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Submission directions


What is it?




Hello everyone,

we have changed our submission guidelines!

From now on, please do submit ONLY a one-line telling us what your story is about.
You might want to include your title.


Screenwriters are welcome to submit.


Please email your submission to


If we like your idea for a story then submissions will continue as follows:


All submissions should begin with a short covering letter introducing yourself, and including a description of your work, previous publishing credentials (if any), and publisher submission history. Please send submissions in a Word document, double-spaced and in a clear font.

Following your covering letter, depending on what you are submitting, include:


Picture Book Writers: full manuscript text pasted below your covering letter.

Illustrators: 2-3 illustration samples (in jpeg format), and link to online portfolio.

Illustrators with dummy: full dummy (in pdf format) that includes 1-2 colour samples, and link to online portfolio.

Fiction Writers (chapter books, MG, YA): first three chapters, synopsis and brief description of the main characters

Non-fiction Writers: proposal outline and sample chapter.

Graphic novels: 2-3 sample page spreads in jpg or pdf format, synopsis  and link to website/online portfolio.


Please be sure to enclose a contact phone number as well as your email address.

You are free to submit to agents at other agencies at the same time, but it is a professional courtesy to let us know that yours is a multiple submission. If you receive an offer of representation from another agent, please let us know immediately so we can respond accordingly.

We do welcome submissions from authors outside of the UK but please note that material must be written or translated into English unless it is written in one of the following languages: German, Spanish, French or Italian.


Response time


In the past, it has been our policy to respond to every query. We regret that, because of the high volume of queries we receive, this has become increasingly difficult for us. Within a week, our agency can receive close to three hundred queries and often more than one agent is involved in the review process.

If we are interested in your work, we will certainly follow up by email or by phone. However, if you haven't heard from us within 6 to 8 weeks, please assume that we are passing on your project. We do understand and appreciate the effort that goes into getting your work out, and we wish we had time to respond personally to all submissions. Unfortunately, this is no longer a business reality given the amount of material we receive. 


Terms and conditions


Our agency terms are as follows:

UK Commonwealth (excl. ANZ, Canada, India) 15%.

USA, Canada, ANZ, India, translation, audio, electronic, TV, motion picture 20%.