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Submissions should include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book. In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis. Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it. Attachments in either Word or PDF formats are acceptable, otherwise sample chapters or proposals can be pasted into the body of the submission email. 

If you would like to submit your work for consideration, please browse our literary agent pages here to find the agent best suited to you and submit your work to them or their assistant directly.  Please only submit to one agent. We cannot acknowledge receipt of material and nor can we accept responsibility for anything you send us, so please retain a copy of material submitted. Please note that we do not accept postal submissions. We will try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn’t always possible as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. Please note that we do not represent scripts for theatre, film or television.

YA and Children’s fiction should be sent direct to the relevant agent. We regret that the YA and Children's fiction department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received.