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Sheila Ableman Literary Agency FOUNDED 1999. Handles commercial and literary non-fiction, including history, science, travel, biography and autobiography. Specialises in TV tie-ins. No poetry, children's, cookery, gardening or sport. See Website. Sheila Ableman Literary Agency, 36 Duncan House, Fellows Road, London NW3 3LZ.

The Agency (London) Ltd FOUNDED 1995. Represents screenwriters, directors, playwrights, composers, and children's authors and illustrators. No unsolicited material. See Website. 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ.

Aitken Alexander Associates Handles fiction and non-fiction. No plays or scripts unless by existing clients. Send a cover letter, synopsis, the first 30 pages, and stamped addressed envelope in the first instance: Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT. Website.

Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency Highly recommended, with an excellent track history. Handles commercial fiction and non-fiction; children's fiction; also scripts for film and TV. No academic books or poetry. Special interests - Fiction: all types of thrillers and women's and young male fiction, including contemporary romantic sagas, women in jeopardy; also crime (American/hard-boiled/cosy/ historical), horror, comedy, all types of American and Irish novels. Non-fiction: celebrity autobiographies, biographies, 'true life' women in jeopardy, relevatory history and science, popular psychology, self-improvement, diet, health, beauty, fashion, humour/cartoons, gardening, cookery, inspirational and religious. Send letter and outline with first three chapters; return postage/s.a.e. essential. Clients include: Gyles Brandreth, Lee Child, Martina Cole, John Connolly, Rebecca Shaw, Linda Taylor. Commission: Home 15%; US 20%. Contacts: Darley Anderson, Kerith Biggs (Crime/ Foreign Rights), Elizabeth Wright (Women's Fiction/Love Stories/'Tearjerkers'), Petra Shika (Non-Fiction), Carrie Goodman (Children's books/TV) Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road, London SW6 1JB. Tel: 020 7385 6652. Fax: 020 7386 5571. Email: Website:

Artellus Limited Full-length and short mss. Crime, science fiction, historical,. contemporary and literary fiction; non-fiction, current affairs, biography, Science No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Works directly in the USA and with agencies in Europe Japan and Russia. Chairman Gabriele Pantucci. Director Leslie Gardner, 30 Dorset House, Gloucester Place, London NW1 SAD. Tel: 020 7935 6972. Fax 020 7487 5957. Website:

Blake Friedmann Literary Agency Ltd FOUNDED 1977. Handles all kinds of fiction from genre to literary; a varied range of specialised and general non-fiction, plus scripts for TV, radio and film. No poetry, juvenile, science fiction or short stories (unless from existing clients). Special interests - commercial women's fiction, literary fiction, upmarket non-fiction. Unsolicited mss welcome but initial letter with synopsis and first two chapters preferred. Letters should contain as much information as possible on previous writing experience, aims for the future, etc. No reading fee. See Website. 122 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HP.

BookBlast Ltd A London-based literary agency handling adult fiction & non-fiction only - memoir, travel, popular culture, multicultural writing. Extremely selective about taking on new projects. Reading only via professional recommendation. Website:

Felicity Bryan Associates Handles non-fiction and fiction of various types, including novels for children of 8 and older, and Young Adult novels. Clients include Karen Armstrong, Simon Blackburn, Rosamunde Pilcher, Miriam Stoppard. Agents Felicity Bryan, Catherine Clarke. Contact: Michele Submission, Felicity Bryan Associates, 2A North Parade Avenue, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LX. Submission guidelines on website.

Brie Burkeman & Serafina Clarke Ltd Handles commercial and literary full-length fiction and non-fiction. Film, TV, theatre scripts. No academic, text, poetry, short stones, musicals or short films. Brie Burkeman, 14 Neville Court, Abbey Road, London NW8 9DD. Website.

Capel & Land Ltd Handles fiction and non-fiction. Also film, TV, theatre and radio scripts. No children's or illustrated books. Send sample chapters and synopsis with covering letter in the first instance. No reading fee. Clients Julie Burchill, Henry Porter, Louis Theroux. Contact Georgina Capel, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS. Website.

Johnson & Alcock Handles fiction and non-fiction in many categories, including current affairs, biography and memoirs, history, lifestyle, health and personal development; literary and commercial mainstream fiction, Young Adult and teens. See website for submission details. Johnson & Alcock Ltd, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT.

Teresa Chris Literary Agency FOUNDED 1989. Handles crime, general, women's, commercial and literary fiction, and non-fiction: health, travel, cookery, lifestyle, sport and fitness, gardening, etc. Specialises in crime fiction and commercial women's fiction. No scripts. Film and TV rights handled by co-agent. No poetry, short stories, fantasy, science fiction or horror. Unsolicited mss welcome. Send first three chapters of your novel together with a one-page synopsis and a cover letter including your contact details(s.a.e. essential) in first instance. See website for submission details.

Conville & Walsh Limited Handles literary and commercial fiction plus serious, narrative and non-fiction. Clare Conville also represents many successful children's authors. Particularly interested in first-time novelists. 2 Ganton Street, Soho, London W1F 7QL. See website for submission details.

Curtis Brown Group Ltd Long-established literary agency, who handle a wide range of subjects including fiction, general non-fiction, children's books and associated rights (including multimedia) as well as film, theatre, TV and radio scripts. Outline for non-fiction and short synopsis for fiction with two or three sample chapters and autobiographical note. Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP. See website for submission details.

Caroline Davidson Literary Agency FOUNDED 1988. Handles fiction and non-fiction, including archaeology, architecture, art, astronomy, biography, cookery, crafts, design, fitness, gardening, health, history, medicine, music, natural history, reference, science, self-help and how-to, TV tie-ins. Many highly illustrated books. Finished, polished first novels positively welcomed. No occult, short stories, children's, plays or poetry. See website for submission details.

Eddison Pearson Ltd FOUNDED 1995. Handles literary fiction and non-fiction, contemporary fiction, children's books, poetry for the literary market. See website for submission details.

Fraser Ross Associates Have earned a high reputation since their inception. The agency is also involved in the development of literary projects including the Puskin Prize which recognises literary efforts by young people, with sections for entries in English, Irish and Russian. They also administer the Blue Peter Book Awards on behalf of the BBC. They are involved in training teachers and librarians, particularly in the field of reading and writing for young people. They have high standards and are looking both for writing ability and promise. See website for full submission details.

Annette Green Authors' Agency Literary and general fiction and non-fiction, Popular culture, history, science, teenage fiction. No dramatic scripts, poetry, children's, SF or fantasy. No reading fee. Preliminary letter, synopsis, sample chapter and sae essential. Authors include Andrew Baker, Nick Barlay. 1 East Cliff Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9AD. See Website.

Christine Green Authors' Agent FOUNDED 1984. Handles fiction (general and literary) and general non-fiction. No scripts, poetry or children's. No reading fee but return postage essential. Christine Green, 6 Whitehorse Mews, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QD. See Website.

Gregory & Company Authors' Agents Looking for burgeoning new talent in the fields of excellent crime fiction, epic family sagas, historical novels and upmarket commercial fiction. However, please note that we do not handle children’s books, young adult fiction, SF/fantasy/horror/paranormal, poetry, short stories or plays/screenplays. Mary Jones, Submissions Editor, 3 Barb Mews, London W6 7PA. Website.

Antony Harwood Ltd Happy to consider submissions of fiction and non-fiction in every genre and category except for screenwriting and poetry. Send a brief outline by email. If you post your material, be sure to enclose an SAE or the cost of return postage. Submission details on Website

A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd Handles fiction, general non-fiction and children's. No dramatic scripts, poetry or short stories. Preliminary letter and synopsis essential. No reading fee. Clients include: Joan Aiken, Christopher Andrew, Bella Bathurst, Anita Brookner, Katie Fforde. 6 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ. Website:

The Rupert Heath Literary Agency Accepts submissions from new writers, preferably via email. Submission details on Website

David Higham Associates Ltd FOUNDED 1935. Handles fiction and general non-fiction: biography, history, current affairs, etc. Also scripts. Preliminary letter with synopsis essential in first instance. No reading fee. Clients include John le Carre, Stephen Fry, Jane Green, James Herbert, Jeremy Paxman. 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1F 9HA. Submission guidelines on website.

Kate Hordern Literary Agency FOUNDED 1999. Handles quality literary and commercial fiction including women's, suspense and genre fiction; also general non-fiction including history, cultural history, popular science. No children's books. S.a.e. essential. 18 Mortimer Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4EY. Tel: 0117 923 9368. See Website.

Jane Judd Literary Agency FOUNDED 1986. Handles general fiction and non-fiction: women's fiction, crime, thrillers, literary fiction, humour, biography, investigative journalism, health, women's interests and travel. Looking for good contemporary women's fiction but not Mills & Boon-type. No scripts, academic, gardening or DIY. Approach with letter, including synopsis, first chapter and return postage. Initial telephone call helpful in the case of non-fiction. Clients include: Patrick Anthony, the John Brunner estate, Jillie Collings, Andy Dougan, Jill Mansell, Jonathon Porritt. Jane Judd, 18 Belitha Villas, London Nl 1PD. See Website.

Susanna Lea Associates Now has offices in Paris, New York, and London. Submission guidelines on website.

The Leo Media & Entertainment Group A literary and film representation company providing representation and legal services in the media industry throughout the world. Website:

Limelight Management FOUNDED 1991. Handles general non-fiction books; cookery, gardening, antiques, interior design, wine, art and crafts and health. No TV, film, radio or theatre. Not interested in science fiction, short stories, plays, children's. Specialises in illustrated books. See Website.

The Christopher Little Literary Agency Handles commercial and literary full-length fiction, non-fiction. Special interests - crime, thrillers, popular science and narrative, and investigative non-fiction. No poetry, plays, science fiction, fantasy, textbooks, illustrated children's books or short stories. Clients include: John Gordon Davis, John Emsley, Penny Faith, Caron Freebom, Janet Gleeson, Tom Holland, A. J. Quinnell, Candace Robb, Peter Rosenberg, J. K. Rowling, John Watson, James Whitaker, John Wilson. Website:

Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Biography, history, reference, current affairs, and packaging journalist and celebrities for the book market. Web:

Lutyens and Rubinstein FOUNDED 1993. Handles adult fiction and non-fiction books. No TV, film, radio or theatre scripts. Unsolicited mss accepted. Submission guidelines on website.

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