Due to the volume of submissions, the agency is changing its submission guidelines. We now accept submissions via e-mail only. We will read and carefully consider all submission but will only respond to those that seem appropriate. Romance submissions will be deemed a special category; please indicate in the subject heading whether your submission is a romance.
We welcome inclusion of the first three consecutive chapters (or up to 50 pages, whichever comes first).
Be sure your query letter contains the following:
- Your name, address, phone number and e-mail
- The title, word count and the genre for which you are writing. Another way of looking at this is to think about who the audience for your book will be. Will the same people who buy Sue Monk Kidd's books buy yours? Will they be fans of Mary Higgins Clark? Or Tom Clancy? If you can't answer this question yet, you can increase your chances of landing an agent by spending a few months reading published authors and understanding how your book fits in to publishing categories
- A brief synopsis of your book (one or two short paragraphs at most)
- Pertinent biographical information (for example, highlighting previous publications)
Non-fiction projects are sold to publishers in proposal form and there are many instructive books for writers explaining how to put together a book proposal. Book proposals weld the art of writing with the business of publishing. We suggest reviewing a few of these titles before getting in touch with an agent. Two popular and practical books are: Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition by Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman and How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen.
- Please send a query letter outlining your non-fiction project and include a bio highlighting your professional qualifications