents and also a guide to Finding an Agent.

Australia

Australia

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Contact

  • 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.

tel:
020-8341 0442
077 6702 2659 (Mob)
fax: 020-8341 0442
United Kingdom
53 Talbot Road

London, N6 4QX
United Kingdom

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Agents

  • 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.

United States
PO Box 41709

Los Angeles, California 90041
United States

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Owner

  • Barbara S Kouts

Fiction and non-fiction, children's.

No phone calls. Send query letter first.

Founded 1980.

email: bkouts@aol.com
fax: 516-286-1538
United States
PO Box 560

Bellport, New York NY 11713
United States

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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

email: bgliterary@earthlink.net
tel: 718-832-8787
fax: 718-832-5558
United States
320 Seventh Avenue
PMB 266
Brooklyn, New York 11215
United States

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Contact

  • Kendra Marcus

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

Represents both authors and illustrators.

No reading fee.

email: info@bookstopliterary.com
tel: 925-254-2664
fax: 925-254-2668
United States
67 Meadow View Road

Orinda, California 94563
United States

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Contact

  • 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 (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.

email: mail@browneandmiller.com
tel: 312-922-3063
United States
410 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 460
Chicago, Illinois IL 60605
United States

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Contact

  • Fran Bryson

Represents writers operating in all media: print, film, TV, radio, the stage and electronic derivatives; specialises in representation of book writers. Query first before sending unsolicited MSS.

Not accepting until further notice.

email: agency@bryson.com.au
tel: (613) 9620 9100
fax: (613) 9621 2788
Australia
PO Box 226
Finders Lane PO
Melbourne, Melbourne
Australia

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Contact

  • 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.

email: ag-balcells@ag-balcells.com
tel:
93-200-89-33
93 393 42 00
fax: 93-200-70-41
Spain
Diagonal 580

Barcelona, 08021
Spain

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Contacts

  • Caroline Sheldon
  • Penny Holroyde

Special interests: fiction - all fiction for women, sagas, suspense, contemporary, chick lit, historical fiction, fantasy and comic novels; non-fiction

Submission Guidelines:

Email

  • Introductory letter
  • Synopsis of the piece,
  • First three chapters

Please use SUBMISSION/TITLE/AUTHOR NAME in the subject line to avoid spam filters

http://www.carolinesheldon.co.uk/submissions/

Please date your letter and remember to include all contact information.

Permissions:

Requests to pennyholroyde@carolinesheldon.co.uk

tel: 0207 727 9102
United Kingdom
71 Hillgate Place

London, W8 7SS
United Kingdom

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Proprietor

  • 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.

email: reception@swayzeagency.com
tel: 604-538-3478
Canada
W.R.P.O. Box 39588

White Rock, British Columbia V48 5L6
Canada

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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.

email: celiacatchpole@yahoo.co.uk
tel: 020-8255 4835
United Kingdom
56 Gilpin Avenue

London, SW14 8QY
United Kingdom

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Commercial and literary full-length fiction and non-fiction. No poetry, plays, science fiction, fantasy, textbooks, illustrated children's or short stories.

Check the site for submission details.

Founded 1979

email: info@christopherlittle.net
tel: 020-7736 4455
fax: 020-7736 4490
United Kingdom
Eel Brook Studios
125 Moore Park Road
London, SW6 4PS
United Kingdom

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Directors

  • 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 (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.

email: (firstname)@convilleandwalsh.com
tel: 020-7287 3030
fax: 020-7287 4545
United Kingdom
2 Ganton Street

London, W1F 7QL
United Kingdom

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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.

email: write@creativeauthors.co.uk
tel: (01227) 770947
United Kingdom
11a Woodlawn Street

Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
United Kingdom

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CEO Jonathan Lloyd

Director of Operations Ben Hall

  • Jacquie Drewe
  • Sarah Spear Books
  • Jonny Geller (Managing Director, Book Division)
  • Camilla Hornby
  • Jonathan Lloyd
  • Jonathan Pegg
  • Vivienne Schuster
  • Elizabeth Sheinkman
  • Janice Swanson
  • Gordon Wise
  • Carol Jackson (Head of Rights)
  • Kate Cooper
  • Betsy Robbins
  • Katie McGowan (Film/TV/Theatre)
  • Nick Marston (MD Media Division)
  • Tally Garner
  • Ben Hall
  • Joe Phillips
  • Amanda Davis

 

  • Sarah Spear (Head of Acting Dept)
  • Grace Clissold
  • Maxine Hoffman
  • Sarah MacCormick
  • Kate Staddon
  • Olivia Woodward
  • Lucy Johnson
  • Mary FitzGerald
  • Jacquie Drewe (Presenters)
  • Natasha Blake
  • Claire Cosgrove (Commercials, personal appearances and voiceovers)

Represents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV. Commission : 15-20%.

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

Founded 1914

email: cb@curtisbrown.co.uk
tel: 020-7393 4400
fax: 020-7393 4401
United Kingdom
Haymarket House
28-29 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4SP
United Kingdom

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Executives

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

Contacts

  • 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 http://www.curtisbrown.com.au
Curtis Brown Group

Represents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV. Commission : 15-20%.

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

Founded 1914

Ltd http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk
Curtis Brown Ltd http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/

tel: 212-473-5400
United States
10 Astor Place

New York, NY 10003
United States

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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.

email: enquiries@darleyanderson.com
tel: 020-7385 6652
fax: 020-7386 5571
United Kingdom
Estelle House
11 Eustace Road
London, SW6 1JB
United Kingdom

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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

email: dha@davidhigham.co.uk
tel: 020-7434 5900
fax: 020-7437 1072
United Kingdom
5-8 Lower John Street
Golden Square
London, W1F 9HA
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • 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

email: dorie@doriesimmonds.com
tel:
+44 (0)20-7736 0002
+44 (0)795 777 0426
Dorie_Simmonds
United Kingdom
Riverside Quarter, Unit 5
One Eastfields Avenue
London, SW18 1FQ
United Kingdom

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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.

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

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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.

tel: 352-543-9307
fax: 603-375-5373
United States
PO Box 790

Cedar Key, Florida 32625-0790
United States

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Contact

  • Jane D. Dystel
  • Miriam Goderich
  • Michael Bourret
  • Jim McCarthy
  • Lauren Abramo
  • Stacey Glick
  • Adina Kahn

Contact

  • Michael Bourret

Founded 1994.

General fiction and non-fiction:

  • literary and commercial fiction,
  • narrative non-fiction,
  • self-help,
  • cookbooks,
  • parenting,
  • science fiction/fantasy,
  • children's.

Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and series fiction.

Send a query letter with a synopsis and up to 50pp of sample MS. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Looking for quality young adult fiction. Send a query letter with a synopsis and up to 50pp of sample MS.

tel: 212-627-9100
United States
1 Union Square West

New York, NY 10003
United States

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Directors

  • Executive Chairman Ed Victor

Joint Managing Directors

  • Sophie Hicks
  • Margaret Phillips

Directors

  • Carol Ryan
  • Graham C. Greene cbe
  • Leon Morgan
  • Hitesh Shah

Editorial Director

  • Philippa Harrison

Contact

  • Sophie Hicks

Fiction, non-fiction and children's books (home 15%, USA 15%, children's 10%, translation 20%). No short stories, poetry or film/TV scripts or plays. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. No response to submissions by email. Represented in all foreign markets. Children's picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction and audio (home 10%, overseas 20%). No short stories or poetry. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction.

No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. No response to submission by email.

Authors include John Banville, Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frederick Forsyth, A.A. Gill, Josephine Hart, Jack Higgins, Nigella Lawson, Kathy Lette, Allan Mallinson, Andrew Marr, Frederic Raphael, Danny Scheinmann, Janet Street-Porter and the Estates of Douglas Adams, Raymond Chandler, Dame Iris Murdoch, Sir Stephen Spender, Irving Wallace.

Children's authors include Mary Arrigan, Herbie Brennan, Emma Clayton, Eoin Colfer, David Lee Stone, Oisín McGann and Kate Thompson.

Founded 1976.

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.

tel: 020-7304 4100
fax: 020-7304 4111
United Kingdom
6 Bayley Street
Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HE
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contact

  • Clare Pearson

A London-based literary agency, providing a personal service to a small stable of authors, mainly of children's and young adult fiction. Submission guidelines

email: info@eddisonpearson.com
tel: 020-7700 7763
fax: 020-7700 7866
United Kingdom
West Hill House
6 Swains Lane
London, N6 6QS
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • B. Linder

Specialises in educational texts for K-12 market (home 15%, overseas 25%).

No picture books or fiction.

Send query with sase, or send outline and one sample chapter by email or with sase for return of material.

Founded 1981.

email: blinder@educationaldesignservices.com
United States
5750 Bou Avenue
Site 1508
N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852
United States

Points: 0

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.

tel: (01778) 560672
fax: (01778) 560672
United Kingdom
White Cottage
Greatford
Nr Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4PR
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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.

tel: 928-525-2056
United States
2700 Woodlands Village
Suite 300-458
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-7127
United States

Points: 0

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.

email: eunicemcmullen@totalise.co.uk
tel: (01539) 448551
United Kingdom
Low Ibbotsholme Cottage, off Bridge Lane
Troutbeck Bridge
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HU
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • Eve WhiteAgent for commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. See website for up-to-date submission requirements.

Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. See website for up-to-date submission requirements. Picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and film/TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also handles adult commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction; 50% of list is for the children's market.

Currently reading literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction for adults, andchildren's fiction for 7+. Does not accept poetry, short stories, screenplays, science fiction or fantasy for adults.

Prefers not to receive telephone enquiries.

Submissions by email only to:

Please don't send any general correspondence or questions about submissions to either address:only adult fiction samples or adult non-fiction proposals or samples.

Please send one email with just one attachment:

  • For fiction: three chapters (double line spaced) and a very brief synopsis (with a word-count of the completebook) together in one WORD DOCUMENT with title page and numbered pages.
  • For non-fiction: a synopsis and three chapters (double line spaced) if you've written them,together in one WORD DOCUMENT. Please do a title page and number the pages in case we decide to print it.

 

Authors include Carolyn Ching, Susanna Corbett, Tracey Corderoy, Jimmy Docherty, Rae Earl, Shanta Everington, David Flavell, Margie Hann-Syme, Abie Longstaff, Vijay Medtia, Gillian Rogerson, Kathy Shuker, Tabitha Suzuma, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003. Children's clients include Carolyn Ching, Susanna Corbett, David Corderoy, Jimmy Docherty, David Flavell, Margie Hann-Syme, Abie Longstaff, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton.

Founded 2003.

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.

email: eve@evewhite.co.uk
tel: (01488) 657656
United Kingdom
1a High Street

Kintbury, Berkshire RG17 9TJ
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contacts

  • Felicity Bryan

    Founded in 1988 by Felicity Bryan. Represents a wide variety of distinguished authors writing adult non-fiction, fiction and children's literature.

    • Fiction and general non-fiction with emphasis on history, biography, science and current affairs.
    • Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction.
    • No scripts for TV, radio or theatre, no crafts, how-to, science fiction, light romance or poetry. No email submissions.

    Please write enclosing a synopsis and the first three or four chapters on loose A4 paper, one side only, with double or 1.5 line spacing. In the covering letter, specify about any previously published work and relevant details about yourself. Include a CV if your work is non fiction. Please include your email address and sufficient return postage if you would like your manuscript returned, otherwise a stamped addressed envelope for our response.

    Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents.

    Children's authors include Jenny Downham, Sally Gardner, Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Graham Marks, Meg Rosoff, Lauren St John, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.

    Founded 1988

  • Sally Holloway
  • Catherine Clarke
  • Caroline Wood

Founded in 1988 by Felicity Bryan

Founded in 1988 by Felicity Bryan. Represents a wide variety of distinguished authors writing adult non-fiction, fiction and children's literature.

  • Fiction and general non-fiction with emphasis on history, biography, science and current affairs.
  • Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction.
  • No scripts for TV, radio or theatre, no crafts, how-to, science fiction, light romance or poetry. No email submissions.

Please write enclosing a synopsis and the first three or four chapters on loose A4 paper, one side only, with double or 1.5 line spacing. In the covering letter, specify about any previously published work and relevant details about yourself. Include a CV if your work is non fiction. Please include your email address and sufficient return postage if you would like your manuscript returned, otherwise a stamped addressed envelope for our response.

Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents.

Children's authors include Jenny Downham, Sally Gardner, Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Graham Marks, Meg Rosoff, Lauren St John, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.

Founded 1988

. Represents a wide variety of distinguished authors writing adult non-fiction, fiction and children's literature.

  • Fiction and general non-fiction with emphasis on history, biography, science and current affairs.
  • Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction.
  • No scripts for TV, radio or theatre, no crafts, how-to, science fiction, light romance or poetry. No email submissions.

Please write enclosing a synopsis and the first three or four chapters on loose A4 paper, one side only, with double or 1.5 line spacing. In the covering letter, specify about any previously published work and relevant details about yourself. Include a CV if your work is non fiction. Please include your email address and sufficient return postage if you would like your manuscript returned, otherwise a stamped addressed envelope for our response.

Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents.

Children's authors include Jenny Downham, Sally Gardner, Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Graham Marks, Meg Rosoff, Lauren St John, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.

Founded 1988

email: agency@felicitybryan.com
tel: (01865) 513816
fax: (01865) 310055
United Kingdom
2a North Parade
Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6LX
United Kingdom

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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.

tel: 630-428-2682
fax: 630-428-2683
United States
1155 South Washing Street
Suite 202
Naperville, Ilinois 60540-3300
United States

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  • Chief Executive Frances Bond
  • Chief Editor Eileen Molver

Founded 1985.

Full length MSS. Fiction and non-fiction; juvenile and children's literature.

Consultancy service on contracts and copyright.

Preliminary phone call or letter and sase required. Reading fee terms on application.

email: fbond@mweb.co.za
tel: (031) 2662007
South Africa
28 Gray's Inn Crescent

Westville , KwaZulu-Natal 3630
South Africa

Points: 0

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.

email:
lindsey.fraser@tiscali.co.uk
kjross@tiscali.co.uk
tel: 0131-553 2759
fax: 0131-657 4412
United Kingdom
6 Wellington Place

Edinburgh, EH6 7EQ
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

email: gmacloby@aol.com
tel: 914-238-5630
United States
PO Box 60

Chappaqua, New York 10514
United States

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Directors

  • Fay Weldon
  • Glenys Bean

Founded 1989.

Adult and children's fiction, educational, non-fiction, film, TV, radio.

Send preliminary letter, synopsis and sae.

Represented by Sanford Greenburger Associates Ltd  in USA.

Translation/foreign rights the Marsh Agency Ltd.

email: g.bean@clear.net.nz
tel: 09 812 8486
New Zealand
PO Box 60509
Titirangi
Auckland,
New Zealand

Points: 0

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.

email: golvan@ozemail.com.au
tel: (03) 9853 5341
fax: (03) 9853 8555
Australia
PO Box 766

Kew, Victoria 3101
Australia

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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.

email: info@greeneheaton.co.uk
tel: 020-8749 0315
fax: 020-8749 0318
United Kingdom
37 Goldhawk Road

London, W12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contacts

  • Tom Cushman
  • Tony Outhwait

Adult fiction, non-fiction and young adult.

No unsolicited MSS; query first.

Association of Authors' Representatives

email:
tom@jcalit.com
tony@jcalit.com
United States
174 Sullivan Street

New York, 10012
United States

Points: 0

Agents

  • Jennifer Luithlen
  • Penny Luithlen

Not looking for new clients.

Children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance rights (15%).

Founded 1986.

tel: 0116-273 8863
United Kingdom
88 Holmfield Road

Leicester, LE2 1SB
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

email: info@jennybrownassociates.com
tel: 0131-229 5334
United Kingdom
31 Marchmont Road

Edinburgh, EH9 1HU
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contact

  • Jenny Darling

Represents only a few children's authors. Open to all genres and ages. For picture books and up to end primary school, send the complete MS.

For young adult, send the first 10pp in the first instance. Submit material by post, including return postage.

See website for submission guidelines.

email: jda@jd-associates.com.au
tel: (03) 9827 3883
fax: (03) 9827 1270
Australia
PO Box 413

Toorak, Victoria 3142
Australia

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Contact

  • President John Hawkins,
  • Vice-President William Reiss,
  • Foreign Rights Moses Cardona,

Other Agents

  • Warren Frazier,
  • Anne Hawkins

Fiction, non-fiction, young adult. Founded 1893.

tel: 212-807-7040
United States
71 West 23rd Street
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10010
United States

Points: 0

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.

email: info@johnsonandalcock.co.uk
tel: 020-7251 0125
United Kingdom
Clerkenwell House
45-47 Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0HT
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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.

email: juvenilia@clara.co.uk
tel: (01962) 779656
fax: (01962) 779656
United Kingdom
Avington

Winchester, Hants SO21 1DB
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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.

tel: 020-7471 7900
United Kingdom
14 Vernon Street

London, W14 0RJ
United Kingdom

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Contacts

  • President Lennart Sane

Fiction, non-fiction, children's books, film and TV scripts.

email: lennart.sane@lennartsaneagency.com
tel: 95-283-41-80
Spain
Paseo de Mejico (65)
Las Cumbres-Elviria
Marbella, Malaga ES-29600
Spain

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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

email: aolswanger@lizadawsonassociates.com
United States
350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2003
New York, 10001
United States

Points: 0

Proprietor

  • Carolyn Whitaker

Specialises in commercial, fantasy and teenage fiction, show business, travel. Full-length MSS (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Also specialises in teenage fiction (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Handles fiction for 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and non-fiction. Also handles adult fiction, show business and travel; approx. one-third of list is for the children's market. Submit 2 chapters and a synopsis with return postage. No reading fee.

Will suggest revision of promising MSS.

Authors include Alex Bell, Joe Delaney, Keith Gray, Elizabeth Kay, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Glenn Mitchell, Connie Monk, Richard Morgan, Steve Mosby, Chris Wooding. Founded 1971. Authors include Simon Chapman, Joe Delaney, Keith Gray, Elizabeth Kay, Elizabeth Richardson, Craig Simpson, Chris Wooding.

Founded 1971.

tel: 020-7706 0486
fax: 020-7724 3122
United Kingdom
26 Chalcot Crescent

London, NW1 8YD
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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.

email: mca@mariacarvainisagency.com
tel: (212)245-6365
fax: (212) 245.7196
United States
Rockefeller Center, 1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2320
New York, NY 10020
United States

Points: 0

Contact

  • Marianne Gunn O' Connor

Commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, biography, children's fiction.

Founded 1996.

No unsolicited MSS.

Translation rights handled by Vicki Satlow Literary Agency, Milan.

Clients include Cecilia Ahern, Chris Binchy, Claudia Carroll, Brinda Charry, Julie Dam, Louise Douglas, Thrity Engineer, Helen Falconer, Carla Glynn, Noelle Harrison, John Lynch, Mike McCormack, Caroline McFarlane-Watts, Paddy McMahon, Peter Murphy, Anita Notaro, Morag Prunty, Gisele Scanlon (Goddess Guide).

Founded 1996.

email: mgoclitagency@eircom.net
Ireland
Morrison Chambers, # 17
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2,
Ireland

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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.

email: enquiries@marjacq.com
tel: 020-7-935 9499
fax: 020-7-935 9115
United Kingdom
Box 412
19/21 Crawford Street
London, W1H 1PJ
United Kingdom

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Adult

  • Eugene H. Winick
  • Elizabeth Winick

Juvenile

  • Edward Necarsulmer IV

Film TV

  • Evva Joan Pryor

Head of Children's Dept

  • Edward Necarsulmer IV

Founded 1928.

Adult Fiction:
Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, the first two chapters, and a SASE.

Adult Nonfiction:
Please send an outline and all that is required for fiction guidelines above.

Children:
Middle Grade and YA: Please send a query letter, the first three pages of manuscript, and a SASE
Picture Books: Please send a query letter. One picture book manuscript only, and a SASE.

Film and Dramatic Rights:
Please send query, synopsis, and a SASE.

Submissions should be mailed to:

McIntosh & Otis, Inc., Attn: (*Please reference department*) + address
But no unsolicited MSS for novels; query first. No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

 

tel: 212-687-7400
United States
353 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10016
United States

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Contact

  • Melanie Colbert

Children's authors and illustrators.

Send initial query; no unsolicited MSS.

Established 1985.

tel: 905-853-2435
Canada
17 West Street

Holland Landing, Ontario L9N 1L4
Canada

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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

email: mewsbooks@aol.com
tel: 203-227-1836
fax: 203-227-1144
United States
20 Bluewater Hills

Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States

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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.

email: miles.stott@virgin.net
tel: (01437) 890570
fax: (01437) 890570
United Kingdom
East Hook Farm
Lower Quay Road, Hook
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4LR
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • Pamela Paul

Children's fiction only.

No unsolicited MSS.

Established 1989.

email: agency@interlog.com
tel: 416-410-4395
fax: 416-410-4949
Canada
12 Westrose Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M8X1Z9
Canada

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President

  • Pema Browne

Vice President

  • Perry J. Browne

Fiction, non-fiction and juvenile books.

Review manuscripts only if never sent out to publishers.

We require that manuscripts be sent to only one agent at a time.

Children's books: Only published children's book authors will be accepted for review.


Queries must be sent by mail and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for reply or return of material.

Do not accept phone, fax or email queries with attachments.

email: ppbltd@optonline.net
United States
11 Tena Place
Valley Cottage
New York, NY 10989
United States

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Directors

  • Chief Executive Officer Caroline Michel,
  • Managing Director Lesley Davey

Books

  • Caroline Michel
  • Michael Sissons
  • Annabel Merullo
  • Marcella Edwards
  • Foreign Rights
  • Louisa Pritchard

Children's Books

Creative Director

  • Sue Douglas

PFDRepresents authors of fiction and non-fiction, children's writers, screenwriters, playwrights, documentary makers, technicians, presenters and public speakers throughout the world. Has 85 years of international experience in all media. PDF now have a POD section. Some good advice for those seeking a representative. New York

  • Erin Edmison

Film / TV Agents

  • Hannah Begbie
  • Tim Corrie
  • St John Donald
  • Jago Irwin
  • Anthony Jones
  • Lynda Mamy
  • Andrew Naylor
  • Charles Walker
  • Alice Dunne
  • Natasha Galloway

Represents authors of fiction and non-fiction, children's writers, screenwriters, playwrights, documentary makers, technicians, presenters and public speakers throughout the world.

Has 85 years of international experience in all media.

PDF now have a POD section.

Some good advice for those seeking a representative.

email: postmaster@pfd.co.uk
tel: 020-7-344 1000
fax:
020-7-836 9539
020-7-836 7836
United Kingdom
Drury House
34-43 Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HA
United Kingdom