Third Books Department 100x100 Initiative to run 7th August 2023

We are delighted to announce that from 10am Monday 7th August 2023 - 10am Tuesday 8th August 2023 we will be running our third 100 x 100 initiative. 

For 24 hours, United Agents Books Department will be holding an Open House submissions window to encourage submissions from groups that are under-represented in the creative industries.

We guarantee that 100 – randomly allocated – submissions will receive a minimum of 100 words of personalised feedback from a member of the books department.

Whilst we cannot guarantee representation, we hope to provide insight and expertise to encourage prospective writers within three weeks. 

We so look forward to hearing from you.

To apply:

During the 24 hour period, email the open house email address:

We welcome fiction and non-fiction for the adult and children’s markets. We will also be accepting submissions from children’s illustrators.

We ask that you include:

  • Cover letter - use this to tell us about yourself, tell us about your book - e.g., genre, whether it’s non-fic/fic, where you see it in the market
  • Synopsis
  • Three chapters/first 50 pages
  • If you are submitting as a children’s illustrator, please include a minimum of 3 pages of a portfolio. Please aim to keep overall size of email and attachments to 10MB or under as our email server may reject anything over this size.

Please note that we are unable to accept screenplays or poetry.

Terms and Conditions:

This opportunity is only open to writers from groups that are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ writers, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Any entrants who are not randomly selected to receive personalised feedback will receive an email confirming that they did not make it this time around, and be encouraged to try again during the next Open House event or submit through normal channels.

Once an entrant has been given feedback, we ask that they not submit to future Open House events.

If you have any questions about the 100x100 open house that are not covered by the above, please email:

General submissions remain open. For more information, see: Submission Guidelines | United Agents


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