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Directors

  • RW Ellis
  • R Ellis

Accepts full-length MSS, scripts for T.V and theatre; also novels, fiction and non-fiction. Represents screenwriters. Agents cover film, TV and theatre as well as literature.

Does not welcome unsolicited material but enquiries are accepted in writing.

No reading fee for synopsis, plays or screenplays, but a fee is charged for full-length MSS. Return postage required.

Commission:

Domestic: 12.5%

Overseas: 15%

Performance rights: 12.5%

Founded 1982.

email: billellis@aandb.co.uk
tel: 020-7434 4262
fax: 020-7038 3699
United Kingdom
Suite 330, Linen Hall
162-168 Regent Street
London, W1B 5TD
United Kingdom

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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

  • Ursula Bender
  • Claudi Lichte
  • Beatrice Beckermann
  • Stefanie Lemke
  • Micaela Kornhas
  • Rosmarie Peukert

Represent other agencies in Europe

Website - http://www.agencehoffman.de/index.htm

email: info@agencehoffman.de
tel: +49 (0)89 3084807
Germany
Literarische Agentur Hoffman GmbH
Landshuter Allee 49
Munchen, D-80637
Germany

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(no other information)

email: lapautre@club-internet.fr
tel: (1) 47 34 82 41
fax: (1) 47 34 00 90
France
6 rue Jean Carriès

Paris, 75007
France

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Contacts:

  • Lucia Riff
  • Laura Riff
  • João Paulo Riff

Founded in 1991 by Lucia Riff in a partnership with Carmen Balcells and Cristina de Mello e Souza.

Represents Brazilian authors for Brazil and also for foreign territories.

Also represents foreign Publishing Houses and Literary Agencies in the Portuguese Language markets (Brazil and Portugal).

Formerlu Agência Literária Balcells Mello e Souza Riff slc Ltda., or simply Agência Literária BMSR.

email: lucia@agenciariff.com.br
tel: (55-21) 2287-6299
fax: (55-21) 2267-6393
Brazil
Rua Visconde de Piraja
414 s1 1108 Ipanema
Rio de Janeiro, 22410-002
Brazil

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Director:

  • Gudrun Hebel

We represent: fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and thrillers. There is no reading fee.

We work with sub agencies worldwide.

We represent: Scandinavian and German authors such as Lars Mytting, Fredrik Sjöberg, Lars Gustafsson, Liselotte Roll

The agency was founded in 1998.

 

email: info@agentur-literatur.de
tel: +49-30-25799266
Germany
Kurfürstenstraße 15-16

Berlin, D-10785
Germany

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President

  • Donatella Barbieri
email:
barbieri@aglettinternazionale.it
info@aglettinternazionale.it
tel: (02) 865445, 861572
fax: (02) 876222
Italy
Via Valpetrosa 1

Milano, 20123
Italy

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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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Proprietor

  • S. Balwant

Full-length MSS in social sciences and humanities (commission varies according to market)

Indian books in Indian and foreign languages, foreign books into Indian languages.

Hot topics: Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics.

Charges made if agency undertakes revision; reading fee.

Founded 1975. Also a publisher

email: ajantabi@rsnl.com
tel:
98-1179-0552
98-2392-6182
fax: 91-11-27415016
India
1 U.B. Jawahar Nagar
Bungalow Road
Delhi, 110007
India

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Contacts

  • Lisa Foster
  • Sarah McNair
  • Harriet Pennington Legh

Specialises in stage plays, radio, TV, film (home 10%, overseas 15%); no prose fiction or general MSS. Represented in all major countries.

Represents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV rights. Also represents stage and radio plays.

Commission: home 10%, overseas 15%

No unsolicited scripts; recommendation from known professional required.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Represents script for stage, screen and radio. Does not represent fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
  • Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts and accepts no responsibility for any material sent to their offices. If you are seeking representation as a writer, send a letter and CV in the first instance together with a letter of recommendation from an industry professional. You will then be contacted if they wish to read a sample of your work.
  • You should expect a response within three months, but please be aware that they are unable to give detailed feedback on work which they do not choose to represent. Please enclose an S.A.E if you wish your work to be returned to you; all rejected scripts not accompanied by return postage are destroyed.
email: info@alanbrodie.com
tel: 020 7079 7990
fax: 020 7183 7999
abragency
United Kingdom
6th Floor, Fairgate House
78 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1HB
United Kingdom

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Director

  • Alexandra Nye

Literary fiction, Scottish history, biographies; no poetry or plays.

Commission: home 10%, overseas 20%, translation 15%

No phone calls. Preliminary letter with synopsis preferred; sae essential for return. Reading fee for supply of detailed report on MSS.

Founded 1991.

tel: (01786) 825114
United Kingdom
Craigower
6 Kinnoull Avenue
Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 9JG
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

  • Sheldon Abend
tel: 212-921-0545
fax: 212-869-4032
United States
19 West 44th Street, Suite 1204

New York, NY 10036
United States

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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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Director

  • Andrew Lownie

Full-length MSS. Biography, history, reference, current affairs, and packaging journalists and celebrities for the book market (worldwide 15%).

Submission Guidelines:

  • 1 page mini-synopsis highlighting with bullet points what makes the book new and special
  • 1 page cv
  • 1 page with a few lines on the five most recent competing and comparable books giving author, title, publisher and date of publication together with a note on how the books relate to the author's own book
  • 1 page on sources used
  • 1 page on any specialist marketing outlets such as websites, organisations or magazines
  • 1 page synopsis per chapter
  • A sample chapter and, if appropriate, some photographs

No reading fee; will suggest a revision.

Authors include Juliet Barker, the Joyce Cary Estate, Tom Devine, Duncan Falconer, Jonathan Fryer, Laurence Gardner, Cathy Glass, Timothy Good, David Hasselhoff, Lawrence James, Damien Lewis, Julian Maclaren-Ross Estate, Norma Major, Nick Pope, Martin Pugh, Desmond Seward, David Stafford, Daniel Tammet; The Oxford Classical Dictionary , The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English .

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: lownie@globalnet.co.uk
tel: 020-7222 7574
fax: 020-7222 7576
andrewlownie
United Kingdom
36 Great Smith Street

London, SW1P 3BU
United Kingdom

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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

  • Tatjana Zoldnere

Head office

This office covers Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

email: zoldnere@anab.apollo.lv
tel: +371 6 7506 495
fax: +371 6 7506 494
nurnberg_agency
Latvia
PO Box 77

Riga, LV 1011
Latvia

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Contact

  • Jackie Huang
tel:
+86 10 8250 4106
+86 10 8881 0959
fax: +86 10 8250 4200
nurnberg_agency
China
Beijing Representative Office Room 1705
Culture Square, No.59 Jia, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian Distric
Beijing, 100872
China

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Contacts

  • Andrew Nurnberg
  • Sarah Nundy
  • Jenny Savill
  • Giulia Mignani
  • Claire Nozieres

Sells rights internationally on behalf of UK/US agencies and publishers. Agent for UK and international authors, including children's writers. Fiction, non-fiction and children's fiction. Does not represent children's picture books, poetry or scripts for film, T.V, radio or theatre.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send a short, 1-page synopsis and the first three chapters (double or 1.5 spaced) with a covering letter. If sending by post include an S.A.E for the return of your material.
  • Email submissions@andrewnurnburg.com with files of less than 3mb and in .doc or .pdf format

Founded 1977

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: contact@andrewnurnburg.com
tel: 020-3327-0400
fax: 020-7417 8812
nurnberg_agency
United Kingdom
Clerkenwell House
45-47 Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0QX
United Kingdom

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Contacts

  • Petra Tobiskova
  • SJitka Němečkova

This office covers the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Slovenia
Head office

email: nurnprg@vol.cz
tel: (420) 222 782 041
nurnberg_agency
Czech Republic
Jugoslavských partyzanů 17
160 00
Prague, 6
Czech Republic

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Contacts

  • Aleksandra Matuszak
  • Renata Paczewska
email: renata@literatura.com.pl
tel: +48 22 646 58 60
fax: +48 22 646 58 65
nurnberg_agency
Poland
Ul. Miłobędzka 10/2

Warsaw, 02-634
Poland

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Director

  • Anita D. McClellan

Runs a comprehensive service for writers including representation.

The website includes many essays and pages of advice about the book business.

email: adm@anitamcclellan.com
tel: (617) 575-9203
United States
464 Common Street
Suite 142
Belmont, Massachusetts MA 02478
United States

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Director

  • Lettie Lee
    60 East 42nd Street
    New York
    NY 10165
    USA

Romance, History, Nature, Ecology,Parenting, Family, Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology

Accepts queries by post but only for people referred.

Works with foreign agencies.

email: elmolit@aol.com
tel: 212-661-2880
fax: 212-661-2883
United States
Andree L. Abecassis
305 Seventh Avenue #1101
New York, NY 10001
United States

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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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Proprietor

  • Anthony Sheil

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

No reading fee.

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

Authors include Caroline Alexander, John Fowles, John Keegan, Patrick Leigh-Fermor, Robert Wilson.

email: anthony@aitkenalexander.co.uk
tel: 020-7373 8672
fax: 020-7373 6002
AitkenAlexander
United Kingdom
18-21 Cavaye Place

London, SW10 9PT
United Kingdom

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Contacts

  • Antony Harwood
  • James Macdonald Lockhart

Fiction and non-fiction in every genre and category except for screenwriting and poetry.

Terms of business include commission at 15% on all contracts for British Commonwealth rights and 20% on all contracts for American and translation rights.

Commission on all contracts for film and/or television rights is 10-15%, subject to the involvement of sub-agents and associated agencies. Full details of terms of business are agreed with authors when they become clients.

Submission Guidelines:

If you wish to submit your work for consideration, send a brief outline by email. If you want to post your material please be sure to enclose an S.A.E or the cost of return postage. Make sure that you keep a copy of all material you send as no liability for the loss or damage of any material received is accepted.

Will suggest revision. No reading fee.

Clients include Amanda Craig, Louise Doughty, Peter F. Hamilton, Alan Hollinghurst, A.L. Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy, Dorothy Koomson, Chris Manby, George Monbiot, Garth Nix, Tim Parks. Children's authors include Garth Nix.

Founded 2000.

email: mail@antonyharwood.com
tel: (01865) 559615
fax: (01865) 310660
United Kingdom
103 Walton Street

Oxford, OX2 6EB
United Kingdom

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Contact

  • Steve Calcutt

Genre fiction: science fiction, fantasy and horror. No other material considered.

Send 50pp with a one-page synopsis (sae essential).

No reading fee. No telephone calls.

Works with the Marsh Agency Ltd on translation rights.

Founded 1994.

email: writestuff@btinternet.com
tel: (01926) 642588
fax: (01926) 642588
United Kingdom
6 Birdhaven Close
Lighthorne
Warwick, CV35 0BE
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.

We are no longer considering new clients and do not consider submissions.

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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Director

  • Daniela Gadasova

Handles authors' rights in theatre, film, TV, radio, software - both Czech and foreign

Looking for high-quality works from the fields of drama, music-drama and literature and offers them to both Czech and foreign clients.

Mediates the use of drama, music-drama and literary works by Czech and foreign authors, representing the authors‘ interests

Founded 1990.

email: aura-pont@aura-pont.cz
tel: (420) 2 51 55 02 07
fax: (420) 2 51 55 02 07
Czech Republic
Veslařský ostrov 62

Praha , 4 - Podoli 147 00
Czech Republic

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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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Contacts

  • B J Robbins
  • Robert McAndrews

Founded 1992. Handles literary fiction, narrative and general non-fiction. No scripts, genre fiction, romance, horror, science fiction or children's books. Send covering letter with first three chapters or e-mail query in the first instance. No reading fee.

Commission Home 15; Foreign/Translation 10%

Overseas associates Abner Stein and The Marsh Agency, UK

email: robbinsliterary@aol.com
tel: 001 818 760 6602
fax: 001 818 760 6616
United States
5130 Bellaire Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91607
United States

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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: blevysubmissions@gmail.com
tel: 020-7435 9046
fax: 020-7431 2063
United Kingdom
64 Greenhill
Hampstead High Street
London, NW3 5TZ
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Contact

  • Barry James

Internet site for new writers and poets to display their work to publishers.

Submission Guidelines:

Prefers on-line submissions.
If you need to submit your work by regular mail please note that  all postal submissions should be accompanied with a completed application form which may be downloaded from the website.


1500 words are ideal for your web page. If you exceed this figure the print size may be reduced to a point where readers may find it difficult to read your work.  Most of their writers prefer to use the first 200 words for a synopsis and the remainder as a sample of their work.

No unsolicited MSS. First contact: send sae or email.

Founded 1997.

United Kingdom
Rivendell
Kingsgate Close
Torquay, Devon TQ2 8QA
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

President

  • Bella Pomer

Not considering new clients.

Founded 1978.

tel: 416-920-4949
Canada
355 St Clair Avenue West
Suite 801
Toronto, Ontario M5P 1N5
Canada

Points: 0

Directors/Contacts/Dramatists & Rights Agents:

  • Marc Berlin
  • Matt Connell
  • Alexandra Cory
  • Rachel Daniels
  • Julia Mills
  • Fiona Williams
  • Emily Wraith
  • Julia Wyatt

 

Submission guidelines:

The majority of new clients are taken on through recommendation or invitation. However, if you would like your work to be considered for representation, please email a CV and a sample of your work to submissions@berlinassociates.com.

email: submissions@berlinassociates.com
tel: 020 7835 1112
berlinassocs
United Kingdom
7 Tyers Gate

London, SE1 3HX
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Dramatic writing only, and only by recommendation.

tel: 212-500-1424
fax: 212-500-1426
United States
208 West 30th Street
Room 401
New York, NY 10001
United States

Points: 0

Directors

  • Carole Blake
  • Julian Friedmann
  • Isobel Dixon

The agency was founded in 1982

The co-founders - Carole Blake and Julian Friedmann - started their original agencies in the 1970s.

Represent writers rather than one-off projects, building a client's career in many markets and many media.

Book clients Film clients

email: firstname@blakefriedmann.co.uk
tel: 020-7284 0408
fax: 020-7284 0442
United Kingdom
122 Arlington Road

London, NW1 7HP
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Children's Books Executive

  • Janet Kobobel
  • Wendy Lawton
  • Kathleen Y’Barbo
  • Rachel Zurakowski
  • Etta Wilson

Lots of advice about submissions

United States
52 Mission Circle, Suite 122
PMB 170
Santa Rosa, California 95409-5370
United States

Points: 0

London-based literary agency which handles adult fiction & non-fiction only - memoir, travel, popular culture, multicultural writing - commission: home 12% overseas & radio 20% TV, film & electronic 20%

Film, TV and radio rights mainly sold in works by existing clients. Does not represent screen writers for Film & TV and stage plays, or children's books. Editorial advice given to own authors. Initiates in-house projects.

Not taking on any new clients at present.

Founded 1997

tel: 020-8968 3089
United Kingdom
PO Box 20184

London, W10 5AU
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contact

  • Ib H. Lauritzen

Representing authors via literary agencies and publishers for whom we sell rights in Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Work with all types of copyright and the majority of the business and people represented come from Canada and the United States.

email: ihl@bookman.dk
tel: (45) 45 89 25 20
fax: (45) 45 89 25 01
Denmark
Bastager 3

Vedbaek, DK-2950
Denmark

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Directors

  • Jenni Stace
  • John A. King

THERE ARE DETAILED SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ON THE WEBSITE - www.brandon-associates.co.uk

email: brandon-associates@hotmail.co.uk
tel: (01424) 714150
United Kingdom
1 Wellis Gardens

St Leonard's on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0UX
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Contact

  • Carl Brandt

Full-length and short MSS.

British Representative A.M. Heath Co. Ltd

tel: 212-840-5760
fax: 212-840-5776
United States
1501 Broadway
Suite 2310
New York, NY 10036
United States

Points: 0

Contact

  • Brie Burkeman
  • Serafina Clarke

Represents fiction and general non-fiction, children's books, scripts for film, television and theatre. Does not represent poetry, short stories, academic or text books.

(Home 15%, Overseas 20%).

Submission Guidelines:  Not currently accepting new submissions. Please refer to our website for
updates.

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: info@burkemanandclarke.com
tel: 0870-199 5002
fax: 0870-199 1029
United Kingdom
14 Neville Court
Abbey Road
London, NW8 9DD
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Literary Manager

  • Bryan Drew

    Scripts for TV, films and theatre plus general fiction, thrillers, biographies.

    Founded 1962.

Scripts for TV, films and theatre plus general fiction, thrillers, biographies.

Founded 1962.

email: bryan@bryandrewltd.com
tel: 020-7437 2293
fax: 020-7437 0561
United Kingdom
Quadrant House
80-82 Regent Street
London, W1B 5AU
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Please see The Marsh Agency

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Points: 0

Agents

  • Georgina Capel (literary)
  • Anita Land (TV)

Submission guidelines

Long list of clients - Specialist with rights and broadcasting.

Founded 1999

email: rosie@capelland.co.uk
tel: 020-7734 2414
fax: 020-7734 8101
United Kingdom
29 Wardour Street

London, W1D 6PS
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Associates

  • Carol Mann
  • Laura Yorke
  • Gareth Esersky

Founded 1977. Psychology, popular history, biography, pop culture, general non-fiction; fiction.

Works in conjunction with foreign agents. No reading fee.

See submission page on their website

tel: 212-206-5635
United States
55 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003
United States

Points: 0

Contact

  • Caroline Davidson

Handles novels and non-fiction of high quality, including reference works (12.5%). Does not represent children's books, crime, erotica, fantasy, murder mysteries, occult, science fiction or thrillers.

Submission Guidelines:

Send the first 50 and last 10 pages of your novel.
A three-sentence description of it (such as might appear in a preview of new novels in 'The Bookseller' magazine)
A detailed synopsis
Your full-length c.v. or resume

A covering letter giving:

practical details about your book (current word count, the date you started, the number of drafts so far)

the history of your novel to date (explain what first prompted you to write it and when; its writing history; who has read it at different stages and their reactions; which elements derive from your own personal experience; which required research, and your own appraisal of its current state).

No email submissions

Include stamped S.A.E for the return of your material

Authors include Peter Barham, Nigel Barlow, Andrew Beatty, Andrew Dalby, Emma Donoghue, Chris Greenhalgh, Tom Jaine, Huon Mallalieu, Simon Unwin, Caroline Williams.

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: cdla@ukgateway.net
tel: 020-8995 5768
fax: 020-8994 2770
United Kingdom
5 Queen Anne's Gardens

London, W4 1TU
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Directors

  • Jenne Casarotto,
  • Charlotte Kelly (Dublin)
  • Jodi Shields,
  • Rachel Holroyd
  • Anthony Mestriner
  • Lotte Beasley
  • Rob Kraitt
  • Tom Erhardt,
  • Mel Kenyon,
  • Elinor Burns
  • Lucinda Prain
  • Mark Casarotto
  • Sophie Dolan.
  • Abby Singer (comedy writers)

The theatrical department

  • Tom Erhardt and Mel Kenyon, while Luke Holbrook represents amateur and stock rights.
  • Kate Bloxham for features
  • Emma Trounson television drama,
  • Lucie Llewellyn commercials, documentaries and micro budget films.
  • Francesca Robertson for short films.
  • Rachel Taylor

Casarotto Marsh

  • Ellie Cook deals with features.
  • Kate Bloxham and Emma Trounson TV Drama.
  • Cara McVean is covering for Francesca Robertson's maternity leave dealing with short films, pilots and TV
  • Comedy.

MSS - theatre, films, TV, sound broadcasting. "We represent a large number of award-winning writers, directors, directors of photography, production designers, costume designers and editors, working in film, television and theatre."

Before submission, a preliminary letter essential.

Casarotto Marsh Limited (in association with Marsh Best & Associates in Los Angeles) deals exclusively with technical heads of department for film, television, promos and commercials eg: Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Film Editors.

Founded 1989.

email: hatley@casarotto.co.uk
tel: 020-7287 4450
fax: 020-7287 9128
United Kingdom
Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

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

Clients include George Carter, Leslie Geddes-Brown, Lucinda Lambton, and Eve Pollard.

Commission: Home 15%; US & Europe 20%

email: chapmanvincent@hotmail.co.uk
tel: 020-7352 5582
fax: 020-7352 5582
United Kingdom
7 Dilke Street

London , SW3 4JE
United Kingdom

Points: 0

Represents fiction and general non-fiction. Does not represent children's books, science fiction/fantasy, poetry or scripts.

Commission: (home 10%, overseas 20%). Works in conjunction with agencies in Europe and Scandinavia.

Submission Guidelines:

Send the first three chapters and a synopsis of the remainder, together with a short covering letter. You must enclose a stamped S.A.E. (If you are outside the UK, please use international postal orders). Does not accept submissions on disc, by email or fax. Submissions should be typed using double-spacing on one side of the paper only; please remember to number the pages.

No reading fee.

Founded 1984.

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: 020-7401 8844
fax: 020-7401 8860
United Kingdom
6 Whitehorse Mews
Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7QD
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

Contact

  • Lisa Moylett

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

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

Works with foreign agents.

tel: 020-8740 0454
fax: 020-8354 3065
United Kingdom
3 Askew Road

London, W12 9AA
United Kingdom

Points: 0

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

Points: 0

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