Submission/Representation Guidelines


The Books Department is always interested in approaches from writers looking for representation and we have found many exciting new authors in this way.

Every agent has different interests and areas of expertise, so we ask that you look at each agent’s website page for more information about their current clients and the kind of authors they are seeking. Please submit your work by email to one agent only. Regretfully, we can no longer accept submissions by post.

When submitting please send us the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your work
  • A one to two page synopsis
  • The first three chapters of your novel or a non-fiction book proposal

During the submission process do please let us know if another agent has requested your complete manuscript or offered you representation.

We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!