Φτερά για το εξωτερικό με τη βοήθεια ατζέντη
Ναι, το ολοκλήρωσες το βιβλίο σου αλλά για να είμαστε ειλικρινείς, θέλεις με την ασφάλεια που σου παρέχουν κάποιοι επαγγελματίες, να το προωθήσεις στο εξωτερικό.
Μέσα στην εβδομάδα που μας πέρασε, το συγκεκριμένο θέμα τέθηκε δύο φορές σε συζητήσεις που είχα μαζί σας.
Όπως όλες οι αποφάσεις που παίρνουμε σε αυτή τη ζωή, έτσι και αυτή έχει τα θετικά αλλά και τα αρνητικά της.
Αν δε το δοκιμάσεις, δεν θα μάθεις, οπότε εγώ από την μεριά μου παραθέτω ενδεικτικά κάποια στοιχεία που μπορούν να σε βοηθήσουν να επικοινωνήσεις με πρακτορεία τα οποία λειτουργούν αυτή τη στιγμή.Ελπίζω να σε βοηθήσουν.
Πριν διαβάσεις τη λίστα και ξεκινήσεις την αναζήτησή σου, επίτρεψέ μου να σου επισημάνω δύο πράγματα, πριν διαλέξεις τον literary agent που θα σε εκπροσωπεί:
- Υπολόγισε ότι το ποσοστό που θα δίνεις στον ατζέντη θα είναι 10-15% όποιου ποσού δικαιούσαι και θα αφαιρείται πριν φτάσει στα χέρια σου.
- Κάνε την έρευνα της ζωής σου! Αν αφιέρωσες στη συγγραφή του βιβλίου σου 1-2 χρόνια, οφείλεις να αφιερώσεις πολύ χρόνο στην αναζήτηση του κατάλληλου ανθρώπου ή γραφείου που θα πιστέψει σε αυτό και θα το παλέψει για αυτό με νύχια και με δόντια. Δες τι βιβλία έχει εκπροσωπήσει ο ατζέντης και ποια ήταν η προωθητική τους πορεία. Πως πήγαν οι πωλήσεις τους; Διάλεξε τον ατζέντη που γνωρίζει το είδος που γράφεις.
- Ξεψάχνισε τον αγαπημένο σου συγραφέα (ίδιας θεματολογίας με το δικό σου βιβλίο). Συνήθως οι γνωστοί συγγραφείς ευχαριστούν τον ατζέντη τους σε αρκετές από τις δημόσιες εμφανίσεις τους ή στις σελίδες των βιβλίων τους. Βάλε στόχο να συνεργαστείς μαζί του. Διώξε τις αρνητικές σκέψεις. Μπορείς να το καταφέρεις!
- Ακολούθησε τις οδηγίες τους σε σχέση με το υλικό που θέλουν να τους στείλεις: μη στείλεις όλο το βιβλίο σου αν σου ζητήσουν μόνο τρια κεφάλαια και μια περίληψη. Μη στείλεις λιγότερα από αυτά που σου ζητούν.
- Ο ατζέντης απαιτεί να τον σεβαστείς. Αν στέλνεις το βιβλίο σου σε αρκετές εταιρίες ταυτόχρονα, γνωστοποίησέ το στο email σου. Αν πάλι αναμένεις την απάντησή του για να το στείλεις και αλλού, γράψτο επίσης. Να εισαι ειλικρινής.
- Το είδος με το οποίο ασχολείσαι, επηρεάζει και το ποσοστό απόρριψης ενός ατζέντη. Αν γράφεις ποίηση, βιογραφίες ή και διηγήματα, τότε ετοιμάσου να λάβεις πολλές απορρίψεις. Σου εύχομαι να είσαι τυχερός και να πετύχεις με το πρώτο τηλεφώνημα τον ατζέντη εκείνο που θα σου δώσει μια ευκαιρία και συ θα τον εμπιστευτείς.
- Πολλοί agents πληρώνονται ακόμα και για να διαβάσουν μόνο τη δουλειά σου. Πρόσεχε!
- Ο ατζέντης μπορεί να σου συστήσει να προσλάβεις έναν επιμελητή να συμμαζέψει το βιβλίο σου. Αν δεν το έχεις κάνει ήδη, σκέψου το σοβαρά.
- Έχεις δικηγόρο; Δικηγόρο που να γνωρίζει από συγγραφικά συμβόλαια; Αν οχι, τότε είναι καιρός να αποφασίσεις ποιος θα εκπροσωπεί τα συμφέροντά σου. Πριν υπογράψεις με τον ατζέντη, δώσε του να σου αναλύσει το συμβόλαιό σου και να σε ενημερώσει για τα πάντα!
- Αν προχώρησες στην συμφωνία, αυτό σημαίνει ότι δεσμεύτηκες ένα μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα με τον συγκεκριμένο επαγγελματία. Μη διστάσεις να διακόψεις την συμφωνία σας αν δεις ότι δεν ασχολείται καθόλου με σένα και το έργο σου. Προχώρα παρακάτω. Οι πολλοί πελάτες του, δε σε αφορούν αν δεν σου δίνει τις απαιτούμενες υπηρεσίες. Το στάδιο στο οποίο βρίσκεται η προώθηση του βιβλίου σου, θα μπει εμπόδιο σε αυτή σου τη απόφαση.
Περιμένω τα νέα σου με την όποια, σχετική εμπειρία σου.
A & B Personal Management Ltd
Suite 330, Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TD
Tel No: 020 7434 4262
Fax No: 020 7038 3699
Directors R.W.Ellis, R.Ellis
Full-length MSS. Scripts for TV, theatre, cinema; also novels, fiction and non-fiction (home 12.5%, overseas 15%), performance rights (12.5%). No unsolicited material: write first before submitting synopsis. No reading fee for synopsis, plays or screenplays, but fee charged for full-length MSS. Return postage required. Founded 1982.
A.M.Heath & Co. Ltd*
6 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ
Tel No: 020 7242 2811
Fax No: 020 7242 2711
Directors William Hamilton (managing), Sara Fisher, Sarah Molloy, Victoria Hobbs
Full-length MSS. Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, children’s (home 10-15%, USA 20%, translation 20%), performance rights (15%). No science fiction, screenplays, poetry or short stories except for established clients. No reading fee. Agents in USA and all European countries and Japan. Fiction and non-fiction from age 5 to young adult (home 10-15%, USA 20%, translation 20%). Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins and non-fiction. Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction; 20% of list is for children’s market. Submit synopsis and sample chapters. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Overseas associates in USA, Europe, South America, Japan and the Far East.
Authors: Bella Bathurst, Anita Brookner, Helen Cresswell, Patricia Duncker, Geoff Dyer, Katie Fforde, Graham Hancock, Tobias Hill, Conn Iggulden, Hilary Mantel, Maggie O’Farrell, Tim Pears, Susan Price, Adam Thorpe, Barbara Trapido. Founded 1919. Children’s authors include Nicholas Allan, Helen Cresswell, Nick Gifford, Joanna Nadin, Susan Price, Maggie Prince, John Singleton, Rose Wilkins, Leslie Wilson, the Estates of Noel Streatfeild and Joan Aiken. Founded 1919.
A.P. Watt Ltd*
20 John Street, London WC1N 2DR
Tel No: 020 7405 6774
Fax No: 020 7831 2154 (books) 020 7430 1952 (drama)
Directors Caradoc King, Linda Shaughnessy, Derek Johns, Georgia Garrett, Nick Harris, Natasha Fairweather, Sheila Crowley
Full-length MSS; dramatic works for all media (home 10%, USA and foreign 20% including commission to foreign agent). No poetry. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. Adults’ and children’s full-length MSS; dramatic works for all media (home 15%, USA and foreign 20% including commission to foreign agent). No poetry. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS.
Authors: Quentin Blake, Georgia Byng, Zizou Corder, Grace Dent, Helen Dunmore, Sarah Harrison, Philip Kerr, Dick King-Smith, Philip Pullman, Philip Ridley. Founded 1875.
Abbey Agency (Literary Services)
83 High Street, Graveley, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6PL
Tel No: 01480 839150
Propietor Faith Dakin
General fiction and non-fiction. Full-length MSS (home 10%, overseas 12.5%). Aims to encourage new writers. Send preliminary letter with sae. Reading fee charged for unpublished authors. Founded in 1999
Authors: John Daniels, Derek M. Fox, Stephen Najda, Mike Vardy.
10 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PH
Tel No: 020 7373 0456
Fax No: 020 7370 6316
Contact Caspian Dennis, Arabella Stein
Fiction, general non-fiction and children’s (home 10%, overseas 20%). Not taking on any new clients at present.
Alan Brodie Representation Ltd (incorporating Michael Imison Playwrights)
211 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HF
Tel No: 020 7917 2871
Fax No: 020 7917 2872
Directors Alan Brodie, Sarah McNair, Alison Lee
Specialises in stage plays, radio, TV, film (home 10%, overseas 15%); no prose fiction or general MSS. Represented in all major countries. No unsolicited scripts; recommendation from known professional required.
Alexandra Nye, Writers & Agents
Craigower, 6 Kinnoull Avenue, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 9JG
Tel No: (01786) 825114
Director Alexandra Nye
Literary fiction, Scottish history, biographies; no poetry or plays (home 10%, overseas 20%, translation 15%). No phone calls please. Preliminary letter with synopsis preferred; sae essential for return. Reading fee for supply of detailed report on MSS. Founded 1991.
Andrew Lownie Literary Agency*
Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU 7574 Fax 0207 222 7576
17 Sutherland Street, London SW1V 4JU
Tel 0207 222
Fax 0207 222 7576
Director Andrew Lownie
Full-length MSS. Biography, history, reference, current affairs, and packaging journalist and celebrities for the book market (worldwide 15%). No reading fee; will suggest a revision.
Authors: Juliet Barker, the Joyce Cary Estate, Tom Devine, Jonathan Fryer, Laurence Gardner, Timothy Good, Lawrence James, Julian Maclaren-Ross Estate, Norma Major, Sir John Mills, Tom Pocock, Nick Pope, Martin Pugh, John Rae, Richard Rudgley, Desmond Seward, David Stafford, Alan Whicker; The Oxford Classical Dictionary , The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English . Founded 1988.
Andrew Mann Ltd* (in association with Jane Conway-Gordon)
1 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JA
Tel No: 020 7734 4751
Fax No: 020 7287 9264
Directors Anne Dewe, Tina Betts, Sacha Elliot
Full-length MSS. Scripts for TV, cinema, radio and theatre (home 15%, USA and Europe 20%). Associated with agents worldwide. No reading fee, but no unsolicited MSS without preliminary enquiry and sae. Email submissions – synopses only. Founded 1968. Children’s fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins and non-fiction. Also handles adult fiction and scripts for TV, cinema, radio and theatre; 20% of list is for children’s market. Submit synopsis and first 20pp plus a sae. No email submissions. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Founded 1968.
Authors: Gina Douthwaite, Joe Hackett, Judith Heneghan, Shirley Isherwood, Kate Lennard, Jude Wisdom, Sarah Mussi.
Andrew Nurnberg Associates Ltd*
Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0QX
Tel No: 020 7417 8800
Fax No: 020 7417 8812
Specialises in the sale of translation rights.
Annette Green Authors’ Agency*
1 East Cliff Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9AD
Tel No: 01892 514275
Fax No: 01892 518124
Proprietor 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, sample chapter and sae essential.
Authors: Andrew Baker, Julia Bell, Bill Broady, Meg Cabot, Simon Conway, Terry Darlington, Fiona Gibson, Justin Hill, Max Kinnings, Maria McCann, Adam MacQueen, Ian Marchant, Lembit Opik MP, Prof Charles Pasternak, Kirsty Scott, Peter Shapiro, Bernadette Strachan, Elizabeth Woodcraft. Founded 1998. Children’s authors include Julia Bell, Meg Cabot, Mary Hogan. Founded 1998.
Anthony Sheil (in association with Gillon Aitken Associates)
18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
Tel No: 020 7373 8672
Fax No: 020 7373 6002
Proprietor Anthony Sheil
Quality fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. Works in conjunction with Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd .
Authors: Caroline Alexander, John Banville, Josephine Cox, John Fowles, John Keegan, Robert Wilson.
Antony Harwood Ltd
103 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6EB
Tel No: 01865 559615
Fax No: 01865 310660
Contacts Antony Harwood, James Macdonald Lockhart
General and genre fiction; general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Will suggest revision. No reading fee.
Authors: Amanda Craig, Louise Doughty, Peter F. Hamilton, Alan Hollinghurst, A.L. Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy, Chris Manby, George Monbiot, Garth Nix, Tim Parks. Founded 2000. Children’s authors include Garth Nix. Founded 2000.
Anubis Literary Agency
6 Birdhaven Close, Lighthorne, Warwick CV35 0BE
Tel No: 01926 642588
Fax No: 01926 642588
Contact Steve Calcutt
Genre fiction: crime, thrillers, horror, science fiction, fantasy (home 15%, USA/translation 20%). No other material considered. Send 50pp, a one-page synopsis and sae (essential). No reading fee. No telephone calls. Works with the Marsh Agency Ltd on translation rights. For information about agency writers’ seminars contact: email@example.com.
Authors: Clients include Lesley Asquith, Christopher Golden, J.F. Gonzalez, Anthea Ingham, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Pinborough, Adam Roberts, Steve Savile, Brett A. Savory. Founded 1994.
Associated Publicity Holdings Ltd
7 Kensington Church Court, London, W8 4SP
Tel No: 020 7937 5277
Fax No: 020 7937 2833
Managing Director Jonathan G. Harris
Full-length MSS. Fiction and non-fiction, particularly sport, history, archaeology, biographies, thrillers and crime novels (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance, film and TV rights (15%). Send outline, 2 sample chapters and sae. Works with foreign agencies. No reading fee. Founded 1987.
Author Literary Agents
53 Talbot Road, London N6 4QX
Tel No: 020 8341 0442 Mobile 07989 318245
Contact John Havergal
Fiction, non-fiction and children’s (home 15%, overseas/translations 25%). Send a half-page summary of plot and main characters for initial appraisal together with the first chapter/scene/section. Sae essential for reply. No reading fee. Founded 1997.
Barbara Levy Literary Agency*
64 Greenhill, Hampstead High Street, London NW3 5TZ
Tel No: 020 7435 9046
Fax No: 020 7431 2063
Director Barbara Levy, Associate John Selby
Full-length MSS. Fiction and general non-fiction (home 10%, overseas by arrangement). Film and TV rights for existing clients only. No reading fee, but preliminary letter with synopsis and sae essential. Translation rights handled by the Buckman Agency; works in conjunction with US agents. Founded 1986.
Barrie James Literary Agency (incorporating New Authors Showcase)
Rivendell, Kingsgate, Torquay TQ2 8QA
Tel No: 01803 326617
Contact Barrie E. James
Internet site for new writers and poets to display their work to publishers. No unsolicited MSS. First contact: send sae or email. Founded 1997.
Blake Friedmann Literary, TV & Film Agency Ltd*
122 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HP
Tel No: 020 7284 0408
Fax No: 020 7284 0442
Directors Carole Blake, Julian Friedmann, Barbara Jones, Conrad Williams, Isobel Dixon
Full-length MSS. Fiction: thrillers, women’s novels and literary fiction; non-fiction: investigative books, biography, travel; no poetry or plays (home 15%, overseas 20%). Specialises in film and TV rights; place journalism and short stories for existing clients only. Represented worldwide in 26 markets. Preliminary letter, synopsis and first 2 chapters preferred. No reading fee.
Authors: Gilbert Adair, Jane Asher, Edward Carey, Elizabeth Chadwick, Victoria Clayton, Barbara Erskine, Ann Granger, Maeve Haran, Ken Hom, Glenn Meade, Lawrence Norfolk, Gregory Norminton, Joseph O’Connor, Sheila O’Flanagan, Sian Rees, Michael Ridpath, Craig Russell, Tim Sebastian, Julian Stockwin. Founded 1977.
21A St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7NG
Tel No: 020 7722 2313
Fax No: 020 7722 2313
Full-length MSS (15%), performance rights. No reading fee but return postage essential.
Authors: Christopher Bond.
Book Bureau Literary Agency
7 Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Tel No: 0127 64996
Fax No: 0127 64834
Managing Director Geraldine Nichol
Full-length MSS (home 10%, USA/translation 20%). Fiction preferred – thrillers, Irish novels, literary fiction, women’s novels and general commercial. No horror, science fiction, children’s or poetry. Strong editorial support. No reading fee. Preliminary letter, synopsis and 3 sample chapters. Return postage essential, IRCs from UK and abroad. Works with agents overseas.
PO Box 20184, London W10 5AU
Tel No: 020 8968 3089
Director G. de Chamberet
Full-length MSS (home 12%, overseas 20%), TV and radio (15%), film (20%). Fiction and non-fiction. No scripts, horror, crime, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, health, cookery, gardening, short stories, academic articles or children’s books. Radio, TV and film rights sold mainly in works by existing clients. No reading fee. No unsolicited approaches at present. No new clients taken on except by recommendation. Founded 1997. Contact Address material to the Company.
Authors: Jamika Ajalon, Rupert Bogarde, Mike Dibboll, Samara Hain, Luis Domingues, S.I. Martin, Stephen Morris, Mounsi, Christov Rühn, Onyekachi Wambu.
14 Neville Court, Abbey Road, London NW8 9DD
Tel No: (0709) 223 9113 / (0870) 199 5002
Fax No: (0709) 223 9111 / (0870) 199 1029
Proprietor Brie Burkeman
Commercial and literary full-length fiction and non-fiction. Film and theatre scripts (home 15%, overseas 20%). No academic text, poetry, short stories, musicals or short films. No reading fee but return postage essential. Unsolicited email attachments will be deleted without opening. Also associated with Serafina Clarke Ltd and independent film/TV consultant to literary agents. Founded 2000.
Bryan Drew Ltd
Quadrant House, 80-82 Regent Street, London W1B 5AU
Tel No: 020 7437 2293
Fax No: 020 7437 0561
Literary Manager Bryan Drew
Scripts for TV, films and theatre (home 10%, overseas 15%). General fiction, thrillers, biographies. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Enclose sae. Founded 1962.
Campbell Thomson & McLaughlin Ltd*
1 King’s Mews, London WC1N 2JA
Tel No: 020 7242 0958
Fax No: 020 7242 2408
Directors John McLaughlin, Charlotte Bruton
Full-length book MSS (home 10%, overseas up to 20% including commission to foreign agent). No poetry, plays or TV/film scripts, short stories or children’s books. Preliminary letter with sae essential. No unsolicited synopses or MSS. No reading fee. USA agents represented: Raines & Raines, The Fox Chase Agency, Inc. Representatives in most European countries.
Capel & Land Ltd
29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS
Tel No: 020 7734 2414
Fax No: 020 7734 8101
Agents Georgina Capel (literary), Robert Caskie (film), Anita Land (TV)
Literary and commercial fiction, history, biography; film and TV (home/overseas 15%). No reading fee; will suggest revision.
Authors: Julie Burchill, Andrew Greig, Eamonn Holmes, Jean Marsh, Rt Hon. Dr Mo Mowlam, Cristina Odone, Jeremy Paxman, Henry Porter, Andrew Roberts, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Louis Theroux, Lucy Wadham. Founded 1999.
Caroline Davidson Literary Agency
5 Queen Anne’s Gardens, London W4 1TU
Tel No: 020 8995 5768
Fax No: 020 8994 2770
Handles novels and non-fiction of high quality, including reference works (12.5%). Send preliminary letter with CV and detailed, well thought-out book proposal/synopsis and/or first 50pp of novel. Large sae with return postage essential. No reading fee. Quick response.
Authors: Andrew Dalby, Emma Donoghue, Cindy Engel, Chris Greenhalgh, Paul Hillyard, Tom Jaine, Huon Mallalieu, Linda Sonntag, Caroline Williams. Founded 1988.
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency*
London office: 71 Hillgate Place, London W8 7SS Mailing address for MSS: Thorley Manner, Thorley, Yarmouth, Isle of White, PO41 0SJ
Tel No: 020 7336 6550 / 01983 760205
Contacts Caroline Sheldon, Penny Holroyde
Adult fiction, in particular women’s (both commercial and literary) and human interest non-fiction (home 10%-15%, USA/translation 20%). Also full-length children’s fiction, younger children’s fiction, picture books and picture book artists. No TV/film scripts unless by book-writing clients. Send submissions to the Isle of Wight address and include a letter describing your ambitions, a synopsis, the first 3 chapters of your proposal and an sae with sufficient postage for return. Founded 1985. Specialises in full-length children’s novels, picture books and authors and artists with a substantial body of work (home 10%, overseas 20%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and series fiction. Also handles adult general and women’s fiction; 50% of list is for the children’s market. Submit first 3 chapters of a novel with a synopsis or photocopies of illustration work. Always enclose with material an intelligent letter of introduction and an sae. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Founded 1985.
Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd (formerly Margaret Ramsay Ltd and Casarotto Company Ltd)
National House, 60-66 Wardour Street, London W1V 4ND
Tel No: 020 7287 4450
Fax No: 020 7287 9128
Directors Jenne Casarotto, Giorgio Casarotto, Tom Erhardt, Sara Pritchard, Mel Kenyon, Charlotte Kelly, Jodi Shields
MSS — theatre, films, TV, sound broadcasting only (10%). Works in conjunction with agents in USA and other foreign countries. Preliminary letter essential. No reading fee.
Authors: Alan Ayckbourn, J.G. Ballard, Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Nick Hornby, Amy Jenkins, Neil Jordan, Frank McGuiness, Phyllis Nagy, Mark Ravenhill, Willy Russell, Martin Sherman, Shawn Slovo, Fay Weldon, Timberlake Wertenbaker, David Wood. Founded 1989.
Cat Ledger Literary Agency*
20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG
Tel No: 020 7861 8226
Fax No: 020 7861 8001
General non-fiction and fiction but no short stories, film/TV scripts, poetry or plays (home 10%, overseas 20%). No reading fee but preliminary letter, synopsis and sae essential. Represented in all foreign countries.
Causeway Literary Agency
24 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JP PO Box 833, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland
Tel No: 0131 556 2006 / 3534 586 9801
Director and Head of Scottish Office Nick Lyth, Head of Irish Office Jessica Cunningham
Commercial and literary fiction, including older children’s, and non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 15%). Particularly interested in work by Scottish and Irish authors. No science fiction, short stories or poetry. No reading fee. Will suggest revision.
56 Gilpin Avenue, London SW14 8QY
Tel No: 020 8255 4835
Fax No: 020 8288 0653
Specialises as agent for children’s writers and illustrators (home 10% writers, 15% illustrators; overseas 20%). Handles picture books and fiction to age 12. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. Founded 1996.
Chapman & Vincent
7 Dilke Street, London SW3 4JE
Directors Jennifer Chapman, Gilly Vincent
A small agency handling illustrated non-fiction work only. Clients come mainly from personal recommendation and the agency is not actively seeking clients but will consider original work – although not travel, domestic tragedies or academic books. Submissions require synopsis, two sample chapters and SAE. We can also consider e-mail enquiries without attachments.
Please do not telephone.
No reading fee. Works with The Elaine Markson Agency
George Carter, Leslie Geddes-Brown, Lucinda Lambton, Rowley Leigh and Eve Pollard.
Christine Green Authors’ Agent*
6 Whitehorse Mews, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QD
Tel No: 020 7401 8844
Fax No: 020 7401 8860
Fiction and general non-fiction. Full-length MSS (home 10%, overseas 20%). Works in conjunction with agencies in Europe and Scandinavia. No reading fee, but preliminary letter and return postage essential. Founded 1984.
Christy & Moore Ltd – see Sheil Land Associates Ltd*
Conville & Walsh Ltd
2 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QL
Tel No: 020 7287 3030
Fax No: 020 7287 4545
Directors Clare Conville, Patrick Walsh (book rights), Sam North (film/TV), Peter Tallack (popular science)
Literary and commercial fiction plus serious and narrative non-fiction. Particularly interested in first novelists plus scientists, historians and journalists. No reading fee. Picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction and film/TV tie-ins (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Also handles adult literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. No reading fee.
Authors: Clients include Marina Benjamin, John Burningham, Kate Cann, Helen Castor, Tom Conran, Michael Cordy, Mike Dash, Prof John Emsley, Steve Erikson, Katy Gardner, Christopher Hart, Dermot Healy, James Holland, Tom Holland, Sebastian Horsley, David Huggins, Guy Kennaway, Manjit Kumar, P.J. Lynch, Hector Macdonald, Mark Mason, Prof Arthur Miller, Harland Miller, Joshua Mowll, Jacqui Murhall, Ruth Padel, D.B.C. Pierre, Rebbecca Ray, Patrick Redmond, Candace Robb, Mark Sanderson, Saira Shah, Tahir Shah, Nicky Singer, Simon Singh, Doran Swade, Dr Richard Wiseman, Adam Wishart, Isabel Wolff, and the Estate of Francis Bacon. Founded 2000. Children’s authors include John Burningham, Kate Cann, Timothy Knapman, P.J. Lynch, Jacqui Murhall, Nicky Singer, Steve Voake. Founded 2000.
Coombs Moylett Literary Agency
3 Askew Road, London, W12 9AA
Tel No: 020 8740 0454
Fax No: 020 8354 3065
Contacts Lisa Moylett, Nathalie Sfakianos
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.
Curtis Brown Group Ltd*
Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP
Tel No: 020 7393 4400
Fax No: 020 7393 4401
CEO Jonathan Lloyd, Director of Operations Ben Hall Directors Jacquie Drewe, Jonny Geller, Nick Marston, Peter Robinson Books Jonny Geller (MD Book Division), Ali Gunn, Camilla Hornby, Jonathan Lloyd, Anthea Morton-Saner, Jonathan Pegg, Peter Robinson, John Saddler, Vivienne Schuster, Janice Swanson (children’s), Euan Thorneycroft Foreign Rights Kate Cooper, Carol Jackson
Novels, general non-fiction, children’s books and associated rights (including multimedia), as well as film, theatre, TV and radio scripts (home 15%, overseas 20%). Send outline for non-fiction and short synopsis for fiction with 2-3 sample chapters and autobiographical note. No reading fee. Return postage essential. No submissions by email. See website for further submission guidelines. Also represents playwrights, film and TV writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, TV and radio presenters and actors. Overseas associates in Australia and the USA. Founded 1899.
Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency*
Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road, London SW6 1JB
Tel No: 020 7385 6652
Fax No: 020 7386 5571
Contacts Darley Anderson (crime, mystery and thrillers), Lucie Whitehouse (women’s fiction/foreign rights), Elizabeth Wright (agent), Julia Churchill (children’s fiction), Emma White (non-fiction/US, foreign and TV rights), Rosi Bridge (finance)
Commercial fiction and non-fiction; children’s fiction; selected scripts for film and TV (home 15%, USA/translation 20%, film/TV/radio 20%). No poetry or academic books. Special interests (fiction): all types of thrillers, crime/mystery and young male fiction. All types of American and Irish novels. All types of women’s fiction. Sagas, chick-lit; contemporary and literary. Also comic fiction. Special interests (non-fiction): celebrity autobiographies, biographies, sports books, ‘true-life’ women in jeopardy, revelatory history and science, popular psychology, self improvement, diet, beauty, health, fashion, animals, humour/cartoon, cookery, gardening, inspirational, religious.
Authors: Clients include Liz Allen, Anne Baker, Alex Barclay, Constance Briscoe, Paul Carson, Caroline Carver, Cathy Cassidy, Lee Child, Kira Cochrane, Martina Cole, John Connolly, Margaret Dickinson, Joan Jonker, Astrid Longhurst, Rani Manicka, Carole Matthews, Lesley Pearse, Lynda Page, Adrian Plass, Sheila Quigley, Carmen Reid, Mary Ryan, Rebecca Shaw, Peter Sheridan, Kwong Kuen Shan, Linda Taylor, Elizabeth Waite, Patrick Woodrow.
David Bolt Associates
12 Heath Drive, Send, Surrey GU23 7EP
Tel No: (01483) 721118
Fax No: (01483) 721118
Specialises in biography, fiction, theology. Full-length MSS (home 10%, overseas 19%; all other rights including film, video and TV 10%). No unsolicited short stories or play scripts. Will sometimes suggest revision. Works in association with overseas agencies worldwide. Preliminary letter essential. Reading fee terms on application.
Authors: Chinua Achebe, David Bret, John Cannon, Keith Cory-Jones, Nicci Mackay, Joseph Rhymer, Colin Wilson.
David Grossman Literary Agency Ltd
118A Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA
Tel No: 020 7221 2770
Fax No: 020 7221 1445
Full-length MSS (home 10-15%, overseas 20% including foreign agent’s commission, performance rights 15%). Works in conjunction with agents in New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Japan. No reading fee but preliminary letter required. No submissions by fax or email. Founded 1976.
David Higham Associates Ltd* (incorporating Murray Pollinger)
5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1F 9HA
Tel No: 020 7434 5900
Fax No: 020 7437 1072
Director Anthony Goff Books Veronique Baxter, Anthony Goff, Bruce Hunter, Jacqueline Korn, Lizzy Kremer, Caroline Walsh Foreign Rights Ania Corless Film/TV/Theatre Gemma Hirst, Nicky Lund, Georgina Ruffhead
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 essential. No reading fee. Founded 1935. Children’s fiction, picture books and non-fiction (home 15%, USA/translation 20%, scripts 10%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, poetry, plays, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction, audio and CD-Roms. Also handles adult fiction, general non-fiction, plays, film and TV scripts; 35% of list is for the children’s market. Submit synopsis and 2-3 sample chapters with a covering letter. For picture books, send complete MS, CV and sae. Address all children’s submissions to Lucy Firth. No reading fee. Represented in all foreign markets. Also represents 21 illustrators for children’s book publishing (home 15%). Submit colour copies of artwork by post or via email. Include samples that show children ‘in action’ and animals. Founded 1935.
David O’Leary Literary Agency
10 Lansdowne Court, Lansdowne Rise, London W11 2NR
Tel No: 020 7229 1623
Fax No: 020 7229 1623
Popular and literary fiction and non-fiction. Special interests: Ireland, history, popular science (Fees: home 10%, overseas 20%, performance rights 15%). No reading fee. Write, call or email before submitting MSS. Please enclose sae.
Authors: Alexander Cordell, Donald James, Nick Kochan, Jim Lusby, Derek Malcolm, Daniel O’Brien, Ken Russell. Founded 1988.
Deborah Owen Ltd*
78 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London E14 8BP
Tel No: 020 7987 5119/5441
Fax No: 020 7538 4004
Contact Deborah Owen
Small agency specialising in only two authors: Delia Smith and Amos Oz. No new authors. Founded 1971.
55 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DG
Tel No: 020 7240 9992
Fax No: 020 7395 6110
Directors David Godwin, Heather Godwin
Literary fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%). No reading fee; send sae for return of MSS. Founded 1995.
Dinah Wiener Ltd*
12 Cornwall Grove, London W4 2LB
Tel No: 020 8994 6011
Fax No: 020 8994 6044
Director Dinah Wiener, Associate Marianna Wiener
Full-length MSS only, fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), film and TV in association (15%). No plays, scripts, poetry, short stories or children’s books. No reading fee, but preliminary letter and return postage essential.
Don Baker Associates
25 Eley Drive, Rottingdean, East Sussex BN2 7FH
Tel No: (01273) 386842
Fax No: (01273) 386842
Directors Donald Baker, Katy Quayle
Full-length MSS. Fiction, film, TV and theatre scripts (home 12.5%, overseas 15%). Reading fee. Send sae. No unsolicited MSS. Founded 1996.
Dorian Literary Agency (DLA)
Upper Thornehill, 27 Church Road, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QY
Tel No: (01803) 312095
Fax No: (01803) 312095
Proprietor Dorothy Lumley
General fiction, and specialising in popular fiction (home 10-12.5%, USA 15%, translation 20%). For adults: women’s fiction, romance, historicals; crime and thrillers; science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Reading only very selectively. No poetry or drama. No reading fee. Contact initially by post with 1-3 chapters and brief outline plus return postage/sae. No telephone calls, faxes or emails.
Authors: Gillian Bradshaw, Kate Charles, Brian Lumley, Stephen Jones, Andy Remic, Rosemary Rowe, Lyndon Stacey. Founded 1986.
28 Beresford Gardens, Edinburgh EH5 3ES
Tel No: (0131) 552 1558
Fax No: (0131) 552 1558
Literary fiction; non-fiction: art, architecture, archaeology, biography, military, Scottish, travel (home 10%, overseas 20%). Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee. Founded 1988.
Ed Victor Ltd*
6 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HB
Tel No: 020 7304 4100
Fax No: 020 7304 4111
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
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. Submit sample chapters with a covering letter. No reading fee.
Authors: Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frederick Forsyth, A.A. Gill, Josephine Hart, Jack Higgins, Nigella Lawson, Kathy Lette, Allan Mallinson, Andrew Marr, Janet Street-Porter and the Estates of Douglas Adams, Raymond Chandler, Dame Iris Murdoch, Sir Stephen Spender, Irving Wallace. Founded 1976. Children’s authors include Mary Arrigan, Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, David Lee Stone and Kate Thompson. Founded 1976.
Eddison Pearson Ltd
West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, London N6 6QS
Tel No: 020 7700 7763
Fax No: 020 7700 7866
Contact Clare Pearson
Children’s books and scripts, literary fiction and non-fiction, poetry (home 10%, overseas 15-20%). No unsolicited MSS. Email for up-to-date submission guidelines by return, or enquire by letter enclosing brief writing sample and sae. No reading fee. May suggest revision where appropriate.
Authors: Valerie Bloom, Sue Heap, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Robert Muchamore, Ruth Symes.
49 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
Tel No: 020 7405 6725
Fax No: 020 7405 6726
Partners Ros Edwards and Helenka Fuglewicz
Literary and commercial fiction (but no children’s fiction, science fiction, horror or fantasy); non-fiction: biography, history, popular culture (home 15%, USA/translation 20%). No unsolicited MSS or email submissions. No reading fee. Founded 1996.
24 Thornhill Square, London N1 1BQ
Fax No: 020 7609 6045
Rights agent and consultant; illustrated books, non-fiction (no children’s). No reading fee. Founded 1979.
Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency
White Cottage, Greatford, Nr Stamford, Lincs. PE9 4PR
Tel No: (01778) 560672
Fax No: (01778) 560672
Children’s fiction and non-fiction – writers and illustrators (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Send preliminary letter, synopsis and sample chapters with names of publishers and agents previously contacted. Return postage essential. No reading fee. Founded 1990.
Elspeth Cochrane Personal Management
16 Old Town, London SW4 0JY
Tel No: 020 7819 6256
Fax No: 020 7819 4297
Contact Elspeth Cochrane
Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, screenplays and plays (12.5%). No children’s fiction. No unsolicited MSS. Send preliminary letter, synopsis and sae in first instance. No reading fee.
Authors: Alex Jones, Dominic Leyton, Royce Ryton, F.E.Smith, Robert Tanitch and Greald Vaughn-Hughes. Founded 1960.
Eric Glass Ltd
25 Ladbroke Crescent, London W11 1PS
Tel No: 020 7229 9500
Fax No: 020 7229 6220
Director Janet Glass
Full-length MSS only; also theatre, films, TV, and sound broadcasting. No unsolicited MSS. Founded 1932.
Eunice McMullen, Children’s Literary Agent Ltd
Low Ibbotsholme Cottage, Off Bridge Lane, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HU
Tel No: 01539 448551
Fax No: 01539 442289
Director Eunice McCullen
All types of children’s books, particularly picture books (home 10%, overseas 15%). No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. Founded 1992. Specialises exclusively in children’s books, especially picture books and older fiction (home 10%, overseas 15%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for all ages including teenage, series fiction and audio. No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. No reading fee.
Authors: Wayne Anderson, Sam Childs, Caroline Jayne Church, Jason Cockcroft, Ross Collins, Charles Fuge, Maggie Kneen, David Melling, Angela McAllister, Angie Sage and Susan Winter. Founded 1992.
Irish Hill House, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0JB
Tel No: 01488 657656
Contact Eve White
Commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction and picture books (home 15%, overseas 20%). Send synopsis and sample page with a covering letter and biography. Include email address. No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. 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. Send brief synopsis and 2-3 sample chapters and word count with a covering letter and biography. Include email address. No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate.
Authors: Jimmy Docherty, Peter J. Murray, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003. Children’s clients include Jimmy Docherty, Peter J. Murray, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003.
Faith Evans Associates*
27 Park Avenue North, London N8 7RU
Tel No: 020 8340 9920
Fax No: 020 8340 9410
Small agency (home 15%, overseas 20%). New clients by personal recommendation only. Co-agents in most countries. No phone calls, scripts or unsolicited MSS.
Authors: Melissa Benn, Shyam Bhatia, Cherie Booth, Eleanor Bron, Carolyn Cassady, Caroline Conran, Helen Falconer, Alicia Foster, Midge Gillies, Ed Glinert, Vesna Goldsworth, Cate Haste, Jim Kelly, Helena Kennedy, Seumas Milne, Tom Paulin, Sheila Rowbotham, Lorna Sage, Rebecca Stott, Harriet Walter, Elizabeth Wilson, Francesca Weisman. Founded 1987.
2A North Parade, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LX
Tel No: (01865) 513816
Fax No: (01865) 310055
Fiction and general non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents. No unsolicited submissions. Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents. No unsolicited submissions.
Authors: Children’s authors include Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Meg Rosoff, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.
Felix De Wolfe
Garden Offices, 51 Maida Vale, London W9 1SD
Tel No: 020 7242 5066
Fax No: 020 7242 8119
Theatre, films, TV, sound broadcasting, fiction (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. Works in conjunction with many foreign agencies.
Film Rights Ltd
Mezzanine, Quadrant House, 80-82 Regent Street, London W1B 5AU
Tel No: 020 7734 9911
Fax No: 020 7734 0044
Director Brendan Davis, Joan Potts
Theatre, Films, TV and sound broadcasting (home 10%, overseas 15%). No reading fee. Represented in USA and abroad. Founded 1932.
Fox & Howard Literary Agency
4 Bramerton Street, London SW3 5JX
Tel No: 020 7352 8691
Fax No: 020 7352 8691
Partners Chelsey Fox, Charlotte Howard
General non-fiction: biography, history and popular culture, reference, business, mind, body & spirit, health and fitness (home 15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee, but preliminary letter and synopsis with sae essential for response. Founded 1992.
Authors: Sarah Bartlett, Tony Clayton Lea, Maryon Stewart, Jane Struthers. Founded 1992.
Frances Kelly Agency*
111 Clifton Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 6PL
Tel No: 020 8549 7830
Fax No: 020 8547 0051
Full-length MSS. Non-fiction: general and academic, reference and professional books, all subjects (home 10%, overseas 20%), TV, radio (10%). No reading fee, but no unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter with synopsis, CV and return postage essential. Founded 1978.
Fraser & Dunlop Ltd, Fraser & Dunlop Scripts Ltd – see The Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group Ltd
Fraser Ross Associates
6 Wellington Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EQ
Tel No: 0131 553 2759 / 0131 657 4412
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Partners Lindsey Fraser, Kathryn Ross
Writing and illustration for children’s books, but not exclusively (home 10%). No reading fee. Founded 2002.
78 Loudoun Road, London, NW8 0NA
Tel No: 020 7483 4269
Fax No: 020 7722 0754
Directors John French, Mark Taylor
All MSS; specialises in novels and screenplays (home/overseas 10%); theatre, films, TV, radio (10%). Reading service available, details on application. Sae must be enclosed with all MSS.
Futerman, Rose & Associates*
91 St Leonards Road
London SW14 7BL
Tel No: 020 8255 7755
Fax No: 020 8286 4860
Contact Guy Rose
Fiction, scripts for film and TV, biography, show business, current affairs and teenage fiction (15-20%). No science fiction, fantasy or young children’s. No unsolicited MSS. Send preliminary letter with brief résumé, detailed synopsis, first 20pp and sae. Children’s books and animation. Also scripts for film and TV; commercial fiction and non-fiction with film potential, biography, show business (15-20%). No unsolicited MSS, science fiction or fantasy. Send preliminary letter with a brief résumé, detailed synopsis and sae. Overseas associates.
Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd*
18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
Tel No: 020 7373 8672
Fax No: 020 7373 6002
Contacts Gillon Aitken, Clare Alexander, Lesley Thorne (also handles film/TV), Associated Agents Anthony Sheil, Mary Pachnos, Agent Kate Shaw
Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, USA 20%, translation 20%, film/TV 10%). No plays, scripts or children’s fiction unless by existing clients. Send preliminary letter with half-page synopsis and first 30pp of sample material and adequate return postage in first instance. No reading fee. Children’s fiction (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Handles fiction for 9-12 year-olds and teenage fiction. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction; 10% of list is for the children’s market. Send preliminary letter with a short synopsis and 3-5 sample chapters with a sae. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. No picture books and no submissions by email.
Authors: Caroline Alexander, John Banville, Pat Barker, Nicholas Blincoe, Gordon Burn, Jung Chang, John Cornwell, Josephine Cox, Sarah Dunant, Susan Elderkin, Sebastian Faulks, Helen Fielding, John Fowles, Russell Grant, Jane Goldman, Germaine Greer, Mark Haddon, Susan Howatch, Liz Jensen, John Keegan, V.S. Naipaul, Jonathan Raban, Piers Paul Read, Michele Roberts, Nicholas Shakespeare, Gillian Slovo, Matt Thorne, Colin Thubron, Sally Vickers, A.N. Wilson, Robert Wilson. Founded 1977.
Greene & Heaton Ltd*
37 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8QQ
Tel No: 020 8749 0315
Fax No: 020 8749 0318
Contacts Linda Davis, Will Francis
All types of fiction and non-fiction (home 10-15%, USA/translation 20%). No original scripts for theatre, film or TV. Send no more than a brief covering letter, synopsis and 3 chapters. No reply to unsolicited submissions without sae and/or return postage. Overseas associates worldwide. Children’s fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). 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. Send a covering letter, synopsis and the first 50pp (or less) with an sae and return postage. Email enquiries will be answered but submission attached to emails will not be considered.
Authors: Mark Barrowcliffe, Bill Bryson, Jan Dalley, Marcus du Sautoy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Colin Forbes, Michael Frayn, P.D. James, William Leith, Mary Morrissy, William Shawcross, Sarah Waters. Founded 1963. Children’s authors include Helen Craig, Joshua Doder, Amber Deckers. Founded 1963.
Gregory & Company Authors
3 Barb Mews, London W6 7PA
Tel No: 020 7610 4676
Fax No: 020 7610 4686
Contact Jane Gregory Editorial Anna ValdingerRights Claire Morris
Fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, USA/translation/radio/film/TV 20%). Special interests (fiction): literary, commercial, women’s fiction, crime, suspense and thrillers. Particularly interested in books which will also sell to publishers abroad. No original plays, film or TV scripts (only published books are sold to film and TV), science fiction, fantasy, poetry, academic or children’s books. No reading fee. Editorial advice given to own authors. No unsolicited MSS: send preliminary letter with CV, synopsis, first 3 chapters and future writing plans plus return postage. Short submissions (3pp) by fax or email. Represented throughout Europe, Asia and USA. Founded 1987.
Harvey Unna & Stephen Durbridge Ltd – see The Agency (London) Ltd*
HHB agency Ltd
6 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ
Tel No: 020 7405 5525
Fax No: 020 7405 5525
Director Heather Holden-Brown
Non-fiction and fiction (15%). Non-fiction: journalism, history and politics, contemporary autobiography and biography, TV and entertainment, business, family memoir, cookery and diet. Women’s fiction and historical fiction. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Founded 2005.
Hilary Rubinstein Books
32 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BQ
Tel No: 020 7792 4282
Fax No: 020 7221 5291
Director Hilary Rubinstein
Full-length MSS. Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%); will suggest revision where appropriate. No plays, scripts, children’s books or poetry. No reading fee, but no unsolicited MSS without preliminary letter or call.
Authors: Eric Lomax, Donna Williams, Lucy Irvine. Founded 1992.
4-6 Soho Square, London W1D 3PZ
Tel No: 020 7432 0800
Fax No: 020 7432 0808
Contact Kate Jones, Margaret Halton, Karolina Sutton, Elizabeth Iveson, Betsy Robbins
Fiction and non-fiction. No unsolicited MSS; send a query letter, sample chapters and sae first. Division of International Creative Management Inc.
Intercontinental Literary Agency*
33 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ED
Tel No: 020 7379 6611
Fax No: 020 7379 6790
Contacts Nicki Kennedy, Sam Edenborough, Mary Esdaile
Represents translation rights for The PFD, London, Harold Matson Company Inc., New York, the Turnbull Agency (John Irving) Inc., and Lucas Alexander Whitley Ltd. Founded 1965.
International Literary Representation & Management LLC
186 Bickenhall Mansions, Bickenhall Street, London W1U 6BX
Tel No: 020 7224 1748
Fax No: 020 7224 1802
Vice President for Europe Peter Cox
European office of US agency. Represents authors with major international potential. Commission by agreement. Only considers submissions if guidelines found on website have been followed. No unsolicited MSS. No radio of theatre scripts. No reading fee.
Authors: Daniel Altieri, Brian Clegg, Brian Cruver, Prof Devra Lee Davis, Dr Patrick Dixon, Senator Orrin Hatch, Commodore Scott Jones USN, Michael J. Nelson, Michelle Paver, Saxon Roach, Tom Stevenson, Mary Tabour. Founded 1993
1A Kidbrooke Park Road, London, SE3 0LR
Tel No: 020 8319 8666
Fax No: 020 8319 0801
Directors H.P.Tanner, J.Lawson
Specialises in full-length contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, crime, biographies, business and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance rights (15-20%); no poetry or short stories. Works with overseas agents. Preliminary letter and sae required. An editorial contribution plus return postage may be requested for reading MSS.
Authors: Jane Adams, Zita Adamson, Ashleigh Bingham, Simon Clark, Dr James Fleming, June Gadsby, Peter Haining, Julie Harris, Robert A. Heinlein, Anna Jacobs, Margaret James, Anne Jones, Richard Laymon, Trevor Lummis, Nick Oldham, Chris Pascoe, Christine Poulson, Mary Ryan, John and Anne Spencer, Janet Woods. Founded 1979.
J.M. Thurley Management
Archery House, 33 Archery Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7JA
Tel No: 01304 371421
Fax No: 01304 371416
Contact Jon Thurley
Specialises in commercial and literary full-length fiction and commercial work for film and TV. No plays, poetry, short stories, articles or fantasy. No reading fee but preliminary letter and sae essential. Editorial/creative advice provided to clients (home 15%, overseas 20%). Links with leading US and European agents. Founded 1976.
Jane Conway-Gordon Ltd* (in association with Andrew Mann Ltd)
1 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JA
Tel No: 020 7494 0148
Fax No: 020 7287 9264
Full length MSS (home 15%, overseas 20%). Represented in all foreign countries. No reading fee but preliminary letter and return postage essential. Founded 1982.
Jane Judd Literary Agency*
18 Belitha Villas, London N1 1PD
Tel No: 020 7607 0273
Fax No: 020 7607 0623
General non-fiction and fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Special interests: women’s fiction, crime, thrillers, narrative non-fiction. No short stories, film/TV scripts, poetry or plays. No reading fee, but preliminary letter with synopsis, first chapter and sae essential. Works with agents in USA and most foreign countries. Founded 1986.
58 Elgin Crescent, London W11 2JJ
Tel No: 020 7727 9409
Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, USA/translation 20%), performance rights (15%). No science fiction, romantic fiction, children’s or short stories. Works in conjunction with Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd for sale of translation rights. No reading fee. Preliminary letter and sae essential; no unsolicited MSS. Founded 1986.
Janet Fillingham Associates
52 Lowther Road, London SW13 9NU
Tel No: 020 8748 5594
Fax No: 020 8748 7374
Director Janet Fillingham
Film, and TV only (home 10%, overseas 15-20%). Strictly no unsolicited MSS; professional recommendation required. Founded 1992.
Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd
33 Drayson Mews, London W8 4LY
Tel No: 020 7376 2733
Fax No: 020 7376 2915
Director Tif Loehnis, Claire Paterson
Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. No unsolicited MSS. Send informative covering letter and return postage with full outline (non-fiction), synopsis and 3 sample chapters (fiction). US and foreign rights handled by Janklow & Nesbit Associates in New York.
15 Penn House, Mallory Street, London NW8 8SX
Tel No: 020 7224 8917
Fax No: 020 7224 8918
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.
Jennifer Luithlen Agency
88 Holmfield Road, Leicester LE2 1SB
Tel No: (0116) 273 8863
Fax No: (0116) 273 5697
Agents Jennifer Luithlen, Penny Luithlen
Not looking for new clients. Children’s and adult fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance rights (15%). Founded 1986.
Jenny Brown Associates
42 The Causeway, Edinburgh EH15 3PZ
Tel No: 0131 620 1556
Contacts Jenny Brown, Mark Stanton
Literary fiction and non-fiction, women’s fiction, writing from Scotland (home 10%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. Works in conjunction with the Marsh Agency.
Authors: Authors include Jeff Connor, Des Dillon, Jennie Erdal, Alex Gray, Chas Griffin, Diana Hendry, Laura Hird, Anne MacLeod, Laura Marney, Janet Morgan, Jonathan Rendall, Suhayl Saadi, Christopher Whyte. Founded 2002.
Jill Foster Ltd
9 Barb Mews, Brook Green, London W6 7PA
Tel No: 020 7602 1263
Fax No: 020 7602 9336
Agents Jill Foster, Alison Finch, Simon Williamson, Dominic Lord, Gary Wild
Theatre, films, TV, and sound broadcasting (12.5%). Particularly interested in film and TV comedy and drama. No novels or short stories. No reading fee. Preliminary letter essential. No submissions by email. Do not send material in the first instance. Founded 1978.
The Basement, 94 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW6 3HS
Tel No: 020 7372 8422 / 020 7372 3140
Fax No: 020 7372 8423
Managing Director Judy Martin
Non-fiction, biography, jazz and its origins and history, American jazz biographies, art and surrealism (home 15%, overseas 20%). No plays, poetry, cookery, gardening or children’s stories. Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd . No reading fee, but sae required for all unsolicited MSS, together with details of publishing history. Founded 1990.
John Farquharson Ltd* – see Curtis Brown
John Johnson (Authors’ Agent) Ltd*
Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT
Tel No: 020 7251 0125
Fax No: 020 7251 2172
Contacts Andrew Hewson, Margaret Hewson, Elizabeth Fairbarn
Full-length MSS (home 10%, USA 15-20%, translation 20%). General fiction and non-fiction. No science fiction, technical or academic material. Scripts from exisiting clients only. No unsolicited MSS; send preliminary letter and sae. No reading feee. Founded 1986.
60 High Street, Tarring, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7NR
Tel No: (01903) 205167
Fax No: (01903) 205167
General non-fiction, particularly biography, popular culture and sport; crime, thriller and suspense fiction only (home 12.5%, overseas 25%). No science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, short stories, journalism, children’s or original film and stage scripts. Preliminary letter and return postage with all correspondence essential. No submissions by email. Works in association with agencies in the USA, Europe and the Far East. Will suggest revision if MS sufficiently promising. No reading fee.
Authors: David Ashforth, Jennie Bond, William Fotheringham, Don Hale, Patricia Hall, Elwyn Hartley Edwards, Dr David Lewis, Anne Mustoe and Kathryn Spink. Founded 1981.
Johnson & Alcock Ltd
Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT
Tel No: 020 7251 0125
Fax No: 020 7251 2172
Contacts Michael Alcock, Andrew Hewson, Anna Power, Merel Reinink
Full-length MSS (home 15%, US and translation 20%). Literary and commercial fiction, children’s fiction; general non-fiction including current affairs, biography and memoirs, history, lifestyle, health and personal development. No poetry, screenplays, science fiction, technical or academic material. No unsolicited MSS; approach by letter in the first instance giving details of writing experience, plus synopsis. For fiction send one-page synopsis and first 3 chapters. Sae essential for response. No reading fee. No email submissions. Founded 1956.
Jonathan Clowes Ltd*
10 Iron Bridge House, Bridge Approach, London NW1 8BD
Tel No: 020 7722 7674
Fax No: 020 7722 7677
Directors Jonathan Clowes, Ann Evans, Lisa Whadcock
Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, film, TV, theatre and radio (home 15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. Works in association with agents overseas. Founded 1960.
Authors: Sir Kingsley Amis Estate, Dr David Bellamy, Bill Dare, Len Deighton, David Harsent, Elizabeth Jane Howard, David Lawrence, Doris Lessing, David Nobbs, Gillian White.
Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Tel No: (01) 2803482
Fax No: 01) 2803482
Director Jonathan Williams
General fiction and non-fiction, preferably by Irish authors (home 10%). Will suggest revision; no reading fee unless a very fast decision is required. Return postage appreciated (no British stamps – please use IRCs). Sub-agents in Holland, Italy, France, Spain, Japan. Founded 1981.
Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd (formely Warner/Chappell Plays Ltd)
12-14 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JJ
Tel No: 020 7580 2827
Fax No: 020 7436 9616
Specialises in stage plays. Works in conjunction with overseas agents. No unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter essential. Founded 1938.
Judith Chilcote Agency*
8 Wentworth Mansions, Keats Grove, London NW3 2RL
Tel No: 020 7794 3717
Director Judith Chilcote
Commercial fiction, non-fiction – self-help and health, celebrity autobiography and biography, current affairs, TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20-25%). No short stories, science fiction, children’s, poetry. Works in conjunction with overseas agents and New York affiliate. No reading fee but preliminary letter with 3 chapters only, CV and sae essential. Founded 1990.
Judith Murdoch Literary Agency*
19 Chalcot Square, London NW1 8YA
Tel No: 020 7722 4197
Full-length fiction only, especially accessible literary and commercial women’s fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No science fiction/fantasy, poetry, short stories or children’s. Approach by letter, not telephone, sending the first 2 chapters and synopsis. Submissions by email cannot be considered. Return postage/sae essential. Editorial advice given; no reading fee. Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd . Founded 1993.
Authors: Alison Bond, Meg Hutchinson, Lisa Jewell, Pamela Jooste, Eve Makis.